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Zama Yoga offers a range of yoga styles and classes based on the Hatha style of yoga (traditional poses), with vinyasa, power, yin and restorative classes, and postures suitable for beginners and advanced students. At different times, we also offer aerial yoga, aqua yoga, mums & bubs yoga and pre & postnatal yoga. Most postures have different levels, so beginners can practice these, while more experienced students can practice the more difficult versions. There are standing postures, floor postures, with breathing practiced at the start of class, then throughout the class, and meditation/relaxation at the end (5 – 10 minutes).The practice is built upon each week, but will also vary each week to keep it interesting and to work on different parts of the body.
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 Yoga, Barre & Mat Pilates classes, just show up! Bookings are required for our Reformer Pilates classes at our Toowoomba studio. Head over to our Toowoomba timetable here, and our Brisbane timetable here. As well as Reformer Pilates, if you’re attending a course, workshop or special event, bookings are required (as advertised).
Head over to our Pilates page to read all about the different styles!
Yes, of course! Zama classes are all suitable for beginners, as well as practiced yogis and yoginis and Pilates and Barre enthusiasts. We also run regular Beginner’s Yoga courses.
Unfortunately we don’t, sorry. However, 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.
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. However, socks are required for Reformer classes. We have special Pilates grips socks available for sale at the Toowoomba studio.
Bring your own mat if you have one. If not, mats are available for hire for $2 per class (you get a free hire on your first 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.
Non-heated yoga classes are suitable for pregnant women, such as yin, restorative and (non-heated) hatha, as well as barre and Pilates (including Reformer Pilates). Warm and hot yoga and aerial yoga may not be. Please seek medical advice before practicing hot yoga. We offer pre & postnatal yoga courses specifically for pregnant women at various times in the year. In any Zama class, your 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.
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.
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 Mindbody Online and navigating to visits.
If you require a membership number for Yoga Australia for your claim, please visit Yoga Australia and search for the teacher’s name you wish to claim under. Many of our teachers are YA members.
Yes, we sure do! You can see them all here.