1. About Yoga
What should I bring to class? Is a yoga mat and/or yoga-wear required?
Comfortable clothes, such as t-shirts, shorts, track suits, or anything that is easy to move around in, is totally fine. Please bring a yoga mat.
Can I try it out before purchasing a monthly pass?
Yes, you can get a One-Time Pass and use it to try out any of our classes.
Do I need to reserve my spot in a class beforehand?
No, you can come to class without reservation. However, if a class is full, priority will be given to those who made a reservation.
I am only able to speak English, is the class in Japanese?
Classes are mostly in Japanese, but we have English classes on occasion. Please contact us for more information.
Can I eat food before coming to class?
It’s suggested to limit eating to no less than 3 hours before class. Certain poses will put direct strain on certain parts of the body involved in digestion, and it may result in an uncomfortable experience. Fluids, however, are totally fine up to 30 minutes ahead of the lesson.
Can men also attend class?
Yes, we at Nirmal Yoga welcome men to join as well. There are a plethora of poses designed for the male body and masculine hormonal balance that we can introduce to you.
If I am suffering pain in the waist, hip joint, knee, neck, etc., should I avoid doing yoga?
At its core, yoga is designed to restore the body into a better condition, and also aid in the prevention of injury. We make sure to understand the physical condition of every student and adjust the program to suit each individual’s needs, and aim to help those in pain find remedy. If you have a special body condition, please let our staff know and we will find a way to help you.
Can I attend yoga during menstruation?
Although there are certain poses that should be refrained from (poses that focus on the core, handstands, etc), yoga during menstruation is definitely doable. However, for those with relatively strong menstrual pain and side effects (blood clotting, etc), we recommend waiting until the 4th day of the cycle before attending class.
2. About Ayurveda Treatment
Can I eat before the treatment?
We recommend eating no later than 3 hours prior to the treatment, and consuming fluids no later than 30 minutes before the treatment.
Can I attend treatment during menstruation?
Menstruation is an important natural bodily function which releases toxins from the body. Treatments such as Abhayanga and Shirodhara will directly affect the bodily blood flow and air circulation, and may interfere with the natural process, so it is better to avoid during the menstruation cycle. However, facial treatments are totally ok.
Can I cancel a reservation?
Cancellations are accepted up to 2 days before the reservation date.