Frequently Asked Questions

It’s my first yoga lesson, what do I do?
If it’s your first yoga class, try to arrive 10 minutes early, so there’s time to fill out a student questionnaire and have a quick chat with the teacher about any concerns or injuries, or if you have any other queries.

Do I need a mat?
Mats will be provided at the Fish Quay Yoga Studio, but it’s ideal if you can bring your own. If you are attending a class at Barca Art Bar, please bring your own mat.

Will I need to bring anything?
Props such as blocks and belts will be provided to assist with poses. Blankets will also be provided for relaxation, although you may prefer to bring your own. Blankets may also be a useful tool for support when rolled or folded, so can be useful for home practice too.

What do I wear?
Something comfortable, that allows you to move freely. Females often prefer closer fitting tops, or tops that tuck in and won’t ride up when doing poses such as Downward Facing Dog. You’re likely to get hot as you would in an exercise class, so wear something that allows your skin to breathe.

Yoga Etiquette
Please try to arrive a few minutes early, to avoid disruption to the start of the class. If you are running a few minutes late don’t worry. Just enter quietly and find your space or mat. Always let your teacher know if you have any injuries or concerns, before the start of the class. Please remove socks and shoes. For your own safety, Yoga is best done in bare feet, although special Yoga socks can be worn.

Should I eat before a class?
Try not to eat a large meal before class. If you know you are going to get hungry, just eat a small, light snack a couple of hours before the class to keep you going.

Is it ok to drink water during a class?
Yes, absolutely. It is important to keep hydrated but aim to begin the class fully hydrated. If you need a drink in class, just take small sips.

I have an injury or medical condition, can I still do Yoga?
You will have completed a student questionnaire before attending your first class with Yoga-LAS. However, if circumstances change, you must let your teacher know. If your condition has involved consultation with a medical practitioner, then always ask their advice about participating in a class. Be aware of your own body. Yoga should never be painful. It may work you to your ‘edge’, but if new ailments or injuries are causing unusual discomfort, then listen to your body and stop if needed.

What are the benefits of yoga?
There is a growing list of benefits that may be attributed to practicing yoga. Think ‘healthy mind, healthy body’ and much, much more. Studies have indicated yoga can ;

  • improve flexibility
  • build muscle strength
  • improve balance and co-ordination
  • increase self-esteem
  • alleviate conditions such as anxiety, stress and depression
  • promote quality of sleep
  • boost your immune system

Can I bring my mobile phone?
Yes, but please ensure phones are on silent mode or switched off during the class. Thank you.


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