Frequently Asked Questions
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+ HOW CAN I BOOK A SESSION?
You must book. If you just turn up without booking and the class is full you will not be able to join the class. There are limits on class sizes. Please contact us here for any questions or book directly here.
+ WHICH CLASS WILL BE BEST FOR ME
+ HOW MUCH DO THE SESSIONS COST?
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+ HOW DO I PAY
Click here to book online via credit card. If you would prefer to not pay by credit card, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you details for direct debit.
+ DOES IT MATTER IF I'M NOT FLEXIBLE?
If you think you are not very flexible, then a yoga class is just the place to be! You will be in good company. You might see very flexible people in a yoga class and more often than not they will lack strength and that will be their reason for taking up yoga.
+ WHAT IF I CAN'T DO THE EXERCISES?
Choosing the right class for you is important. At Yogaplusphysio, the teachers are very highly trained and are able to make adaptations that will enhance the benefits of the exercises for your particular body. All you need to do is tell us if it doesn’t feel good in your body and we can help you. We are about making it just right for your body. We are very skilled at watching bodies move and will often notice if something doesn’t work for you, but it is good for you to tell us, so we can work together for your benefit. Maybe you need a Physiotherapy consultation? Visit the Physiotherapy page for further information.
+ WHAT TIME SHOULD I COME?
It is best to come 10-15 minutes before your first class and then 10 minutes early thereafter so you can get settled.
+ WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
We work in bare feet. Socks are good for some of the time in winter but are best removed, for safety when doing standing postures. Loose, comfortable gym style clothing is best. If you don’t have any, don’t worry. Just wear something comfortable until you get an idea of what yoga involves. The studio is air conditioned.
+ CAN I CHANGE MY CLOTHES SOMEWHERE?
Yes, there is a toilet downstairs. Please allow time for this so you are ready to start on time.
+ IS THERE A SHOWER?
+ DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING ELSE?
There are plenty of mats in the studio. You can bring your own mat to put it on our mats for hygiene reasons or to make it softer for your knees. All mats are cleaned by yoga students after each session. It is also good to bring a water bottle for some sips of water from time to time. If you perspire a lot it is a good idea to bring a small towel.
+ SHOULD I EAT BEFORE YOGA?
You shouldn’t eat a big meal immediately before a class as your body needs time to start digesting your meal. Eating a meal two hours before a class is ideal. A small snack is good as it gives you some energy to help you during the class. It is important that you don’t come to yoga feeling hungry.
+ HOW CAN YOGA BENEFIT ME?
These are some of the known benefits of yoga……there are many more……
- Build strength in the body and mind
- Improve flexibility, also in both body and mind
- Relieve pain
- Improves breathing/ respiratory conditions
- Enhance ease of movement
- Facilitate relaxation
- Improve balance
- Improve the function of all the body’s systems
- Calm the mind
- Improve mental focus and ability to remain in the present moment (mindfulness)
- Help us deal with the ups and downs of life by developing acceptance
+ CAN YOGA BE CLAIMED FROM MY HEALTH FUND?
Many health funds provide a ‘Wellbeing’ package that includes Yoga. Sometimes they require a referral from a health practitioner. Contact me here to discuss. You need to contact your health fund confirm this.
+ HOW MANY PHYSIOTHERAPY SESSIONS DOES IT USUALLY TAKE TO SEE IMPROVEMENT?
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+ HOW LONG DO PHYSIOTHERAPY SESSIONS GO FOR?
Initial consultations go for 55 minutes and follow up visits go for 40 minutes.
+ ARE THE PHYSIOTHERAPY SESSIONS ONE-ON-ONE?
Yes, you will be the only one there. I offer a very focused and personalised service. For more information, please click here.
+ CAN I CLAIM PHYSIOTHERAPY SESSIONS ON MY HEALTH FUND?
If you have extras cover, you may get a rebate from your health fund under physio. I am a Physiotherapist with a provider number and my sessions should be covered if you have ‘extras’ cover. You should check with your health fund first. I often use Yoga Therapy techniques in my Physiotherapy sessions.
If you have a Care Plan from your Doctor that includes Physiotherapy sessions you may be able to claim from Medicare.