What should I wear to yoga/Pilates?
Your usual gym clothes will be perfect for yoga and Pilates. Make sure you’re comfortable and avoid anything too baggy which will get in the way, leggings or shorts and a vest or a t-shirt is perfect. Bare feet are encouraged, or sticky socks can be purchased from reception for £7 if that’s more comfortable for you.
What do I wear to Hot Yoga?
Leggings or shorts and a t-shirt are suitable for hot yoga, but you will need a towel to lay on your mat to prevent slipping.
Do I need to bring anything?
Just yourself, a towel if it is a hot class and a bottle of water! We have yoga blocks, straps and blankets available to use. We encourage you to bring your own mat but we do have mats available to borrow – just ask your instructor.
I’m a beginner, is hot yoga suitable for me?
We welcome all levels at Ironstone from beginners to seasoned yogis. If it’s your first hot yoga experience make sure your teacher is aware of that, take it steady, take breaks when you need to and make sure you drink plenty of water. We’d recommend starting in our Hot Yin or Hatha Yoga classes to get used to the heat.
Who is hot yoga not suitable for?
If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or have any kind of heart condition (including high blood pressure) we’re afraid that hot yoga isn’t for you.
Should I eat beforehand? What about water?
A small snack is fine but we’d advise against wolfing down your dinner right before class.
How hot is your hot yoga?
Our studio is heated to 37 degrees for our Hot Yoga classes.
I’m not flexible at all, can I do yoga?
Yes! You don’t need to be flexible to do yoga at all, in fact doing yoga will help your flexibility.
I’ve just had a baby can I do yoga?
Yes! Once you’ve had your 6-week all clear from your midwife or GP you can rejoin classes.
Can men do yoga?
Yes! Men are welcome in all of our classes and we have lots of male members. If you’re apprehensive just give us a ring and we’re happy to recommend the right class for you.
Do I have to book beforehand?
Yes please. You can book online or via the app, or by giving us a ring. You can book online up to an hour before a class starts, if you want to join a class and there’s less than an hour until it begins then give us a call.
Can I buy a membership?
Yes you can! We have a range of membership options available whether you are coming once a week or five times a week – and there’s huge savings to be made. Head to our memberships page to find out more. We also have pay as you go options and class packs which give you reduced class prices if you buy 3, 10 or 20 class credits which can be used across a variety of classes. If you have any questions about what membership is right for you just give us a ring or pop in.
I need to cancel what shall I do?
If you do need to cancel you can do this via the app, or online in your account. Please try and cancel if you can’t make it as it frees up a space for someone else.
Do you have showers?
Yes we do, and lockers and hairdryers.
We look forward to seeing you soon!