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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I'M TOTALLY NEW TO YOGA + HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING, ARE YOUR CLASSES SUITABLE FOR ME?

YES! OUR CLASSES ARE PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS! THE TEACHER WILL DEMONSTRATE THE WHOLE CLASS + GIVE YOU INSTRUCTIONS AS YOU GO SO YOU CAN FOLLOW ALONG. YOU CAN LET ONE OF THE BHY TEAM MEMBERS KNOW THAT IT'S YOUR FIRST YOGA CLASS WHEN YOU ARRIVE SO THEY CAN HELP YOU SETTLE IN, ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AND GIVE YOU ALL THE SUPPORT YOU NEED.

 

I DON'T OWN A YOGA MAT, IS THAT OKAY?

ALL GOOD! WE'VE GOT PLENTY OF SPARE YOGA MATS THAT YOU CAN BORROW (PLAN TO ARRIVE 10 MINS EARLY TO MAKE SURE YOU CAN GRAB ONE). YOU CAN ALWAYS BRING A TOWEL OR A SARONG INSTEAD - LOT'S OF PEOPLE DO THAT + IT'S TOTALLY FINE TO USE :)

DO I NEED TO REGISTER FOR THE CLASS OR CAN I JUST SHOW UP?

YOU CAN JUST SHOW UP! NO NEED TO REGISTER BEFOREHAND.

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

YOU CAN BRING A WATER BOTTLE - DRINK WATER WHEN EVER YOU NEED THROUGHOUT THE CLASS. BRING SUNSCREEN IF YOU LIKE - THERE IS ALWAYS PLENTY OF SHADY SPOTS TO CHOOSE FROM + YOU'RE WELCOME TO MOVE YOUR MAT THROUGHOUT CLASS IF YOU'RE GETTING TOO MUCH SUN.

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO WEAR?

WEAR ANYTHING THAT YOU'RE COMFORTABLE MOVING AROUND IN - DOESN'T HAVE TO BE 'ACTIVE WEAR'.

 

I HAVEN'T EXERCISED IN A WHILE + FEEL PRETTY UNFIT - IS THIS CLASS SUITABLE FOR ME?

YES! YOU'RE WELCOME TO JOIN OUR CLASSES REGARDLESS OF YOUR CURRENT FITNESS LEVEL. YOU CAN GO AT YOUR OWN PACE, DO WHAT YOU CAN, REST WHENEVER YOU NEED THROUGHOUT THE CLASS + JOIN BACK IN WHEN YOU'RE READY.

 

WHAT IF I HAVE AN INJURY?

IF YOU HAVE AN INJURY (KNEE, HIP, SHOULDER, BACK ETC) OR ANY OTHER CONCERN - WE INVITE YOU TO SPEAK TO THE TEACHER BEFORE YOUR CLASS + THEY WILL BE ABLE TO SUGGEST SOME MODIFICATIONS FOR YOU. ULTIMATELY IT IS BEST TO LISTEN TO YOUR BODY - YOU KNOW IT BEST. IF SOMETHING IS HURTING THROUGHOUT THE CLASS, EASE OFF OR MODIFY THE POSE. YOU CAN ALWAYS REST + JOIN BACK IN WHEN YOU'RE READY.  

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HOW MUCH DOES THE CLASS COST?

ALL OF OUR CLASSES ARE DONATION BASED SO YOU CAN CHOOSE WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PAY FOR THE CLASS!

 

HOW MUCH SHOULD I PAY FOR A DONATION CLASS?

YOU DECIDE THE AMOUNT YOU CONTRIBUTE FOR THE CLASS. CHOOSE AN AMOUNT THAT IS AFFORDABLE + REPRESENTS THE VALUE OF THE CLASS FOR YOU. IF YOU CAN, WE WOULD LOVE A MINIMUM CONTRIBUTION OF $5 TO HELP COVER OUR COST. WE ARE NOT SPONSORED OR GOVERNMENT FUNDED AND WE RUN CLASSES BECAUSE WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING YOGA ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE.

 

WHEN DO I PAY?

YOU PAY AFTER THE CLASS. YOU WILL FIND A JAR OR BOX ON A TABLE FOR YOUR PAYMENT. FEEL FREE TO TAKE CHANGE IF YOU ONLY HAVE A LARGE NOTE.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

SURE. WE'LL LEAVE IT UP TO YOU TO DECIDE WHETHER YOU NEED TO TIE UP YOUR DOG OR WHETHER THEY'LL BE COOL JUST CHILLING NEXT TO YOU WHILE YOU DO THE CLASS.

CAN I BRING MY KIDS?

SURE. YOU'RE WELCOME TO BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! WE'RE PRETTY CHILLED  + WE LOVE THAT WE HAVE SO MANY KIDS ATTENDING OUR CLASSES. WE DON’T USUALLY HAVE ANY PROBLEMS HOWEVER, PLEASE KEEP IN MIND LOUD OR DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOUR PROBABLY WON’T GO SO WELL WITH THE CALM VIBE OF THE CLASS.

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IS THERE A BATHROOM CLOSE BY?

MELBOURNE: THERE ARE TWO PUBLIC BATHROOMS IN EDINBURGH GARDENS, FITZROY. BERLIN: THERE IS A PUBLIC BATHROOM A FEW MINS WALK - IT COSTS 50c TO USE. PLEASE ASK A MEMBER OF THE BHY TEAM TO DIRECT YOU IF YOU'RE UNSURE. PERTH: fremantle: THERE IS NO PUBLIC BATHROOM LOCATED AT MONUMENT HILL, FREMANTLE. spaces, raine sq, perth city: you are welcome to use the bathroom at spaces perth.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I'M LATE?

IF FOR WHATEVER REASON YOU ARE RUNNING LATE, DONT WORRY - YOU CAN STILL JOIN IN. GRAB A MAT FROM THE TROLLEY NEXT TO THE TABLE IF YOU NEED ONE, OTHERWISE JUST SET UP AND JOIN IN.

 

HOW DO I FIND THE CLASS?

MELBOURNE: CLICK HERE FOR THE EXACT LOCATION IN THE PARK + LOOK OUT FOR OUR BIG TABLE, COLOURFUL TABLE CLOTH + TROLLEY FULL OF YOGA MATS. BERLIN: CLICK HERE FOR THE EXACT LOCATION IN THE PARK + LOOK OUT FOR OUR BIG TABLE, COLOURFUL TABLE CLOTH + TROLLEY FULL OF YOGA MATS. PERTH: fremantle: CLICK HERE FOR THE EXACT LOCATION IN THE PARK spaces, raine sq, perth city: click here for google map location

 

WHAT ABOUT PARKING?

MELBOURNE: THERE’S UNLIMITED FREE PARKING ALONG ALFRED CRESCENT WHICH RUNS ALONGSIDE THE PARK + IF THAT'S PACKED YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND A PARK IN THE SURROUNDING RESIDENTIAL STREETS PRETTY EASILY.

BERLIN: THERE’S A PARKING LOT RIGHT OUTSIDE THE PARK: CLICK HERE FOR LOCATION.

PERTH: fremantle: THERE’S PLENTY OF FREE PARKING ON KNUTSFORD STREET OR ANY OF THE SURROUNDING RESIDENTIAL STREETS. PERHAPS ALLOW 5-10 MINS TO PARK + FIND THE CLASS.

 

CAN I TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO THE class?

melbourne: EDINBURGH GARDENS IS RIGHT ON THE #11 TRAM LINE THAT GOES DOWN ST GEORGES ROAD. JUMP OFF AT STOP #46 'ALFRED CRESENT’ + ALLOW ABOUT A 3 MIN WALK TO FIND THE CLASS. THE CLOSEST TRAIN STATION IS 'RUSHALL'. IT WILL BE ABOUT A 10 MIN WALK TO THE PARK FROM THE STATION. berlin: tram #5, #6 and #8 will take you directly outside volkspark friedrichshain. it’s a few mins walk to class from the tram stop. perth: fremantle: monument hill is about a 10-15 min walk from fremantle. there are buses that stop very close (#160, #501, #502) spaces, raine sq, perth: spaces perth is right next to the perth underground station and also close to the main bus terminal in perth so very easy to reach by public transport.

 

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