Frequently Asked Questions

General questions

We are located between H Samuel and Virgin Media on Upper Precinct in Coventry city centre. You can find our address and Google map location here.

Our Studio is only open during class/workshop times.

Whilst we do not have our own car park, the nearest place that you can park your vehicle is either at the West Orchards car park or the Barracks car park which are both approximately 2-3 minutes’ walk from our store.

 

West Orchards car park: The postcode for this is CV1 1QX and you can find further information here.

 

Barracks car park: The postcode for this is CV1 1DD and you can find further information here.

 

Please ensure you are aware of the closing times of these car parks prior to visiting us.

(LOCKERS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE) Yes we do. We provide lockers for our customers free of charge.

(SHOWERS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE) We have showers for men and women at The Nook Urban Retreat. We provide body wash and shampoo, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. We also have hairdryers free to use.

Please find our contact details here. Kindly note that there is no telephone number for the Studio as we do not have a front of house here to man the phone line.

As we are located on the first floor with no disabled access, we unfortunately cannot accommodate people who are wheelchair-bound. Please get in touch if you have any specific access questions so that we can assist you further.

Yoga

We ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes before your class begins and no later than 5 minutes before as the Studio doors will be locked after this time, for security reasons. Please also note that there is no telephone number for the Studio as we do not have a front of house here to man the phone line.

Due to the limited class capacities, any booking changes or cancellations are at the discretion of the Studio. Unfortunately we are unable to accept any late cancellations.

All of our classes can be booked on our website. Please note that we are currently unable to take bookings over the phone or in person in the Studio.

To book on our website click on the Book A Class button at the top of this page. Choose your preferred class and confirm your purchase.

Yes, pre-booking is required on all classes and you can do this on our website (telephone and in-person booking are not available presently).

Yes we do! You can find our gift cards in our online shop.

You will never know until you try it — yoga is really easy to get into! That is why over 2 billion people in the world practice yoga. We offer a variety of styles here with a team of handpicked instructors. The best way to find out if yoga is for you is to try out a few of our classes and see what styles you enjoy best.

Congratulations on your first class at The Nook Urban Retreat! Just come as you are and be sure to let the instructor know that it is your first time at the start of the class.

It is best to wear what’s comfortable to you. Some people prefer loose and stretchy clothes while others prefer something more fitted for our yoga classes.

We recommend that pregnant women do not practise in their first trimester and that you attend classes in your second/third trimester with consent from your doctor or midwife. Kindly note that not all of our instructors are comfortable teaching pregnant women as they may not be familiar with the modifications required to your body during the class – please get in touch with us to discuss the classes that are suitable for you.

Of course! Flexibility isn’t a requirement to do yoga and in fact, most yogis start out feeling stiff and inflexible. With time and practice your body will gradually become more limber. You will be surprised at what the human body is capable of!

You must be at least 16 years old to attend our classes.

Tea Lounge

(TEMPORARILY CLOSED)

We serve a selection of teas from Canton, a small family-owned, independent tea company who only purchase their tea leaves directly from small farmers. These farmers handpick every leaf that goes into the tea we serve and Canton pride themselves on knowing that the farmers are being treated ethically and that the tea they provide is of top-notch quality! Read more about them here.

 

Ethical and sustainable practices are important to us and we are proud to serve Canton’s tea here at The Nook Urban Retreat. Have a look at our Tea Lounge menu here!

Of course! We use plant-based packaging from Decent Packaging and are proud to serve our takeaway tea in their sustainable cups and lids made from plants. In fact, all the disposable cups we use in store are from these lovely people!

Our black and green teas contain caffeine whilst our herbal teas are naturally caffeine-free.

No, none of our teas contain allergens. We have a full tea menu in store that outlines the ingredients if you have a particular allergy please speak to a member of staff.

Meditation

(TEMPORARILY CLOSED)

Meditation is a practice of mindfulness, to be present and aware of yourself and your surroundings. It can be guided or unguided. Meditation helps boost mental clarity, reduce stress and improve your ability to focus. Contrary to popular belief, meditation doesn’t necessarily have to be a spiritual experience. It is simply an act of being present in the moment.

We do not charge a fee for using our meditation nook. You are free to use them but please be mindful of others who may want to use the space as well.