faq

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

We are located in Crossgates in Leeds, at 70 Crossgates Road, LS15 7NN.

 

IS THERE PARKING AVAILABLE?

Yes, there are two small car parks situated at the top of the parade and there is parking available in the lay-by at the front of the studio.

 

WHY COME TO THE YOGA HOUSE?

The Yoga House is a cosy yoga studio in the heart of East Leeds, our aim is to build a down to earth, supportive yoga community, where everyone feels at home. We offer a variety of classes, courses and workshops to help you move, breathe and relax and will fully support you on your yoga journey, whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced yogi! Spend some time unwinding in our cosy space, sipping tea, meeting other likeminded yogis and getting away from the hustle and bustle of life.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF YOGA?

Yoga has many health benefits to both the body and mind. These include increased flexibility, strength and muscle tone, improved respiration, energy and vitality, weight reduction, improved cardio and circulatory health, improved athletic performance and protection from injury. As many yoga poses are weight baring, it has also been found to increase bone density and is therefore beneficial to those with Osteoporosis. As yoga improves balance and flexibility, it can help prevent falls and therefore prevent fractures. Yoga poses, breathing exercises, and meditation all work to help lower your blood pressure and heart rate and cortisol levels (the stress hormone) in the body, which in turn helps to calm the nervous system and the mind. Due to this, yoga can help those with anxiety and depression, it has also been found to be beneficial for some pain conditions. The list is endless!

 

IS THERE AN OFFER FOR NEW CUSTOMERS?

Yes! If it is your first time at The Yoga House you can sign up to our £35 for 30 consecutive days unlimited classes offer. This allows you to try as many classes on our timetable as you like for 30 days, for just £35!

 

I AM NOT FLEXIBLE/STRONG, CAN I DO YOGA?

YES! There is a common misconception that to do yoga you must be flexible/strong, when actually you practice yoga to improve these areas. Most of us spend our day sitting down at desks or engaging in repetitive motion such as using our mobile phones which shorten muscles. Practising yoga enables you to lengthen and strengthen your muscles and release built up toxins in the muscles. If you are not flexible/strong you probably need yoga most!

 

I HAVE AN INJURY/PAIN; CAN I DO YOGA?

Depending on the injury or pain, the answer is most likely yes. Yoga can actually benefit some injuries/pain and we have some gentle classes on our timetable if you need to take things steady. If you are unsure, please contact info@theyogahouseleeds.co.uk prior to booking a class; it may be beneficial to book a private session with us before attending classes so we can provide you with specific modifications of poses to help your injury. If you do attend classes with an injury/pain, please make the teacher aware at the start of the class so that they can advise/assist you with this.

 

I AM A COMPLETE BEGINNER, WHERE SHOULD I START?

We have a 5-week Beginners course which runs consecutively for the majority of the year. This will teach you the foundations of yoga, and will build week on week to enable you to progress onto other classes on our timetable.

 

WHICH CLASSES ARE SUITABLE FOR ME?

We have a wide range of classes to suit all ages and abilities, please read our class descriptions on our website to help you decide which would be most suitable for you. If you require further information please email info@theyogahouseleeds.co.uk.

 

AM I TOO OLD FOR YOGA?

Definitely not. Often people start yoga in their 70s, and many say they wish they had started sooner! Yoga is a form of exercise that can be enjoyed at any age, from childhood to advanced years and we have classes to suit every age group.

 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Please wear comfortable clothes that you are able to move easily in. We will practice in bare feet to prevent you from slipping unless you have a reason that your socks must be kept on – if this is the case you can buy yoga socks for a small price online to stop you slipping.

 

DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?

We just advise you to bring a bottle of water. If you would like to bring your own equipment you may do so but we have all the equipment you will need at the studio. If you are attending a restorative yoga class you may want to bring an extra blanket or a cushion to be extra cosy but it is not essential.

 

HOW DO I BOOK A CLASS?

You can book classes via our website or by downloading the Mindbody booking app and searching ‘The Yoga House’. Our schedule will appear on both our website and Mindbody app. We have limited space in the studio so it is best to book in advance this way and you can pay via credit or debit card prior to attending. If you would prefer to drop in and pay cash, you may do so but please email info@theyogahouseleeds.co.uk prior to attending to check there is space.

 

HOW DO I BOOK A COURSE OR WORKSHOP?

You can book workshops on our website or on the Mindbody app. You can book a course via our website or by emailing info@theyogahouseleeds.co.uk so we can send you a link. Please note you will not be able to book courses through the Mindbody app.

 

HOW MUCH NOTICE DO I NEED TO GIVE TO CANCEL A CLASS?

Class cancellations can be made up to 3 hours prior to the start of a reserved class. This will give us sufficient time to notify customers on our waiting list. If you cancel within this time frame your cancelled class will be credited back to your account. If you do not attend or cancel within this time frame, you will be charged in full for the class.

 

HOW MUCH NOTICE DO I NEED TO GIVE TO CANCEL A WORKSHOP OR COURSE?

Workshops, courses and events must be cancelled 5 days prior to the start date. This will give us sufficient time to notify customers on our waiting list. If you do not cancel in this time frame you will be charged in full.

 

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE START OF A CLASS?

Please try to arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of a class, course or workshop. This will give you sufficient time to set up your equipment and for the teacher to sign you in on Mindbody. Please note our teachers lock the door when the class starts for safety reasons, therefore if you are late you may miss your class.

 

DO YOU HAVE SPECIFIC MALE ONLY YOGA CLASSES?

Yes we have a 5 week men’s yoga course which will progress week on week to enable you to try other classes on our timetable after the course. We understand that some men may feel put off initially as they believe yoga classes are predominantly attended by women, however we have both men and women in a lot of our classes and we encourage men to attend as they often need to work on their flexibility!

 

DO YOU HAVE YOGA CLASSES SPECIFICALLY FOR CHILDREN?

Yes, we are trained to teach children’s yoga and we have 5 week courses specifically for them; these are quite different to adult classes and will teach children yoga in a fun and engaging environment.

 

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I ATTEND CLASSES?

Come as often as you can, yoga is really good for you! The more you practice, the more benefits you will feel and see. If you attend classes at least 2-3 times a week and you will soon see and feel an amazing transformation within and without.

 

I AM IN REMISSION, AM I ABLE TO ATTEND YOGA FOR LIVING WITH CANCER?

Yes, if you have recently undergone treatment in the last couple of years. This class offers a safe haven for anyone who has been affected by cancer; whether that be recently diagnosed, in treatment, remission, palliative stages or in a supportive role.

 

DO, YOU OFFER PRIVATE CLASSES?

Yes if you would prefer private classes tailored to your specific needs or for private group yoga parties please email info@theyogahouseleeds.co.uk for more information.