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Apollo Power Yoga

FAQ

Why Apollo?

Apollo was the Greek god of the sun and also of healing.  We use the purifying power of heat in our classes to help in the process of healing through yoga practice.

Why do you heat the room?

All cultures have recognised the purifying quality of heat.  Heat encourages you to sweat and use your skin as an organ of cleansing and elimination.  As you pass through the fire you will come to see the light.  Our hot yoga is not oppressive.  The intensity is in the practice not the environment.  You will not be drenched in sweat and dehydrated as in some other hot yoga practices where the heat is extreme.  Maximum temperatures are around 28 - 30 degrees Celsius compared with 40 degrees or more elsewhere and the humidity is low.  Our hot yoga will let you move and flow through power vinyasa with energy and vigour.

What is Baptiste Yoga?

Have you wondered what Baptiste power vinyasa yoga is?  Follow this link and read a succinct explanation from one of the certified Baptiste power vinyasa yoga teachers: http://www.doyouyoga.com/what-is-baptiste-power-yoga/

Do you have showers?

Yes, we do.  Work hard in the hot yoga room then freshen up with a shower before returning to work or heading out for a social engagement.  Out of respect for other yogis waiting to use the showers and out of concern for the environment, please keep your showers brief.

What do I need to bring?

Athletic clothing that allows you to move freely but is not too bulky as power vinyasa yoga in a heated room will make you sweat.  Lululemon Athletica have a great range of yoga clothing for men and women - and there are handily located near Apollo's studio in their Re:START mall store.  Check them out online at www.lululemon.com.  If you have a yoga mat bring it.  If you do not then we have them for hire at $2 per class.  You will need a towel to put on your mat to stop you slipping.  You will want to rehydrate so bring a bottle of water.  We have lockers.  If you wish to secure your gear bring a small padlock.  You must clear your property and the lock from the locker after class.  Finally, bring an open mind and an open heart.

Do I need to book in for classes?

We do not have a booking system and for most classes no bookings are necessary.  Just come along to your class of choice.  On your first visit it is helpful if you are here 10 to 15 minutes before class is due to start.  Some of our evening power vinyasa classes at 5:30pm and 6pm are filling up.  We take people on a first-come-first-served basis.  Our hot yoga room can take 43 people.  We could fit more in but choose not to do so to leave some room around the mats.

Where do we park?

There are bicycle parks immediately across the road and also on the corner of Colombo and Hereford and the corner of Colombo and the Re:START mall.  Car parks are on the street, at the Re:START mall, in the vacant lots around the north side of the Square.  The City Council refer us to this link for parking information: www.ccc.govt.nz/cityleisure/gettingaround/parking/index.aspx.   

If you find parking in the central city difficult (not enough parks/too expensive/not long enough time limits for parking etc then contact the City Council and inform them of your concerns.  The Council tell us their "modelling" demonstrates there is sufficient parking.  Modelling does not always match real experience and can be based on false premises or assumptions.  Inform the City Council of any problems you have.

Road Closures/Parking

SCIRT refer us to www.transportforchristchurch.govt.nz to find the quickest and safest routes about town.

What are your hours?

The studio opens half an hour before class times and closes half an hour after classes finish.  If you need to meet with Hamish or Margo outside of those times or seek a private lesson please just e-mail or phone to make those arrangements.