La Yoga is a safe space for students who are brand new to yoga, as well as those who wish to explore new styles and teachers.
In all classes special attention is paid to learning alignment principles so students can practice safely.
But even more importantly, we teach a need-to-know for all yogis — how to modify poses to fit individual needs.
Answers to FAQ’s
- Try not to eat two hours prior to a yoga class
- Bring a bottle of water
- Mats? We have mats and props, but you are also very welcome to bring your own.
- Clothing? Wear comfortable clothes, leggings, trackies, shorts, jumper, t-shirt, singlet... depending on the temperature.
- Water! Drink plenty of water or herbal tea to flush out and help assist the cleansing effect of yoga.
- Emotional? Yoga is a deep practice, which not only touches your body but also you mind and soul. Therefore you can experience feeling emotional after a yoga class. This is a good sign, it only means you have opened up for a new layer of yourself.
How often should I do yoga?
Start with once or twice a week. After a couple of months when your body is used to the yoga movements, and your mind is getting addicted to the blissful feeling you experience after yoga, you will find that you want to do as much yoga as you can fit into your busy life.
I believe in changing your life slowly. By adding a yoga class a week, over time you will see how this has manifested changes in other areas of your life; such as the food you crave, the amount of dramas you attract into your life, how you see yourself and as a consequence, how other people react to you.
If you don’t notice any changes, ask your friends and family, they often see the small changes that we don’t notice ourselves.
How is yoga different than stretching?
Yoga differs in that the focus is in the process and not the outcome. It's about being conscious while you are moving, and the subtle union of breath and movement. Yoga includes unique postures, which affects the body's joints, muscles, organs, glands and energy channels.
I can’t reach my toes! Can I do yoga if I am not flexible?
Yes! Anyone can do yoga. It's not about being able to perform specific postures. Stay true to yourself and flexibility will come with time.
No. The studio has heating and air-conditioning, to always create a comfortable 21 degrees space bathed in natural light from our big beautiful city view windows.
Please always let your teacher know, if you are pregnant. You can always send an email (as you might not want the whole world to know, in the early days)
Our teachers are happy to modify postures to accommodate your growing belly as your pregnancy progresses to ensure the comfort and safety of you and your baby.
Choose which style to practice by how you are feeling. If you feel energetic, come and flow. If you feel nausea, maybe skip the planks, and join a slow paced yin class instead.
Viola is the lucky mother of two children. She practiced yoga all the way through both pregnancies, giving her great practical experience, to back up the theories.
Although we are ‘spiritual’ yogis, we teach non-religious yoga, with an emphasis on its physical benefits. We hope students will be inspired to learn more about the philosophy behind yoga and meditation.
Are you a registered Workcover organisation?
Yes we are. Please get in touch with us if you require a quote.
Can I bring my young child to a class?
You can bring your children to the strength and conditioning classes with Sophie Velitsianos. All other classes you cannot bring your child. Although we empathise and recognise that it may hinder you being able to attend a class, when you really need it, there are insurance issues to take into account. We attempt to be accommodating to our students who may be experiencing anxiety and needing a safe space to 'let go'. We have found that having another participant's young child present, can affect their ability to relax. Please keep an eye out for our 'Kids Yoga' classes.