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 is the minimum age for attending classes & treatments alone?

The minimum age for attending classes or treatments alone is 16.

Children aged 14 or 15 may be able to attend other classes with a guardian who is over 16, at the class teacher’s discretion. If you would like to bring your 14 or 15 year old child to a class please contact us first to confirm that the class is suitable.

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.

Do I need to book classes & treatments in advance?

You have the option to book all classes, workshops & treatments in advance via the website and mind body app. Please note that if you are booking for more than one person you will need to call the studio, it is not possible to do this online.

Booking is essential for 7am and 8.15am classes as there is no receptionist at this time, it is also required for Gong Meditation Classes.

Booking is recommended for all evening and weekend classes which tend to get busy.

Generally, you do need to book for courses and workshops, but always ask if you are interested in case there are spaces.

Treatments need to be booked, but again, always ask if you are interested in case there are spaces on the day.

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.