Q: What is yoga?
A: Yoga is an ancient practice of purification. Through a series of physical postures – tried and tested throughout the centuries – we bring balance to the whole of our being. Yoga increases strength and flexibility whilst cultivating an intuitive connection between body and mind. With a focus on mindful movement, breath awareness and self-acceptance, yoga is a powerful way to build confidence and vitality. A consistent practice equips us with the tools to go beyond limitations and live with clarity and ease.
Q: What if I’m not flexible?
A: You will be amazed at how quickly yoga increases flexibility. You don’t have to be flexible to practice yoga. All you need is an open mind and willingness to accept yourself where you’re at!
Q: Can I practice if I’m pregnant or have an injury?
A: Probably yes, but always tell the teacher if you have a contraindication that may make certain postures unsuitable for your body. Make sure the teacher is aware of your condition so they can support you.
Q: What are the benefits?
A: Yoga has incredible benefits for the body, mind and spirit. It works holistically, toning muscles and organs, calming the mind and helping us become more present and connected to ourselves. Moving mindfully is known to promote health and wellbeing and breathing deeply enhances our ability to deal with everyday stress.
Q: What is meditation?
A: Meditation has many forms but at its core it is a practice of awareness. By quietening thoughts and focusing the mind we let go of unwanted tension. Meditation helps us be more present so we can make healthier choices and enjoy life.
Q: How Much?
A: We operate on a Pay-What-You-Feel model, simply contribute $10 – $20 cash per class. Our teachers are paid directly from your contribution.
A: We are located on Maitland Rd, in beautiful Mayfield, next door to the spectacular Equium Social cafe. Access through our entrance on Maitland Road or through the cafe when open (accessible by pram and wheelchair).
How to Prepare for Class
- Wear comfortable clothing that won’t restrict your movement.
- Bring a water bottle and a mat (if you have one).
- We provide mats and props.
- Arrive a few minutes early to find your place and get settled.
- The teacher will be there to greet you and show you around if it’s your first visit
Getting the most out of your experience
- Commit to a regular practice (1-2 times a week) to fully experience the benefits of yoga. Showing up even when you feel tired may be just what you need to re-energise.
- Take your practice off the mat and try meditating at home – just 5 minutes of breath awareness can positively impact your day.
- Ask questions if there’s something you’re curious about.
- Yoga is a practice of loving-kindness towards yourself and others. We encourage you to honour your body and come with an open heart and mind.
- Have fun! Release expectations and play with your limits.
As always, contact us if you have more questions!