Frequently Asked Questions

Yoga is a non competitive activity – it is non competitive between yourself and others as well as non competitive with yourself. Always work within your limitations and move slowly and gently. Listen to your body and avoid straining or forcing. Remember to enjoy your practise.

Places are only reserved upon receipt of full payment, and are only guaranteed once you have received confirmation of funds processed. Refunds can only be given if your place can be filled by someone on the waiting list.

Most of our regular weekly classes welcome beginners.  There are one or two marked ‘intermediate’ or ‘not suitable for beginners’ so at the start of your practise those classes are not recommended.  You will see those details when you ‘click’ on the class on the timetable and the full class details page is shown.

Perhaps a good starting place for you as a beginner, would be one of the Hatha Yoga classes which are spread throughout the week during the day and the evening.  Some of those are specifically aimed at beginners, for those returning to yoga following a break, or who may be recovering from, or managing injuries or medical conditions. Those classes are clearly marked on the timetable.

We recommend that for all classes students wear loose and comfortable clothing with layers that are easily removed or added to allow for changes in body temperature during class.

We prefer students to practise with bare feet.

We advise minimal or no jewellery.

Long hair might be better tied back.

It is recommended that students practise on an empty stomach, so we suggest that you leave at least two hours between a large meal, and at least one hour between a light meal and your practise.

Most traditional Hatha Yoga classes follow a similar format. The varying styles of yoga will differ slightly and if you are unsure do contact Julie for more details 0n 07828 132 091, or contact the tutor direct of the class that you are interested in.  A typical Hatha Yoga class is usually structured as follows:

  • Short Relaxation or Preparation Period
  • Breath awareness/practises
  • Some gently limbering/warming up exercises
  • Asana/Posture work
  • Breathing practises and guided relaxation to finish

Classes are always modified and adapted to suit the variety of abilities and experience of the class, and students are always encouraged to work within their own range of ability.

If you are suffering from any medical conditions or taking medication then please consult your doctor prior to undertaking any new exercise programme.

Some classes are unsuitable for specific medical conditions so please discuss this with the tutor of the class before attending.

Always inform your instructor before any class/session, if there is something you think they should know or that might affect your practise.

We do not have our own parking outside the studio so please check our parking suggestions below before attending classes. The access road to the studio is pedestrian only for users of the studio.

There are plenty of nearby public car parks, the easiest being the car park for the Windsor Leisure Centre, Stovell Road, SL4 5JB and then access is along Vansitaart Road and Duke Street. There is also the Alma Road car park, SL4 3HY and access would then be along Arthur Road, to Alma Road at the traffic lights by the Coop food store. These are very reasonably priced for our week day classes, but can work out expensive for longer workshop classes on Saturdays, so double up on transport where possible.

After 6.00pm and all day Sunday we are able to use the spaces allocated to The Windsor Glass Co. (free of charge) on the Vansittart Industrial Estate (Unit 10). Access is via Vansittart Road and Duke Street, and once you have followed the road onto the Industrial Estate the parking is to your left. If the gates leading to the storage company are open you can walk to the studio through their car park or if they are locked, you will need to walk to the left of Windsor Glass, and Howden’s then right, and then right again onto Arthur Road next to Laithwaites the Wine Merchants. For more information on parking in Windsor have a look at www.thamesweb.co.uk/parking/index.html

We request that attendees at Yoga for Harmony do not park, drop off, pick up or wait in the area outside the studio, outside the flats opposite or adjacent, or within the gates of the storage company next door, as this causes congestion and is potentially dangerous for those walking to and from our entrance.

We suggest you familiarise yourself with parking conditions before you attend for the first time and leave plenty of time to park if you are unfamiliar with the area.

 

 

 

Yes. In order to search the timetable you will need to select the categories drop-down and select the type of class you are looking for.

You may also need to change the view to a montly view, as some classes occur monthly.

Membership is not offered at Yoga for Harmony and is therefore not required to attend any of our classes.

Some tutors offer a block payment option and most offer the studio loyalty card system (attend 10 classes and get the 11th for free).

Some classes are not suitable for you if you are pregnant.  Please discuss this with the tutor of the class before attending

Always let the tutor know you are pregnant.  If you already have a regular yoga practise, and the tutor is happy for you to attend the class then there should be no reason to stop your practise, please check with your tutor first.

If you are looking for a dedicated Yoga for Pregnancy class, then why not enroll on our dedicated Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth classes – which welcomes pregnant ladies from the second trimester (after the twelve week scan).

Always listen to your body and rest when you need to.

To minimise costs, the studio is only open when classes are running.

Tutors aim to be at the studio about 10 minutes before the start of class so do not be alarmed if the door is locked if you arrive early.

For security reasons the front door will be locked once the class starts so if you arrive a few minutes late you will need to knock to gain access.  If you arrive more than 5 minutes late you may not be allowed to join the class as this disturbs the attendees who have already begun the class.

We are closed Good Friday, all Bank Holiday Mondays, and for a two week period over Christmas and New Year.

Regular classes are subject to change or cancellations on Bank holiday weekends. Please check our timetable or with your tutor.

We request your co-operation with a few small codes of conduct whilst attending Yoga for Harmony

If it is your first attendance please arrive about 10 minutes before the start of class so that you can introduce yourself and make your tutor aware of any medical conditions or injuries you may have, or if you are pregnant.  Subsequent classes please aim to arrive at least 5 minutes before the class is due to begin in order to get settled, and to allow the class to start on time.
For security reasons the studio is locked once the class has started so late arrivals will need to knock to gain access.  If you arrive more that 5 minutes late you may be refused as this disturbs those already settled.

Please observe our parking requests and restrictions.  click here for details of available parking 

To maintain cleanliness we request no shoes inside the teaching space. Shoes should be left in the shoe racks provided in the lobby.

Coats and bags should be hung up and left in the lobby on the coat hooks provided, but please bring valuables into the teaching studio with you.

Please avoid wearing strong perfumes and fake tan as these can cause irritation to others, and stain the mats.

Please ensure your phone is turned off, is not set to vibrate, and is put out of sight during the class.

In order to keep the mirrors smear free and clean for the next class, please do not use them as a prop for your practice unless the tutor specifically suggests this.

Replace any mats and equipment used in the appropriate shelving space at the end of class.

Do not flush paper hand towel down the toilet and please switch off the light when you leave.

Please make sure you tidy up any drinks you have and please make sure you put your litter in the bin provided or take it home with you.

We try to provide a calm, quiet teaching space for the yoga classes.  Please be respectful of this and keep conversations to the minimum.

Remember to take all your belongings home with you.

 

Classes for Teenagers and Children:-

We have classes for children under 13 on a Wednesday afternoon at 4pm with Yasmin, and for Teens at 5pm also on a Wednesday.  You will find information of those classes on the timetable page.

Attending adult classes:

It is usual for tutors to request that if you are under 18 you only attend adult classes if you are accompanied by a parent or guardian or you bring written consent from your parent or guardian.

You will need to check with the tutor before you attend.

Due to the restrictions on class numbers the usual ‘drop-in’ facility is not available for any of the classes.

You will need to pre-book direct with the tutor of the class.

Weekly classes vary in cost depending on the time of day and the length of the class.  Most are between £10 and £12 per session.

If you ‘click’ on the class of interest on the timetable page, you will see the cost of that class, together with other details such as tutor contact details, class description, tutor profile.   

Some tutors offer block payments, and there is also a studio loyalty card. Please ask your tutor when you come. 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic students attending in-person classes need to bring their own mat and any props they might like to use during class such as blanket, blocks and belt. 

You will also need to bring your own water/drink

Our weekly and monthly classes MUST be pre-booked. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic you will not be able to just turn up for the foreseeable future. 

Bookings are to be made with the individual tutors.

It is best to arrive 5 to 10 minutes before the start of class to make sure mats can be arranged according to the allocated spaces. Numbers will be limited to 6 to allow for 2 meter social distancing.

If this is your first attendance please make sure you arrive in time to discuss any medical conditions or injuries with your tutor.

A majority of the classes participate in a group studio loyalty scheme and some offer individual loyalty discounts – please ask your tutor for details.

All guest tutor workshops must be pre-booked via the website of with Julie direct, and places are not confirmed at guest tutor workshops without payment.

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