Melton Yoga General Information and Etiquette.


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I’m pregnant – can I do Yoga/Pilates?

  • Melton Yoga does not offer Prenatal Yoga Classes as a general class. It runs as a special 8-week course when enough students are registered (max 12 per class). And is best undertaken in the final 8-Weeks of your pregnancy.
  • The next date for Prenatal Yoga is TBA.
  • Caroline holds both prenatal Yoga and Pilates qualifications. If you are pregnant you are welcome to attend group reformer classes taught by Caroline. Please inquire via text on 0403 822 446 and I will call you back.

Can I eat before class?

  • Yoga and Pilates are practiced on an empty stomach. Your last big meal should be 1 to 2-hours before class unless a specific medical condition prevents this.

What do I do on arrival?

  • When you arrive at the studio please remove your shoes in the studio foyer and place shoes and bags in the pigeon holes provided.
  • Please pay the teacher/get you class pass punched and take this opportunity to advise the teacher of injuries/health concerns/pregnancy.

What should I wear?

  • Wear comfortable loose (not baggy) or stretchy clothing.
  • Yoga and Pilates are practiced in bare feet. please remove your shoes in the studio foyer and place shoes and bags in the pigeon holes provided.
  • For hygiene reasons: please do not walk into the main studio areas while wearing shoes.
  • Please avoid wearing watches and tight belts. Also, avoid wearing jewelry that might catch in the studio equipment and injure you or damage them.

What is expected of me?

  • For the comfort of all participants please do not come to class smelling of strong perfume/aftershave/deodorant and/or cigarette smoke. If you smoke do not smoke in the clothes you wear to class.
  • Please ensure that mobile phones are switched off or on silent.
  • Classes start and finish on time. As a courtesy to the teacher and other students please arrive 5 to 10-minutes before the start of the class to allow yourself time to settle in.
  • Please practice mauna when you arrive for Yoga classes. Mauna (sacred or noble silence) is a practice of pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) the 5th yogic limb. The practice of pratyahara teaches us to quiet our mind and internalize our awareness enabling us to see and feel at a deeper level making us more sensitive to others and the energy around us.
  • Please stay for the entire class. If you need to leave early please speak to the Yoga teacher/Pilates instructor before class starts.
  • The studio door will be unlocked 15-minutes before the class start time and the door will be propped open. The door will be closed and locked at the start of class.
  • If you do find yourself running late don’t rush – this is your time – take time to settle yourself in, however, once the studio door has been locked students will not be permitted to enter the class unless they have contacted the teacher/instructor and reached an agreement beforehand.

What do I need to bring?

  • If you are a new student please bring a completed registration form or fill one out on arrival.
  • Please arrive at your first class 15-minutes early so the teacher can go through the form and show you around.
  • There are studio yoga mats and blankets available for use – however, if you have your own please bring them.
  • The studio floors are concrete – strictly no glass in the studio. Please feel free to bring a metal water bottle, however, glass bottles, drinking glasses and ceramic cups are not to be brought to class.
  • In hot weather please bring a small hand towel.
  • Eye-bags are supplied for relaxation. For hygiene reasons always place a tissue from the box provided between your eyes and shared eye-bags. If you have your own eye-bag please bring it.
  • The studios have an adjoining toilet and small change area.

What can I expect?

  • To be treated with respect and compassion by both the teacher/instructor and the other students.
  • To practice in a non-competitive atmosphere where you progress at your own pace.
  • To learn to accept yourself for who and where you are, and treat your body with love and ahimsa (non-violence).

Who is Yoga and Pilates for?

  • Everyone – regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, experience, and flexibility.