What to expect

Here are the questions we get asked most often. If yours isn’t answered below, please don’t hesitate to pop in, or drop us an email at info@sadhana-wellbeing.com

What if I’m new to yoga?

Our classes are open to everyone, from first-time students to advanced practitioners. Just let your teacher know you’re new when you arrive.

What if I’m not flexible?

You might not be right now, but your flexibility will improve rapidly. There’s no rush or pressure; everyone can do the postures to their own ability.

What if I’m not fit enough?

The majority of classes are designed for all levels of fitness, but if you have any medical conditions or injuries, please consult your doctor first and tell your teacher about them before class.

We offer weekly Vinyasa foundations weekshops and Hot Yoga Bikram Method foundations workshops for those new to the practice.

What if I’m not 18? Can I still practice?

If you’re planning on coming to the studio on your own, you will need to be over 18. But if your parents doing the class with you, then you can come to class if you’re over 15 years old.

What if I’m too old?

Never too old! Everyone can do the postures to their own ability. Whether you’re in your twenties or in your seventies, your body gets fantastic medical benefits.

What if I’m pregnant?

Congrats! We don’t allow anyone to practice at Sadhana during thefirst trimester. After that, if you were practicing regularly before you became pregnant, you can do a modified version of your class as long as you make sure to:

    • get an ok from your doctor or midwife
    • consult one of our pregnancy teachers before your first class (reception will be able to point you in their direction). They’ll be able to explain the modifications in more detail
    • speak to the teacher before class so they know why you’re doing the modifications and can look after you.

What if I have a knee injury, can hot yoga help me?

Whether your knees are arthritic or injured, yoga can help. Next time you pass the studio, pop in for a chat or give us a call and we can advise you on the best way to practice with a knee injury.

I’m new to the studio, what do I need to know?

New to Sadhana Intro Offer

All new students start on our introductory offer of £7 for 7 days and then our intro month of 30 days for £50. You receive 30 full days of unlimited classes! We even offer a money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied with your experience* (*just attend a minimum of 8 classes, 6 of which are Bikram).

Do I have to book?

Yes please. You can book via our website www.sadhana-wellbeing.com or even simpler, download our Sadhana Yoga and Wellbeing app

When should I arrive for my class?

Try to arrive at least 10 minutes before class to give yourself time to get changed, and set yourself up for class. Feel free to come even earlier and enjoy a complimentary herbal tea or cucumber water. You will not be allowed into a class once it has started.

What should I wear?

Avoid loose fitting clothes that might get in your way. Women mostly wear sports tops and shorts or leggings. Men wear shorts (t-shirts are optional).

For Meditation and Yin you might like to bring socks and a jumper to get cosy.

What do I need for class?

We have mats available for you to use and both mat towels and shower towels are available to hire but please feel free to bring your own.

We sell water and coconut water and have filtered water fountains in both our studios for you to fill up your water bottles.

What to expect

Try not to have any expectations, take it easy on your first class and enjoy the experience!

Should I eat before class?

Not directly before class. Ideally, you should come to class on an empty stomach, but not hungry. It’s best not to eat anything heavy two hours before. This will ensure that you feel lifted and light and benefit fully from your practice.

Aim to drink at least two litres throughout the day, and drink plenty of water after class. Try also having a drink high in electrolytes (e.g. coconut water or water with electrolyte tablets/powder).

Honour your fellow yogis space

The yoga room is a space to leave the world behind. Please be quiet upon entering the room and remember to align your mat within the horizontal lines or place it within either a white or black line when facing the mirror. When leaving the class take any belongings with you and if you hired a mat, please hang it on the racks.

Mindfulness

Please be mindful of our therapists who may be giving treatments to their clients, near the chill out area.

Come back tomorrow

Come back as soon as you can in order to get the best experience from your yoga practise.

Do I need to stay in the room for the full 90 minutes?

Absolutely. We expect our students to stay for the entire duration of the class. This is the best way to get used to the heat and humidity and it’s an important part of your yoga practice. If you feel you need to stop we’d rather you stayed on your mat, breathed through your nose and tried to relax. That way, you’ll get the most out of your practice. When you feel better you can pick-up from the next posture.

How do I recover after class?

After class the most important thing is to stay hydrated. We recommend a drink high in electrolytes such as coconut water. Also try to get plenty of rest before your next class, and make sure you eat a healthy, well-balanced meal to refuel your body.

If you still have questions, you can ask any of us when you’re at the studio and we also have a dedicated Yoga Advisor.