Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Coast Yoga based?
Will I develop fitness with yoga?
Yes the yoga that we teach is dynamic and will develop fitness, strength and flexibility
Do I have to be young, fit, flexible to start yoga?
No, absolutely not! Any age and fitness level is welcome. You come to yoga to gradually develop your flexibility. Everyone can become flexible; it is just a matter of stretching.
Will yoga help me to relax and be less stressed?
Yes, done regularly yoga helps you to relax and calms the mind. It can also help with anxiety and depression sufferers.
Do I need to bring anything to a class?
Coast Yoga provides all equipment however many students like to bring their own mat and a bottle of water.
What do I need to wear?
Wear comfortable, stretchy clothing similar to what you would wear for the gym but without the shoes as yoga is done barefoot. Leggings and a t shirt work well or if you are uncomfortable in body hugging gear, track pants are fine.
Do you have changing facilities and showers?
We have changing facilities but no showers.
Do you have lockers?
Your valuables sit in individual pigeon holes in the yoga room.
I have never been to a class before. Where do I start?
Start with a Beginners’ Course. It is designed to teach you the basics of yoga postures and the breath. The postures are accessible to those with no experience and the course builds strength and flexibility methodically.
Can I go to a class if I am pregnant?
Yes, yoga can be very beneficial during pregnancy and Coast Yoga has a renowned, designated pregnancy class for all stages of pregnancy. However if you have done yoga before or you would like to do a regular class until later in the pregnancy, you are welcome to join one of our regular classes at the appropriate level. Please let your teacher know how many weeks pregnant you are. We also offer a Couples Birth Skills yoga class, as well as Mother and Baby Yoga.
Can I go to a class if I have an injury or medical condition?
All of the teachers at Coast Yoga know how to work with injuries. You can attend a regular class but please let the teacher know so that they can modify challenging poses. Occasionally it maybe better to organise a few one on one sessions if the condition is severe. Always check with your doctor before attending class if you suffer from a chronic condition or serious injury.
Is yoga for men?
Absolutely! Men benefit from yoga by: increasing flexibility, releasing tight muscles which result from working out at the gym, running, cycling or playing competitive sport and also learning to de-stress and relax deeply. About 25% of the students at Coast Yoga are male.
Can under 18’s come to class?
Students from age 12 upwards may attend adult classes. We also have a kids yoga class designed for 6-12 year olds. If your child is younger and would like to attend with you and is able to join in with the length of the class they are welcome to attend.
How much time should I allow before class?
Arrive 15 minutes before the class starts to sign in and settle in.
Can I book a class in advance or just turn up?
You need to book in for your first class. From then on you can just turn up.
How often should I attend?
It is important to attend regularly at least once per week but ideally to see progress twice a week or more. It depends on your commitments and your finances but certainly doing yoga more than once per week will bring rapid and observable benefits.
I am a shift worker and cannot attend one time slot every week?
We have 22 classes per week so there is the option to attend one class one week and another the next. Try to establish the routine of a regular class and teacher so that continuity and connection can develop.
What if I am sick or something happens and my ticket expires?
We do want you to attend all the classes that you have paid for. If a major event happens and you cant attend as long as you contact us we will extend your ticket. However we do expect that with a class ticket you attend regularly.