What is Yoga Arch?
Yoga -Arch is a purpose built yoga studio, fully equipped with mats and all the equipment necessary to practice yoga safely and comfortably. It is situated in a small yard of railway arches in Urlwin Street, just off Walworth Road near Burgess Park.
The space was home for 20 years to the set building business of Andrew and Christine who decided to pursue their love of yoga a little further and to open the arch as a yoga studio. Lost in Yoga has recently taken over the running of the studio to continue building up this local community studio where everyone is welcome and encouraged to just turn up and have fun.
Where is YOGA-ARCH?
Arch 265, Urlwin Street, London, SE5 0NG, UK
Q: HOW CAN I BOOK A CLASS AT YOGA ARCH?
A: Just click on the timetable to sign up and book, we do offer drop ins but as the studio is growing we would always recommend booking on in advance to guarantee your spot. You can cancel a class up to 3 hours prior to the class starting if you find you cannot make it.
Q: I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO A YOGA CLASS WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT STYLES?
A: Most of our classes are open level so will be suitable for all levels, our teachers are very experienced so just tell them you are new and they will look after you and offer any modifications you may need. Have a look at the teachers profile and that will give you an idea of the style of the class.
Q: DO I NEED ANY EQUIPMENT?
A: No all you really need to begin your practice is your body and your mind and a bit of curiosity. But it helps to have a pair of leggings, jogging bottoms or shorts, and a t-shirt. No special foot wear is needed because you will be barefoot. It’s nice to bring a towel and water bottle with you. We have all mats and other props available for you to use.
Q: IS THERE A PLACE TO CHANGE?
A: There are male and female changing rooms where you can change and leave your possessions. Bring valuables into the studio such as your wallet / purse and please remember to switch off your mobile phone. We don’t allow shoes to be worn in the yoga studio
Q: HOW MANY TIMES SHOULD I PRACTICE?
A: Yoga is amazing- even if you only practice for one hour a week, you will experience the benefits. If you can practice more. I suggest starting with two or three times a week, for an hour.. I suggest starting with two or three times a week, for an hour or and hour and a half. Do what you can and don’t worry about it. In each session at Yoga Arch the teacher will encourage you to practice at your own pace and take rest when you need.
Q:WHEN SHOULD I EAT BEFORE I COME TO A CLASS?
A: In yoga practice we twist from side to side, turn upside down, and bend forward and backward, If you have not fully digested your last meal, it will make itself known to you in ways that are not comfortable. If you are a person with fast-acting digestive system and are afraid you might get hungry or feel weak during yoga class, experiment with a light snack as yogurt, a few nuts, or juice about 30 minutes to an hour before class.
Q: WHAT DOES “YOGA” MEAN?
A: Yoga is a Sanskrit work that means “to yoke or to “to unite.” As a practice, it is a scientific system for achieving total health, mental, and spiritual well-being-a means to unite the body, mind and spirit. In some parts of the world the term yoga is often used to mean the postures, or the physical part of yoga: however, these poses, or asana, are only one of the eight “limbs” of yoga.
“YOGA IS THE SETTLING OF THE MIND INTO SILENCE TO ACHIEVE THIS SILENCE YOU MUST, FIRST OPEN THE MIND AND BODY.”