Frequently asked questions
What are the benefits of practising Garuda?
Garuda offers a cardiovascular workout while drawing deeply on mental focus and teaching the sacred principle of relaxation within movement. Garuda’s results are increased strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance, with a greater sense of ease and well-being.
How often do I need to practice to see benefits?
You’ll feel it right after your first video, while constant practice and being mindful of your movement is crucial in helping you see results.
Aim to practice everyday (our videos are realistic and easy to follow!) and you'll will soon see yourself standing taller, being more flexible.
I’m a beginner. How do I start?
Lovely! You can start with
Foundation, get your body and muscles ready then feel free to go on to our
What is the difference between Garuda, Pilates and Yoga?
The biggest differentiating factor is that Garuda works your muscles from the inside out and outside in. There are no long holds, no movement that is just done in a singular fashion (ie up and down or lift and lower), and no strict rules of moving. Garuda principles stem from the spiral lines of your body and continually challenges your flow of movement using the spiral lines as a guide. From our core to our extremeties, fingers and toes, and the other way round. Resulting in a complete body movement experience and intention in each movement and exercise.
What if I have injuries, can I still practice?
Yes when you have clearance from your doctor / physio, depending how severe is the injury. It’ll help with your recover and regaining strength and flexibility. Do have a chat with us and let us know if you have any concerns.
I haven’t done Pilates or yoga before, can I attend Garuda classes?
Yes certainly! You will benefit from starting with Foundation where you will learn the basic principles and challenging movement.
I’m pregnant, can I take do the exercises? Which ones are safe for me to take?
We recommend you talk to your doctor, then have a chat with us. Any exercises that adds a lot of abdominal pressure (plank, chest lift etc,) are not recommended with SELF.
I have done a lot of Pilates / Yoga before, could I join the Trio Apparatus session?
The Garuda Apparatus might look like a hybrid of different 'contraptions' you've encountered, but the movements and the apparatus is very different and unique in it's own way.
For safety reasons, we require our clients to have at least 1 Private / 1 Mat session before joining the Trio session.
Is SELF Online suitable for me?
We have created SELF to be suitable for people who want to gain more control and awareness with their own body. Our Foundation course is suitable for anyone to get a start,
Do you have workout plans that I can follow?
We believe in your body feeling different everyday and requires different doses of ‘workout’. Therefore we have come up with shorter videos, so you can mix and match them to suit your days’ needs.
How long are the workouts?
In the Foundation course, videos are approximately 10 minutes’ long, so you can do just one video, or if you like it, repeat it once or twice.
In our Advanced course, the videos are around 3-6 minutes each, so you can combine several videos together to create your own unique programme everyday - or as often as you want to train.
Do I need an internet connection to view videos?
An internet connection is required to play the online videos. You will be sent your login details after signing up and from there you will be able to access the course!
Does my subscription automatically renew?
Foundation course is a one-off payment that grants you access to all the videos in the Foundation course for LIFE. Sweet eh?
The Advanced course is a subscription based course. Each month there will be a subscription fee charged as there are new contents everymonth, unelss you stopped the subscription.
Can I create my own workouts or playlist?
Yes indeed! Our videos’ are hosted on Youtube which allows you to create your very own playlist according to your needs!
What is the SELF Online facebook group?
The SELF Online facebook group is a private group to get support, encouragement, ask questions and get your questions answered! Have like-minded people from all over the world.
Why don’t SELF Online has an app?
SELF Online does not have a dedicated mobile app but not to fret - because the platform is fully mobile responsive. You can save the site to your home screen or bookmark it for easy access :)
Is my personal data secure?
We treat personal data security very seriously and we will never share it with anybody without your permission. Our full data policy is available here.