Shamata Pilates & Yoga Adelaide

Frequently Asked Questions

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What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in (like you would wear to a gym or yoga class). We have male and female toilets available for your use.

Classes are completed without wearing shoes. However, it is up to you whether you prefer bare feet or to wear socks.

Do I need to bring my own mat?

All mats and equipment are supplied in the Shamata Pilates Studio for your convenience.

Mind Body Flow & Yoga classes held in the Shamata Hall are BYO Yoga mat – we have them for sale also here…)

Clients are requested to wipe down the Pilates mats with antiseptic wipes after use to ensure the cleanliness of the mats for the next user.

How many times per week?

The more classes you do per week, the quicker you will progress. Most people attend classes between 2 and 3 times per week to achieve maximum benefits. Although only one class a week will still result in noticeable improvements.

Do I need to be really fit?

Pilates & Yoga exercises can be modified to either increase or decrease the challenge, making it appropriate for all strength and fitness levels. Your health is our top priority and we encourage you to work within your own limits.

At Shamata Pilates & Yoga Adelaide, no prior experience is necessary – just let our friendly instructors know you’re new and they’ll look after you!

If you are concerned about your fitness or strength levels, we recommend that you start with the Relax and Detox Pilates classes and go from there.

Do I need to be really flexible?

No you don’t need to be extremely flexible to successfully participate in Pilates or Yoga group classes. Your health is our top priority and we encourage you to work within your own limits. Pilates and Yoga moves can be modified for any flexibility or fitness levels and we welcome all clients, from people who can’t touch their toes, to clients who can do the splits!

You will notice your flexibility significantly improve with consistent participation in regular Pilates & Yoga classes.

What if I’m injured?

Please consult a doctor or your specialist before booking yourself into any group classes.

Pilates and Yoga are both gentle forms of exercise and movements can be modified to suit various restrictions and injuries. However, if your injury is serious and requires rehabilitation, you may require one-on-one attention at a specialist clinical Pilates practice.

If you are unsure whether Shamata Pilates & Yoga group classes are appropriate for you, please contact us.

Am I locked into any contracts?

No! At Shamata Pilates & Yoga, there are no lock-in contracts. You only pay for what you use.

Even our amazing Direct Debit Unlimited Membership allows you to place it on hold or cancel at any time, at no charge!

See our Prices page for more information.

How do I book in?

See our Online Booking page.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Please provide 6 hours notice of your cancellation to allow other clients an opportunity to book into the class.

Full payment or prepaid credits will be automatically charged if less than 6 hours notice of cancellation is provided.

For Unlimited Direct Debit Members if more than 1 class is cancelled with less than 6 hours notice in any given month, a no show/cancellation fee of $25 will be charged for each further late cancellation in that month.

How do I Cancel a class?

See our Online Booking page.

How does the Wait List work?

See our Online Booking page.

I'm Pregnant - Can I attend regular classes?

Please always check with your doctor, obstetrician or midwife before commencing Pilates classes when pregnant. As a general rule, during the first trimester you can usually continue what you have already been doing before pregnancy. So, if you have already been participating in Pilates classes, it is generally safe to continue our regular Pilates classes during your first trimester. If you have not been undertaking regular Pilates classes, it is best to rest during your first trimester.

When you reach your second trimester (14 weeks), please enter our Pregnancy Pilates classes, which are suitable for mums-to-be in their second and third trimesters on Saturdays at 12.30pm and Tuesdays at 7.30pm. This will ensure you undertake pregnancy-safe exercises only, in classes specifically designed to support you throughout your later pregnancy. Please refrain from attending our other regular classes after your first trimester, as we are not always equipped to provide pregnancy-safe exercise modifications in all classes, and want to ensure you exercise in the safest way possible!

The Saturday class is a specialised Prenatal Pilates class, which is open to pregnant clients only. Please bring along an exercise ball or contact us if you wish to purchase one.

The Tuesday evening class is a pregnancy-safe class that is open to pregnant and non-pregnant clients – no exercise ball is required.

I bought a voucher online. What do I do now?

Simply use use our convenient online booking system to book the class(es) that your voucher is valid for. You do not need to enter any special codes and the system will not ask you for payment online (all payment is taken in the studio). Simply bring your voucher with you on your fist visit.