New to yoga? We understand that trying something new is definitely a challenge & if you’re unsure of what to expect, walking into a yoga class for the first time can feel especially intimidating. We’ve composed a list of FAQ to help calm your pre-class worries & outline the general ins and outs of our Yoga Centre’s. Have a quick read through & if you have any questions at the end please feel free to contact us via email or give us a call on (02) 9585 2244. We’re always happy to answer questions and are here to assist where we can.
New to Yoga?
Welcome to Connect the Dots Yoga & Wellness Centre's
I’M A BEGINNER, WHERE DO I START?
At Connect the Dots we offer many options for beginning yoga students all of which are accessible on our 2-week introductory offer. The following classes move at a slower pace and there is more time paid to safe anatomical and alignment instructions, technique and transitions:
HOW DO I BOOK IN FOR CLASS?
It is essential to check the live schedule before attending class. Pre-booking is advised.
There are 2 options:
– Visit the Class Timetable page
– View, book and pay electronically for as many classes as you like.
– Mobile Apps – use our mobile apps to view, book & pay for classes. Available for Apple & Android-based devices.
Both options allow for you to log in and manage your account info, personal details, payments, class bookings and cancellations.
Please read through our Bookings, Attendance & Cancellation Policy before making any online or in studio purchases. Cancellations must be made a minimum of 2 hours prior to class otherwise full rate will be charged. Walk-in students are always welcome, however, spaces are limited.
HOW EARLY DO I ARRIVE FOR CLASS?
For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10 – 15 minutes early. This will give you enough time to settle in and relax before class starts. Your teacher will show you where everything is, how to set yourself up in the space and answer any questions you may have in regards to practice.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Wear clothing that is comfortable and allows you to move without any restriction. Shoes and socks are removed before class and we provide cubbies for you to place bags, keys, phones etc.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Just yourself! Studio mats are free to use, or you may prefer to bring your own mat. We also supply, blankets, props, herbal teas and water free of charge.
HOW MUCH DOES CLASS COST?
For new students we recommend purchasing our 4 Week Introductory Offer, which allows unlimited access to both of our studio locations to try as many classes as you like:
After that, there is the option of attending on a casual basis, purchasing a 5,10 or 20 class pass or signing up for an unlimited membership. Please view our Class Pricing page for a complete list of options. Direct debit (unlimited membership) is a great option for regular practitioners (3+ times per week). If you’d like to know more, have a chat with one of our teachers about this option or contact the office on (02) 9585 2244.
CAN I EAT BEFORE CLASS?
In general, we do not recommend eating a large meal within 2-3 hours of a class. If you must eat, try having a light meal or snack within 2 hours of a class. Something easily digestible, such as a piece of fruit, a handful of nuts or a veggie juice/smoothie. Our favourite snack is a handmade bliss ball or 2, yum!
I HAVE AN INJURY/ILLNESS – DO I NEED TO TELL THE TEACHER?
Yes – your teacher should be informed before the class of any injury, illness, surgery or pregnancy. Yoga is safe and beneficial when practiced conscientiously and consciously. Every possible care will be taken by your teacher to ensure your well-being and safety, but your teacher cannot be held responsible for improper practice at any time. As a student of yoga, it is important that you realise your responsibility to yourself; listen to your body, respect any physical limitations and take rest when needed.