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- Frequently Asked Questions -

I am new to yoga, what should I expect?

Congratulations! You are at the beginning of a journey that can give you strength in your body and calm in your mind.

As with anything new, be compassionate with yourself and remember that you don’t have to get everything right away. Practising yoga is a lifelong endeavour and learning the basics is helpful as you build a strong practice. We encourage beginners to pace themselves in class and most importantly, establish a regular practice. You do not need to know anything about yoga, just step onto the mat and open yourself up to a new experience.

We offer basics classes to get started with our signature Lumi Power Yoga classes, a dynamic and powerful style of yoga. On our schedule you also find other styles of yoga like slow flow and yin. Check out our schedule and connect with us on info@lumipoweryoga.com for any questions.

How much do the classes cost?

At Lumi you can practice both in the studio and on livestream. The best way to get started is an Intro Offer at the studio - unbeatable value and an opportunity to try out different classes and teachers over 3 weeks. There is also an Intro Offer for livestream classes - you can find all details under "Yoga Packages" on this website.

How many times a week should I practise?

For optimal results in gaining energy, decreasing stress and building a strong, pain-free body, consistency is the key to success.

A practice of 2-3 days per week, if consistent, will create transformation over time.

For life-changing results practice 4-6 days per week.

If you are cross training with other sports then practicing 2-3 times a week would offer great benefit.

I am not flexible or strong and I feel a bit hesitant – can I still do yoga?

This practice invites you to just be with where you are at in your body in the moment. We encourage you to develop a flexible mind. You don’t need to be physically flexible or strong. Or any particular body shape, age or any external definition. All you need is to focus on letting go, breathing, moving, and respecting where your body is that day. Soon you will find your own way into the practice.

The main goal of yoga at Lumi is to build and maintain physical and spiritual vitality, not to wrap your legs behind your head (unless that's what you want to do!).

Can I practise when I’m pregnant?

We offer specific classes for pregnancy and they are a wonderful way to maintain yoga practice during pregnancy. We recommend not to start power yoga practice as a beginner when you’re pregnant.

If you had a strong practice before you became pregnant, you may attend regular classes after the first trimester but not during the first three months. We ask you not to practice Slow Flow or Yin Yoga classes at all during your pregnancy: These classes focus more on stretching, which can lead to destabilizing joints in the context of higher levels of the hormone relaxin during pregnancy.

If you do join power yoga classes, please always let your teacher know. You will also be asked to sign a document stating that you are a regular practitioner and that you understand that as with any physical activity, there are risks. Generally, as with any exercise program, the two general rules of thumb are to check with your doctor, and to listen to your own body and heed any warning signs that you are in a danger zone either for injury, overheating or overwork.

Will I lose weight and build a yogic body?

The amazing thing about Power Yoga is that it will completely transform your whole body, mind and spirit. If you need to lose weight, you will. If you need to build muscle, you will. All you need to do is to practise regularly. It all depends on what shift needs to take place in your body to bring it back to its most natural state. Generally, this system of yoga torches calories and awakens every cell in your body.

What should I wear?

You will want to wear clothes that you feel comfortable moving and sweating in. Pretty much what you would wear to work out or run in….minus the socks and shoes and for hot classes, light fabrics are best.

What do I need?

You will need a yoga mat and bottle of water. Wear comfortable and light clothing - similar to what you would wear for a summer run or at the gym. Please bring your own mat if you can - otherwise you can rent a mat for £1 with proceeds going to Lumi Foundation, our charity. For showers, you can bring your own towel or rent one for £2. And a smile will take your practice to a whole different dimension!

What are the opening times?

We have classes from early morning to late evening. Doors are open from about 30 before each class and you can always buzz at the door and we will open for you!