Practical info

ONLINE BOOKING

To make sure you have a spot in your favourite class, we offer the possibility to book a class online. When you’ve booked a class,

you can find this under ‘schedule’ in your account. Here you’ll find all information about booking classes online:

1. All classes are available for booking from 7 days until 30 minutes before the class starts.
2. You can only book classes online, so not by phone or in the reception.
3. Your booking is valid until 5 minutes before the class starts. If you haven’t shown up by then, we assume you won’t be coming and we’ll give your spot to someone else.
4. If you are on the waiting list and a space opens up, you’ll receive an e-mail to confirm your booking.
5. You can cancel your booking until 2 hours before the class starts. To do this, go to your account and cancel
the class in your schedule.

PAYMENT

In the studio you can pay with PIN or cash. If you want to pay but don’t have a Dutch bank card, please transfer the complete amount to our bank account number NL32INGB0005279736 t.n.v. Yoganesa Rotterdam and send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

INJURIES

Please let the teacher know if you have any injuries, pains or if you have had surgery that may be relevant to practice. This could be anything: knee pain, back problems, high bloodpressure or other complaints.

PREGNANCY

Please inform the teacher if you are pregnant.

EATING BEFORE PRACTICE

To avoid poor digestion, it’s highly recommended not to eat 2 hours prior to yoga practice. If you are hungry, have something light.

It’s also highly recommended to not drink within 30 minutes before, or during practice.

Furthermore it’s recommended to wait 30-45 before eating and drinking after yoga, to allow your mind and body to assimilate relaxation.

EQUIPMENT

Wear comfortable clothes made of natural fibers. Practice barefoot and remove jewellery and watches. We provide yoga mats and pillows to use during classes, but you are welcome to bring your own mat.

INCENSE

Please avoid wearing perfume during practice, to help your breathing and as a courtesy to fellow students. We use incense in the studio to cleanse the air and steady the energy in the room.

HYGIENE

If you can, have a refreshing shower before yoga, or wash your hands, feet and face. It’s not advisable to smoke before yoga. After practice, leave the sweat on your body so that the skin can re-absorb the eliminated hormones and minerals.

SILENCE

Please respect the silence in the yoga room, especially if you arrive after the class has started. If you are a bit late, simply find yourself a mat and lie down in relaxation, so as to calm your mind and body before yoga.

In order to ensure nice and quiet starts of classes, we kindly ask you to be present 10 minutes before the class commences.

MENSTRUAL CYCLE

Respect the cycle of the body, and take it easy during your period. During the first days of menstruation avoid intense
practice and especially inverse postures such as head- and shoulder stand. Also avoid intense belly movements as well as strong backward bends and twists. Let the teacher know, and you will be given adapted postures.

LISTEN TO YOURSELF

Remember that it is your practice. Be patient and be mindful. Differentiate between ambition and enthusiasm. Meet your ambitions with calmness, curiosity and observation. Don’t push yourself too hard when pressing your body into postures. Listen to your body and get to know your own limits – respect yourself. Keep focusing on the essence of yoga practice: breathing and awareness.

ENERGY IN MOVEMENT

If you feel nauseous, have a headache or other complaints after yoga, it can be due to a variety of factors. Yoga postures or asanas stimulate many systems of the body, and elicit many processes, as for example, the elimination of
toxins. When these toxins circulate through the body, you may experience physical effects. Other causes for feeling
uncomfortable may be mental. Speak with the teacher for advice and guidance. It’s not abnormal to be emotional during or after yoga (sorrow, joy, anger, bliss, etc.). Observe arising and passing emotions and… breathe!