Questions & Answers

Selecting your class

I’m new to yoga. What class would be best for me?
In our “Beginners” classes, you will learn the names of poses, how to make them, breathing techniques and more. We also recommend our “Deep Relaxation” class which focuses on breathing techniques and basic poses and lets you experience the sensation of slowly opening both body and mind.
I’m not very flexible. I don’t know if I will be able to keep up.
Don’t worry, you don’t need to be flexible. Think of it as a chance to receive a gift or learn something from yoga. Stiff areas are the result of habits engrained in both body and mind. By concentrating on stiff areas you normally are unaware of, you will discover habits your body and mind have unconsciously formed. And these discoveries lead to new transformations.

In our “Beginners” classes, you will learn the names of poses, how to make them, breathing techniques and more. We also recommend our “Deep Relaxation” class which focuses on breathing techniques and basic poses and lets you experience the sensation of slowly opening both body and mind.

In our “Pelvic Correction”, “Spinal Adjustment-Shoulder Stiffness/Headaches/Lower Back Pain” and other courses, we have arranged an assortment of positions according to the level of stiffness in your body and skeletal structure. Feel free to ask us for details.
I have been studying yoga less than 6 months. What class do you recommend for me?
It depends on the frequency of your practice, but if you know the names of poses, how to make them, breathing techniques, etc., and have conditioned your body, then we recommend our “Regular” class. Feel free to give our exercise-intensive “Shape Up” and “Core Strengthening” classes a try as well.
In our “Pelvic Correction,” “Spinal Adjustment-Shoulder Stiffness/Headaches/Lower Back Pain” and other courses that focus on troubles affecting our bodies, we have arranged an assortment of positions according to the level of stiffness in your body and skeletal structure. We also have classes which focus inward on the mind such as “Learn Philosophy & Cultivate the Mind” and “Meditation for a Quiet Mind.”
I want to get in shape (and sweat).
Our “Shape Up” and “Core Strengthening” classes are exercise intensive. Rhythmically move your body, break a healthy sweat and refresh yourself. Overexertion may lead to injury, so for those who do not normally exercise, we recommend starting with our “Beginner” and “Regular” classes.
I want to deepen my study of yoga. What class do you recommend?
How about our “I. I do yoga”, “II. I do yoga×Yoga does you” or “III. Yoga does you” classes harnessing the strengths of Kripalu Yoga? By practicing the 8 limbs of the Yoga Sutra, Yoga essentially helps bring about deep realizations and self-acceptance in regards to daily life as well as leads to self-integration and a more fulfilling existence. In these 3 classes, we practice 7 of the 8 limbs in 3 different stages in order to achieve Samadhi.
We also recommend classes which explore elements other than poses and focus inward on the mind such as our “Learn Philosophy & Cultivate the Mind” and “Meditation for a Quiet Mind” classes.
Recently I feel tired, so I want to relax.
We offer classes such as “Deep Relaxation” for encouraging sound sleep as well as “Meditation for a Quiet Mind” and “Learn Philosophy & Cultivate the Mind”, which concentrate on creating inner peace. Our “Pelvic Correction” and “Spinal Adjustment-Shoulder Stiffness/Headaches/Lower Back Pain” classes also address specific troubles and asymmetries to provide you the ultimate level of relaxation.
I know the names and forms of poses but am not sure if I am doing them right.
For those who are unsure if they are doing their poses correctly, we recommend our “Beginner” class. Here, you will concentrate on learning breathing techniques, the names of poses and how to make them. We will carefully help you unravel each pose from an anatomical perspective and instruct you in effectively using each part of your body. In our highly-recommended “Private Lesson” classes, we focus specifically on your individual needs and develop lesson content accordingly so that you can reliably deepen your yoga practice given the current condition of your body.
I’m worried about postpartum pelvic stretching.
Pelvic issues are a concern for all women following childbirth. In our “Pelvic Correction” class, you will work on carefully warming up and adjusting your pelvis. Some students have reported having a bad habit of crossing their legs, but now their body is so well-aligned it resists this very notion. For female pelvic correction, it is also important to work on adjusting the spine as this is deeply related to the autonomic nerves. For this, we recommend our “Spinal Adjustment-Shoulder Stiffness/Headaches/Lower Back Pain”.

FAQ

What do I need to bring?

Studio Lessons

You need to bring a change of clothes and, if necessary, a towel. We have yoga mats, water, props and yoga belts available at our studio.

Trips/Private Lessons

For trips and private lessons, we ask that you bring a change of clothes, mat, water, towel and other items you may need.

Green Yoga

Please bring a change of clothes, mat, water and bug spray.

What kind of clothes should I wear?
To encourage concentration and enjoy a more fulfilling yoga experience, wear fastener free clothes that are easy to move in. We recommend wireless sports bras for women. For exercise-intense classes, we suggest wearing pants that allow for easy leg movement.
Can my children join me?
For classes catering to mothers with children, we recommend our kid-friendly “Mums with Bubs Yoga”, “Prenatal Yoga” and “Happy Yoga with Kids”classes.As mothers, the studio owner and I would like as many moms as possible to join us and experience more joy in their daily lives. Our studio welcomes children into some more classes instead. However, a lot of kids when brought to a new place filled with new faces end up crying. And some might like to do yoga just only in adults.

After children get used to the studio and watching mom do yoga, please consult us!
Is it okay to eat before or after the lesson?
As our classes consist of deep breathing and dynamic movement of both your body and internal organs, we ask that you abstain from eating at least 1 hour before your lesson. Digestion and absorption are increased following your lesson, so we suggest drinking water or hot water and waiting an hour before eating. If you feel you have to eat something, we recommend starting with what your body finds easy to consume.
Are there a lot of Japanese students? Are the lessons in Japanese?
More than half of our students are Japanese. Since we are located in Bukit Timah, the majority of the remaining half are westerners. If Japanese students are present, the lesson will be taught in both English and Japanese. Of course, if you would specifically like to take lessons in English, this is possible as well.
How do I purchase tickets?
You can purchase tickets by cash, cheque or Bank transfer.