It's easy to get started
All our classes welcome newcomers. Simply choose a class time that suits you. Try to find a time that you can make each week.
Many classes you can simply turn up - no need to book.
Check the class timetable and where it says 'drop-in', then turn up and pay on the day. Some classes do require booking, it says this in the class details. You are always welcome to contact the teacher with queries first if you prefer.
Our classes are suitable for everyone, no matter what your level of fitness and mobility, experience or body type.
Simply let the teacher know if you are a beginner and about any health issues or injuries before the class starts. Consider taking our introduction to yoga induction before starting (see below).
All our classes are small so we can ensure you get the instruction you need to get started enjoyably and safely. We will add layers of instruction, technique and challenge when you feel ready and you are always encouraged to work at your own pace or rest whenever you like. There are no requirements for physical ability - we can adapt the practice to anyone who wants to learn.
If you are new to yoga, consider starting at the beginning of a new term and/or come to our yoga induction class on Wednesday evenings (see below). Each term we cover the foundations and will be progressing through a series of lessons that will introduce you to a core themes of postures and breathing. Term dates can be found here >
You are welcome to join in part way through to try it and just mention to the teacher you are a beginner. They will ensure you get the instruction you need to get started.
Do I need to book?
If a class says 'drop-in' on the class timetable, you can simply turn up without booking. Some classes require a term booking so aren't available for attending as a drop-in.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move easily. No special kit needed. Yoga mats and blocks are provided at the studio.
When should I arrive?
Please aim to arrive 10 minutes before the start of the yoga class, especially if it is your first class. For newcomers there is a quick health form to fill in. If you do arrive late, you may not have a space or be able to join in.
I'm a beginner to yoga, is that okay?
Yes, we teach in small friendly groups and beginners are welcome to start at any time. Please come 10 mins prior to the class start time and let the teacher know you are new to Yoga. They will give you a few pointers to help you get started.
Do I need to come each week?
Coming weekly and getting to know your teacher and their teaching style is an ideal way to gain familiarity with the movements and ways of practicing. A teacher who knows you can help you along the way. At least weekly practice is recommended.
How should I pay?
You can pay on the day via cash or cheque, or bank transfer in advance. Sorry we don't take credit cards. You can pay the teacher directly.
What if I have an injury or health issue?
If you have any health concerns or injuries yoga can be very helpful when carefully practiced. Sometimes modification of the practices is required to ensure it is safe. All of our teachers are experienced at working with a wide range of health issues.
If your unsure, please chat to the yoga teacher in advance of coming, simply click on the teachers name to get a link to their contact info.
At Bristol YogaSpace all of the yoga teachers specialise in the therapeutic application of yoga. Health limitations can be accommodated as long as we know about them in advance and can make the time to work with you. Sometimes a group class isn't an ideal starting point and private lessons might be recommended initially. Or a quieter class where we can work with you more individually. This would help get you started with your practice and explore ways of moving and practicing that suit you.
Can I make up missed classes that I've paid for?
Yes, you can exchange up to 2 classes during your term and come along to another teachers' class at another time. Please arrange this through your primary teacher.
Most classes have space for you to make up a missed class but not all. Missed classes must be made up in the same term, you could do 2 classes in one week to help make up the missed one., Sorry we can't carry over missed classes to the next term.
Do I need a yoga mat?
We provide yoga mats and blocks free at the studio. You are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.
Do you have space to get changed?
You are welcome to change in the loos or there is a small annex room you can use too.
We have space to bring your valuables into the studio with you. Please turn off all phones (no sound and not on vibrate). Any belongings left in the foyer are left at your own risk. If you do leave anything at the studio, please let us know within a month so that we can hold on to it for you. We donate unclaimed items to charity each month.
Where can I park my car?
We have a small car park for 5-6 cars and easy on-street parking in surrounding streets.
Where can I park my bike?
We have plenty of bike parking at the studio and love cyclists!
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