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Earlsfield FAQs

What class should I come to?

Please see our descriptions here to find the class suitable for you.    See also pregnancy yoga ormum and baby yoga.  If you have any specific questions or concerns about which class to attend please contact us.

Do I need to join the course or can I drop in?

Joining a course is recommended but we understand it’s not always possibly to come weekly, so you can drop in wherever we have space.

We run courses in Earlsfield as students get more out of following a theme and knowing that they have committed to look after themselves at least once during the week. This way you know you will definitely progress and get the most out of your practice.  We have limited space in the classes so you get as much attention as possible.  

Before class information

What should I bring?

We provide base mats, blocks, belts and blankets. For extra comfort you can bring a yoga mat to roll out on top.  The studio is not a hot yoga studio but you may want a drink and a towel if you tend to sweat, and a jumper/socks for relaxation.

What should I wear?

Please wear comfortable clothing so you can move freely for example, gym wear or leggings. We practise yoga in bare feet.

Can I change before class?

Yes, we have a small changing area. So you can come from straight from work. Please note the venue is a church hall so the changing area is basic.

Can I eat before class?

As with any exercise it is advisable to avoid eating a big meal an hour before class as we twist and do core moves that may be uncomfortable with a full stomach. However, if you are hungry and you know your blood sugar is low do have a piece of fruit, or a piece of toast or alternative snack.

Miscellaneous information: Shoes are left outside.  Bags etc. can be brought into the room.

Frequent concerns

What can I expect

It’s always a little nerve racking going to your first class. You will soon be put at ease. Each teacher has their own style and there will be an introduction to the class. Yoga is non competitive and you only ever work to your own level and ability. If you have any injuries that may affect your practice please inform the teacher at the start of the class. If you have specific concerns please contact us.

I’m not at all flexible so can I come to yoga?

There is an unfortunate misconception about yoga that you need to be flexible. This is completely untrue. Yoga is a physical practice within your natural range of motion. You will be encouraged to find your edge within a safe capacity but never beyond. Yoga is an energy practice, flexibility a resulting bonus. All of our teachers are very well trained and will pay enough attention to ensure any postures or sequences are entered into safely with complete awareness.

Will I be the only man in a class?

Although not guaranteed, it is unlikely. Most yoga styles are founded by male yoga gurus.  Thanks to professionals like Andy Murray and Ryan Giggs, more and more men are realizing the benefits of yoga and pilates and heading to a class. Classes help to improve health, relieve or prevent injuries, enhance other sports. We all have different bodies and this means that one person may find a move or pose hard, that another person finds easy. At Jiva Health we celebrate our individuality.

Wimbledon FAQs

What class should I come to?

Please see our schedule for descriptions of each class. For beginners you may want to start with Level 1 or de-stress class. Classes that do not specify a level are open to all abilities. Some classes are stronger than others and some are very relaxing. It is advisable to read the description to find the style that suits you.

Do I need to pre-book?

No, you can drop in to any class.  However some weekend and evening classes do get booked up so if you wish to save your space you can pay online here

Cancellation policy

Should you have paid for your class online and need to cancel this reservation, please give at least 24 hours notice prior to the scheduled start time. If you fail to do this, the class price will be deducted. You can cancel your class online here

CLASS PASSES AND MEMBERSHIPS

Memberships

For all memberships we will provide you with our terms and conditions when you start your membership.

Class passes: for the complete information please see our terms and conditions. Some information is provided below.

Can I share my class pass with someone else?

Yes you can share a pass with a relative or friend.  For all prices and information please click here

Can I extend my class pass?

A class pass is valid for the time specified when purchased. If you wish to extend this time please contact us. We can extend a class pass for a limited time with a £20 administrative fee.

Before class information

What should I bring?

We provide studio mats, blocks, belts and blankets. For extra comfort you can bring a yoga mat to roll out on top. We sell yoga mats and yoga towels convenient to use on top of the studio mats. The studio is not a hot yoga studio but you may want a drink and a towel for some of the stronger classes, and a jumper/socks for relaxation.

What should I wear?

Please wear comfortable clothing so you can move freely for example, gym wear or leggings. We practise yoga and pilates in bare feet.

Can I change before class?

Yes, we provide small changing facilities, showers and male and female toilets. So you can come from or on your way to work.

Can I eat before class?

As with any exercise it is advisable to avoid eating a big meal an hour before class as we twist and do core moves that may be uncomfortable with a full stomach. However, if you are hungry and you know your blood sugar is low do have a piece of fruit, or a piece of toast or alternative snack.

Miscellaneous information: Shoes and belongings are to be left in the provided space in reception, although they are always within view.

Frequent concerns

What can I expect

It’s always a little nerve racking going to your first class. You will soon be put at ease. Each teacher has their own style and there will be an introduction to the class. With yoga and pilates you only ever work to your own level and ability. If you have any injuries that may affect your practice please inform the teacher at the start of the class. If you have specific concerns please contact us.

I’m not at all flexible so can I come to yoga?

There is an unfortunate misconception about yoga that you need to be flexible. This is completely untrue. Yoga is a physical practice within your natural range of motion. You will be encouraged to find your edge within a safe capacity but never beyond. Yoga is an energy practice, flexibility a resulting bonus. All of our teachers are very well trained and will pay enough attention to ensure any postures or sequences are entered into safely with complete awareness.

Will I be the only man in a class?

Although not guaranteed, it is unlikely. Most yoga styles are founded by male yoga gurus and Joseph Pilates is the founder of pilates. Thanks to professionals like Andy Murray and Ryan Giggs, more and more men are realizing the benefits of yoga and pilates and heading to a class. Classes help to improve health, relieve or prevent injuries, enhance other sports. We all have different bodies and this means that one person may find a move or pose hard, that another person finds easy. At Jiva Health we celebrate our individuality.

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