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FAQ

HOW TO I GET TO PARKOLAB?

Check out our Contact page for details on how to find us.

CAN I DRIVE MY CAR OR SCOOTER?

Yes, just in front of ParkoLab, on Sokofli Venizelou road, you can find parking.

WHAT ABOUT MY BICYCLE?

You can lock your bike outside the private parking of ParkoLab, far from the cars.

WHAT FACILITIES DOES PARKOLAB HAVE?

-Are there showers?

Unfortunately we dont have showers.

-Where can I leave my stuff?

We have an easy access changing room, or you can bring your purse/phone with you (in silence mode) during each class. No problem.

DO YOU HAVE A DISCOUNT FOR FIRST TIMERS?

No discount are available on-line or in the studio. Instead we have a wide range of FREE EVENTS that you can participate to.

YOGA

-Where do I begin?

If you are unsure of your entry level or what style of yoga you should investigate, please give us a call +30 6987328727 or send us an email to parko.crete@gmail.com! Alternatively, just pop into the studio to have a look around. We’ll give you the full tour and put your mind at ease.

-What do the different classes involve?

We offer 4 different styles of Yoga: Hatha, Vinyasa, Power and AcroYoga. You can check the web page IS THIS YOU to find out more about each individual style. Or talk to Chiara over the phone on +30 698 7328727 or via email at parko.crete@gmail.com

-What do I need to bring? Do I need a mat and what should I wear?

ParkoLab has communal mats. Props such as bricks, blocks and straps are provided to support you if you are new to yoga, if you have any injuries or like to modify your practice.

Shoes and socks are not worn when practicing yoga. Wear comfortable clothing, that you can move and stretch in. For you that may mean something baggy and loose fitting, or tight and stretchy. You may get hot so perhaps you want to wear something that will keep you cool, but bring something to keep you warm when you slow down in relaxation.

-Do you offer Yoga Privates classes?

Indeed we do. Please call Chiara on +698 7328727 to discuss the options available to you. The private yoga classes fee is usually coming with an extra fee from the Monthly Pack.

-What if I have an injury/medical condition?

Always consult your doctor first and please inform the Chiara or Panagis before the class starts. You may also like to book a consultation or two to work one-to-one with a teacher who will help you understand how to adapt your practice to accommodate for your injury.

We also work with a physiotherapist located in Chania to make sure your body is safe and your training is suitable for your injury.

-What if I am pregnant?

Always consult your doctor before attending a class and communicate to us in advance if this is your case.

-I’m not flexible. Can I do yoga?

Absolutely. Saying you are too inflexible for yoga is like saying you are too dirty for a shower! Yoga helps build flexibility so it is perfect for you! It’s a great way of creating space and ease in your body and is an amazing compliment to other sporting activities.

-How can I learn more about the Philosophy of Yoga?

This will be referred to in a number of our classes, we love to update you on this! you can check our website for inspirations and links (usually in the FREE STUFF/Video section).

-What classes shall I try if I am looking for something fast-paced?

Yoga afternoon classes are more dynamic and energetic, while evening classes are more restorative and smooth.

-I want to try advanced postures. Which classes shall I try?

Attending workshops and courses is a great way to improve your practice and work on advanced poses. Here the postures will be explore through different techniques and broken down into preparatory poses, strengthening drills and flexibility exercises. It is a great way to focus on specific parts of your practice. When you have a good understanding of the alignment principles that underpin the key postures, you can apply these to more challenges poses and learn to hold your body correctly in these asanas.

-I want to slow down and relax. What shall I try?

Evening classes and Saturday morning class.

-How do I pay for a drop-in class?

You can pay by cash for a single drop-in class when you arrive. Or you can purchase a Monthly Pack if you want to save! Check out our PARKOLAB/Prices page for more details.

-What are the benefits of practising yoga?

Regular practice of yoga poses or asanas will increase stamina, strength and flexibility, helping you feel happier and healthier in body and mind!

-Is Yoga a religion?

Although there are spiritual elements to yoga, yoga is not a religion and does not require you to subscribe to any particular set of beliefs. It will however help you to think about your way of life and enable you to leave with greater peace and calm.

GROUP AND PERSONAL TRAINING

-What would I wear?

We recommend wearing fitted clothing to avoid the material flapping and getting caught in equipment. A technical fabric would be perfect, as it will allow sweat to be wicked away from your skin. It is important to wear the right footwear to support your feet and joints as you workout. A good fitting pair of running trainers with arch support (as required) would be ideal; any good sportswear provider can help you find the best pair for you. We also recommend bringing a small towel to wipe down the equipment after use.

-I am recovering from an injury, is it safe to exercise?

Panagis will be able to provide you with various exercises to help you whilst recovering from injury. In addition we work with a physiotherapist here in Chania, where you can book a consultation session.

-I have just had a baby, can I exercise again?

In simple terms this will depend on how much exercise you were doing before your baby was born and the type of birth. There is no set time period but you should only recommence a structured exercise programme after you have attended your final post-natal check-up and taken specialist advice from your doctor.

-How soon can I see an improvement while doing fitness and body training?

You can improve your fitness with just a few workouts, especially if you're not in great shape to begin with and you're looking to boost endurance or cardiovascular health. If you're already near the top of your game, or your goal is to improve your strength, it may take a bit longer to reach that next level.Of course, results like this only happen when you really push yourself and you commit with consistency. Bear in mind that food and diet play a huge part into your fitness/loosing weight mode.

DO YOU OFFER MASSAGE, TREATMENTS OR HEALING AT PARKOLAB?

We sure do! Check out our Relax and Energy-ParkoLab page, ring us on +30 6987328727 or email parko.crete@gmail.com

LIFE COACHING

-What's life coaching?

A life coach helps you get from where you are in your life now, to where you want to go. In other words, their job is to help you get from Point A to Point B in your life. Your coach is someone who supports you, motivates you, and holds you accountable to achieving your vision for yourself. Whatever it is that you want in your life, they will help you get there.

-What Is the difference between psychology and life coaching?

Life coaching and clinical psychology are often considered the polar opposites of each other and in many ways, are similar. While clinical psychology deals with prescribed treatment methods as well as diagnosable conditions, life coaching entails no such thing. In fact, life coaching has very few tangible rules, making it a vast and diverse field. Unlike clinical psychology, life coaching has more to do with empowering functional individuals rather than treating mental or emotional disorders.

What if I am not happy?

We welcome your feedback, both good and bad so email us at parko.crete@gmail.com or simply talk to us!

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