Frequently Asked Questions

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What should I wear?

Full-length or cropped leggings are perfect for yoga, or shorts, preferably in a darker colour so that you don't have to worry about them being see-through in the more revealing poses. If you've had your leggings for a while, check for thin or warn material and holes!

Go for a well-fitted t-shirt, vest or crop top that's not too revealing and won't slide up over your head! Choose a top that supports your body type. Some yoga tops have built-in bust support or wear a good sports bra underneath.

Don't

Wear light coloured clothing if you think you'll get sweaty!

Do

Choose close-fitting fabric if you want some added "traction" for those balancing poses.

We would advise arriving at the studio in the clothing you will be wearing for class.

For slower tempo classes and for the relaxation part of your class it is nice to have a jumper and maybe some socks to slip on.

Do I need to bring a mat or equipment?

Yes. In the interest of Covid-19 safety we ask that you bring your own mat and any other equipment you would like to use.

We would also advise bringing a full water bottle and a small towel for our tougher classes.

How do I book onto a class?

All bookings are taken online. If you're new to Proper Northern Yoga, you'll be asked to register at the time of booking. From there you can book our classes, courses, events and workshops.

We now also have a Proper Northern Yoga App. Which is really simple to use allowing you to manage your bookings on the go! Download it here:

If the studio class you want to join is full, add yourself to the waiting list, and we'll let you know if space becomes available.

Please note: To ensure the best use of studio time and resources we do not take any payments or bookings in person.

Re-opening: Will online classes continue?

Yes. We will continue to offer online classes as we understand not everybody is ready/able to get back to the studio. Some of our ‘in studio’ classes will also be available as a live stream.

How do I take part in a ‘Virtual’ class?

  • Book the class as usual via our website or app.
  • Our virtual classes are live streamed using Zoom, you can download the Zoom.us program on your laptop or app on your smartphone.
  • You will be sent a link from ‘FitGrid x Proper Northern Yoga’ within an hour of the class start time.
  • Not seeing the email? Search your spam and promotions folders. Look for subject lines containing the phrase "live-stream".
  • Make sure you are in a place with a good internet connection–otherwise, the stream may skip.
  • Click your unique link a few minutes before the class is scheduled to start and the live class will begin.

What is On Demand and how do I access it?

Pre-recorded classes that you can access whenever you like. If you are struggling to join a class due to your own schedule then this is perfect, you just select a video and join in.This can be purchased as a standalone membership at £7.95 a month or is included in both our Virtual and Unlimited Memberships.

Which classes are suitable for beginners?

We do have a couple of Beginner specific classes on our timetable but many of our classes are beginner friendly and we encourage you to explore them all to see which one suits you.

Feel free to get in touch if you would like any guidance.

Do you run beginner courses?

Yes we do. Keep an eye on our beginners page for more info and upcoming dates. All bookings and payments are taken online.

If you would prefer to start with a one-to-one session to gain some knowledge and build your confidence, we can do that too. Just ask.

How much is a class?

Class prices will be listed on our various timetables and we have several membership options to make your yoga even more accessible.

Where are you located?

Located on the southern edge of the Lake District in the lovely market town of Kendal, you'll find us just off Aynam Road, directly above Westmorland Crossfit in The Factory business hub.

For directions, parking, etc. check the Find Us page.

Is there parking on site?

Yes. There are spaces available onsite but between 9 am and 5 pm things can get a little hectic, so please allow extra time in case you need to park elsewhere.

There is free parking on nearby streets or, worst case scenario, there is K Village parking or Abbot Hall pay and display car parks on the one-way system and just a few minutes walk away.

What are your opening times?

At the moment the studio is only open when classes are running:

How do I book a course / class / workshop?

You can book directly via the timetables and course listings on our website, or why not download the Proper Northern Yoga App and take us with you wherever you go!

If the class you are looking for is full, add yourself to the waiting list and we'll let you know if space becomes available.

All bookings are taken online. Sorry no cash payments.

I'm visiting the area can I book a class?

Yes. We'd love to see you if you are visiting the area or on holiday! Download the Proper Northern Yoga App, register and book online. It's quick and easy.

Can I hire your space?

I'm a teacher, can I work for you?

If you fancy being part of our funky crew:

Additional information for in studio classes

Upon Arrival:

  • Arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before the class start-time
  • Check which studio your class is being held in (The Lab or The Drawing Room)
  • Clean your hands with the sanitiser provided
  • Bring minimal belongings, leave them on the coat hooks/in the cubby holes provided and head into the studio
  • Roll your mat onto one of the allocated spaces.

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