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Frequently Asked Questions

  • It’s my first class – what do I need to do?

    At Yoga Flame we offer a wide variety of classes for all levels of practice. Have a look at our class descriptions to see what would be best for you. The next step is to book at a class at our Moonee Ponds studio. Alternatively you can register on the day, however please note that some classes book quickly and priority will be given to those who have booked online. Aim to arrive at the studio 20 mins before the class starts so we can get you all ready for your first class with us. As the door is locked when class commences be sure to get there early!

    As a first time student with us you will receive our Introductory Offer -  14 consecutive days of unlimited yoga for just $20. This is the perfect way to experience our studio, try different classes, meet our amazing teachers and get to know what the Yoga Flame tribe is all about!

    Looking forward to seeing you soon on the mat!
  • I have never done yoga before. What classes are best for me?

    We offer five different classes at Yoga Flame all of which are open to all levels. However if you are new to yoga the best classes to start with are our signature Hot Yoga Flow, Yoga Essentials, Hatha Flow and Yin Yoga. These classes will give you a good base and offer a lot of beginner friendly instruction. The Vinyasa classes are multi-level classes so will offer instructions to both beginners and also more advanced students. They are also a little more physically demanding, so expect to work a bit harder!
  • How should I prepare for the class?

    You will need a yoga mat, towel and bottle of water, all of which are available for rent or sale at the studio. Wear whatever you can move comfortably in – we suggest light clothing, similar to what you would wear to the gym. Try not to eat anything for two hours before the class, but if you do need to eat try for a light snack like fruit. But DO stay hydrated – be sure to drink plenty of water before class. Most importantly you will need to bring an open mind and be ready to transform your life!
  • What can I expect in a Hot Yoga class at Yoga Flame? Is it like Bikram?

    Our teachers have a wide spectrum of study and experience and offer a fusion of many styles of yoga to create our unique style of Hot Yoga. We find inspiration from many contemporary yoga styles including Barkan, Bikram, Ashtanga, Prana Flow, Anusara and Power Yoga. This means our students get to learn, grow and explore from the vast field that is available to the modern day practitioner. Each class follows a similar slow flowing structure (see below) but is also always a little different depending on the theme or intention of the class on that day. This ensures that the practice is always fresh, challenging and stimulating. Each class will include;
    • Breathing techniques
    • Sun salutations
    • Upper body strengthening
    • Standing poses to develop strength and balance
    • Floor poses that promote muscle flexibility and mobility of the spine and joints
    • Core work
    • Cooling down poses
    • Guided relaxation

    The key qualities of Hot Yoga at Yoga Flame are
    • Room temperature is maintained at 34 degrees. This means the room is kept below body temperature so the heat does not cause stress or fatigue
    • Well structured sequencing provide a safe, logical practice that is available to all levels of student
    • A friendly and supportive teaching style. We understand not every persons body is the same so our teachers will find a place for each student to practice safely and effectively
    • A full spectrum practice that includes upper body strengthening and core work
    • Wooden and cork floors in both studios as well as state of the art heating and ventilation ensures air quality is clean, odour free and safe
    • The guarantee of warm and friendly teachers who will fully support their students at all times
  • How hot is the room?

    We heat the room to 34°c for our Hot Yoga Flow classes and 30°c for Heated Vinyasa Flow. Our warm Vinyasa Flow classes are heated to 27' c. The room is not heated for Yin Yoga, Yoga Essentials or Hatha Flow.
  • Why is the room heated for some of your classes?

    The room is heated in our Hot Yoga Flow and Vinyasa Flow classes. The heat helps to warm your muscles, prevent injuries and allow for a deeper release in your body.
  • Will the classes at Yoga Flame help me get into shape?

    With the exception of our Yin class, the dynamic nature of the classes combined with the heat will stimulate your circulation which aids in developing cardiovascular fitness. As our classes are oriented toward fitness, strength and balance, you will be using all of your major muscle groups to perform the poses. With a consistent yoga practice over time you will notice you become stronger and more toned.
  • What if I am not flexible?

    Perfect! That’s why you’re here. Each pose can be adapted to suit your level, so we encourage you to ‘begin where you are’ – respect your limits and know that you are becoming stronger and more flexible with each class.
  • What if I am injured?

    Please let your teacher know before class if you have any injuries or conditions so they can help you. Your teachers have experience teaching students who are injured and will be able to offer appropriate modifications.
  • I have been practicing yoga for a while and want to try more challenging poses. Can you help me?

    Our teachers have a lot of experience teaching a wide range of students and are able to help take your practice to the next level when you are ready. Our Vinyasa classes are multi level classes so offer more possibilities for deepening your practice.
  • Is there a minimum age to practice at Yoga Flame?

    Yes, we ask that all our students are 16 years old or above.
  • How often should I come?

    Consistency is the key! We recommend at least three classes a week for a noticeable difference in physical and mental wellbeing, but remember, every little bit counts! Most students find that they are most consistent when they schedule the same classes each week, so attendance becomes almost automatic.
  • I have more questions. Can I talk to you at the studio?

    Of course! We are happy to answer all your questions as best we can. We are not only teachers but are students of yoga too, so by asking us questions we have the opportunity to learn as well.
  • What are the terms and conditions of your packages?

    All of our packages are for the length of time stated on our pricing page and cannot be extended or refunded for any reason. 12 month packages - both up front and direct debit - may be suspended for up to 4 weeks per contract. This suspension can be broken into parts but each time must be for a minimum of 7 days. Early cancellation of a direct debit contract will incur a $50 cancellation fee plus 20% of the remaining 12 month contract or 25% of the remaining 3 month contract. Workshops - Cancellations up to 4 weeks prior to workshop full refund/Up to 10 days prior to workshop 50% refund /less than 10 days prior to workshop no refund. All workshop cancellations will incur a $5 processing fee These conditions are not negotiable
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Online Booking Information

  • Setting Up Your Account and booking classes

    • Go to either our Moonee Ponds or Chapel St. Windsor Timetable
    • Click on the Sign Up button for the class you wish to book
    • It will give you the options Existing client or New Client Choose the appropriate option for you and follow the steps to create your account
    • If you are new to Yoga Flame be sure to choose the 14 Day Introductory offer for just $20
    The email and password you create here will be your personal login details for all future bookings. We strongly suggest you opt in for emails as it is through your email you will receive confirmations and be informed if you have been moved from a waitlist into a class.
  • Cancelling A Class

    • To avoid being charged for a class you need to cancel your class at least 2 hours before the start time
    • Log in to your account
    • Click on My Info
    • Select My Schedule
    • All your bookings will be listed. Select Cancel next to the class you wish to cancel. If you are cancelling within the 2 hour time frame Late cancel will come up – select this.
    • For those on an unlimited packages if you have 3 late cancels or no shows in a one month period your booking privileges will be suspended for a week. You can still attend classes but will not be able to pre book your spot.
  • Waiting Lists

    If a class is full online you can place yourself on a waiting list. If someone cancels up to two hours before the class start time you will be placed into the class. It is important that you check either your emails or My Schedule to see if you have been moved into the class.
    • The class will say Waitlist Only. Click Sign up now and follow the steps to go on the waitlist
    • If there is a cancellation more than two hours before the class start time you will be placed into the class. You will be informed by email and it will also appear on My Schedule. Please note the system will state From Waitlist – unconfirmed. You ARE booked in the class- there is no need to confirm.
    • If you decide that you no longer wish to be on the waitlist please make sure that you cancel your spot at least two hours before the class
    • If you have put yourself on multiple waitlist please don’t forget to cancel any you longer want
    • You can check what classes you are waitlisted for by going to My schedule. Click on the right top hand corner Waitlist to view
    • Please be aware you may be moved into a class overnight. If you don’t wish to get up early to check your status for those early morning classes it’s best to cancel your spot before you go to bed!