Frequently asked questions

Your Questions

Do I need to pre-register for classes?


We always prefer pre-registration to help us prepare, but we love suprises too, you may walkin for a class, but make sure you are atleast 15mins early for the class. Core Works and special workshops require pre-registration. You may go here to pre-register : https://www.arya-yoga.com/sessions




What should I wear for my class?


You should wear comfortable and non-restrictive clothing; anything you would wear to a typical exercise class. We work with bare feet in yoga so be prepared to shed your socks and shoes.




What should I bring with me to class?


We have everything you will need for your first yoga class. We provide mats and all props for class. Should you chose to maintain a consistent practice we encourage you to obtain your own mat. We sell eco-friendly cork yoga mats, ask at our front-desk if you would like to buy.




Do you have parking available?


There is RTA (Goverment) parking available at the building. The class would last for 1 hour usually, so you may park your car for 1.5 hours. Fridays parking is free !!




Do you have a changing area and lockers?


Yes we do. You may keep your mobile phones and personal belongings in the lcoker before attending the class.




How many times a week should I attend?


We generally recommend attending classes at least 2-3 times a week; however a student should never allow unrealistic expectations to clout their practice. The benefits of just a single class per week is worth your time and energy.




What if I have physical issues?


Yoga is for everybody! Yoga can be very therapeutic for the body, mind and spirit while facing a physical discomfort in the body. Always inform your instructor of any issues you may be experiencing, for example: back, neck, shoulder or knee pain, blood pressure issues or pregnancy. We offer a wide range of classes for all body types.




I am a beginner, what form of yoga should I attend?


Most of our classes are for all levels, beginners to advance. Our trained instructor will give personal attention and guide you to correct your pose. Don't try to push yourself too much if your body is giving some resistance, with practise you will reach there. Hatha yoga, Ashtanga Yoga are good for beginners. Forms like Power yoga and Yin Yoga are not recommended for beginners.




I am not flexible, is yoga for me?


We hear this statement all of the time. We come to yoga to become more flexible in the body and mind. Individuals with stiff bodies will benefit from yoga by gaining increased mobility in the joints and muscles. A naturally flexible person will benefit from yoga by gaining strength. Yoga is not about being or getting flexible, it is about bringing balance to your body.




Do men do yoga?


Yes! Lots of them. The yoga tradition has actually evolved to include women relatively recently in its long history. The original teachers and gurus were exclusively male.




What are the benefits of a yoga practice?


The physical benefits of yoga are many. Yoga increases strength, flexibility and vitality; all systems of the body benefit from increased function. The more subtle benefits to yoga are relaxation and self-awareness. Through your yoga practice you will develop the ability to handle stress and have clearer, calmer more positive thoughts. Visit this blog if you want to know more : https://www.arya-yoga.com/post/what-is-yoga




What about eating or drinking before the class?


It is a good idea to come to class hydrated and drink plenty of water after yoga class. In most yoga traditions drinking water during class is not recommended. Try not to eat a full meal at least three hours before class.




I am pregnant, can I do yoga?


Yoga can be very beneficial during pregnancy, but make sure to let your instructor know you are pregnant. Make sure to avoid twisting, inversions, pranayama, any abdominal strengthening pose and lying on your belly. Remember, balancing poses may get tougher as you progress in your pregnancy so use the wall or blocks to keep yourself balanced and stay in the pose longer. Make sure to drink plenty of water and take bathroom breaks whenever needed.