Do you have any age restrictions?
We are an adults-only centre (over 16s only) but there is no maximum age restriction.
Where can I find your timetable?
What are your opening times?
We are open seven days a week, from 9.30am to 7.30pm on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9.30am to 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9.30am to 5pm on Saturdays and 9.30am to 2pm on Sundays
Are you accepting new members?
Yes! You can book for classes online or call us to arrange a membership package.
What treatments do you offer, and how much are they?
We offer a wide range of holistic and complementary therapies – please go to https://treatments.thesanghahouse.co.uk/ to see our full list. Manicure and pedicure starts at £22, massages at £50 and facials at £60.
Do you have parking on-site?
Unfortunately we do not have onsite parking facilities (apart from one space for a Blue Badge holder) – the closest car parks are at The Crescent and Castle Street – both pay and display.
How much are your classes?
A single class costs £12 per hour, with a one month membership at £55 for unlimited classes, and annual membership on a 12 month commitment costs £44.75 per month.
How do I get to you?
We are on Tower Street, right on the junction of Corporation Street, Park Street, Tower Street and The Crescent, in an old stone chapel-like building called Mitre House. Our postcode is TA1 4BH and we are pinned on Google Maps, so just search for us!
How do I book a class?
We have online booking here: https://www.thesanghahouse.co.uk/physical-studio-bookings . Alternatively, if you prefer to book with a person, we can take bookings and payment over the phone or in person. Please make sure you have your card with you, as we ask that payment is made in full before the class. Our phone number is 01823 428156.
How do I book a treatment?
We do not currently offer online bookings for treatments, so email or phone is the best way to arrange your treatments with us. We take a 50% booking fee in advance to hold the booking, with the balance paid on the day. The telephone number is 01823 428156.
Do I have to be a member to use your facilities?
No, we are open to the public for one-off classes and treatments, workshops and special events.
Which classes are suitable for beginners?
All our classes, except those marked “advanced” are suitable for beginners. Our practitioners are expert at helping those less experienced students, as well as offering more advanced postures for those with more experience.
I’m pregnant. Can I still come?
We welcome pregnant people to our classes, but we recommend not during your first trimester, and afterwards with the guidance of your doctor or health visitor. Please call us to discuss your requirements.
Do you have facilities for differently-abled visitors?
Although we are on the first floor of our building, we have a lift to all floors, suitable for wheelchairs, walkers and mobility scooters. Because we are in a listed building, we are unable to accommodate those visitors who are permanently reliant on a wheelchair because our bathroom facilities are down a small number of stairs. We have a mental health first aider on site, as well as two first aiders. We have recently received our accreditation for welcoming people of all genders.
Do you have classes for children?
We are an adults-only centre, so that parents, guardians and grandparents can have some grown-up time!
Is your centre open for men and women?
Yes – we welcome all genders, and offer classes with male and female practitioners. Our bathroom facilities are also completely self-contained and de-gendered.
How do I get in contact with you?
Our telephone number is 01823 428156, or our email address is email@example.com.
What do I wear for the classes?
Anything that’s comfortable and that you can move in. If you’re comfy in yoga kit, feel free to break out your snazziest leggings, or if you prefer trackies and a T shirt, that’s fine too. For tai chi we recommend thin-soled plimsoll type shoes (not chunky trainers),and for the kettlebell class we do recommend trainers, but for everything else, we suggest you’re barefoot.
I’ve had to see the doctor recently – will this stop me taking part?
It does depend on what’s been going on, but if you’re worried about exercising, have a chat with your doctor and ask them for a note to say that you’re ok to do your chosen class. Then just book in as usual, and don’t forget to bring your note with you to show us.
I’m not very flexible. Can I still do yoga?
Yes! Yoga isn’t about being able to put your feet behind your ears or stand on your head; it’s about getting quiet and peaceful, thinking about just one thing at a time, and the postures (or asanas) are just one way of getting there. All abilities are welcome, and if you don’t feel able to do a pose, just rest until you find something that you feel comfortable with.
What’s the difference between yoga and Pilates?
Yoga is an ancient spiritual discipline with many different strands, from exercise to diet, meditation and even what job you do. It promotes flexibility in the body. Pilates was developed as a way of rehabilitating soldiers wounded in the First World War, and promotes strength, particularly around the middle (the “core”) of the body.
I can’t switch off my mind, so will meditation be any good for me? I’m a really busy person!
The first thing to remember is that thinking is what our minds do, so you’ll never switch it off. Meditation is about learning to recognise when we’re getting distracted, and bringing ourselves back to the task in hand, however briefly – that’s why it’s called a practice. We’re sure you’ve felt that before, though – if you think of your most favourite thing to do in the world and the feeling of being completely absorbed by it, that’s meditation. You’re probably already doing it without even knowing, but don’t worry; we won’t tell anyone!