The expert in anything was once a beginner. At Upstate Yoga there are no expectations and no prerequisites. You don’t need to able to touch your toes or balance on one leg. We welcome beginners with open arms and will guide you through the practice step by step. We’ll encourage you to rest when needed and teach you to listen to your body.
Hydration is key. Remember to drink lots of water prior to and after your class.
We encourage our new clients to arrive 10 minutes before class. We want to help you settle in and show you around before you begin your class.
Class check in opens 15 minutes before all reformer classes. Mat class check in opens 15 minutes before early morning classes (6am & 7am) and 30 minutes before all other mat class times.
WHAT TO BRING
For our mat classes you’ll need a yoga mat, large towel and a bottle of water for your practice. If you forget, no stress, we’ve got you covered. Both mat and towel hire is $2.
A bolster or cushions are great to bring along for our Yin Yoga classes so you can get nice and comfy. We provide blocks for all yoga classes.
For our reformer classes just bring along some water. There is filtered water available or bottled water to purchase.
WHAT TO WEAR
Let’s face it. If your coming along to one of our hot yoga or hot pilates classes you’re going to sweat. It’s the best part. Yin Yoga and Reformer classes are warm not hot, our best advice is to wear comfortable and light clothing. Ladies can wear shorts or tights with a tank top or crop. Guys, shorts and a singlet.
We highly recommend you book for our Reformer classes, spaces are limited. You can book via the Upstate Yoga App or book via our website. Please be aware of the booking cancellation policy for pilates reformer which is detailed in our terms and conditions.
Mat classes do not require bookings but you can do so if you like.
Come along, be prepared and get ready for an empowering session.
ENJOY THE FACILITIES
Enjoy our spacious change rooms with toilets, showers, hair dryers and everything else you need pre and post class. We’ve also got lockers for your personal belongings.
WHAT IF YOU HAVE AN INJURY
Yoga is incredibly therapeutic and a great way to speed up the healing process. Before each class your teacher will ask if anyone has any injuries or if you like tell us before you get in there. We’ll ensure you practice safely.
Our mat pilates classes offer a variety of modifications if you have an injury, speak to your teacher prior to class for advice on how modify for your body.
Our group reformer classes are best suited to those without injuries. Our reformer classes are athletic not rehabilitation classes and require you to be injury free.
STIFF, INFLEXIBLE AND OUT OF SHAPE
Yoga is the perfect opportunity to get in shape, loosen up and increase your flexibility. Regular and consistent practice will help you achieve any goal you have whether it be physical or mental. Yoga can be amazingly transformational for both the body and the mind.