Do I have to book the class in advance or can I just drop in?
Prior booking is essential either here on our website schedule page or via our Facebook Messenger page The Mind and Body House Abbeyleix or our instagram page @Themindandbodyhouseabbeyleix
If its your first time coming to the studio, please show up at least 5 minutes early so you can complete a health form.
What type of payments do you accept?
We accept cash, debit and credit payments as well as payment through our online booking system.
What do I need to bring to class?
For yoga classes – A yoga mat and a blanket for non heated classes.
If you are trying yoga for the first time and not sure if it’s for you, we have mats at the studio you are welcome to borrow for your initial class.
Bring a towel for your mat and a hand/face towel.
Pre- Class– come to class hydrated and fueled. You will sweat! and if you have not had a nutritious meal and water that day, your energy and stamina will wane.
Wear your comfortable exercise attire. Lighter fabrics and/or moisture wicking away fabrics work well in the heat.
Bring something warm to put on directly after class as you will be chilly once you leave the warm studio. The washroom can be used to remove your sweaty clothes and change into something warm and dry.
Post-class, replenishing lost electrolytes (through sweating) is a must. The composition of sweat varies between individuals, replenishing your sodium and small amounts of potassium, magnesium and calcium can be achieved by eating a nutritionally dense meal. Some people prefer to opt for an electrolyte sports drink. Choose an option that works best for you.
The most important point to make is you should enjoy your class, play your edge but don’t go over it. If you feel overwhelmed or find any of the poses challenging, just take it easy, come back to your slow steady breath, back out of the pose a little bit and just relax into where the pose feels good rather than forcing yourself into what the “ideal” pose looks like.
Everyone is different, everyBODY is different.
What should I wear?
For fitness classes- athletic shoes.
All yoga classes are barefoot.
Where can I park?
We have parking spaces in our yard as well as outside on the street.
For bicyclists we have a secure place for bikes.
Is there somewhere to store my valuables?
We have lockers available for you to lock your valuables.
Coats can be hung in the cloakroom.
Do you have showers at the studio?
Yes we have showering rooms, please let us know before class if you will be using the shower so we can have the water heated for you.
I have never tried yoga before, can I get injured?
We have a “do what you can and listen to your body” ethos at the Mind & Body House. Like any physical activity, especially a new one, take it slowly for the first few classes and progress as your body conditions itself. It is all about your personal journey on the mat so take your time and just enjoy. Instructors will offer modifications as needed.
I am pregnant or have an old injury/chronic illness, can I still try one of your classes?
As long as your Doctor/Physiotherapist has cleared you to exercise, you are welcome to try any of our classes. We can discuss any challenges and modifications before your first class with us.
I am not flexible, will I be able to practice yoga?
Contrary to popular belief, yoga is not designed only for the flexible. On the contrary, it’s designed to meet you where you are in your body and mind. Long term benefits may include increased flexibility, coordination and balance.
I’m new to yoga/exercise- what class is good for me?
Each of our classes are accessible to all levels. You can choose to challenge yourself or take it easier depending on how you are feeling. The Mind and Body teachers invite you to listen to your body. This will lead you to your individual goals. We encourage you to try out all our classes.
I’d like to try hot yoga but I am worried it will get too hot?
Our studio has been tested and controlled to negate any risk of overheating for clients.
As a new student, most students adapt easily, however if you at any point feel tired or dizzy you can always take a break.
What’s the best thing I can do to prepare for class?
Come to class hydrated and fuelled.
Everyone is different but best not to eat a large meal 1-2 hours before hand. Bring Water.
Bookings will be accepted up to 5 mins before class.
If it’s your first time at the studio, arrive 5-10 minutes early so we can register you in the system.
Enjoy, have fun, don’t take yourself too seriously and breeeeeathe 🙂