What is Pause at Home?
Pause at Home is a brand new On Demand platform bringing you friendly, warm and accessible yoga and pilates classes from London’s best teachers. Yoga teacher and owner of Pause Studio in East London, Louise launched Pause at Home as a way to “keep our community moving at home during the pandemic”.
“During this pandemic, our homes became our offices, our children’s nurseries or schools, and as gyms and yoga studios closed, a space that we can move and ground ourselves in. I found it increasingly difficult to try and find not just the physical space, but the time and mindset to maintain some sort of practice and make time for my wellbeing in general.
As a studio owner and yoga teacher, I wanted to help people create their own sanctuary at home by creating their own home studio. Finding the time to hit pause on life can be difficult, especially if you’re juggling homeschooling kids, working from home, or maybe you’re trying to find a brief moment for yourself as your baby is napping.”
Pause at Home offers yoga and pilates classes for all levels, especially beginners. We help you find the time to Pause at Home with classes from 10 - 60 minutes, quick tutorials if you’re short on time or if you’re looking to focus on something more specific, we have episodic series such as Postnatal Yoga, Beginners Pilates or Pregnancy Yoga.
We’ve designed our classes so that they can be done with minimal equipment, space or prior experience. All of our teachers will let you know at the beginning of class which equipment you’ll need, most of it is optional though, so don’t worry if you don’t have it. It will also be listed in the class description.
Can I try it before I subscribe?
Yes! Our 14 day free trial is available to all new customers. After that, we have different subscriptions available;
- £19.99 - paid monthly
- £50 - paid every 3 months
- £90 - paid every 6 months
- £150 - paid every 12 months
If you’re not sure about subscribing yet, we have handy little previews of all our classes and trailers for our series, so you can see what our classes are like before signing up.
Can I cancel my subscription?
Yes, if you cancel within your 14 day free trial period, you will not be charged anything once it’s finished. If you decide to cancel after your trial period, you will still have access to all of our classes, but your card won’t be charged at the next billing period.
Does my subscription auto-renew?
Once you have signed up for a subscription, you will receive an order confirmation email listing the subscription name and price paid.
When your subscription is due for renewal, you will receive an email from us notifying you. If you wish to renew it, don’t worry, you don't have to do anything. If you wish to cancel it, just head to;
- “My Account”
- “Change Plan”
- “Cancel Membership”
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept most major credit and debit cards and PayPal
Do I have to subscribe to watch the Series?
No! If you’re not sure about subscribing yet, then our series can be purchased on their own. If you click on “Get Access” the price will show at the bottom of the page underneath the subscription option. We haven’t set a time limit on how long these classes can be accessed for, so you can enjoy them for as long as you like!
I’m pregnant, can I still do your classes?
Yes! We have lots of classes and series that have been specifically designed for pregnant women from 12 weeks. We also have some classes in our library which are labelled as “Pregnancy Friendly”. These classes are available to any pregnant woman from 12 weeks, even if you’ve never done yoga or pilates before.
If you have an established yoga or pilates practice, know how to modify for pregnancy and are at least 12 weeks pregnant, then you may want to check out some of our other classes. Please be aware that the teacher will not be offering modifications during these classes though and it’s down to you to know how to modify.
I’ve just had a baby, can I still do your classes?
Yes! We have lots of classes and series that have been specifically designed for postnatal women in mind and depending on what stage of the postpartum journey you’re at, most of our other classes will be suitable for you too.
Generally speaking, it's best to wait to return to exercise from six weeks after a vaginal birth or at least 12 weeks for cesarean birth. Always check with your GP before exercising as everyone’s postpartum journey is unique.
I’ve never done Yoga or Pilates before, can I still do your classes?
Yes! A lot of our classes have been designed for someone that has never done Yoga or Pilates before. We have specific Beginners courses, which can be found in the Series section and a lot of classes can be done if you’re a beginner. Just filter by “Beginners” or type “Beginner” in the search field.
Once you’ve tried some of these classes, feel free to explore some of the other ones as our teachers will almost always offer modifications throughout the class.
How do I save my favourite classes?
If you’re loving a particular class and want to do it again, just hit “add to favourites” and it will be added to your favourites section at the top of the library.
Will I need my own equipment?
We’ve designed our classes so that they can be done with minimal equipment and space. All of our teachers will let you know at the beginning of class which equipment you’ll need, most of it is optional though, so don’t worry if you don’t have it. It will also be listed in the class description. At most, all the equipment you’ll need is;
- A mat - if you’re going to buy one thing, we would advise buying a mat
- A resistance band - can be substituted for a pair of tights, leggings etc
- A pilates ball
- A blanket or towel
- In some of our more restorative classes, the teacher may use a bolster. If you don’t have one of these, cushions and pillows can work as a substitute
How do I watch Pause at Home?
You can watch Pause at Home on your computer, laptop, mobile phone or even your TV (details below)
Which browsers work best with Pause at Home?
For optimal viewing experience on Pause at Home, we recommend using the most recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari. We do not support Internet Explorer, as Microsoft now encourages Windows users to utilize Microsoft Edge instead.
Playback issues may be experienced by customers using Internet Explorer or browsers that are not current. For this reason, we recommend that you check your browser version and update it. Most browsers these days will auto update though.
It is possible to use a TV browser to watch Pause at Home videos on, but there can be potential playback issues. For this reason, we do not recommend or guarantee that video playback will work in a TV browser. Instead, we recommend using ChromeCast or AirPlay to watch our classes on.
Alternatively, you might like to plug your laptop in to the TV using a HDMI lead.