The key things you may want to know...
what covid-specific processes do you have?
We have conducted a comprehensive risk-assessment and put a place a multitude of processes to keep you safe. If you are attending an in-person class please review this page in detail.
how do i book a class?
On the Schedule page click on the Book button of the class you want to attend. If you already have an account with Mindbody then first try to log in using your usual username and password. If that doesn't work or you don't have a Mindbody account then you should select the Create Account option, and use your preferred email address and password (could be the same as your other Mindbody account). This will associate Leyton Yoga with your Mindbody account. Then continue through the checkout process.
As an alternative, if you are new to Leyton Yoga you can also register an account with us and Mindbody using this registration form, and then go to the schedule to book the class you want, signing in with those new details.
how to find the midland studio
For classes titled In-person at Midland, we are in the Midland Business Centre, which is at 691 High Road Leyton, E10 6RA. The entrance is to the left of the USSR supermarket, and once you walk through the doors of the Midland Business Centre you turn immediate left to walk up a small flight of stairs to the first floor. Once you're on the first floor our reception door is 3rd on the right.
The nearest rail option is the Midland Road Overground Station. For car parking there is resident permit parking near to studio, and also paid for parking for up to 3hour stays - we recommend the PayByPhone mobile app for this parking which once set up is very quick and easy to use.
When it's the first time you come to Leyton Yoga, please come to class at least 15 minutes early so that we can give you a proper induction into the studio and its equipment.
how to find the trinity studio
For classes titled In-person at Trinity, we are at 38 Trinity Close, E11 4GW. The entrance is just around from the Leytonstone Overground exit, turn right straight out of the exit gates and follow the signs on the blue fence until you reach Trinity Close.
For car parking there is resident permit parking outside the studio, between 8:30am - 6:30pm. Non-restricted at other times.
When it's the first time you come to Leyton Yoga, please come to class at least 15 minutes early so that we can give you a proper induction into the studio and its processes.
what to bring and what we supply
During these Covid-times, we are not providing a mat or any props like blocks or straps. Bring your own mat and any props you normally use (if any).
We suggest you to wear something comfortable that allows you to move freely. Here at Leyton Yoga we don't care about your outfit, how cool you look or whether you have your latest pair of Yoga pants but we do want to make sure that you wear something that makes you feel comfortable and confident in your movement and meditation. Avoid trousers with big pockets or zippers as they might be uncomfortable in some postures. If you come to a Nidra, Restorative or Yin Yoga class, you might want to bring a pair of warm socks and a jumper as the body temperature can drop during relaxation.
We ask you to come dressed for Yoga, as although you could get changed in the toilets it's safer for everyone if you don't. We don't have showers at the studio.
how early should i arrive to sign in?
Classes start promptly at the advertised times. When it's the first time you come to Leyton Yoga, please come to class at least 15 minutes early so that we can give you a proper induction into the studio and its equipment.
After your first time you need to arrive at the studio with enough time to change and enter the yoga studio five minutes before the class starts, in order to lay out mat and accessories and be settled in ready to start by the start time. Sign-ins will not be accepted with less than five minutes before class start time. You will not be allowed to enter the studio once the start time has been reached.
Beginner classes? Absolutely!
We do offer classes specifically for beginners. Look out for the L0 or L1 classes on the schedule. Specific beginners classes are on Wednesday evening 19:00, Saturday 12.30 and Sunday 12.30. Many of our other classes are multi-level or open to all levels. When you join such a class, just tell our teachers you are a beginner and they'll be happy to offer you options more suitable to your experience.
What if i have an injury?
Many people come to yoga for its healing capacity to recover from injuries or chronic illness. Please check with your GP or medical specialist if you are not sure if yoga is suitable for your current state of health and discuss any medical conditions and injuries with the teacher before every class.
One of the many benefits of yoga is that it aims to re-establish our natural balance within the body and there are different types of yoga to cater for individual needs. Injuries and illness are often caused by an imbalance of the elements within the body. Someone who, for example, suffers from joint inflammation, has literally too much heat in the body. A cooling practice like Yin Yoga, Gentle Yoga or Restorative Yoga can help to alleviate the symptoms but a dynamic and heating practice should be avoided while having any kind of inflammation in the body.
can i do yoga when pregnant?
Pregnancy is a very special time in a woman’s life. Yoga offers a toolkit of physical exercises, breathing practices and philosophies to support and nourish you as you journey towards birth and motherhood.
If you already have an established yoga practice, we encourage you to embrace softness. Pause strong practice. Make adjustments. Listen your body and your baby.
If you are new to yoga, we encourage you to attend only prenatal yoga classes.
Not in first trimester: when you discover you are expecting, we strongly encourage you to pause your yoga practice until your 14th week. Your baby’s central nervous system and brain are developing, and you are growing your placenta. This is a time of great change, a time for rest and acceptance.
Although you should always seek the advice of your doctor and/or midwife, we offer some general tips here on yoga practice and pregnancy.
WHat type of yoga do you offer?
At Leyton Yoga we mainly offer Hatha Yoga, which means physical Yoga. Hatha Yoga includes: asana (postures), pranayama (breathing), meditation and kriyas (cleansing practices). Within that, there are many different styles that we offer at Leyton Yoga including Hatha, Hatha flow, Vinyasa, Yin, Ashtanga, and Iyengar. Please review our Class Types page for more info on the different styles we offer.