Frequently Asked Questions

We offer a total of six weekly beginner classes where we teach the essential foundations of Iyengar yoga. With the INTRO OFFER, you have the flexibility to attend as many of these classes as you’d like. Our recommendation is to attend at least once a week as the beginners course is progressing week by week. So, the majority of our students will turn up to one class per week. However, some keen students may wish to attend more often to consolidate their learning and experience more regular yoga practice. With the INTRO OFFER, you are welcome to come as often as your schedule allows and there are spaces available. We love having enthusiastic students in the room and sharing our love for Iyengar Yoga.

No, you do not need to be flexible for attending our yoga classes. Our classes are suitable for everybody, regardless of body, gender, ability, or age. Please contact us if you have a particular concern you would like to discuss.

Our classes are suitable for everybody, regardless of body, gender, ability, or age. Please contact us if you have a particular concern you would like to discuss.

We provide all equipment that is needed in our yoga classes. You just have to bring yourself. However, you can most certainly bring your own mat and or block if you prefer.

The Beginners Course is designed for students who are generally well and do not present with acute injuries or illnesses. Stiffness is not a problem, nor are injuries that still allow you to move freely – just be sure to advise your teacher of any problems you are facing.

The Beginners Course has been specifically designed to introduce students to Iyengar yoga in a structured manner. The course is run over a period of 10 weeks, with students progressing each week through a carefully planned series of classes. Please check the website for course starting dates. For late joiners we offer a pro-rata payment options. Please discuss this with us via email.

You can attend multiple beginners classes a week if you have purchased a 10-week Beginners Course. Students are advised to select a regular class time and advice reception about their additional attendance options. Additional classes may be subject to availability. Please contact reception if you want to discuss your options.

The Beginners Course is suitable for any student new to yoga or new to the Iyengar method of yoga. The Beginners Course is designed to introduce students to the foundations of the Iyengar method, where the emphasis is on precision, alignment, and timing.

The best option for new students is to book into our Beginners Course. We recommend reserving your spot for your regular class time via our booking system as numbers may fill up.

We do, however, have casual attendance options. If you have problems with your booking, please contact us. We are always happy to assist.

While preferred, it is not essential to book into classes. We recommend arriving a few minutes before the scheduled start time. This ensures that the class will have availability for you and allows classes to start on time. Please view our live timetable for our current class schedule.

Yes, existing students who have already developed a relationship with our teachers who have the training and experience to guide them in their continued practice of yoga.

We do not offer specialised prenatal classes. However, if you have been a long-term student with us, we can guide you through your pregnancy with alternative poses in our classes. It’s best to talk about your personal circumstances with a teacher for the best advice. If you are a new student, we can discuss your options.

Yes. We have a change room inside as well as a unisex toilet plus two outside unisex toilets which can also be used for changing.

Adjustments are an integral part of Iyengar Yoga and are essential for a safe, effective, and personalised practice. Teachers may choose the best way to direct you and opt for physical touch if demonstrations or verbal explanations are seen as insufficient.

Adjustments provide students with enhanced awareness, deeper access to the asanas, injury prevention, personalized instruction, and a connection with the teacher. With your attendance in our classes, you give permission to be adjusted unless otherwise communicated before class. Should you have any concerns or be uncomfortable with this practice please get in touch prior to a class or inform your teacher.

Yes, we simply ask for a minimum 7 days’ notice in writing for all changes (permanent and temporary) to your pass.

Not a problem. We can make changes to your Direct Debit payment, such as changing your pass or putting a pause on your payments while are away.

We will need a minimum of 48 hours prior to the autopay direct debit date, to avoid the scheduled payment proceeding.  Minimum period of pause is 2 weeks and maximum period is 3 months.

Make up classes need to be made up while membership is active.

We understand personal circumstances can sometimes prevent us from our plans. Please advise us via email as soon as possible if for any reason you are unable to attend.  For Beginners, we are happy to transfer your unused course to the following term. 

Classes cancelled less than 2 hours before class start time will not be credited unless under exceptional circumstances.

Cancellation and refund requests must be made within 7 days of cessation of attendance. Alternatively, all refunds may attract an administration fee. Refunds are at the discretion of Hamilton Yoga management.

All our different passes can be purchased online, however we have EFTPOS at the studio and cater for cash payments if preferred. Our memberships are paid via direct debit payments.

Yes, you can. Yoga can be very beneficial for menstruating women. Always let your teacher know before the start of class whether you are menstruating. The teacher will advise you what alternative poses you can do in class and might direct you to a more restorative posture.

Ideally, please allow 3 hours after a heavy meal before doing yoga or attending a class. You may have a light snack up 2 hours before class.

Hydrate well before class. A water dispenser is available at the studio.

Parking is usually available in front of the yoga schoolalong Steel Street. Alternatively, daytime parking is available along the TudorStreet side of Gregson Park or across the road in front of Hamilton PublicSchool.

Our yoga studio is a spacious and open room with timber flooring and natural light. The studio is well-ventilated with natural airflow, as well as equipped with split-system air conditioning, ceiling fans, and wheelchair access. In our reception area, we can offer space for storing personal items during a class. There is a change room along with unisex toilets both inside and outside.

In our studio we provide all standard props for yoga and are fitted out with specialised props such as wall ropes, a tressler, and a demonstration stage, to name a few. 

Iyengar Yoga Classes and Beginners Courses in Newcastle