Is yoga for me?
Yes! At paper dress we think yoga is for everyone... the strong and the weak, the tallies and smallies, the flexis and not so flexis. No matter what your ability/strength/flexibility there will be something for you in class. We believe yoga is simply connecting movement and breath, nothing more complicated than that. Come and breathe and stretch with us.
I’m not at all flexible … can I still do yoga?
Absolutely! A consistent yoga practice will in time increase your flexibility. There are stages in every posture that you will you be able to achieve. Blocks, bricks and straps – which are all in the studio – will also help.
Where is the studio?
The entrance to the studio is around the corner from our sister shop, bar and coffee shop - Paper Dress Vintage. Entrance to the studio via a buzzer downstairs. We are a one minute walk from Hackney Central overground station.
How do I book?
Our website is linked to mind body online where you can book. You can purchase single classes, a class pass or unlimited membership. There is also a mind body online app that you can use on your phone or tablet. Alternatively, you can pay cash or card before class - best to come early though to guarantee your spot.
Can I eat before class?
We recommend that you don’t eat 2 – 3 hours before practice. In class, we often twist and invert as well as bending backward and forward! Best off to do this on an empty stomach! If you’re afraid you won’t survive until the end of class, then we recommend something light like a few nuts or a juice.
What should I bring to class?
Comfy clothes and a healthy sense of curiosity. We have mats, bolsters, eye bags and any other props you might need. You’re welcome to bring your own mat if you prefer practising on that.
If I am pregnant/injured can I practice?
Yoga can benefit both pregnant and injured students. You know your body better than anyone so if it doesn't feel right - don't do it! Please do mention anything that may affect your practice to your teacher so they can offer you discreet modifications. For pregnancies, we would advise not to practice in the first trimester and after the first trimester going to our pregnancy class to better understand what might be good/bad for you and your baby. Come along to a regular class when you feel confident about pregnancy modifications.