FAQ’s

I’m Pregnant, which classes can I attend?

Yoga can be a great support during pregnancy and for you and baby after the birth, we have a team of experts in all things pre & post natal based at The Well Garden, you can find out more about the Born Together team and all that they offer here.

It is recommended that you do not practice yoga in your first trimester (the first 12 weeks of pregnancy) whilst your body is adapting to the change. You can return to practice from your second trimester onwards, when we encourage you, with the approval of your medical practitioner, to attend our Pregnancy yoga classes. Intermediate and advanced students may attend general classes from the second trimester, however this is at the discretion of the teacher and with the prior approval of your medical practitioner. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for advice on classes, or see the class styles and teachers bio pages for more information. 

I’m a Beginner, which classes can I attend?

We often run 4 wk beginners courses, which are a great place to start & learn the foundations of practice. Please check the workshops page on the website as these are added regularly. You may also be interested in booking a 1-2-1 with one of our teachers so that you feel more confident joining a group class, you can find out more about that here. Class levels do vary depending on the teacher and their experience. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for advice on classes, or see the class styles and teachers bio pages for more information.

What if I have an injury or medical condition?

We would advise arriving a little early to inform the teacher of any injuries or medical conditions before the class starts. This is really important as it helps the teacher know how to assist you, give you modifications, and keep you safe. We, and our teachers, reserve the right to ask you not to participate in a class if we feel that it would be inappropriate because of an injury or medical condition. If you are unsure whether a class will be suitable for you, please contact us.

What do I wear to class?

Dress in comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. Classes are barefoot, and shoes are not permitted in the studio. 

Do I need to bring anything?

We provide mats, blocks, bricks, straps, blankets & bolsters free of charge. Many students prefer to practise on their own mat — you can purchase a mat at reception, or you’re welcome to bring yours with you.

Is there parking available at the studio?

The roads surrounding The Well Garden are permit only. These restrictions mostly only apply between Monday – Saturday8.30am – 6pm, so you can park freely outside of those times.
You can find near-by available low cost car parking on here:
Please note, any unauthorised vehicles parked in the courtyard directly outside The Well Garden, that haven’t been checked in at The Hackney Downs main reception, will be subject to parking penalties.