No, flexibility is not a requirement when starting yoga. Yoga is about a gradual progression and adapting poses to your comfort level. Flexibility is a benefit of yoga, and you will be surprised how quickly your body will open up with a consistent yoga practice.

All classes cater to all levels; however, if you specifically want beginner-friendly classes, attending L1 vinyasa, restorative, or yin classes are all beginner-friendly options.

Yes, Scientific research supports the notion that yoga is an effective modality for stress and anxiety reduction. The popular practice involves deliberate attention to the breath, activating the body’s parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes relaxation. Studies have also shown that regular yoga sessions contribute to a significant decrease in cortisol levels, the hormone associated with stress, and an increase in alpha and theta brain waves, which are beneficial for our immune system, mood, and relaxation.  

Mindfulness techniques in yoga cultivate present-moment awareness. Being that we spend most of our time anxious (living in the past) or depressed (living in the future), yoga is essential for managing anxious or depressive thoughts. It helps promote a calmer, balanced mental state. Yoga brings us back into the now and gives us the tools to build a resilient mind set.

Frequency depends on your schedule and goals. 2-3 times a week is recommended but starting with 1 a week is still a good place to start. You can then slowly increase your sessions as you feel ready.

You should check with your health care professional before participating in a class with injuries. If you understand your injury and body and feel comfortable practising, you can practice if you feel safe. If you choose to practice, we highly recommend not over-exerting yourself and making modifications.

Wear comfortable, breathable clothes that allow for easy movement. Most importantly, choose attire that makes you feel at ease and limits distractions.

Not at all. Yoga is becoming increasingly popular amongst men. Yoga is for everyone, regardless of gender. It offers benefits for both men and women, promoting health and well-being.

No, we have mats available in the studio unless you want to bring your own mat. You are welcome to use State of Soul mats.

Yes, yoga is a fantastic workout promoting strength, flexibility and balance that also comes with the added benefits of mindfulness, clarity, and relaxation.

It is advised to eat 1-2 hours before a class. Avoid heavy or large meals immediately before practice.

Absolutely. Yoga can be modified to suit various ages and fitness levels.

Yoga can help improve your posture by strengthening core muscles and counter-movements. Regular practice encourages a more aligned and balanced posture.

Meditation is a key component of yoga, promoting mental clarity, focus and relaxation. It completes the physical practice and contributes to greater well-being.

Listen to your body and communicate with your instructor. Modifications and alternative poses can be suggested based on your requirements.





Welcome to State of Soul, nestled in the heart of Dingley Village.

We are your dedicated haven for yoga and wellness, committed to providing you with the tools necessary for personal growth and transformation. We offer a diverse array of fusion practices while upholding the cherished traditions of yoga, harmonising the wisdom of the east, with a touch of innovation from the west.

At State of Soul, we’re not just a place, we’re a tightly knit community that thrives on supporting each other.

We are unity, working together towards health, happiness, and healing.