inbada Yoga Studio
FAQs

NEW TO INDABA?
Where do I begin?
We have experienced in-house Yoga Advisors to help you find the perfect class for your specific needs. They can tell you all about our classes, teachers, workshops, courses and treatments.
If you are unsure of your entry level or what style of yoga you should investigate, please give us a call (0207 7249994) or send us an email (welcome@indabayoga.com)! Alternatively, just pop into the studio to have a look around and enjoy a cup of organic tea on the house. We’ll give you the full tour and put your mind at ease.
If you haven’t practiced Yoga before, try our Beginners Classes, Mysore Classes or Beginners Courses.

Do you have an offer for first-timers?
If this is your first class at Indaba, you can sign up to our Introductory Offer: £30 for 30 consecutive days of unlimited yoga!
The Introductory Offer is available to you if you have attended a workshop, course or treatment at Indaba but have yet to try your first class.

 

PREPARING FOR A CLASS
What do the different classes involve?
Want to find out more about the styles of yoga we offer then check out our Classes page or talk to our Yoga Advisors either at the front desk, over the phone on 0207 7249994 or via email at welcome@indabayoga.com

Do I need a mat?        What do I need to bring?        What should I wear?
We provide mats free of charge, which are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after every class. If you have your own yoga mat, you are absolutely welcome to bring it along.  We have storage space in both of our studios for persomal mats.
We also provide props such as bricks, blocks, bolsters and straps.

Wear comfortable clothing, that you can move and stretch in. You may get hot so perhaps you want to wear something that will keep you cool, but bring something to keep you warm when you slow down in relaxation. Shoes and socks are not worn when practicing yoga.

Can I eat before a yoga class?
Yoga can be uncomfortable when practicing on a full stomach. Try to eat at least 2 hours before a class.  If you need to eat closer to the class, a light snack such a piece of fruit or energy bar should be fine.

 

WHAT FACILITIES DOES INDABA HAVE?
Do you have showers?
Indaba has heavenly showers with organic shampoos and conditioners. You can rent a fluffy towel at reception (£1.50 for large/shower towel, £1 for small/hand towel). Hair dryers are provided.

Where can I leave my stuff?
We have plenty of lockers in the changing rooms. Just insert a pound coin or one of our Indaba locker tokens to release the key and you’ll get the coin/token back once you have finished with the locker.
We ask that you don’t take your belongings into the studios or leave them in the reception area. We cannot take responsibility for your stuff so please lock it away.

 

WHICH CLASSES WILL BE SUITABLE FOR ME?
Our Yoga Advisors will help you find the perfect class to suit your specific needs.  They can tell you about our classes, teachers, workshops, courses and treatments.
If you are unsure of your entry level or what style of yoga you should try, please give us a call (0207 7249994) or pop us an email (welcome@indabayoga.com)!  Alternatively, just pop into the studio to have a look around and enjoy a cup of organic tea on the house. We’ll give you the full tour and put your mind at ease.
If you haven’t practiced Yoga before, try our Beginners Classes or Courses.

What if I have an injury or medical condition?
Always consult your doctor first and please inform the teacher before the class starts. Feel free to contact us so we can direct you to the classes that are more injury friendly.

What if I am pregnant?
We would advise that you do not practice during your 1st trimester and that you sould always consult your doctor before attending a class.
When you come back to practive we would highly recommend that you sign up for one of our regularly scheduled 6 week Pregnacy Yoga Courses to be shown the safest way to maintain your yoga practice for you and your baby.

Is there an age limit?
Yoga is for everyone, however, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Please always inform our Yoga Advisors if someone under 16 is hoping to attend a class so we can check that the teacher is happy to have a youngster attend their class.

 

TRAVELLING TO INDABA?
How do I get to Indaba?
Check out our Contact page for details on how to find us.

Can I drive my car or scooter?
We are NOT in the congestion zone! Yippee!
Pay and display is available Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 6:30pm. Spots are limited so be sure to leave enough time to find somewhere to leave your car. There are spots available on Church and Broadley Street and West of Lisson Grove.
There is free parking on single yellow lines on Saturday and Sunday.
Scooter and motorbike parking is on Harewood avenue and on the east side of Marylebone station. Please don’t park your scooter (or car) on the pavement in front of the studio as you will get a ticket!

What about my bicycle?
There is bicycle parking on Lisson Grove and Harewood Avenue.

 

WHAT DOES INDABA MEAN?
Indaba means ‘gathering’. Perfectly located in Central London, we’ve gathered a wide range of the city’s most talented teachers and built a community of yogis. In the welcoming atmosphere of this beautiful space we’ve created what we believe is the ultimate yoga studio!

 

WHAT IS YOGA AND WHAT WILL IT DO FOR ME?
Yoga is a practice that originated in India over 2,500 years ago. Written in Sanskrit, the ancient texts describe it as a practice that will still the turbulence of mind that will, over time and with practice, create greater calm, contentment and mental clarity. There are many ways in which Yoga can be practiced to achieve this. In the Western world this usually involves a physical practice. By putting the body in various poses (asanas) and bringing awareness to breath, Yoga will quieten the body and mind.
At Indaba we sell many books that discuss both the history, philosophy and application of Yoga. It’s fascinating and learning more will really enhance your practice!

What are the benefits of practising yoga?
Regular practice of yoga poses or asanas will increase stamina, strength and flexibility, helping you feel happier and healthier in body and mind!

Who is yoga suitable for?
Yoga is open to everyone—young or old, flexible or stiff, men and women, sporty or deskbound.

Is Yoga a religion?
Although there are spiritual elements to yoga, yoga is not a religion and does not require you to subscribe to any particular set of beliefs. It will however help you to think about your way of life and enable you to leave with greater peace and calm.

Will I lose weight?
With practice, Yoga will improve your strength, flexibility, health and well-being. And your mind will stop weighing you down, surely that’s more important?