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Frequently Asked Questions

 

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Value For Money

How many times do you recommend I do yoga and will the monthly or yearly fee be worth it?


I recommend to start with 2 classes a week, then increase it gradually. When you're used to the curated series of classes, you can even do a flow everyday! . Mix up short and longer flows, depending on your available time. Or create an alternating system; you can be as creative with that as you want. Plan holders have unlimited access to the classes and courses giving you this flexibility. ​. Now for a bit of comparison. I did some research and found these: - In-studio gym go for $18.70 per class - 1 Year upfront can go for $1600 - Other online studios can go for $25 PER WEEK - Casual in- studio classes are around $30, and - Other monthly fees go up to $185 . Mad Yogi's Monthly fee is $40 AUD. Monthly, not weekly. That’s approximately the same as 10 cups of coffee OR $3.33AUD/class if you do a minimum of 3 classes/week! . And our Yearly fee is only $420. That’s an equivalent to only $8.077/week. . Yes, it's worth it. Mad Yogi prices are very affordable.




Other online studios offer hundreds and thousands of classes. Do you have as much?


First off, hundreds and thousands is a candy sprinkle, not yoga. You won't be able to take advantage of all those; it just sounds nice. . I curate my class series. That means I take time and care designing each class, refining it to be well-rounded and safe with modifications. I also revisit my classes regularly and update when needed. ​. At the moment there are 4 class series - the Equinox Series with 24 classes, the Dosha Series with 24 classes, the Verve Series with 10 classes and the Mini Flow Series with 12 classes. That's 70 classes. ​. The courses also have flows and other classes like breathing techniques and self-massage. ​. I am also constantly adding classes and courses. At the time of this publishing, there are 4 classes in a NEW series that are being scheduled for first quarter 2021, additions to the Verve Series and another new series is in drafting phase. These new classes are scheduled for release across 2021 and 2022. ​. There is also a new course being edited and another being drafted both for release in mid-2021. ​. Join the website as a FREE MEMBER or a PLAN HOLDER to be updated. . What you deserve are curated and planned classes. That's what I offer. You don't need hundreds and thousands and the confusion that come with those.




Are your courses really included in the plans?


YES, absolutely! . At the time of this publishing, there are 3 courses - the Practical Yoga Rituals, the Practical Self-Care Course and the 10 Mindsets of a Modern Yogi. . Another one is in writing phase. . The Membership Subscription Plans are available in the Online Yoga Rooms.




Will your new classes & courses have an extra cost?


Nope! No extra payments necessary for new and updated content in the Flow Room and Course Room. Your monthly and yearly paid access plans cover all that!




I may be interested, but I hate getting spamed by newsletters!


Don't worry, I hate that too! . Here's what you'll get:

  • Newsletters: Only 3 per month...sometimes I only send 1, seriously, and my newsletters will always have something good for you.
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  • Automated emails: You'll get 1 welcome email when you sign up as a Free Member and as a Paid Plan Holder. There are also reminder and confirmation emails should you cancel, when your plan is about to run out and when it does, in case it just slipped your mind to renew.
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  • There's also an acknowledgement email when you send a contact form.
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And that's about it! Of course, you can always unsubscribe. . Just please be informed that when someone unsubscribes, I remove you totally from my list and I don't know how this will affect your Free and Paid Plan, should you be a holder. . Lastly, please make sure that you tag our Mad Yogi Newsroom newsletter as "not spam" or "not promotion" when you get them so they land in your main inbox. BUT, I have been told by some members that this still happens however many times they tag it properly. So just keep an eye out for our newsletters!





Suitability to You

I'm new to yoga; feeling stiff, lacking strength and out of breath. Are your classes suitable for me?


Yes, they are! I always give modifications to the poses and flows and you are encouraged to stop and rest as you need to. . I take the time at the start of all the on-demand classes to take you through tricky poses, breaking it down as a short workshop. . I also go through shallower poses first, then deepen it.




I'm not young and supple anymore!  Can I do your classes?


Yes you can! Apart from the above info, I encourage the use of props and external support. This makes the classes accessible for most situations. Plus, being online, you can pace yourself according to what you need and/or want. . I would remind you to talk to your medical or health worker if you have any concern over existing conditions like heart disease, blood pressure, pregnancy, eye disorders such as detached retinas and so on before doing yoga or any physical exertion as a precaution.




How about for those who are big-bodied or don't have the "yoga body"?


I'm the same! In fact, I had a comment about my non-flat belly! But you know what, that's ok. You will always hear me give the cue "hug and lift" and to activate your deep muscles, because that's what's important. . You will also hear me say in the classes that shallower poses (for a lack of a better term) are just as valid as deeper poses - there are no wrong or right, but if there were, right is what feels good, regardless of depth. Wrong is when the ego eggs us on into hurt and pain. . So don't worry about the shape of your body, there is no judgement here. Just acceptance and the encouragement for self-acceptance and kindness.




I feel I lack the discipline to stick to a routine if it's not an in-person class. How can you help address this?


I get you. We all have different learning patterns. But the beauty of online, on-demand yoga such as mine is that it can help you create that discipline! It helps build self-accountability. We are, after all, responsible for our own selves and establishing a routine of self-care is very powerfully life affirming. . Self-accountability & self-care is also a mindset that we can pass on to our children, if we are parents or carers, or influence other to adapt. We then help enrich not only our own lives, but others as well. Isn't that beautiful? I think so.




How many times do you recommend I do yoga and will the monthly or yearly fee be worth it?


I recommend to start with 2 classes a week, then increase it gradually. When you're used to the curated series of classes, you can even do a flow everyday! . Mix up short and longer flows, depending on your available time. Or create an alternating system; you can be as creative with that as you want. Plan holders have unlimited access to the classes and courses giving you this flexibility. . Now for a bit of comparison. I did some research and found these: - In-studio gym go for $18.70 per class - 1 Year upfront can go for $1600 - Other online studios can go for $25 PER WEEK - Casual in- studio classes are around $30, and - Other monthly fees go up to $185 . Mad Yogi's Monthly fee is $45 AUD. Monthly, not weekly. And our Yearly fee is only $420. Yes, it's worth it. Mad Yogi prices are very affordable.





What do I mean by...

What does "yoga without the woo mean"?


I'm glad you asked! Like I mentioned on the home page, I truly believe that yoga is for everybody and that includes those who, like me, are not particularly spiritual. . This also applies if you want your spirituality separate from your yoga or you just don't believe that "moon water" or crystals or a "sound shower" can miraculously cure you of your illnesses...or that all you need is homeopathy. . Woo-woo, as defined by the Merriam-Webster (and other reputable dictionaries) is
"dubiously or outlandishly mystical, supernatural, or unscientific".
. Now, don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong if you like the woo, even if you believe in them. This, in fact, underpins the point of my website - it is belief-neutral. . The physical yoga is given in clear language (I hope you're ok with my accent) and highly bio-mechanical based. The psycho-emotional mindset work that is woven throughout the classes, courses, cards, blogs and podcasts aims to help us live in these states-of-being: KINDNESS, NON-JUDGEMENT, JOY in the SIMPLE THINGS, ACCEPTANCE and GROWTH, among other topics. And these mindsets or life principles are beyond any belief system. . Lastly, while I am a proponent of healthy living, I am also scientifically, rationally minded. I will never tell you that you can get well from an illness if you drink moon water or expose your perineum to the sun (yes, I've seen those videos and unfortunately people do, in fact, believe in that!). . I will never side with other yogis who say vaccines don't work. And I will never look down at you if you are not vegetarian. These are mostly what I mean when I say "Yoga without the Woo". Because while it's nice believing in the mystical, magical stuff, we can't relinquish the role of rational thought.




What if I LIKE the airy-fairy fluff?  What if I am actually religious? Am I also welcome?


YES, of course! Yoga does deepen one's spirituality, if that's what you want, and that's why I provide a belief-neutral space. . This is because every one of us has the right to practice our spirituality without being influenced how to think, who to "pray" to and what to believe, nor be given the feeling that we're doing or thinking things in the wrong way. . Being online also gives you the freedom to worship or practice your spirituality during your yoga (should you want to) in the comfort and judgement-free zone of your home. . And being belief-neutral, you can enjoy the classes and courses without having to deal with beliefs that may be against your own.