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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions




Whether you are a regular practitioner, or this is your first time stepping on to the mat, at Myga we believe that yoga is for everyone and everybody regardless of age or ability. Our qualified instructors are dedicated to make you feel supported throughout the journey from your first step into our venue and beyond.

The yoga schedule is designed for you to find the right class with variety of sessions from early morning or afterwork hours and we are constantly adding more options so keep an eye out for new classes. 

Myga is a family run business with an amazing team and although we do our best to promptly get back you, sometimes life gets in the way, so we’ve prepared a few details from some of the most commonly asked questions. If you have a more specific enquiry however, you can always get in touch via email or any of our social media pages.



What is Yoga?

Yoga is a holistic systematic practice of physical exercise, breath control, relaxation, diet control, positive thinking and meditation aimed at developing harmony in the body, mind, and environment.

Yoga has its origins in the Sanskrit word ‘yui’ which means yoke (union) and it represents the union between the cosmic self and the universal self. Despite some common believes, yoga is not a religion but rather a practical philosophy that involves a holistic view of the person. This can also be seen as the connection between the mind and the body, the unification of soul and matter, but also as a practice that invites you to come back the present moment. The only moment where life exists. Self-discipline and self-awareness are the steppingstones of the yoga practice in hope that yoga becomes a way of life and a constructive mechanism to approach life and its challenges.


What are the benefits of Yoga?

Yoga is commonly known in the West as a physical form of exercise containing different poses (or Asanas) connected with the breath with the movement to increase flexibility, strength, balance and endurance. The impact of a consistent practice, however, goes far beyond the physical aspects, yoga takes a holistic approach increasing the overall wellbeing a person.


Physical benefits of yoga include improving flexibility and balance, enhancing muscular strength, endurance and stamina, relieves pain, maintaining a balanced metabolism while also regulating the adrenal glands and boosting immunity.

Mental benefits of yoga include calming the mind and facilitating mental clarity while reducing stress, anxiety or depression and sharpening concentration.

From a spiritual point of view yoga teaches to let go, explore the unknown and find your path towards the higher self. Yoga also connects us to our inner self and stimulates the chakra system to bring a natural state of harmony.



What is so special about us?

One of a kind, our magical venue is multifunctional, with a Vegan Café and Yoga Boutique than converts into a Yoga studio outside the shopping hours. All our furniture is on wheels, so we roll all our displays to the back and side leaving a super clean space to practice Yoga in the heart of Birmingham.



Where can you find us?

We are based in the Bullring just 30 seconds away from the famous Bull stature. Our shop is opposite of ‘Arket’ and next to ‘Next’. Simply make your way towards entrance in the shopping mall and you will find us on the right side. Here is out address if you need it:

Myga Yoga
Unit SU734 Bullring

Upper Mall West

B5 4BG, Birmingham


How do I get there?

Our location is in close proximity to all the main connection points to Birmingham’s City Centre. Both Grand Central, Moor Street Station are minutes away from our shops, but if you decide to drive we recommend to check the Bullring website for the best places to park nearby.



Which class is best for me?

There are numerous styles of yoga our there and each teacher brings their own personality and approach to make their class unique. If you are just starting in your yoga journey, we offer Beginner Yoga classes that will help you get the foundation and gain the confidence to progress to more advance options. If you are a regular practitioner, we recommend that you try different classes and teachers as your preference for the style and approach to the practice can be very personal.

Remember, yoga is for everyone and we will fully support you along the way so if you do have any concerns before attending the classes do not hesitate to contact us.



What do I need to bring?

Our studio is fully equipped giving you the chance to practice and explore all Myga Yoga product ranges. We provide everything you need, from yoga mats to all props including yoga blocks, straps, pillow support or more advanced items including the inversion stool or yoga wheel for some of our workshops.


If you prefer to bring your own yoga mat however, you are more than welcome to do so and we highly recommend that you bring a bottle of water with you to make sure you are fully hydrated. Our team prepares fresh flavoured water and tea every day and if you need any reusable water bottles or cups, you can always purchase them from our shop.


What if I'm not flexible?

Neither were we when we started, but you will be amazed how quickly you can gain flexibility if you practise regularly. If flexibility is your goal, discuss that with our instructors and they will provide the best tips for your body.


Should I eat or drink before the class?

If your body allows it, we recommend not to eat anything heavy 1-2 hours before the class. Both digestion and yoga require energy and the body won’t be able to digest the food properly. If however, you feel super hungry before the class, we would suggest a light snack such as a small banana or a few nuts.

What shall I wear?

It depends on the type of yoga class you wish to attend, but you can never go wrong with comfortable or athletic wear that allows free movement. You can either wear stretchy tight leggings or lose tracksuit bottoms and tank-tops and a sports bra normally feels more comfortable than a regular bra for yoginis. The floor is regularly cleaned before the classes and shoes are not worn in the practice space. We normally practice bare feet, but if you wish to wear socks you are more than welcome to. You also have the possibility to buy special non-slip yoga socks and yoga clothing in store.

Please bear in mind that the temperature of your body increases throughout class so best is to wear layers that can be removed. 


What to do when you arrive?

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the class to have enough time to speak to your teacher and store your personal belongings. Everyone at Myga is super friendly and you will be guided by the instructor as soon as you arrive. We kindly ask you to take your shoes off at the door and leave the belongings in the designated shelving units.

Please talk to us about any of your injuries or concerns. The more we know the better we can assist you throughout the practice and make sure you have the best possible experience with us.   


Is it possible to lose weight practicing Yoga?

Dynamic Yoga, Balance Board, Vinyasa Flows, Power Yoga and Ashtanga are great ways to have fun, gain strength and flexibility and remove toxins. You will definitely burn calories, but weight loss and maintenance will only happen with a balanced lifestyle that also includes a balanced diet, stress management and other factors. Yoga is also a great way to enhance the relationship you have with yourself which can consequently lead to making more conscious choices for your overall wellbeing.



Can I shower after the class?

Our space is unique and multifunctional, and although we do not have any shower facilities in we do provide a huge toilet and a changing room where you can prepare for the practice.



Are mobile phones allowed in class?

Having a focused mind and a stress-free environment will help you make the most of your class. To avoid distracting others, please turn all mobile phones to silent mode and dedicate the time for yourself without any distractions.



What if I have an injury or condition that might affect my abilities to participate?

If you have a specific medical condition or injury, please consult your doctor first and inform your teacher before class begins. Yoga can be a great tool in safely recovering from a recent accident, injury or surgery but please make sure you consult your doctor before engaging in any form of exercises. Our qualified instructors are able to provide modifications based on your needs, so please inform your teacher or drop us an email before the class.



What if I am pregnant?

As with any new exercise it is not recommended that you take up something new whilst pregnant. However, if you have been practicing Yoga regularly (for at least 6 months) then there is no reason not to continue with some modifications from your teacher. Please inform your teacher to enable them to work with you. 



How old do I have to be to participate in yoga classes?

The minimum age is 16 years old (16-18 years must be accompanied in the class by an adult).


Is there any reason why I cannot do?

Not that we know of, but kindly note that yoga is not a substitute for medical or therapeutic treatment. Always check with your doctor if you have any concerns.



What if I still have questions?

Get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

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