What is Yoga, Yin, Pilates, Barre & Movement/Inversion Play?
You will find all of the details about the classes we offer at Morning Light Studio under our types of classes page.
I am new to Yoga and Pilates – Can I still try a class?
Of course you can! At Morning Light Studio our incredible team are committed to making our classes accessible to all. We have a diverse variety of classes from more beginner to advanced. We recommend a Gentle Flow, Yin or restorative Yoga class if you are brand new and trying our Pilates mat class first before Barre.
I’m not flexible can I still try a class?
Flexibility isn’t a prerequisite to our classes, rather one of many benefits that comes with starting a Yoga and Pilates practice. Please never shame yourself for your perceived ‘lack’ of flexibility. Our team our highly skilled teachers will always provide modifications throughout our classes. After just a few sessions you will start to notice changes in your body. Remember its not about being able to touch your toes, rather the journey you have on your way down.
What are the benefits of Yoga & Pilates?
Yoga and Pilates are both well known for being incredibly beneficial. There is an abundance of reasons why these practices are powerful, here are just a few of them:
- Allows our nervous system to de-rouse and enter back into a more balanced state
- Reduces stress, relieves tension from the body/mind, enhances energy
- Builds strength, stability and flexibility
- Enhances mobility, agility and stamina
- No impact – Great for our joints
- Helps prevent injury
- Improves circulation
- Improves performance in other sports
- Can be customised to suit everyone from rehab to elite athletes
- Creates longer, leaner muscles
- Improves postural problems
- Increases joint range of motion
- Enhances our ability to concentrate
- Engages the mind and heightens body awareness
- Gateway to a meditation practice
- Compliments other methods of exercise
I’m recovering from an illness/ injury – Can I do Yoga or Pilates?
It depends! If you’re doctor has given you the ok to do so, Yoga and Pilates can be of great benefit and support your recovery. We do ask that you take full responsibility for your body and invite you to be guided by the feedback that your body gives you. Our teachers will provide modifications throughout our classes. Please let your teacher know before class starts so they can provide appropriate modifications.
I’m pregnant can I do Yoga/Pilates?
Absolutely! As long as your doctor has given you the ok to to do, Yoga and Pilates has many great benefits pre/postnatal. We do not recommend that you don’t do our Barre classes especially in your first trimester. We ask that you please inform your teacher before class so they are aware of your pregnancy and can provide any modifications to best serve you.
If you are new to the practice we recommend that you choose a gentler class such as Gentle Flow, Yin, Restorative or Pilates Mat. If you are a seasoned practitioner, please be aware as your body changes so might your practice. We encourage you to take full responsibility for your practice and take it moment by moment adjusting to suit you and bub as you need.
Do I need to book?
There are no bookings required, although we do encourage you book in via the MindBody app. We do ask that you please arrive to the studio with enough time to get yourself set up. If you are a new student, please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out our registration form and for our teacher to show you around and get to know you a little.
When does the studio open?
Our studio will open 15 minuets before our classes start, please ensure you arrive on time as once the class has started the door will be locked and you will not be able to enter the class.
What is the minimum age to practice?
People of all ages can practice Yoga and Pilates – However, at Morning Light Studio our classes are more aimed at adults and teens. We ask if you are under the age of 16 you are accompanied by an adult, and for those younger than 12 we suggest finding a kid friendly class to join.
Do I need a Mat?
We do have some mats available in the studio to borrow, however if you have your own we encourage you to use that. We also have high quality mats available in our studio for purchase.
Do you have a refund policy?
As we know you will LOVE our classes at Morning Light Studio, we do not offer refunds on any class purchases.
Do you have showers/ Toilet facilities?
Yes we have shower/ toilet facilities located on level 1 just down the hall from our studio. Please be aware you will need to bring your own towel.
Do you have a crèche?
Yes we do! We are so fortunate to be in an incredible facility that has a crèche availability via 02 performance. Drop the kids off downstairs for a small fee and make your way up to our beautiful space for some much deserved you time.
Is there a Café?
Yes just down stairs in the sports hub you will find Deliciously Clean Eats cafe.
Do you have parking?
There is plenty of parking located in the top level and underground car park, as well as some street parking available.
Where is the studio?
26 Main Drive, Bokarina, QLD 4575, Australia.
We are located on Level 1 at The Sports Hub. You can access our studio by walking up the stairs at the main entry, or if wheel chair access is required you can use the lift.
What is the studio etiquette?
Please arrive before your chosen class is scheduled to start so we can ensure the class begins on time. Please ensure your mobile phone is either on silent or off before entering the space to avoid disruption to the class.
If you borrowed a studio mat, please spray it with the provided cleaning solution at the end of practice. Any studio props that you have used are to be placed neatly away where you found them.
We ask that you please pay respect to the teacher and the fellow students in the room by not talking during class. We are firm believers in kindness and inclusivity and encourage you to be kind to one, including yourself!
Most importantly we want our space to be a fun, uplifting and supportive environment that becomes your home away from home, leave your shoes and worries at the door and let us guide you into a state of inner peace.