FAQ’s

How long does the class go for?

Class Duration

Ongoing weekly classes …….. 70 – 80 mins

Foundation Course…….. 70 – 75 mins

Restorative Yoga Class …… 120 mins

Workshops and events …….. variable (see details on schedule)

What ongoing weekly class should I attend?
We offer various classes at the studio, each allowing students to practice at their own pace and experience.  When initially attending the Breathing Space, we suggest that you attend various classes and teachers to find the perfect one that resonates best with you. At times a substitute teacher may fill in for a regular teacher, so it is always good to be open to something new!
Do I need to attend a Foundation Yoga Course before coming to Ongoing Classes?
While we recommend you start with one of our foundation courses, we understand that they may not fit into your time frame and if so then we encourage you when possible to commence with one of our Hatha Yoga Classes.
When do your classes run and where?

Our ‘Live” time table offers a range of morning and evening classes during the working week and Saturday mornings.  These classes run continuously all year except for Public Holidays.

A limited time table is scheduled over the Christmas and New Year period.

All classes are held at the Breathings Space, Level 1, Unit 2 / 841 North East Road, Valley View. Our entrance is on the city side of the building towards the back of the building facing the adjacent car yard.

Classes can be attended on a casual ‘drop in’ basis or by purchasing a Class Pass or membership to suit your needs offering savings on casual class fees.

What should I wear to class?
  • Wear comfortable loose fitting or stretchy clothing allowing free breath and body movement.
  • Layers of clothing in cooler months will allow you to regulate your own body temperature. It is advisable to wear socks during relaxation in the cooler months.
  • Yoga is practiced in bare feet, so slip on shoes for ease of removal and putting back on are ideal
  • Long hair is best tied back to avoid distraction during class
Can I eat before class?
It is best to practice on an empty stomach so allow at least 1 1/2 hour to 2 hours after a meal before class. If for medical reasons you need to eat before class choose something light.
Do I need to bring anything with me?

Our Studio is equipped with all the props needed for both yoga and pilates however if you have your own mat please bring it with you. When using our mats we do ask at the end of the session that you wipe it over with the spray provided to maintain our high standard of cleanliness. We also suggest that you bring a towel or shawl to
cover over the blanket / bolster when ever your face is making contact with either.

Eye pillows are also available for use during relaxation (shavasana). Please use a tissue to act as a barrier between your eyes and the pillow for health reasons.

The studio offers filtered drinking water, tissues and hand sanitiser for your convenience.

We do not sell non-slip sticky mats at the studio but they can be purchased from local retail Stores or by purchasing from Yoga supply companies such as EMP / I Yoga Props or Yoga King.

What is the difference between Yoga and Pilates?

At first glance it may seem that yoga and Pilates are very similar. Joseph Pilates developed his techniques to strengthen the physical body with the emphasis on controlled, precise movements executed with complete focus.

Yoga is at least 5,000 years old and is steeped in ancient Indian culture. Besides challenging our physical ability in asana (poses), yoga uses other techniques such as pranayama (breathing), chanting, visualization and meditation to balance all aspects of our lives.

Yoga’s focus is on uniting the body, mind and spirit to bring about harmony and well-being. As well as improved flexibility, strength, balance and muscle tone, yoga practice is mentally and emotionally restorative and can help manage or prevent stress and tension.

How can I attend yoga classes

Classes can be attended on a casual ‘drop in’ basis or by purchasing a Class Pass offering savings on casual fees. We offer 5, 10, 20 class passes as well an Introductory Pass for all new students to our studio.

Please note all Passes have an expiration date and an extension will only be granted for medical reasons or at our discretion.

Bookings can be made on line through your account or by presenting to the studio. Online purchases (casual and class passes) as well as class scheduling attract points and the required amount of points have been reached can be redeemed reducing the payment of your next purchase.

Pass Policy:  All Passes attract an expiration date and an extension will only be granted for medical reasons or at our discretion.  An expired pass can be used when paying the difference between your pass class value and the corresponding casual class fee.

What happens if I am unable to attend one of the course classes?

We value your patronage and will do our best to honor your purchase.

Foundation Yoga Course – a missed class can be made up by attending any beginner ongoing classes during the course time frame and 1 week of conclusion of the course. If due to illness / injury you are unable to attend at least 50% of the course we will register you into the next available course where you can recommence and complete the course classes you were unable to attend.

Prenatal Class– Prenatal Classes are offered coinciding with school terms. Make up classes are offered at the beginning of each term when a minimum of 12 hours is given of cancellation to your class booking.  In the case of medical reasons or an early delivery, any unused classes can be transferred for you to attend our ongoing yoga classes (once medical approval has been given) or you can request a refunded.

Other Courses – (excluding Specialty Classes /Courses & Workshops).
Courses offered if for medical reasons you are unable to complete the course we will be happy to extend a welcome to you to attend an ongoing weekly class.

Reward system

By checking the ‘Reward Program’ box when entering your details you will automatically enter our reward system.  Points are given when making purchases online or at the studio, as well as booking in online, referring another student (when linked they link back to you) and these points are converted to a monetary value which you can use when making future purchases.

Other considerations

It is best to avoid wearing strong perfume to class as this can cause discomfort to some people.
Make sure as you enter the room that you turn your MOBILE PHONE to SILIENT OR OFF so it does not cause disruption during class especially in the relaxation period.