Yoga Policy

New to yoga? Here are a few tips on what to expect

 

  • Yoga is for everybody so no matter where you are on your journey we will assist and guide you to develop your practice
  • If you are new to yoga, or if this is your first time with Active Zen, please introduce yourself to the teacher so they may help you settle in
  • Each class will begin with a few minutes of relaxation and stillness to prepare your mind and body for your practice. We then flow into a sequence of postures (asanas) that will firstly warm the body, and then build strength and flexibility
  • Each class will end with deep relaxation, which is traditionally done in a lying down posture (savasana). This pose is a very important part of any yoga practice, as it allows the body to rest and rejuvenate
  • As with any physical activity, the breath is very important in yoga. Deep, steady breathing will help calm your mind, especially during more challenging poses. The traditional ujjayi breath is the audible breath heard during a yoga class
  • Listen to your body and honour what feels right for you. There is no need to perfect a pose.
  • Take rest whenever you feel the need. We highly encourage this throughout your practice

Yoga Etiquette

  • Arrive 5-10minutes prior to class so as to not disrupt the class and to ensure you get the benefit of a full warm up
  • Please remove your shoes upon entering the class
  • Switch phones to silent; we want you to enjoy your time without distractions
  • Bring your own yoga mat (a few spares will be on hand should you forget yours)
  • Bring a small towel and water bottle if required
  • Wear clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in
  • Refrain from using strong deodorants or lotions
  • It is advisable to eat only a light snack within an hour of class. This way you will feel lighter and more able to move with ease if you come to class on a relatively empty stomach

Yoga Class Policy

  • Drop-ins welcome. Payment may be made either prior to class via EFT, or paid in cash at the start of class
  • Full payment for 5- or 10-class passes is due via EFT prior to attendance at class. Please see our rates page for banking details
  • Please take note of the expiry date for class passes. No sessions, under any circumstances, will be carried forward beyond the expiry date
  • Active Zen will not be held responsible for lost or stolen items