We are committed to supporting you in maintaining, improving and developing your health and wellbeing. Our teachers and staff are all highly trained and have a full understanding of the facilities we offer and what the Fierce Grace system will provide for you.
On this page we answer questions that are commonly asked at Fierce Grace studios. If you have any queries that are not covered here, please ask the teacher before or after class or get in touch with Reception.
What facilities does the studio have?
The studio is brand new with a high quality, reliable heating and ventilation system designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible. The reception is on the ground floor together with the yoga studio, providing a large, spacious area to practice yoga. Downstairs there are changing rooms with showers and hairdryers. We have lockable lockers, so your kit will be safe and secure. You’ll need a padlock to lock them – bring your own or we have them on sale at reception. Wifi is available.
What is Fierce Grace?
Fierce Grace is the only integrated yoga class system available. It is a series of classes designed to deliver fitness, health and vitality while keeping you motivated, interested and challenged. “The Fierce Grace system is really one class presented in many different ways” – Michele Pernetta, Founder The eight classes we are offering at Fierce Grace Muswell Hill –Fierce Grace, FG60, FG2, The Fix, Deep Core, IN, Primal and S.O.B. – are linked by the same foundation postures so you can choose which class suits your schedule or what you want to work on. Whatever class you do you will help with the muscular and skeletal improvements that naturally occur as you progress your yoga practice. These improvements are essential to maintaining and developing your core strength and flexibility. Fierce Grace is designed from the founding principle that yoga is open and suitable to all, whatever your age, shape, size, fitness or flexibility. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned practitioner, our classes will challenge and stimulate you. They will reward you with enhanced health, fitness and vitality. If you have any special medical condition or injuries, please consult your doctor first and inform the teacher before class begins.
What are your opening hours?
Our opening hours are based around our classes. We open 30 minutes before the scheduled class and close 30 minutes after the class. You can see our current class times on our Timetable page.
Why the heat?
The studio is heated for all of the classes, which allows you to stretch further safer as well as stimulating circulation and promoting sweat, which is great for your skin and de-toxifying. There’s more information in our Benefits of Hot Yoga page. Some say hot yoga replicates Indian conditions where yoga was born. Others say it just makes you feel wonderful. Come try our Intro Offer and see how it makes you feel.
What do I wear?
Wear something which is comfortable, allows you to move freely and is not too loose because you are going to sweat a lot! We recommend shorts or leggings and a sports vest or crop top for women; and shorts with or without a t-shirt for men.
What should I bring?
You should bring a two towels (one to put on the mat and one to shower afterwards) and a large bottle of water. But don’t worry – if you forget or prefer, we have them for hire or sale at reception. If you wish to use our lockers to keep valuables safe, we have lockable lockers in the changing rooms. You’ll need a padlock to lock them which we have on sale at reception.
How should I prepare for class?
We recommend not eating for two to three hours before class but to drink plenty of water because you are going to do quite a bit of stretching. This is best done on an almost empty stomach but well-hydrated. During class, take regular small sips of water to moisten your mouth and feel comfortable.
Do I need to be fit and flexible to practice?
No – not at all. Fierce Grace is designed for all, whatever your level of fitness or flexibility. If you are not fit or flexible, this is the perfect place for you to restore and maintain your natural fitness and flexibility! You will be amazed how quickly your flexibility and fitness are improved.
What if I have an injury which might affect my ability to practice?
If you have any special medical condition or injuries, please consult your doctor first and inform the teacher before class begins. We encourage you to be your own teacher, so listen to your body and how you are feeling and what your body is telling you. Yoga rewards persistence and hard work, but it is equally important to rest and recover when you need to.
Is there any yoga etiquette for me to observe?
Always try to arrive at least 15 minutes before class so you can get ready and settled in the studio. Classes will start on time, and latecomers will generally not be admitted as this will disturb others. Once in the yoga studio, please observe that it is a quiet space, so please do not talk or use your mobile phone. Place your mat at a convenient place on the floor, and put a towel on top of it. During class, feel free to take as many breaks as you feel are necessary – but always remember that the more breaks you take the less benefits you will get! When the class is over, please feel free to continue relaxing and meditating. Remember to leave the yoga studio as quietly as possible so as not to disturb others who are completing their class in their own way.