Do I need to bring my own mat?
Mats are available for your use in the studios or we have mats available for sale.
What should I wear to class?
Wear any comfortable clothing you would wear for exercise. To help our instructors see the alignment of your body, try to avoid heavy, bulky clothing. You may want to wear a fitted top, which will not fly up during forward and back bends or inversions.
Should I eat before class?
Try not to eat for 1-2 hours before class. Drink plenty of water during the day. Staying well hydrated is essential to maintaining the life force (prana) generated from your yoga practice. However, during class it is best to drink water sparingly, as it tends to cool down the inner heat created during your practice. This inner heat helps make your body more flexible and fit.
I have neck pain, shoulder pain, knee issues, fibromylgia, scoliosis etc.
Can I still try yoga?
Yes! That is a great reason why you should practice yoga! The poses can be modified to help you receive a great practice regardless of your physical condition. Please inform your instructor about any injuries or conditions that might affect your practice, or if you are pregnant. Also please inform your instructor if you are new to yoga.
I am out of shape and not very flexible. Can I still try yoga?
Yes! Yoga is for every body type. It can be practiced by individuals of all ages and fitness levels. It is non-competitive. Always practice at your own level. Bring your attention inward and avoid looking at what your neighbor is doing. Also, avoid straining or over-stretching and rest when needed. You’ll enjoy your yoga practice more and go farther faster if you take a loving attitude toward yourself and work from where you are, not from where you think you should be.
Can I show up anytime and take a class or do I have to call ahead of time to schedule?
No need to call ahead. If you are new to our studio please arrive at least 15 minutes before class is scheduled to begin. This will allow time for you to fill out a short registration form and meet with us to discuss any issues you would like to address with your yoga practice.
Also… Do take time afterwards to think about what you did in class, so you can retain what you learned. Review the postures you practiced and note any instructions that particularly made sense. Even if you remember just one thing from each class, you’ll soon have a lot of information that can deepen your own personal practice.