( frequently asked questions )
HOW DO I FIND YOU?
We are located in the heart of Whangamata town, 101 Winifred Ave.
Head down the service lane off Winifred Ave and you will find us (Behind Whanga Bar).
WHERE CAN I PARK?
We have parking right outside the front of the studio. Access the parking from Winifred Ave - Head down the service lane, you will see our sign on the fence.
DO YOU TAKE WALK IN'S?
We are a drop-in studio, so walk in's are welcome. Be mindful that our Summer season can often get busy, so to secure yourself a spot in the studio, we do recommend booking online or simply drop us an email, Facebook or Instagram message to let us know you will be coming.
Prepaid online bookings do get priority over walk in's.
CAN I PAY AT THE STUDIO OR DO I HAVE TO BOOK ONLINE?
Our studio accepts cash and eftpos, no credit cards sorry!
HOW DO I BOOK A CLASS?
You can book a class via our website timetable, simply choose a class you want to attend, click 'sign up' and follow the prompts. Alternatively, you can download the MindBody app, look us up and book via the app.
If you book and pay online then find you can't make the class, don't worry, just cancel the class that same way you booked or drop us a line and we can cancel it at our end.
The class will only be charged if you fail to cancel to a fully booked out class and the teacher had to turn a walk-in away due to capacity.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW FOR MY FIRST CLASS?
Arrive at least 10 minutes before class so we can show you around the studio, check-in, set your mat up and get settled. Also please let the teacher know before class starts, if you have any injuries or concerns.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Come in comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely without having to adjust too much. No fancy yoga pants or tights are required, just something breathable or with a little stretch always works best.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? DO I NEED A YOGA MAT?
The studio has everything you need for your first class, we provide yoga mats free of charge. We have toilet facilities if you need to change before or after a class.
I AM A BEGINNER, IS THAT OK?
Of course, we suggest a few Chill classes to begin with. Our teachers will work with you to provide modifications to postures throughout our classes. We also hold a Beginners series every few months, get in touch to see when our next series is due to start.
I AM PREGNANT, CAN I STILL PRACTICE?
Everyone's pregnancy is a little different. Consult your midwife or doctor then drop a us a message to discuss.
DO I EAT BEFORE A CLASS?
Try to avoid eating a big meal before class, as yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach. If you find you're really hungry before a class, opt for a small snack, such as a piece of fruit.
WHAT IS THE STUDIO ETIQUETTE?
We are a pretty laid back bunch at The Drift, we do ask that you follow the below guidelines:
• Please turn your phone on silent, our reception area shares the same space as our practice space so a beep/ring/vibration will be heard.
• Please remove your shoes at the reception area.
• We start class at the advertised time, please arrive at least 10 -5 mins before a class.
• If you have booked online and can not make the class, please cancel your booking or let us know so we can cancel it at our end.
• We encourage a social community, so feel free to chat quietly with your neighbour prior to class starting.
• We do have limited studio space, so if we have a full class, please extend the yoga love by making room for your fellow yogi.