FAQ

How do I start practicing Iyengar Yoga?

Beginner’s classes are designed to introduce you to the practice of Iyengar yoga. If you have previous yoga experience from another form of yoga, please discuss your attendance with Mark or Sally. Please see Classes for more details or the Timetable to find a suitable class.

What advantage is there to learning yoga at a yoga studio rather than a gym or community centre?

Classes at gyms and other community centres can beNamaskar large and ungraded, i.e. beginners in the same class as more experienced practitioners, and so teachers may not be able to give individual attention to students or present a class which is suitable for all participants.  Teachers at a dedicated yoga studio develop an on-going relationship with their students, and further, at studios such as Doutta Galla, the teachers have a life-long commitment to the teaching and practice of yoga in all its aspects, and are not just trainers who teach yoga as one of many options.

What should I wear to class?

Comfortable clothing such as T-shirts, leggings and shorts which allow you to move freely. In general, socks and beanies are not worn during practice.

What equipment do I need to bring to class?

DGYoga BeltAll equipment is supplied, but you are encouraged to bring your own mat if you have one. You can also purchase a mat and other equipment at the Studio or from iYogaProps

 

 

 

 

 

Can I do yoga if I have physical limitations, injuries or medical conditions?

Please let Mark or Sally know about your physical conditions prior to attending class and they will advise you if doing yoga is suitable and/or make adjustments to safely accommodate you.

I’m really inflexible and/or weak, will I be able to do yoga?

Interlock fingers on carpetYoga is not about flexibility or strength but learning how to work with the limitations you have. Iyengar yoga is particularly suitable to helping you develop your physical abilities as it utilises props e.g. blocks, straps and bolsters, to help you experience the benefits of yoga as you progress in your practice. The teachers are also highly skilled and experienced in assisting students in working to develop their abilities according to their needs.

Can I eat before a class?

A light snack one hour before class is OK, but avoid eating a heavy/large meal within 3 hours before class. It’s a good idea to be hydrated before you start class as water bottles are generally not allowed during practice.

Is there public transport/parking near Doutta Galla Studio?

Yes, please see Contact for details.

Can I attend yoga classes when pregnant?

Please let Mark or Sally know if you are pregnant and they will guide your practice appropriately. Pre-natal yoga classes may be offered from time to time at Doutta Galla Yoga Studio.  General classes are not recommended during your first trimester of pregnancy.

How do I pay for my classes?

You can pay by cash, cheque or direct deposit (please provide your surname to identify any payments).

Bank: Commonwealth Bank
A/C Name: Doutta Galla Yoga Studio
BSB: 063 147
A/C: 1000 7196Light on Yoga

Is there reading or other resources which can help me learn more about Iyengar yoga?

Please see Links for other resources about Iyengar yoga.

Where else can I learn Iyengar yoga?

You can find an Iyengar yoga School or Teacher through the Iyengar Yoga Australia website.