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Kingsley Yoga STudio

New to Yoga?  Welcome!

If you're new to yoga or perhaps new to Bloom, it can feel daunting walking into a yoga studio at first, but we do our best to make you feel at home!

All of our yoga classes are suitable for beginner and experienced students. Our principal teacher Sara is a registered Senior Yoga Teacher with more than a 15 years teaching experience. 

 

In each class we offer modifications of different poses for beginner students, those with an injury as well as fine tuning some of the subtle aspects of asana that are often not taught.  

  • Do you offer trial classes?
    In order to maintain smaller class sizes and personalised instruction, we do not offer trial classes or introductory offers. If you would like to trial a class, you're welcome to pay a drop-in casual rate subject to spaces being available in the series.
  • Can I do a drop-in casual class?
    All of our classes are run as a series; we believe this establishes consistency in your routine and allows us as your teachers to get to know your practice to offer a more personalised approach. Our series are the most cost effective option as they provide access to our online library of classes. When there are spaces available in a series or class, we may offer these at a casual drop-in rate.
  • I'm Pregnant. Can I start yoga?
    We offer specialised prenatal yoga classes which are suited for absolute beginners and experienced practitioners. Because these classes are gentle and safe for pregnancy - you're welcome to start at ANY time during your pregnancy. Whether it’s your first, second or third trimester; yoga is safe to practice all the way up until your baby arrives to relieve aches, pains and prepare the mind and body for birth and life as a new mother. If you were not doing yoga prior to your pregnancy, we do not recommend starting a general yoga or flow class during your pregnancy. For students who DO have a practice and attend our non-pregnancy yoga classes – please let your teacher know discreetly, even if you’re just a few weeks along – the first trimester is the most delicate!
  • Are men allowed to do the classes?
    Absolutely! Yoga was originally developed BY MEN FOR MEN! Men are welcome at any of our drop-in classes or beginner courses - whether you are new, experienced, young or old! We also offer a MEN'S SERIES just for blokes to give yoga a go!
  • Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?
    If you have your own yoga mat please bring it along, otherwise we have complimentary Manduka PRO studio mats which we ask you to wipe down after use. We do ask that you to bring a large towel to place over the bolsters if you’re attending a yin or restorative class.
  • Can I join after a series has started?
    If a series has already started and there are places available, you're welcome to join the remainder of classes at a pro-rata rate. Our booking system will allow you to join after the start date if there is space available.
  • I'm not very flexible, can I still practice yoga?
    Yoga really is for every body, flexibility is something that develops as a result of yoga, it is by no means a requirement in order to start and it is also NOT the goal of yoga either! After just a few classes, you’ll feel a difference in your flexibility, mobility AND strength!
  • What should I wear to my first yoga class?
    Clothing which is lightweight and that you can move easily in. In summer, you might bring a hand towel in case it’s sweaty! In the winter, we recommend wearing layers - bring a jumper or long sleeved top plus some socks to wear for savasana (relaxation).
  • I've never practiced yoga before, do I need to do the beginners series first?
    Not necessarily, you are welcome to join any of our classes, a SLOW FLOW or a YIN class are a good place to start. However the beginners series will provide the skills to get you started and is a good way to refresh your skills if it's been a while since you've been on the mat.
  • What to bring to class
    Wear light and fitted clothes Bring a water bottle Bring a yoga mat (studio mats are also available) Bring a beach towel or blanket Hand towel during warmer months in case you get sweaty! A jumper and socks to stay warm in cooler months.
  • Preparing for Your First Class
    Drink plenty of water before and after class Avoid eating a heavy meal 2 hours before class - have something light like a banana if you're hungry! Wear light but fitted clothes you can move easily in Bring a yoga mat if you have one (studio mats are also available) Please be mindful not to use strong perfumes or deodorants Please book in advance, places are limited Arrive at least 5 minutes before class starts
Restorative Hatha Yoga Classes | Bloom Yoga | Kingsley
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