Can anyone attend the yoga classes?
Yoga classes are designed for everyBODY regardless of age, flexibility, fitness levels and gender. Options are provided for complete beginners and also for experienced yoga practitioners.
What do I do when I arrive?
At your first class, please arrive about 15 to 20 minutes early to allow time for registration and settling into the class before it begins. Please advise your yoga teacher that you are new and advise of any injuries or conditions you may be managing.
What do I wear/bring?
Comfortable, breathable loose fitting or stretchy clothing that you can move in. Wear a few layers as you might get warm during class, and cool during meditation. No shoes are required. Bring your yoga mat if you prefer although mats are available to use free of charge and also to purchase ($20). Props like blankets, blocks, bolsters and straps are provided, but if you have some favourite props or a meditation blanket, feel free to bring them along.
When do I eat?
Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach. Try not to have a large meal for 2 hours before practice. If you must eat, try to make it light and easily digestible. Do drink water before and after practice.
Where are the classes held?
Classes are held at the Lake Tuggeranong Community Centre, 245 Cowlishaw St, Greenway.
What do I do when I arrive at class?
Take off your shoes and socks, turn off your mobile phone, spread out your mat and enjoy your favourite stretches, or relax in a comfortable position. This time before class gives you a chance to let go of the tensions of the day, and bring your awareness into the practice. Try to arrive a few minutes before class to enjoy this time.
Does is matter if I can't touch my toes?
It's absolutely not necessary to be able to touch your toes and super important to remember that yoga isn't about that at all. Yoga is not about being super flexible, but rather that we are working all the muscles and joints through their range of movement and we do this mindfully. There are variations available for the more difficult poses and in time, you will become more flexible, agile and stronger.
What if I am going to miss a class that I’ve paid for?
You can make it up at any other class on our schedule during the term. Just let me know which class you would like to come to and I’ll reserve your space.
Can I claim on my private health?
Maybe! You'll need to check with your provider but many funds now give rebates for yoga so it's worth a look. Lou is registered with Yoga Australia and can provide an invoice.
Is parking available?
There is plenty of car parking available within short walking distance from the Community Centre. There are two car parks diagonally across the road from the centre, and parking is free in the evening.
Can I practice when I’m pregnant?
If you are pregnant and have never practiced yoga before we recommend just checking in with your GP. If you're in your first trimester you may want to get clearance from your doctor first and we can happily recommend some gentle class styles and of course there's always specialist pre-natal classes.