Your questions are answered
What should I expect when I come to a Kaizen Yoga class?
Expect to practice with people of all ages and levels of experience. We are all in this together and we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We are about connection with ourselves and others who are on a journey toward greater health and wellbeing.
Our classes generally run for one hour, and include pranayama (breathing), asana (yoga poses) and relaxation. We welcome everyone at whatever stage they are at with their Yoga practice.
I’ve never done Yoga before. Can I still come?
Yes! Absolutely!! Our classes are suitable for beginners as well as the experienced. Poses are adapted to suit your level, so come and give it a go. There is no pass or fail in our classes, do your best, and forget the rest!
Have a read of our class descriptions to find one that suits you or just try them all!
Am I too young / old / unfit / inflexible to do yoga?
One of the great things about yoga is that it is for everyone. We have students at varying levels of fitness ranging in age from 12 to 60-something, and everywhere in between. The most important thing is to let your instructor know of any injuries or concerns you may have. They will modify the poses to suit you. Remember to rest if you need to.
I’m nervous, what classes should I start with?
If you are starting out try Align & Flow, Gentle Flow, Yin, and Prana Flow first. Once you’ve settled in give Hot Flow, 26&2, and Fun Flow a go.
Let your instructor know that you are new and discuss any injuries or concerns you may have. It is your practice so rest when you need to. Don’t worry about what anyone else is thinking. We were all beginners once. Stay hydrated and don’t eat or drink too much before class.
How hot are your hot classes?
We use radiant light heating for our studio. This heats the room, but not the air, so you don’t get the suffocating humidity. Our hottest classes are heated to just above blood temperature only 36-38 degrees (when people think hot yoga they are generally thinking traditional Bikram classes, which are 42 degrees, and around 50% humidity). We do our best to keep the room at a comfortable temperature and recommend that you come hydrated, dress light, and bring a towel and water.
Do I need to book in?
No, just show up! Take a look at our timetable here. If you’re attending a course, workshop or special event, bookings are required (as advertised).
What should I bring?
You will need a mat but if this is your first time we have spare mats available for you to use until you have your own.
Bring a bottle of water with you and don’t forget your towel if your are coming to one of our heated classes.
What should I wear?
Wear something comfortable that won’t hinder your range of movement. Whether it’s fitted or loose, the key is that you can move freely. If you have long hair, you’ll probably enjoy yoga a lot more if it’s tied back.
We practice bare foot, but you may like to bring socks during winter to keep your tootsies cozy for the relaxation at the end of the class.
Do you have somewhere I can change?
Yes we have a bathroom and toilet available. No shower though.
How much do your classes cost?
For our new friends we offer 2 introductory options
$25 1 week unlimited classes
$99 1 month unlimited classes
Further membership pricing details here Kaizen Prices
How do I pay?
We have 3 options available. You can choose to pay by Cash, Credit Card or Direct Deposit into our bank account via your banking App on your smart phone.
Can I claim my yoga classes on my private health insurance?
Maybe! Check with your health fund. In our experience this does vary from fund to fund. Usually you simply need to provide receipts and sometimes visit history. Let us know if you need a signed receipt and we’ll provide this for you.
Can I come if I’m pregnant?
Please seek medical advice before practicing yoga when you are pregnant. If you have practiced yoga previously, you can start yoga during the first trimester. If you have never practiced yoga, feel very unwell, or have not exercised regularly prior to falling pregnant, you might like to wait until the second trimester. Please talk to us and your doctor if you are unsure.
Our yoga teacher will give you variations of the poses so that they are safe for you, so be sure to tell your instructor before class begins. We would recommend our less intense classes for our Mumma’s to be. Such as Align & Flow, Gentle Flow, Prana Flow, and Yin.
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