I’ve never done yoga before can I still participate?
Yes. Everyone can do yoga. We welcome all students from all backgrounds at Ember. We encourage you to listen to your body and take breaks when needed. Our Warm beginner, and candlelit classes are a great place to start for first time or beginner yoga students or for students looking for a slower-paced class.
In the heated classes especially for your first few classes, we encourage you to sit down and rest at any time. Do not feel that you need to keep up with the pace of the class, it will be more beneficial to sit and watch, get used to the heat and join in when you can. You’ll find that after a few classes you start to recognise the postures and get used to practicing in a heated environment.
Can I still do yoga if I’m injured?
This would depend on the type of injury and should be discussed with a medical professional prior to joining a class. Please also discuss your injury with the teacher who can offer safe and appropriate options. We encourage you to always listen to your body and rest when you need to.
Can I still take classes if I’m pregnant?
Yoga, Pilates and Barre are all perfect during pregnancy, however we do not recommend taking classes until you are in the second trimester and with consent from your GP. No heated classes should be taken in any stage of pregnancy.
What should I wear and what should I bring?
We advise wearing loose comfortable clothes that you can easily move and stretch in. If it’s a hot class something breathable is best to keep you cool. You may need a jumper or socks for relaxation when the body rapidly cools.
We advise bringing a towel to class with you as the mat can get slippy in the heat. We sell yoga mat towels or you can rent a towel for £1 from the front desk.
Do you have changing rooms?
Yes we have a unisex changing room with complimentary lockers and separate private cubicles. We also have one shower. Shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer and straighteners are all provided. You can either bring your own towel or rent one for £1 from the front desk.
What if I’m running late?
We encourage all members to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of any class to prepare yourself physically and mentally. We understand that life happens and sometimes lateness is unavoidable and we will always try to accommodate you. However, please be aware that due to the nature of the heated classes and the importance of the warmup it may not be possible to interrupt the class if you are late.
If a class is fully booked your space will be allocated to another member should you not arrive on time.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellations made 5 hours prior to the class commencing will not be charged and will be credited back to your account/pack.
What is your studio etiquette?
- Please leave your shoes in reception – Yoga is traditionally practiced in bare feet to help us feel stability and connect directly with the ground or mat under our feet. On a basic level, shoes track in dirt, making the floor unclean. By removing your shoes prior to entering the yoga room, it helps to provide a clean environment in which to practice.
- Leave your belongings in the complimentary lockers and only take your mat/water bottle in the studio with you. The studio should be a space for you to relax and unwind, so please leave the outside world behind and be present for your hour with us
- Arrive well hydrated and remember to rehydrate after class. It is essential to replace lost fluids, especially after a heated or energetic class.
- Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach, so it is advisable not to have a heavy meal 2 hours prior to coming to a class – unless you have any underlying medical issues or are pregnant.
- Do come and try different classes. All of our teachers have extensive training and colourful backgrounds, but sometimes it’s all about finding the teacher that resonates with you and what you crave/need at that moment.
- Have fun – we like to think we’re here to make your day a little brighter, so do enjoy your class and let us know what you think!