Frequently Asked Questions

I don't have a mat!...

No stress! We have mats available to rent for 30,-.  If you are a member the mats are included in your membership.  We also have a variety of eco-friendly durable mats available for purchase, we proudly carry Manduka and Jade.

 

Can I store my mat? 

Yes!

You can buy a mat storage membership here

You pay for three months at a time, and the price is price 250,- NOK for every three month interval. 

 

Do I need to pre-register for classes?

Yes. We do ask you to please sign up for the class so you secure yourself a spot.

 

I am not a member, can I still come and take a class?

Yes! Both drop-in classes and clip cards can be bought through our booking system.

 

Can I book classes as a drop-in or with my ukeskort?

Yes.  Classes are booked through our booking system.

 

How early should I arrive for class?

We recommend coming 15 min before the class starts. This gives you enough time to change and set up your mat. If the class is fully booked our booking system will automatically release your spot and assign it to a person on the waiting list if you have not checked in 10 min prior to class start.

 

I'm running late. Can I still come to class? 

If it is during store opening hours call us and we will put a mat out for you! Once you have come please do so respectfully and quietly. If it is after store hours we unfortunately cannot accommodate latecomers. But please try to arrive fashionably early, be respectful to your fellow yogis, instructor and your own practice!

 

What if the door is locked?

If the door is locked and you are waiting to join the next class, we open the doors 15 min before your class starts! Just be patient.  
 

What do I do if I am a beginner? 

Look for the flow classes that are marked with a "I" and the slower classes such as any variation of the yin and restorative classes, these will be perfect for you if you have never tried yoga before. Don’t wear socks to the flow classes, you’ll slip, and don’t worry about being new, we all start somewhere! Yoga is supposed to be fun!

 

What do I wear to Yoga?

Try to wear something comfortable! Try to avoid compression running tights or anything with zippers and buttons. It can be nice with a light sweater for after the practice during the final resting pose!

 

Do you offer an advanced class?

Yes! Look for a classes marked "II" and "III". These classes are designed for students with a steady practice looking to dive into more advanced variations of asana and flow.  

 

Do you offer private instruction at Leela Yoga?

Yes, private yoga sessions can be booked with any of our instructors. Please email or call us for reservations.

 

I am pregnant, can I still do yoga?

Yes of course! If you are new to yoga we ask that you ask your medical provider first. If you had a regular yoga practice before getting pregnant, just take any classes that feel good to you! We have some expecting mothers who only take the active classes and some mothers who decide to slow it down. Listen to your body! Make sure you tell your teacher that you are expecting, so that they may assist you during class.

 

Do you offer pre-natal and/or mum+baby yoga?

Yes we do! The knowledgable instructors at SANGA yoga has several courses tailored to pregnancy, mum+baby, and postpartum. Have a look under our courses to see when their next course starts.

 

I don’t speak Norwegian! Do you have any classes in English?

We sure do! Kate and Veronica G teach in English every week!

And, with the exception of Camilla and Ingrid, all the teachers are happy to teach in English if you ask before class.

Are there any showers?

Yes!! We have showers, sauna, changing rooms and cubbies with keys to lock all your personal belongings in!

Do you have restrooms?

Yes, we do have two restrooms. One is a spacious handicap friendly one.

 

Is there parking available?

There is no parking right outside, so you may need to park a block or two away.

How to get here:

Walking or Biking

- 13 min walk or  4 min bike ride from Oslo S and Barcode. 

- 15 min walk or 4 min bike ride from Tøyen Torg.

- 15 min walk or 4 min bike ride from Vålerenga.

- 15 min walk or 4 min bike ride from Ekebergparken.

- 15 min walk or 4 min bike ride from Arctanderbyen.

- 18 min walk or 5 min bike ride from Kampen.

- 20 min walk or 7 min bike ride from Schous Plass, Grunerløkka.

Public Transport

It's super easy to get here by public transport.

Bus #32, bus #32N, bus #300 or bus #400 to St. Halvards Gate stops literally right outside the studio. Bus #20 to Galgeberg, bus #37, #100 or #110 to Harald Hårdrådes Plass or Galgeberg (stops both places), bus #70 and 70N to St. Halvards Plass as well as tram #13 or #19 or bus #34 to Middelalderparken are all located just a couple of minutes walk away.

 

By Car

There is no parking right outside, but you should be able to find street parking only a block or two away.

For more information, go to our contact page to find our address and, map and more information on how to get here.

 

I’d like to apply for a job at Leela?

Great! We are honored you want to become a part of our yoga family! We do, however, have all the teachers we need at the moment but we post any job openings on our social media accounts.

We also have a strict policy that everyone who applies have already practiced here at Leela Yoga for at least 6 months so that they know our community, and our energy, and we know them. That way we know you really want to teach at Leela, and we are sure to get good fits and long lasting relationships.

 

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