WHO CAN DO YOGA? / WHO IS IT FOR?
Everybody! Yep, people who exercise a lot and people who never exercise at all; people who are really stiff and tight, and people who are really bendy; people of all ages from 8 to 80; you don't even have to "get into" yoga to get the benefits. And men. Men can do it too!
At MCY we offer practical, no nonsense yoga - if that's for you we'd love to see you!
I'M NOT FLEXIBLE - CAN I STILL DO YOGA?
Yes! In fact you're perfect! Thinking you need to be flexible before you start yoga is a little bit like thinking you need to be able to drive before you take driving lessons! Come as you are and yoga will help you become more flexible.
WHICH CLASS SHOULD I COME TO?
If you've never done any yoga before it's best to start with one of our Beginners' classes or our Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Course where we slow things down and give you loads of help and instruction. After you finish the course or have attended a few Beginners' classes, or if you've done some yoga before, you can come to any of our classes.
WHEN ARE YOUR CLASSES?
WHAT DO I NEED TO START?
Wear a pair of sweat pants, leggings or shorts and a t-shirt that's not too baggy. No special footwear's needed as you'll be barefoot. If you have a mat bring it along, otherwise we've got a few to borrow in class, just to get you started. We also have mats for sale so be sure to ask if you're thinking about investing in one. You might sweat, especially in the Ashtanga classes, so drink plenty of water beforehand and maybe even bring a change of clothes if you're not going straight home!
DO YOU HAVE CHANGING FACILITIES?
Yes! So you can either arrive dressed and ready to go or arrive a few minutes early and get changed into your gear here.
WHERE IS MCY?
You'll find us on the 2nd floor of The Jacobean Corsetry Building at 49 Virginia Street in Glasgow's Merchant City. Come in the main door, press the buzzer and we'll let you in. Please be patient, it may take us a few minutes to get to you!
Please try to arrive between five and fifteen minutes before your class starts - not too early or the previous class is still relaxing and not too late as we'll be in class and might not hear the buzzer...
HOW DO I GET THERE?
We're a five minute walk away from Central & Queen St Stations and St Enoch's & Buchanan St Underground stations, two minutes away from Argyll Street Station and there's loads of buses passing by one block over.
CAN I PARK NEARBY?
Street parking around MCY is free after 6pm and all day Sunday. Monday - Saturday 8am-6pm metered parking in the immediate area costs 60p per 12 minutes. That's fine if you just need to get to class for 6pm but not so great if you're in for a couple of hours for a Saturday morning class! In that case we suggest you park a few blocks away (about a five minute walk) on the other side (the Barras' side!) of High St, for example, on Bell St. The cost here is 20p for your first 30 minutes and 20p per 10 minutes thereafter. If you're coming to an event or workshop which is longer than an hour or two, you can park in King St outdoor car park for £1.60 per hour / £5 for 10 hours any day of the week.
If you think there's anything you think we've missed out get in touch!