FAQ

FAQ 2018-01-10T06:53:48+00:00

For Newbies

How do I register for my first class?

To register, simply fill out our  .

Do I need to book online or can I just show up?

As our yoga and pilates mat classes are limited to 14 participants and pilates reformer only 6, please book online via our website or the Mindbody App to grab your spot.

Can I attend casually or do I have to buy a pack?

Of course you can attend all our classes casually (except courses and workshops) but if it’s your first visit to Yoganic™, our Intro Offer of $49 for unlimited yoga and pilates mat + 2 reformer classes in 14 Days is much better value.

What do I need to bring?

For Yoga and Pilates Mat, please bring your own mat or you can hire one for $2.
For Reformer Pilates, please bring a pair of grip socks (socks with tiny grip dots on the bottom to prevent slipping) or purchase a pair at the studio for $20.
A water bottle to rehydrate which you can refill from our filtered water dispenser.
Leave your valuables at home or in the car. If you do need to bring your phone, please turn it off and leave it in one of the cubby holes.

What do I wear?

It’s helpful for our instructors if you wear comfortable yet form-fitting stretchy clothes as it enables them to visually see that you are performing the exercises with the proper alignment. For hygienic and practical reasons, please wear grip socks for Reformer Pilates. Change rooms are provided.

What If I need to cancel or reschedule a class?

To reschedule or cancel a class, log into your Mindbody Online account with your Username and Password. Select, “My Info” from the Main Menu, then, “My Schedule”. Here you can view all your scheduled classes. Select, “Early/ Late Cancel” next to the class you no longer wish to attend. You can also Book, Cancel and Reschedule classes using the Mindbody App which can be downloaded for free from Itunes or from Google Play.

What if I don’t show up to a class I have reserved a place for?

If you cancel a Yoga or Pilates Mat class within 2 hours, Wednesday 6.30pm Pregnancy Pilates Mat within 12 hours or a Pilates Reformer class within 24 hours you’ll forfeit the class.

How do I get notified if I have been added to a class from the Waitlist?

If a class is full, you’ll have the option to join the Waitlist. If a place becomes available, the system will automatically add you to the class and you’ll be notified via Text or Email (depending on your Notification preferences in your account). If at any stage you decide you no longer want to attend, please cancel your place on the Waitlist online (not via the Mindbody App). If you’re added to the class list and you don’t attend or you decline a spot in the Late Cancel period, you’ll forfeit the class.

For Fertility

Can I attend Fertility Yoga in Willoughby if I am new to yoga?

Definitely. Fertility Yoga is for women with all levels of yoga experience- from complete beginners to more experienced yogis.

I am undergoing assisted reproductive procedures. How will fertility yoga help?

Yoga is safe for women during Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). It lowers your stress levels and enhances conception. The sequence of yoga postures, breath work, sound and meditation practices help you to feel calm and grounded.

For Pregnancy

Why yoga and pilates during Pregnancy?

Yoga and Pilates are the best ways to exercise during pregnancy. They’re low impact and focus on deep stability and postural muscles to help with your changing body. Keeping fit and strong during pregnancy helps you keep a healthy body and nourishes your growing baby. It helps to maintain strength for your labour and bounce back quicker postnatally. It also strengthens your core and abdominals, tones the arms, legs and buttocks.

Can I continue classes during my 1st Trimester?

If you’re experienced in Yoga and Pilates you can continue to come to Slow Flow or Yin Yoga classes after you get your Doctors okay. We recommend you do Beginners Reformer class as more advanced classes use strong abdominal contractions, which are not advised for a healthy pregnancy.

Can I attend Pregnancy Yoga and Pilates classes if I’m a Beginner?

Yes. Our Pregnancy Yoga and Pilates classes cater to women of all stages of pregnancy and levels of experience.

For New Mums

Is Pilates suitable for postnatal women with abdominal separation?

Our Postnatal Pilates Mat and Reformer and Mums and Bubs Pilates Mat and Reformer are fantastic for postnatal women with abdominal separation as classes address the importance of breath, abdominal and pelvic floor re-connection, the re-establishment of stability, correcting posture and obtaining flexibility in certain areas and will assist you in healing abdominal separation and toning your pelvic floor.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a mat and a blanket for your baby to lie on. You can hire mats for $2.

Can I bring my pram?

Yes. Please leave it at the bottom of the stairs to our back entrance on
Harris Lane.

What does a “baby- led class” mean?

Our Mums and Bubs classes are baby-led. Your activity is led by your baby. If he/she needs changing, feeding, settling or putting to sleep, it is your responsibility to attend to his/her needs. You’re welcome to do this within the room and we encourage you to join in when you can. Like us, babies have good days and bad days. Some days you’ll join in an entire class, other days you’ll spend time settling your baby. In these moments, we learn to be flexible in mind and body.

What if my baby is sleeping?

If this happens in a Mums and Bubs Pilates Mat or Reformer class, great! If it happens in our Mums and Bubs Yoga class and there’s mother and baby interaction, ask your teacher for some personal exercises or get some well-earned rest.

My baby’s crawling- Can I come to class?

Once your babies on the move we recommend coming to Baby Yoga for Rollers, Crawlers, Creepers and Early Walkers class on Fridays at 12.30pm.

For Me Time

What if I’ve never done yoga before?

We recommend our Yoga for Beginners Course which will prepare you to attend our Slow Flow and Yin yoga classes. Click here to find out more.

Do I need to do the Reformer Intro Session before my first class?

So that we can assess your level and determine the best class to meet your specific needs, our Intro Session is required before attending your first group class. In this session we will familiarise you with how to use the Reformer equipment, the breathing and the basic exercises. Classes are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 12pm.