Whether you are local, travelling from interstate or overseas, been practising for 20 years or none at all, you are welcome to practice with our dedicated community of teachers and students.
How do I book into a class?
There is no need to book — just send us an email or give us a call to let us know you’re coming. Then simply turn up ten minutes before the class is scheduled to start so we can introduce you to the teacher and we can talk to you about your previous experience with yoga (if any), existing injuries, etc.
What do I do when I get to Russia House?
Our studio is located on the ground floor of Russia House, 118 Greeves Street, Fitzroy. When you arrive at the main door, go straight ahead, through to the end of the hallway and the studio will be located on your left. When reception is manned (6am to 7.30am Monday to Thursday, 7.30am to 8.30am Saturdays), the main door will be open. After those hours, you will need to use the buzzer and someone will let you in.
Led classes will start on time, so please arrive a few minutes before the start of class.
Do I need to bring a yoga mat?
Yes please. We will not be lending out any shared equipment during COVID.
Can I try before I buy?
You definitely can! We offer one free introductory session to first-time students who want to learn the Ashtanga primary sequence. You can join our beginners classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6.00pm. Just send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you’re coming.
I have had some experience with yoga but have not done Ashtanga before. What classes can I do?
We recommend you do a few of the evening beginners classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.00pm in order to learn the primary sequence. The teacher will assess and decide when you’re ready to be moved on to the Mysore classes.
In Mysore classes, students practice the sequence given to them by the teacher, at their own pace, in a group setting with hands on adjustments by teachers. These classes have a flexible start and finish time, within the schedule outlined in the timetable.
Your timetable says that there are Mysore/Beginners classes. What does that mean?
If you are a complete beginner or are learning the Ashtanga Primary sequence for the first time, we recommend that you start off with the evening beginners classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.00pm. Once the teacher feels that you’re ready to move on, you can join any of the Mysore classes as a beginner (you will be given a “cheat sheet” if need be, to help you remember the sequence).
If you are unable to attend the evening classes and would like to come in the mornings, one of Eoin’s assistants will teach you the primary sequence while the Mysore class is running.
If you have any other queries at all, please do not hesitate to email or give us a call.