Frequently Asked Questions
If you are new to yoga, learning class etiquette and knowing what to expect from your first class may be overwhelming. Fortunately, most yoga communities are quite welcoming and are glad to incorporate you into the fold. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about yoga.
Why can't we talk in the yoga room?
The yoga room is a chance for you to disconnect from the cell phones, and everyday running around. It allows you time to come into the room and connect with your breath.
What are the benefits of yoga?
Yoga benefits your body, mind, and spirit. You can expect improved strength, stamina, balance, and flexibility. Regular yoga practice reduces cholesterol, and your body's aches and pain, often better than pain medication. Yoga can reduce stress and improve sleep. The spiritual aspects ofyoga affect each person differently, but can be quite profound.
Do I need to be flexible to do yoga?
Not at all. Your flexibility will increase as you practice yoga.
What is yoga like?
There are many styles of yoga and many different teachers making it hard to generalize. There are gentle yoga classes and rigorous yoga classes. Yoga is like meditation in motion. Check our schedule to see what class will fit your needs.
I'm a beginner, what kind of class should I take?
The answer depends on your fitness goals and current physical condition. We suggest taking any of our cool classes to start or if you want to try the heat then our slow flow. We also hold beginners classes and workshops. Check our schedule and don' t forget to sign up for our newsletter and like us on Facebook.
What should I wear to class?
Comfortable clothing that allows you to move and bend freely is best. Many yogis wear long, fitted, strechy pants and shirts that allow free movement of the arms and shoulders.
What should I bring to class?
Yoga mat, bottled water, and towel. We sell mats and drinks at our locations.
What do I need to know for my first class?
Wear comfortable clothing and arrive about ten minutes early to let the instructor know it is your first class. New students can take advantage of our $25.00 one week unlimited yoga. This way you can try all the classes and see what fits with you and your schedule.
I'm pregnant, can I still do yoga?
Yes, but always check with your doctor first to be safe. If you have never done yoga in the heat before then you cannot start now. Any one of our non-heated classes will be fine for you until you have your baby. Then if you decide you want to try the heat you are welcome to it. The breathing while holding a difficult pose will teach you to be comfortable when uncomfortable, which is a nice skill to have when you go into labor.
Can children do yoga?
Yes. In fact, yoga offers great benefits to children including learning self-health and body awareness while reducing stress and increasing strength, stamina, mental focus, and flexibility. We offer a 45 minute power yoga class for kids ages 10 and up and a Kids Yoga ages 4-8. Check our workshop page and or class schedule for dates.
Will I pass out during heated yoga?
People passing out during heated yoga isn't common, It takes about three to four times for your body to get use to the heat.