frequently asked questions
most people start to practice yoga because of physical health problems such as back pain or because of their yearning to lead a more relaxed, happier life. the usual way is taking one or two classes per week in a yoga studio. almost everybody feels the healing, relaxing and energizing effects of practicing yoga after one or a few classes. but this is only the tip of the iceberg. yoga is an ancient science, designed and perfected for nothing less than reaching the highest goal of our life: to realize that all happiness, everything we desire lies already within us. let us show you how.
i'm new to yoga, where should I start?
congratulations! you are about to embark on a journey that will change your life in ways as unique as you are. as with anything new, please be compassionate with yourself, and don't be afraid to try! remember it isn’t possible to get everything right away, and even the most advanced yogi is still in the process of learning. it's all about baby steps. a great place to start is by taking our yoga for beginners class.
how often should i practice?
initially, there is great benefit to completing 10–15 classes in 30 days. this will give you a solid physical and intellectual base from which to catapult your growth. after that, expect a regular practice of 2–3 classes per week to result in the changes you desire over time. for life changing results, come 4–6 times per week.
what should i wear?
be comfortable. light stretchy clothing is best, with a shirt that is either tight or can be tucked in so it won't ride up on you.
what should i bring?
yourself, a smile, and a positive attitude! you can also bring a yoga mat, towel, and water. we rent mats and sell bottled water in the studio just in case you forget. if you bring a cell phone make sure it's turned off during class.
can i eat before class?
it's best to have only a light snack within an hour before class. you don't want to be hungry during class, but at the same time you don't want to be full and have your body busy trying to digest food.
when should i arrive?
please make every effort to arrive early so that you are in the studio before class begins. we suggest about 10 minutes before class start time. the front door will be locked just prior to the start of class. please check in with the instructor prior to the start of the class.
how much water should i drink?
most experts say that the average american is always slightly dehydrated - so the answer is lots! staying hydrated will help with your yoga practice and your overall health. half your body weight in ounces per day is a good goal.
how hot/cool will the room be during class?
the room is kept warm for all of our classes, usually around 80 degrees. the room will be hotter for our hot vinyasa classes, at least 90 degrees.
what can i expect physically?
yogis committed to a regular practice can expect an increase in flexibility, muscle tone, strength, stamina, balance, and overall health. also expect a decrease in stress and anxiety!
what if i am pregnant or have an injury?
students are responsible for keeping themselves safe, and honoring their bodies. students with injuries or limitations should exercise special caution to care for themselves. it is the client's responsibility to inform the instructor of any injuries, limititations, or pregnancies prior to the start of class. this enables the instructor to provide you modifications for poses you aren't able to do.
will the instructor touch me?
our teachers will frequently offer physical assists to encourage proper alignment during yoga classes. if you are uncomfortable with this please let the instructor know prior to the start of class.