Welcome to Sandstone Yoga & Pilates!
Many of your questions will be answered here, but as always, do let us know if you have any further questions...
Yoga can help to benefit conditions ranging from back ache and sports injuries to stress and difficulty sleeping. Pilates is similar but tends to be more rapid and focused on developing the core muscles. But both are great ways to tone up, work on your flexibility … And relax, recharge and rebalance your mind and body. Try them for yourself!
Not at all. We are committed to non-competitive practice. That means all of our main classes are absolutely suitable for beginners. Go at your own pace, in your own time. Our teachers are here to help you grow and improve, whether you’re a novice or a veteran.
Not really! We run special classes for babies, toddlers and school kids. But our core classes are for everyone over the age of 14 and are attended from people of all ages. Our oldest customers are well into their 80s and still going strong! Please
Yoga and Pilates are designed to help with flexibility and if you stick with it, your flexibility will improve. Some people are very flexible and some are not, but that really, really doesn’t matter – our classes are for everyone. You don’t have to be flexible to enjoy yoga & Pilates.
You will need a yoga mat (we also sell them at the studio from £13.99, we also have mat hire for a £1) and a drink (we suggest water) and that’s it. Wear comfortable clothing which gives you room to stretch. Shorts & t-shirts are probably best for hot yoga & pilates, along with a towel.
It’s up to you, but we find most people avoid eating a large meal immediately before class. You could have fruit or light snacks directly before our classes if you need to. We’d ask you not to eat during classes – but make sure you have enough to drink with you.
As part of a healthy lifestyle, our physical classes will help improve flexibility, strength and body composition…. And can burn quite a lot of calories! Hot Yoga can be particularly beneficial for weight loss as it increases your metabolic rate.
Some people like classes a warmer room and our classes are at temperatures of up to 30C which allows muscles to stretch more deeply and encourages you to sweat – without being uncomfortably hot. It helps get rid of body toxins and can leave you feeling great!
Yoga has its origins in India so does have a spiritual heritage. But yoga is not a religious practice, a faith or part of any religion and all sorts of people enjoy yoga. Some people feel it is ‘spiritual’ but what you take out of it and how you approach it really is up to you.
Like anything, the more effort you put in the more you will get out of it. Most people come to at least one class a week. Many people practice outside of our classes as well. There’s certainly no problem coming to a number of classes each week – you need to follow what your body tells you about how much and how often. But if in doubt, just ask.
Our classes start on time and you need to arrive 10 minutes before the start
There are hooks for coats and a place for shoes outside the studio
Please switch off your mobile phone!
Please do not chat through the class – or chew gum. Our customers have told us they don’t like either!
You can take a break at any time – sit or lie down – its fine to do this
Please leave the room quietly after your class as some people use that time for quiet meditation.
If you feel pain or discomfort tell the teacher!
Yes you can. However you must arrive at the classes you book for so please don’t overbook. Your ability to book online may be removed if you book classes and do not attend.