What style of yoga is practiced at a Zama Yoga class?
What’s the difference between a zama hot yoga class and Bikram yoga?
Bikram yoga is a sequence of 26 poses and 2 breathing exercises from the traditional Hatha yoga system, so with Bikram, it’s the same class, every class. In a zama class, you will find those same poses, plus many more! There are endless yoga poses and we draw from many influences to teach a well rounded class, that could be a different each time, which continues to work with the body (and mind…), taking it in new directions.
We do not require bookings for any of our regular classes, just show up! Head over to our timetables here. If you’re attending a course, workshop or special event, bookings are required (as advertised). If you’re visiting our Toowong studio and want to take advantage of our childcare facilities, bookings are mandatory.
I’m a beginner, can I attend?
Yes! Zama Yoga is suitable for beginners as well as practiced yogis and yoginis.
Do you have childcare?
We don’t currently offer childcare facilities at our Toowoomba studio, but you are welcome to bring babies their capsule (pre-crawling age or in a stroller/bouncer) to Barre and Pilates classes, but not to yoga. They remain in your care while they are at the studio and if they are disturbing the class, you and your baby must leave the class. You may return to class when the baby is settled.
We no longer run childcare at our Toowong studio, but on Sherwood Road in Toowong there is a childcare centre that provides occasional care for your child/ren.
Do you have showers?
At our Toowong studio, we have a shower and change rooms available.
While we have a bathroom and change rooms, we don’t currently have shower facilities in Toowoomba.
How much do the classes cost?
What should I wear?
You should wear comfortable clothing, loose or fitted, that will allow you to move freely, without being in the way.
Long hair is usually best tied back.
You don’t need shoes or socks for yoga, but you might like to bring socks during the cooler months for the relaxation at the end of the class.
What should I bring?
Bring your own mat if you have one. If not, mats are available for hire for $2 per class.
You should drink water before and after class, and bring a bottle of water with you.
For the hot yoga classes, bring a towel.
What should I expect at a yoga class?
Zama Yoga classes generally run for one hour , and include pranayama (breathing), asana (yoga poses) and relaxation. People of all levels are welcome.
I’m pregnant. Can I take Zama Yoga classes?
Non-heated yoga classes are suitable for pregnant women, such as yin, restorative and (non-heated) hatha, as well as barre, pilates and zamalates. Hot yoga and aerial may not be. Please seek medical advice before practicing hot yoga. We offer pre & postnatal yoga courses specifically for pregnant women. In any Zama Yoga class, your yoga teacher will give you variations of the poses so that they are safe for you, so be sure to tell your instructor before class begins. If you have practiced yoga previously, you can start yoga during the first trimester. If you have never practiced yoga, feel very unwell, or have not exercised regularly prior to falling pregnant, you might like to wait until the second trimester. Contact us to discuss if you are unsure.
Can I attend both the Toowoomba and Toowong Zama Yoga studios?
Yes, you can! Depending on whether you already have a membership or class pass, we have several options available for you to either attend both studios regularly, or just visit occasionally. You can find all the information here.
Do you sell Manduka mats?
Yes, we sell a range of Manduka products, as well as several other yoga brands. You can see them all here.
Can I claim my yoga classes on my private health insurance?
Most insurance companies do not give yoga teachers provider numbers, and each insurance company has a different policy on and claim procedure for yoga and other related services. Please contact your insurance provider to determine their policy and procedure and we are happy to assist you where required with your claim. Usually you simply need to provide receipts and sometimes visit history. Sometimes you may require a signature from us on a form, and any of our staff at any studio can sign the form if required.
All receipts for all purchases are automatically emailed to you at the time of purchase, and your visit history should you require it is available by logging into our shop and navigating to visits.
If you require a membership number for Yoga Australia for your claim, please visit www.yogaaustralia.com.au and search for the teacher’s name you wish to claim under. Many of our teachers are YA members.