Faqs


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Please note, we require 24 hours’ notice to cancel a booking or the full session fee will be incurred.

Please arrive 5 mins prior to start time.  If you are new to Thrive please arrive 10 mins prior to fill out a registration and health question form

It is important that you are comfortable and can move easily so exercise gear, shorts, singlets and t-shirts are fine.

For Yoga, Barre Attack & Pilates please bring a towel and a water bottle. Socks are critical for all Barre Attack and Pilates sessions.  On colder days also have clothes to keep you warm as we warm down at the end of the class. The latter also applies to Meditation.

The Thrive studio is located at 370a Nepean Highway Chelsea, just 200 metres from Chelsea train station. It’s the perfect location for Chelsea locals and those in the surrounding suburbs of Edithvale ,Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Bonbeach and Mordialloc.

Yes, Pilates and yoga are safe ways to exercise during pregnancy, getting the body ready for delivery and helping to bounce back quicker after childbirth.

We will require a clearance from your GP or Obstetrician/ Gynaecologist. Please speak to Amy to find out more details.

Please let us know about any injury you may have and we will instruct you as you progress through the class and/or Reformer session on modifications to follow.  We work with lots of people with existing injuries and help them heal through Yoga and Pilates.  If your injury is significant, we may recommend you see an allied health professional for treatment prior to starting your program at Thrive.

Depending on your level of cover, you may be able to claim our services through your health fund.  Please ask Amy to see if you are covered.

We don’t have private parking for our studio but there is plenty of free street parking on Nepean Highway and in nearby streets.

  • Please arrive 5 minutes if you are existing client and 10 mins prior if you are a new client.
  • If there are clients finishing up their previous session, please come in quietly
  • Please turn off your mobile phone when you walk in the door
  • Please take off your shoes at the door and place them in the shoe rack
  • Please spray your mat at the conclusion of your class
  • Check our website for the most current studio class timetable. Whilst we strive to deliver all our classes on time and as advertised, classes are subject to change or cancellation from time to time. These changes will be updated on the website and on social media as soon as practically possible.
  • Thrive is not liable to refund, transfer or offer compensation of any kind for classes that are late, changed or cancelled for any reason.
  • Thrive Yoga & Pilates studio does not offer refunds, transfers, suspensions or extensions on services or products for change of mind, injury, illness, change of address or any other reason. All purchases are final.
  • Thrive Yoga & Pilates is not responsible for any loss or damage to your personal belongings. We recommend you refrain from bringing any valuable personal belongings to the studio.
  • Teachers are subject to change without notice.
  • Please arrive on time and 10 minutes or earlier if you are new to the studio or attending Trapeze Yoga to allow for set up as we may not allow late entry.
  • Thrive Yoga & Pilates has the right to refuse entry at any time.
  • It is assumed that you have read all information on the website relevant to the classes you attend, prior to your attendance.
  • Prices may increase from time to time to reflect increases in costs and benefits, and changes will be referenced on the Thrive website and communicated to you via e-mail.
  • The Introductory Offer is only available on your first visit to the studio and is only for Mat based classes. Trapeze Yoga is not included in the Intro offer. There is a separate intro offer for Trapeze Yoga.
  • Payment is required at the time of booking. To book into a class you must either have credits in your account or pay at the time of booking.
  • You will be required to obtain medical advice or clearance from your General Practitioner (GP) or Allied Health Practitioner, prior to commencing any exercise program. Participating in any form of exercise at Thrive Yoga & Pilates studio is done entirely at your own risk.
  • You are required to complete an Exercise Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ) or Pre and Post Natal form prior to any class.
  • By booking into a class you automatically agree to the above terms and conditions.

Inversion devices in various forms have been used in yoga studios for decades, so the exact origins of the practice are unclear and are rarely agreed upon. While there were surely yogis hanging upside down from ropes attached to trees thousands of years ago, most people credit the late yoga master BKS Iyengar with popularizing and systematizing the practice.

While modern yoga props have improved in quality and comfort for inversion sling yoga, the fundamental concept is the same. These simple devices allow you to practice new and different poses in ways that can transform your practice, and in particular, your spinal health and core and upper body strength.

A yoga practice that integrates the Yoga Trapeze, even if just once or twice a week, can include pushing, pulling, holding, hip opening, twists, backbends, forward bends, and more. Yoga students can work their shoulders, calm their nerves, and leave class floating on air.

While many of the yoga poses we do on the Yoga Trapeze look very similar to their mat-based counterparts, the dynamics are unique.

Inversion therapy and its benefits have been studied in clinical trials, primarily with inversion tables and inversion chairs.

Regularly reported benefits:

  • Instant traction on the spine (within two to three minutes)
  • Relief of back pain and possibly sciatica
  • Core strength development
  • Deeper backbends and more open shoulders
  • Functional upper body and full body strength development

What inversion therapy can do:

  • Increase range of motion, particularly in flexion and extension
  • Reduce herniated disk pain for injuries that are slight to mild (stage 1)
  • Add 1-2 mm of space between L4/L5 and L5/S1 vertebrae
  • Alleviate lordosis
  • Reduce or calm activity in spinal muscles (measured in EMG (Electromyography)

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Pregnant women, stage 2 herniated discs, cardiovascular disease, hypertension,glaucoma, any surgeries – back, neck, hip, knee , shoulder, high blood pressure, headaches and migraines, travel and motion sickness, botox, colonics in the last 24 hours before attending class, faint or dizziness

PREPARING FOR TRAPEZE YOGA

WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR

You will be required to bring a towel and water bottle

You will be required to wear a soft long sleeve top and leggings or long pants and socks (preferably grip socks ) as you may get hammock marks on your skin and to allow to move easily in and out of poses

Please note jewellery cannot be worn at any time , this includes rings , wedding rings, belly rings, earrings, necklaces, watches – these damage the hammocks. You will be required to remove jewellery prior to commencing the class.

Any pointy and hard hair clips are not allowed as these will damage the hammocks

You will be required to remove any make up and no fake tan or perfume is allowed as these mark  and stain the hammocks ( wet wipes will be provided if make up need to be taken off)

We would really appreciate your understanding with the above policies to maintain and run safe classes, non adherence may result in refusal of entry to class

You are advised to drink at least 2 litres of water the day before to maintain optimal hydration levels in the body

You are advised to not consume a heavy meal , drink coffee or alcohol prior to class