(Frequently Asked Questions)
- Arrive about 10-15 minutes before class to allow plenty of time to check-in, store your personal belongings, and set up your class space.
- It is suggested that you not eat heavily the 2 hours before class.
- Turn off all cell phones before entering the studio or leave it at home.
- Please remove your shoes before entering our class space.
- Try to avoid walking on other students mats.
- We all love friends! Save chatting for before and after class.
- The studio doors are locked at precisely the start of class time. Late students will not be admitted, please do not knock.
Do I need to pre-register for classes?
Our classes do not require pre-registration, but it is strongly suggested as classes can fill-up quickly!
What are the benefits of a yoga practice?
The physical benefits of yoga are many. Yoga increases strength, flexibility and vitality; all systems of the body benefit from increased function. The subtler benefits to yoga are relaxation and self-awareness. Through your yoga practice you will develop the ability to handle stress and have clearer, calmer more positive thoughts
Do men do yoga?
Yes! Lots of them. The yoga tradition has evolved to include women relatively recently in its long history. The original teachers were exclusively male.
Which classes are appropriate for beginners?
Check class descriptions that will indicate which classes are appropriate for beginning students. Decide which sounds best suited to you. Any of our staff members are happy to help you decide the right fit for you.
What should I bring with me to class?
You, a mat if you have one, lidded water, and positive attitude! We provide all props for class. Should you choose to maintain a consistent practice we encourage you to obtain your own mat. Our yoga shop sells everything you could need for your practice.
How many times a week should I attend?
We generally recommend attending classes at least 2-3 times a week; however, you should never allow unrealistic expectations to clout you practice. The benefits of just a single class per week is worth your time and energy.
What should I wear?
You should wear comfortable and non-restrictive clothing; anything you would wear to a typical exercise class. Somewhat form fitting clothing is helpful to your instructor so that they can help with alignment and safety. We work with bare feet in yoga so be prepared to shed your socks and shoes.
What if I have physical issues?
Yoga is for everybody! Yoga can be very therapeutic for the body, mind and spirit while facing a physical discomfort in the body. Always inform your instructor of any issues you may be experiencing, for example: back, neck, shoulder or knee pain, blood pressure issues or pregnancy. We offer a wide range of classes for all body types.
I am not flexible, is yoga for me?
We hear this statement all the time. We come to yoga to become more flexible in the body and mind. Individuals with stiff bodies will benefit from yoga by gaining increased mobility in the joints and muscles. A naturally flexible person will benefit from yoga by gaining strength. Yoga is not about being or getting flexible, it is about bringing balance to your body.