What types of classes do you offer?
We offer a variety of classes, ranging from beginner to advanced, from anxiety and stress relief to core strengthening classes. Please see the Course Descriptions page for more details.
What do I need to bring to yoga?
All you really need to begin practicing yoga is your body, and the desire to be healthier, stronger and happier. It is also helpful to have a pair of sweat pants, leggings, or shorts, and a t-shirt that’s not too baggy. No special footwear or socks are required because you will be barefoot. We have a few extra mats for use at no charge, available on a first come first serve basis. However, yoga mats are personal, and should you decide to continue with yoga, I would advise picking up your own mat. Since many of us do not need a heavy duty mat, I would advise heading over to Winner’s or Marshalls where you can pick up a GAIAM mat for about $16.99. You may also wish to bring water.
Do I need to be flexible to practice yoga?
Forget those images of acrobatic backbends and pretzel-like postures! You are not required to be flexible nor in perfect physical shape to start your yoga practice. Yoga is very adaptable and exercises can be modified for different levels of flexibility.
If I am injured, can I still do yoga?
We suggest consulting a doctor first. With a doctor’s go ahead, feel free to attend class. We merely ask that you advise us of your injury prior to class, especially if something has changed since you completed your liability waiver. Most importantly, always listen to your body and make sure you’re never pushing beyond your own limits.
Should I eat or drink before class?
It is best not to eat any heavy meals within at least 90 minutes of class. If you have not fully digested your last meal, it will make itself known to you in ways that are not comfortable. If you are a person with a fast-acting digestive system and are afraid you might get hungry or feel weak during yoga class, experiment with a light snack such as yogurt, a few nuts, or juice about 30 minutes to an hour before class.
Why should I practice yoga?
Everyone experiences different benefits from yoga. Yoga is now being recommended by doctors to patients suffering from a wide range of ailments (including chronic pain, anxiety, autoimmune disorders, Crohn’s, etc.). Please see the What is Yoga page for a full list of benefits.
What should I expect when I attend a class?
Our classes are all run by candlelight. This reduces cortisol levels, reducing stress immediately as well as providing a warmer, more intimate environment that doubles as a veil for those who are self concious. In our classes you are encouraged to move at your own pace, no pressure, just encouragement to be mindful of your own body and take as much time as your own body needs in each pose. Our bodies are all very different, and we should stay longer in poses that feel good for us. Other than that of the instructor, there is no talking in class. Silence is golden and many come here to relax, destress so it is important to treat the classroom as a place of respect. That being said, there are moments we laugh at ourselves and together. We just encourage everyone to be silent and breathe. Please note, phones must be turned off. This can really take away from the environment. Please be considerate of others. Respect your fellow yogis and yoginis as we enter our class, our stress free environment.
Do I need to be early for class?
Yes! Please come at least 15 minutes early to your first class to sign a waiver form and settle payment and any questions. After your first class, please come 10 minutes early to class so that there is time to settle in. All classes start on time- if the class has begun, please enter as silently as possible to respect other students.
Any unanswered questions?
If you have any questions that we did not address, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org