Frequently asked questions

How Do I Attend Live Streamed Classes

  • Head to our Live Stream Timetable and book your class at least 15 mins prior
  • check email for confirmation of booking (from Fitgrid check junk if email not received)
  • Download Zoom
  • Check for email from Fitgrid 30 mins prior with access to zoom class (check junk mail)
  • Click the link in email and this will connect you to the live class
  • For best audio visual experience, use computer/laptop, seperate speakers
  • All participants are muted upon entry
  • Any questions for your instructor you can type in the chat
  • Classes may be recorded from time to time for On Demand and Training purposes. No students will be recorded, onky the instructor
  • We encourage cameras on to keep connected

Are You Open For Hot Yoga?

Our Flinders Lane Hot Yoga Studio is open from Friday 6pm 29th October onwards. Please check our website terms for up to date COVID-19 policy guidelines & restrictions & opening dates. However we are a Hybrid yoga studio meaning we run in-studio classes (COVID-19 restrictions pending) and Virtual Classes via Live Stream/Zoom. Our class timetable is available in both of these formats. So please feel free to join us in any of these formats.

What is Power Vinyasa Yoga?

At MOVE we practise Power Vinyasa, an energetic and dynamic style of yoga usually practised in a heated room, which has become popular in Western society over the past few years. Its challenging postures focus on a balance of strength and flexibility. Power Vinyasa links movement to the breath, producing a cardiovascular type of exercise which is unlike any exercise out there! Often sequences of the same postures are repeated in order for the student to get familiar with them and to find a rhythm to their practice. That said, many love the practice because of its diversity, so be prepared to be challenged.

I have never tried Power Yoga before. Will I be able to keep up?

Yes! We make yoga accessible to everyone. As you are starting out with yoga it is best that you choose a spot in the middle/back of the room or if online, turn your camera on so that we can see and adjust you. Please try and come to as many classes and styles as possible and aim to come at least 3 times a week. It takes at least 1 month of regular practise to get familiar with the poses in yoga, but you will feel a difference even after your first few days.

It's my first time to Hot Yoga. How should I prepare?

  • Firstly, make sure you have created your account online and book online to attend
  • Wear tight fitting gym gear as you will sweat.
  • When you arrive (online or in-studio) for your first visit, allow yourself 10 or 15 minutes prior to class to check in and familiarise yourself with the space and our staff.
  • Don’t have anything to eat 1 ½ hours before class and arrive well hydrated.
  • We provide complimentary mats and sweat towels and we clean the mats for you after class.
  • All you need to bring is your gym gear.
  • Please find a mat position toweards the middle back, rather than the front row so we can keep an eye on you
  • If your hands slip on the mat, place the complimentary black hand towel under them which will help you.

I currently workout at the Gym. Will I get a workout from Yoga?

Yes! The myth that yoga is a nice relaxing stretch without any strength is starting to disperse in Australia. The yoga industry is starting to get traction, as practitioners have increased cardiovascular fitness, deeper lung volume through breath awareness, removal of toxins from the body from internal and external heat and muscular strength. Who doesn’t love to sweat? The endorphins that flow after a yoga class make you feel amazing, and your skin glows as toxins are released through the pores.

What Should I Bring To Class (in studio only)

  • Suitable clothing is tight-fitting exercise clothes in which you can sweat (think leggings, singlets and crop tops, shorts
  • Bare feet are required for all yoga classes. We will ask you to take socks off.
  • We provide mats, which will be set up, ready for you to walk in and choose your position. If you are new please choose a mat towards the back of the room
  • Bring your own water and you can fill it up at our water station
  • Shower towels are available, and shampoo, conditioner, soap, hairdryers and straighteners are all provided.

How Do I Sign Up Online?

  • The first thing you need to do is create a MOVE account with Mind Body Online via our website. This will only take a couple of minutes.
  • Then register for classes and purchase your access pass online. Checkout our pricing options here
  • Check your email as you will receive a welcome email with instructions on how to create a password.
  • Then download our APP and log in with your username (email address) and password and book online.

What Are The Benefits Of Hot Yoga?

  • Increased cardiovascular fitness and lung volume through Vinyasa flow movement
  • Burning between 300-400 calories while sweating out toxins
  • Increased muscular strength, tone and proprioception
  • Increased muscular length and flexibility
  • Improved postural awareness and proprioception
  • Improved digestive system through internal massage of organs
  • Increased sense of peace, calm, clarity and grounding throughout your day
  • Weight normalisation with increased mindfulness towards diet and nutrition
  • Increased removal of toxins from the body
  • Increased body–mind awareness
  • Increased creativity and ability to move with the flow of life, rather than against it
  • Improved sexual function

How Often Should I Practise Yoga?

A regular yoga practice requires discipline, commitment and consistency. We recommend a practice of between 3 to 5 times a week, which will start to produce results quickly.

What If I Have An Injury?

The first thing you need to do is let us know about the injury before your practice. Our teachers are experts in their field and have strong anatomy knowledge and the ability to modify the practice and give different variations for students with injury. The benefits of a safe and regular yoga practice on healing old injuries are strong, as we start to work into all areas of the muscles, skeletal alignment and facial tissue. That said, it is important to ensure you seek appropriate medical advice prior to commencing a yoga practice if you are recovering from an injury.

I Am Pregnant. Can I Practise Hot Yoga?

Generally, our classes are not designed for pregnant women. We do offer Yin Classes which are less intensive, however they are targeted to stress the connective tissue so it is important to modify your practise and not push too deepr into the tissues. Power Vinyasa increases your heart rate during your practice and it can be unsafe to practise during pregnancy. It is important to consult your medical practitioner prior to practising during pregnancy. Our classes can be busy and often the instructor is not able to get around to all students to help modify their practice so it is important to keep this in mind.

How Old Do I Have To Be To Practise Hot Yoga?

Fourteen years of age is our minimum age to practice yoga; however, all students under the age of 17 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. All students can take advantage of our concession prices, which can only be purchased in-studio (not online).

Can I Claim Yoga Classes on my Health Insurance?

Unfortunately, we are unable to facilitate private health insurance claims for your yoga classes at MOVE. Whilst we would love to be able to do this, this is not possible as claims are made against the individual instructor as opposed to the studio. For you to make a claim, an instructor would be required to be a member of Yoga Australia, which is stipulated by the health insurance providers. However, because this membership is not mandatory, many instructors (including some at MOVE) do not have a membership. Please note that membership to Yoga Australia does not reflect on the certification or capabilities of the individual instructor. If you would like more information regarding this, please feel free to discuss with us in studio.

Where Are You Located/Opening Hours?

Level 1, 335 Flinders Lane, Melbourne (between Queen & Elizabeth Street). There is often 2 hour metred parking out the front or easy access via Flinders Street Station. Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday 6.30am to 6pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 7.30am - 5.30pm