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Frequently asked questions – Yoga and Classes

If you have any questions not answered here, please do not hesitate to get in touch. No question is silly!

  • What is yoga?
    Yoga practices include breathing techniques, postures, relaxation, and other meditation methods. There are many different styles of yoga, each with their own unique focus and approach to creating a unitive state.
  • What are the benefits of yoga?
    Yoga has many physical and mental health benefits including improved posture, flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness.
  • What are the different class types?
    Rutherglen Yoga offers two types of Yoga classes. Easy Flow Yoga, which includes gentle body movement and stretching. We incorporate breath work and finish with a 30-minute guided mediation. Restorative Yoga features 5-7 postures on the floor with bolsters and props supporting the body, guided mediation and breathwork throughout the class.
  • How much does it cost to attend classes?
    Easy Flow Yoga classes: pay as you go $25 or $20 for bundle classes. Restorative Yoga classes: pay as you go $50 or $42 for bundle classes. Please see our group bookings page for group class pricing.
  • Do you offer concession / student rates?
    Concessions are not available.
  • I'm not flexible - can I do yoga?
    Yes! Yoga classes cater for all levels of fitness. You will be guided to work within your limitations.
  • I'm not fit - can I do yoga?
    Sure can, my classes are gentle and cater for all levels of fitness.
  • What should I bring to class?
    Please bring along a water bottle. Hydration is important!
  • What should I wear?
    Loose comfy clothing is best. Bare feet are also recommended during the class.
  • Do I need a yoga mat?
    Yes, yoga mats are required and will be provided for you. This saves you having to purchase one yourself.
  • When should I eat before a class?
    It is advised not to eat directly before a yoga class. If you do need to eat within 1-2 hours of a class keep it light. Bananas, rice cakes, peanut butter, or avocado are all great options. It’s also important to avoid sugars.
  • What if I am late for a class?
    You can still join the class. Your instructor will direct you to quietly join the group.
  • How do I pay for classes?
    Payment is made when securing your booking online. Credit or Debit cards are accepted online.
  • How often should I practice yoga?
    To maximise the benefits of yoga it is recommended a minimum of 1 class per week. This will allow you to build strength and flexibility while giving your body time to rest, recuperate and ultimately, build up to multiple classes per week if this is your goal.
  • Can I just drop in to a class?
    Bookings are essential due to limited spaces.
  • How is yoga different from stretching, or other kinds of fitness?
    Attending Yoga provides a sacred time to connect and be kind to yourself, as well as restore and replenish your mind, body and soul. The gentle movements increase mobility, flexibility and strength without much effort. Your body has a complete workout with little effort and your mind achieves calmness, clarity and relaxation without any effort.
  • Can I do a yoga class if I’m pregnant?
    Yes, please contact me before booking a class so we can discuss modifications for pregnancy.
  • What if I have an injury?
    Please advise if you have an injury so we can work with your body, not against it. There are always modifications & techniques offered.
  • Can I get a refund if I can’t attend the yoga class I booked?
    Please see our cancellation policy
  • What type of massages do you offer?
    Full body Relaxation; Aromatherapy massage: combines two therapeutic practices to create a relaxing and calming result. Hot Stone massage: uses smooth, flat, heated basalt stones that are positioned along your spine, in the palms of your hands, along your legs and between the toes. This treatment is both luxurious and powerful. Upper Body Bliss massage: focusing on back, shoulders, neck, face and head. You can find out more information about these massages under the “services” section on our website.
  • Is massage painful?
    The massage treatments at Rutherglen Yoga & Massage are designed to create an indulgent experiences that promotes wellbeing and relaxation. There is a slim chance you may experience discomfort during your massage. This depends on the area we're working on and any pre-existing pain. Please advise the therapist of any pre existing conditions prior to the massage, or you can ask at anytime to use less pressure if it’s too uncomfortable. Its unusual to feel some soreness after a massage from Rutherglen Yoga & Massage, however if you do this is due to a release of lactic acid in the muscles, but it doesn't last long. It is advised to drink water after a massage to help release any toxins and cleanse the body.
  • What should I wear?
    Plan on wearing clothing that is easy to take off and put back on. If oils will be used during the massage, loose-fitting clothing is a good choice to avoid getting oils on your clothes after the massage.
  • Do I have to take my clothes off?
    No! You will be asked to remove clothing only as far as you feel comfortable. Your therapist will leave the room while you're undressing and will provide towels and blankets to cover you during the massage.
  • What if I fall asleep or snore?
    It's normal to fall asleep during a massage. You might be feeling stressed and sleep- deprived, so falling asleep is normal once you're in a relaxed state. There's zero judgment if you snore. We're pleased you're relaxed enough to fall asleep, and we won’t mention it.
  • Isn't massage just to help you to relax?
    Massage is excellent for relaxation! But it also has many other benefits. Massage helps with chronic muscle aches and pains. It helps to reduce stress and ease muscle tension. It's also great to improve circulation, alleviate breathing problems, lower your blood pressure, reduce headaches, improve your daily mobility and wellbeing, and help you manage anxiety and depression. Massage also helps to promote good, healthy sleep.
  • Is it okay to ask for more or less pressure?
    Yes! You will be asked during your massage to make sure the pressure is okay. Be mindful that massage doesn't have to cause you pain to be effective. Some massage techniques are pretty gentle. But do speak up and ask if you'd like more or less pressure during your session.
  • What if I need the bathroom?
    It’s recommend going to the bathroom before your session, but it can occasionally happen that you'll need to go during the massage. We want you to be relaxed, so if you're focusing on holding it in, it’ll interfere with your experience. Speak up, and we'll let you know where the bathroom is.
  • What if I pass wind during a massage?
    When you're in a relaxed state, you might pass wind during your massage. It may even occur when the therapist applies direct pressure to a particular area. Any massage therapist will let you know this is normal and just shows you're relaxed. You'll get zero judgment from your therapist. If you can't bear to let it happen, just excuse yourself to go to the bathroom.
  • Should I talk to the therapist during my massage?
    Some people prefer to chat during their massage session but don't feel you have to make conversation. If you want to close your eyes and relax, that’s perfectly fine. Do speak up if: You're feeling hot or cold You're in pain You have questions, or you forgot to mention something important during your massage.
  • Can I claim Private Health Insurance on my massage?
    Yes, and for all massages offered. Please advise Deanna of your email address so she can email your receipt after the massage.
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