Namaste and Welcome to Dancing Warrior Yoga!
Thank you for taking the first step towards your transformation to a healthier, happier you! We’re so glad you’ve found us and we’re always excited to meet new yogis. Visiting a new studio may feel a little unfamiliar at first. However there is absolutely nothing to worry about! We’re a friendly bunch of like minded souls who enjoy yoga, laughter, community and health. We welcome you and look forward to sharing your journey with you both on and off the yoga mat.
Foundations of Yoga 8 Week Beginners Course
We offer an 8 week beginners course designed for those who are new to yoga and are looking for an introduction to the practice in a safe and supportive environment. Each week we will focus on a different foundational element , giving you a well rounded introduction to the practice. Learn more or book your spot for this course >>
Do I need to book online before I come to the studio?
No just rock up!! There’s no need to book online before attending class. For those of you who love to be super organised its great if you do book but for those who prefer a little less structure is great if you don’t book! There will always be a spot for you so feel free to come on in anytime. We’re looking forward to meeting you.
As a beginner what classes can I attend?
We recommend attending a Basics class first if you are able to. Yin classes and Sun/Moon are also great for beginners. All the classes on the timetable cater for beginners – our Embodiment & Flow classes are open level classes, designed for all levels of experience. View our timetable here
What should I bring?
A water bottle, an open heart and a smile!
When does my $40 intro offer start?
Your intro period starts from the first time you come into the studio. It doesn’t start when you buy online so there’s no rush, take your time and come when you’re ready. The pass entitles you to 2 weeks of unlimited yoga at the studio (does not include workshops or one to one yoga).
Do I need to book a class online?
It is recommended that you book your classes online however it is not essential. Feel free to attend any class without prior notice and we will book you in from our studio.
How do I pay for classes?
We recommend setting up an online profile using our online booking facility. This is a great way to view our expanding timetable, book classes and keep track of your purchases and visit history. To stay in touch using your smartphone please download the Mind Body Connect App and search for Dancing Warrior Yoga.
What kind of yoga does Dancing Warrior Yoga offer?
- Hatha-Vinyasa: A smooth flowing style of yoga that links the breath and postures together generating body heat and purification.
- Yin: A series of slow postures designed to gradually release muscular tension and promote mobility using little muscular effort. Yin yoga will peacefully and mindfully transform your body and mind.
- Restorative: A gentle practice that creates subtle opening of joint structures using props to support the body.
Is the studio heated? Will this be “Hot Yoga”
No, Dancing Warrior Yoga is not a heated yoga studio. During your practice your body temperature will raise a little as you flow through the more dynamic movements. We believe that practicing in an artificially heated room is un-necessary as your body creates its own heat.
I am a beginner – what classes can I attend?
In addition to Basics classes our Yin, Restorative and Open Level classes are all perfect for those new to yoga. We recommend attending at least 4 Warrior 1 classes before moving on to the Intermediate classes.
What time should I arrive for class?
Please aim to arrive 15 minutes early for every class. There’s nothing worse that running late to a yoga class and arriving feeling stressed out before you begin! For your first class please aim to arrive 20 minutes early to fill out our new client form and speak to the instructor about any special requirements.
Can I eat before attending a yoga class?
It is best not to practice yoga with a full stomach. We recommend leaving at least 2 hours between eating a meal and practicing yoga.
Can I come to Yin if I am a beginner?
YES , YES, YES! Yin yoga is a great place to start as it focuses on gently opening and restoring the body. Yin moves at a slower pace and requires less muscular effort.
How do I get to the studio using public transport?
We are conveniently located three minutes walk from St Peters train station. As you leave the train station take a right and walk towards May Street, via the infamous hub of street art in May Lane. Turn right at May Street, and our studio is on your right.
Is there parking available?
Yes there is! Sydney Park car park (opposite May St) offers 4 hours free parking. Alternatively there is free street parking along May Street.
What should I wear?
Any kind of exercise clothing that is breathable and easy to move in. Light, tight fitting clothing is ideal. We ask you to consider others in the studio and dress modestly (no teeny-tiny booty shorts please!). We recommend bringing a small hand towel to wipe any sweat during class. We do not allow shoes in the studio, please take them off before you enter and store them in the spaces provided.
I am pregnant. Can I come to any of your classes?
We recommend that yoga is completely avoided during the first trimester, as too much stretching and movement of the uterus can be dangerous to the foetus. When you are past first trimester you are welcome to attend our Warrior 1 classes, with the all-clear from your doctor.
Do I need to bring my own mat?
It’s a good idea to have your own but we have mats available to hire from the studio at $2 each (this is donated to charitable organisations). You can also buy a range of mats from the studio.
I’m not very flexible – does that matter?
Of course not – in fact you’ve come to the perfect place. Saying you’re not flexible enough to do yoga is like saying you’re too dirty to have a shower!!
I have more questions!
If your question hasn’t been addressed you can call Mathew Bergan on 0413 738 684 or email email@example.com
“This is an amazing yoga studio, I’ve been practicing yoga for quite a few years now and I love practicing here. Challenging and rewarding, the instructors know their stuff and are super lovely.” — Shelley
“Matthew is an inspirational teacher, whose sense of humour, inventiveness and often irreverence is like a breath of fresh air.” — Gail
“Really friendly relaxed atmosphere, and close to the best coffee in Sydney” — Toni
“Lovely Yin class with a wonderful teacher. Thank you!” — Summer