frequently asked questions
Here are some questions that our clients regularly ask us. If you can’t find the answer to your particular question please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will come back to you then. We can then add your question (and answer) onto this page for other people’s benefit also.
Q: What do I need to bring with me when attending the studio? What should I wear?
A: We have equipment (mats, blocks, blankets etc) available in the studio However in the light of the Covid 19 pandemic you are advised to bring your own mat, blanket and other props as needed. We have a range of props for sale in our on line store. Wear loose, comfortable, warm clothing – a tracksuit, shorts or leggings are suitable (something that you can move in easily).
Q: What do I need for online zoom classes? What should I wear?
A: For live stream classes you can wear your pyjamas if you wish! Use a rug, blanket or towel if you don’t have a mat. Use household items as props such as toilet rolls, a tie, cushions, books (use your imagination to mimic studio props!) You can leave the camera on during class or if you are camera shy you can leave it off and your name will appear on the instructor’s screen. If you have any difficulty downloading zoom (no purchase needed) or logging on just call or message us.
Q: How do I join a zoom class?
A: It’s very simple to join a class, even for those of us who are technologically challenged! Just follow these 4 steps.
- Book into a class through the App or our website ( Download the Mindbody App Here ). We will then send you your unique ID code and password. Please ensure to book well in advance because booking closes off one hour before each class commences
- 10 minutes before the class commences, log into Zoom on your laptop, phone or tablet
- Select “Join A Meeting”, and you will then be prompted to enter the ID code and password. You are likely to be in a virtual waiting room before the instructor admits everyone and starts the class.
- Once you are in your zoom class, depending on the device you are using, you have the option to select “speaker view” so that you can see the instructor in large on your screen and this minimises other participants.
Make sure your up-to-date email address and mobile number are in our Mindbody system, and be sure to update your profile if there are any changes. Etc
Q: How do I book and pay for classes on the Mindbody app?
A: Download the Mindbody App using the link on this page and follow the steps in the mini videos below. Don’t forget to save Breathe yoga & Pilates to your favourites.
Q: Yoga versus Pilates – What’s the difference & which is better?
A: Neither one is better or worse but both take different approaches and offer different benefits, so let’s do a side by side comparison:
Many of the exercises in Pilates are done lying down or in sitting positions. Most are low impact and can be partially weight bearing. Pilates can be used for injury rehabilitation.
Strong core – abdominals and back
Nothing forms and flattens a tummy like Pilates: it has a unique focus on core muscles in the trunk and pelvis, and is one of the best ways to build core strength leaving you feeling centred & uplifted.
By developing proper technique, you can actually re-train your body to move in safer, more efficient patterns of motion which are invaluable for injury recovery, sports performance, good posture and optimal health.
As there are an extensive number of yoga postures (Asanas) a yoga class can be as strong or as gentle as your teacher makes it. Classes are accessible both for beginners or for elite athletes to explore.
Within a few minutes of starting your yoga class, gentle movement along with breathe awareness release both body and mind creating a sense of calm and a centred self. The physical practice gives the body a feeling of balance and wellbeing, while breathing techniques enhance inner focus and relaxation.
Yoga is not just about exercise, it includes breathing practices, meditation and relaxation – teaching you techniques that you can take off the mat into your daily life. Cultivating a daily practice, even for only 5 minutes, can literally change your life!