General FAQs

How do I buy membership and how much does it cost?

We hold taster classes at the start of the term which are all free and don’t require membership. After that you must buy membership to attend our classes. Membership costs £30 for the academic year but you don’t need to pay any extra for classes, they are all free for members! – buy membership here.

We as a committee do not have a direct say or take any part in the membership purchasing process. If you have any issues with your purchase, please contact the Students’ Union reception directly. If you are an Alumni, an affiliate student or from another university, please contact the Students’ Union reception to find out whether and how you can join our club.

Where are the classes?

Our classes are held in various rooms around UCL campus. The location for each class will be specified on the booking page, so make sure to check there before you go as locations may sometimes change.

What should I wear?

You can wear anything you like but make sure it is comfortable and doesn’t restrict movement. We recommend t-shirts and leggings, jogging bottoms or shorts.

Are there any class rules?

Please always be ready to show the teacher the email which you received upon purchasing membership as proof of your eligibility to participate in our sessions. Please also make sure to download the pdf that is offered to you once you have completed a booking. This will serve as proof that you have booked a particular class if attendance is checked by the teacher.

Be at the location of the class at least 5 minutes before the start time to ensure that you can enter the room together and have enough time to find a spot.

You will not be allowed to enter the classroom once the session has started. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Should I bring a yoga mat? 

There will be no mats provided by us for any regular sessions, so please make sure you bring your own.

We will provide a limited number of mats for any taster sessions we offer. If you intend to use one of our mats, please make sure to bring a towel and place it on the mat during your practice.

If you do not have a yoga mat, you can bring a towel or a scarf instead – they do the job and are much easier to carry around uni!

I’ve never done yoga before, will I be able to keep up?

Don’t worry, we have classes for all abilities and our wonderful teachers are happy to tailor the classes to everybody’s levels. We do have some advanced level classes too that may be more challenging but the difficulty level will always be clearly stated on the booking page. The great thing about yoga is it can be as intense or gentle as your body wants.

Retreats?

We hold several retreats over the year which are always a lot of fun and a chance to bond with fellow yogis doing what we do best. We organise a few in the UK during term time (usually around reading weeks) and one abroad during the summer holidays. We will advertise these closer to the time.

Where can I find more information? 

If you would like to receive our newsletter, please subscribe to it by clicking the link on the home page. Being a member of the club does NOT automatically subscribe you to our newsletter, so please make sure to do this yourself.

Check out our facebook page for regular updates, Instagram for photos of our classes and events or email us at uclu.yms@gmail.com. And of course, feel free to speak to the YMS committee at our classes.