Power Living FAQs

Welcome to the Power Living Yoga Community!

Our aim is to provide you with an accessible and relevant modern-day yoga practice that will enrich your life, as it enriches ours.

Our range of classes are now available in-studio and online via Livestream. They’re a haven from life’s hustle and bustle, letting you move, relax, connect and bring back some balance.

This practice and our gentle guidance allows you to develop a deeper level of self-awareness and create positive transformation: physically, mentally and emotionally.

If you’re having trouble getting set up with the MBO app, with our Livestream classes or booking into classes then take a look at our FAQs below. If there’s anything else you want to know, please ask. You can get in touch with us on Facebook, Instagram or via the Contact Us page. We’re here to help you get the most out of your yoga journey.

We look forward to seeing you in-studio or online soon!

 

Top tips:

  • Ask questions and have a chat with the admin staff and teachers before or after class in person or via the chat on livestream
  • Take care of yourself: rest whenever you need and listen to your body.
  • Listen your teacher: they’ll give you cues to keep your practice safe and powerful, not to mention fun.
  • Check out our list of classes here. We have different styles and levels to suit everyone, so make sure you choose what’s right for you.

Mind Body Online (MBO) FAQs

Power Living uses MBO to manage all of our studios, if you are having issues with your MBO account, finding our studios, booking in classes or anything else below are some tips for you.

How do I find the Power Living studios on the MBO app?
  • Check out this video or follow these steps; Open the MBO app, login in, select Explore, type in Power Living, depending on your location you may have to change your location settings to find certain studios (to note: the Livestream location is set to Manly, NSW). Once you have found your site, you can select the heart icon and add them to your favourites.
I need general help with the MINDBODY App?
I'm trying to find a location/studio outside of my current location?

Check out this link to find studios / locations outside of your location: https://support.mindbody.io/s/article/How-do-I-find-a-business-outside-of-my-current-location-on-the-MINDBODY-app

Why do I need to create a MINDBODY account when I already have an account at the studio?

As a student, you will automatically get an account with us via MBO, however this is not your own personal account for the app – this is specific to the studio. To manage bookings etc via the app you will need to create an account and ensure that it’s verified with our studio.  https://support.mindbody.io/s/article/Why-do-I-need-to-create-a-MINDBODY-login-when-I-already-have-an-account-at-my-favorite-studio

My pass isn't syncing with my account?

This often means that you have missed the verification step when setting up your MBO account, follow this link and re-send the email to yourself to resolve the issue: https://support.mindbody.io/s/article/My-passes-are-missing-How-do-I-send-a-verification-email

I'm having problems logging in?

I’m having problems logging into my MBO account, so I can’t book into classes: https://support.mindbody.io/s/article/I-can-t-log-in

How to login to the app with your Facebook account?

I’d like to use my Facebook login detail to log into my MBO account: https://support.mindbody.io/s/article/Logging-in-with-Facebook

Yoga Livestream FAQs

Whether you’re new to yoga altogether or just new to Power Living Livestream classes, here are some tips to help you find your feet as you embark on your journey with us. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please feel free to give us a buzz. We pride ourselves on our open, friendly and supportive community and we’re always happy to have a chat!

How do I join the live-stream?
  • Book into the class via the livestream studio location on the MBO app or via the Power Living Website 5-10 minutes before the class starts, we’ll send you an email with a link to join the live stream, there will a password in the email which you will need to use to gain access. Tips on how to find these locations via your MBO app are in the above section.
When will I be sent the link to join the class?
  • You will sent the link 5-10 minutes prior to the class starting from the manlystudio@powerliving.com.au
Where will the live-stream link be sent to?

The email address linked to your Power Living / Mind Body Online account, sent from manlystudio@powerliving.com.au or neutralbaystudio@powerliving.com.au

I haven't received the link to my email?

Make sure you have checked your junk / spam folder for the email – all emails come from manlystudio@powerliving.com.au or neutralbaystudio@powerliving.com.au

You should add the manlystudio@powerliving.com.au and the neutralbaystudio@powerliving.com.au email to your contacts – so the email server knows that these email addresses is safe and it will mean that it comes to you inbox each time 😉

You could also try refreshing your email to see if it comes through.

How do I use Zoom?

Click here for a PDF containing instructions on how to use Zoom.  After the 19th July, every meeting will require a password to gain access the meeting, these passwords will be in the email we send you prior to the class time. 

Is it possible to view the classes at a time other than the scheduled class time?

We are working on a solution for this to ensure you get the best experience possible. In the meantime, if you’re a Power Living Member,  you get FREE access to Yogaholics so you can practice any class, at anytime via that platform too. If you don’t have your free account set up, contact your studio and ask them to send you the special link 😉

Can I join the live-stream with a Yogaholics membership?

No, Yogaholics is our pre-recorded library of content. If you wish to join the live streamed classes and connect with your community you will need to purchase a pass or reactivate your membership

What platform are you using?

We are using Zoom Meetings

Can I practice the classes from all studios, including Adelaide?

If you have a membership at either Manly, Neutral Bay, Bondi Beach or Fitzroy you all have access to the same live classes. Our 2 Adelaide studios are offering a different timetable to their students.

How can I get the picture to have better quality and not be so fuzzy?

There are several factors that contribute to the quality of video and audio when using Zoom:

  • Bandwidth of the wireless network at the source or with the remote participant.
  • During a meeting, close all other applications, as they will be competing with the processing power of your device which Zoom is trying to use to stream the class.
  • Visit http://www.speedtest.net/ and test the speed of your internet connection. If you see at least 3.0 mbps on the test, you should be experiencing good quality A/V. If less, your performance may be degraded.
  • Even if speeds are high, other factors such as internet sharing or streaming services (YouTube, Netflix, etc.) running in parallel on the same network can degrade performance. DSL is especially subject to degraded performance because of its limited bandwidth.
Can I re-join from the same link if the connection lost?

Yes, click on same link and wait to be admitted again.

Can I ask Questions about the practice post class?

Yes Q&A will be available for 15min after every class.

Which teachers will I have access to?

Please visit your studio’s timetable page to see the teachers who’s classes you can attend in the coming week.

Have the membership prices been adjusted?

Yes all of our passes & membership prices have been adjusted down by 25% – if you were an existing direct debit member, this has been done automatically for you.

Which level is right for me?

Level 1: establishes the foundations for a safe, lifelong practice. Slow enough to understand the basics of alignment and learn modifications, but still a strong class. You’ll also be introduced to some of Power Living’s core philosophical and traditional teachings. Ideal beginners’ yoga or for those wanting to refine their practice.

Level 2: open-level classes have become our ‘norm’. They’re challenging and all levels are welcome, but some experience of yoga is advised as there will be minimal modifications and education. Moving at a steady pace, these classes require a healthy, active body.

How often should I practise?

You can practice as often as you like, just remember to listen to your body. Some committed students practice 5-6 times per week, however the intensity will vary to suit the needs of their body on the day.  Slowing down and listening to your body’s intuition is part of the yoga journey. If you’re cross-training with other sports then 2-3 times a week would likely be of great benefit.

What type of classes are available?

We are offering vinyasa and yin classes, kids yoga and meditations, asana labs and free group meditations.

Can I do yoga when I’m pregnant?

Always check with your doctor in advance and ensure it is safe for you to practice, avoid twists and modify poses as necessary.

How can I avoid getting injured?

Although yoga’s generally considered a fairly safe form of exercise, injuries can occur when students don’t take appropriate modifications or try and force their bodies into postures they’re not ready for. This is why it’s so important to honour what your body needs, every time you step on the mat. However, injuries can also be one of our best teachers as they force us to slow down, modify and listen to our bodies.

Here are some tips to prevent injuries:

  • If you have any pre-existing conditions, please speak to your doctor or physiotherapist before coming to class.
  • Focus on maintaining a smooth, steady Ujjayi breath throughout your practice, even if that means taking a less intense variation of a posture or easing up on the intensity.
  • Listen to your body. Be mindful of its subtle clues about how deeply, strongly or for how long you should hold a posture.
  • If you’re experiencing pain or exhaustion during class, stop and rest immediately. Child’s Pose or Supta Baddha Konasana are ideal resting yoga poses.
  • Make sure you warm up thoroughly at the start of class. Getting your body moving – with sun salutations, for example – increases circulation to muscles, lubricates joints, and prepares the body for deeper postures. The only exception to this is P.L.A.Y. Yin which is designed to be done ‘cold’ as it targets fascia rather than muscles.
  • Listen and watch for correct alignment cues. This will ensure you’re strengthening muscles equally on both sides of the active joint – avoiding building an unbalanced body – while also reducing tension where it’s not needed.
  • Modify poses to suit your individual needs and embrace the non-competitive and self-accepting atmosphere of the yoga class.
  • Use props – blocks, bolsters, towels and straps – to help maintain safe alignment, facilitate appropriate stretching and take undue stress off joints and tight muscles.
  • Each of our bodies is built differently, and some of us have a tendency towards unsupported hyperflexion, hyperextension and excessive twisting. Listen to the alignment cues, notice how your body moves and speak to your teacher if you think this might apply to you.
What are common yoga injuries?

Muscle Strains: A strain occurs when muscle tissue tears. If a muscle is powerfully contracted or stretched too far, an acute strain occurs. Chronic strains result from excess use over a period of time (with inadequate recovery). Hamstring strains are common in yoga, often occurring at the point where the hamstrings attach to the sitting bones, as a result of overstretching in forward bends. Other common muscle strains involve hip flexors (caused by deep lunges), neck muscles (from unsupported Shoulder Stand, Plough, Deaf Man’s Pose), and lower back muscles (from hyperflexion in standing or seated forward bends).

Tendonitis and Bursitis: These are overuse injuries. Tendonitis is inflammation or irritation of a tendon, and bursitis is inflammation of the bursae.  Bursae are protective ‘cushions’, situated between moving structures such as bones, muscles and tendons. They let us move our joints easily, without friction.

Performing long holds in yoga poses such as Downward Facing Dog, Chaturanga and Side Plank without adequate strength or appropriate modifications can cause excess stress on bursae and tendons in the shoulders, elbows and wrists. This may exacerbate carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis or tendonitis in these joints.

Ligaments and Cartilage: Students who are hypermobile, or those who hyperextend or flex their joints without adequate strength, can put additional stress on joint-stabilising ligaments and tendons without realising. This can cause joint inflammation or injury.

Knees, elbows and the spine are common problem areas. Hyperextension of the knee is often seen in straight leg poses such as balancing postures, Triangle Pose, standing and seated forward bends. Elbow hyperextension is often seen in Downward and Upward Facing Dog and Side Plank. Shoulder Stand, Plough, and forward bends place compression forces on the spine. Spinal discs can be damaged if an inappropriate level of spinal joint flexion or forced flexion occurs. Degenerative disease, pinched nerves or fractures can occur when the spine is hyperextended.

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