PRECONCEPTION
I am not flexible, I can’t do yoga and I am afraid that if I can’t put my feet behind my ears I will feel out of place in a class.
 
REALITY
Unless you are naturally very flexible, a ballet dancer, or a gymnast, it’s very normal to not be flexible, so don’t worry if touching your toes seems impossible. The good news is that with regular practice, yoga is extremely effective at improving flexibility. Yoga is a way to make us realise that there is no such thing as being a beginner or advanced, we’re all students, working on our yoga practice. You are where you are and it’s perfect!

PRECONCEPTION
I tried a yoga class once, but it’s too slow and boring.
 
REALITY
Some styles of yoga are indeed slow paced, however Vinyasa and Power Yoga are fast, fun, and dynamic classes with endless exciting challenges.

We do also provide Yin Yoga classes which are slower in movement and offer deep stretches and long holds for ultimate relaxation.

PRECONCEPTION
I’m too old to start yoga now.
 
REALITY
Yoga is for anyone, young or old. Yoga actually offers incredible advantages for ageing bodies. The only thing to remember is to take the class at your own pace – you’ll feel younger before you know it!

PRECONCEPTION
I already do a lot of exercise – work out at the gym, run, squash… I don’t need to do yoga too.
 
REALITY
A regular Yoga practice has been proven to heighten performance in other sports. By releasing built up tension and stretching through tight places, the bodies range of movement increases. Many professional athletes swear by their weekly Yoga practice.

PRECONCEPTION
Yoga is just for girls.
 
REALITY
There is a common misconception that yoga is for women. However, some of the greatest yogis have been men. In fact, men do tend to get instantly hooked as yoga strengthens the upper body while increasing flexibility like no other form of exercise.

PRECONCEPTION
Surely yogis that are slim and slender must be on a constant diet!
 
REALITY
Actually, the real secret of a yogic body is called regular practice! After some time, your body will change to accommodate your practice. We suggest you attend a minimum of 3 classes a week in order to experience a real change both in body and mind.

PRECONCEPTION
I can’t do yoga – I’m not a vegetarian and I like to go out and party with my friends.
 
REALITY
Yogis are people to, and we all have our vices. You can enjoy going out and being a yogi simultaneously. It is possible that over time you may find yourself extending yoga into your daily life and beginning to lead a healthier lifestyle, but don’t worry, there is no requirement to change.