Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions.
1. What do I need to bring to class?
A yoga mat, water, and a bath size towel (most of our classes are heated). All of these things are available for rent or purchase in our retail area. Please limit personal items; we have cubbie holes for your convenience located right outside the studio.
2. What do I wear to class?
Wear something you like to workout in. We recommend leggings and a tank top or sports bra for ladies and shorts for men. Loose clothing can be uncomfortable but wearing a loose t-shirt is not prohibited. There are no shoes or socks required.
3. I'm new to yoga; what class should I take?
There are many different styles of yoga, so you should take a class that fits with what you want to gain from the practice. Read the class descriptions carefully and give us a call if you have any questions. Even though most of our classes are for all levels, if you’re brand new to yoga taking a Level 1 class is highly recommended. This will help acclimate you to the names of the postures, but just like many things, you will learn as you go.
4. What if I'm not flexible?
Flexibility is something yoga gives you; you don’t have to be flexible to start practicing. Sitting in place for long periods of time during the work week, or engaging in constant repetitive motions, causes your muscles to shorten. In these yoga classes, we will cycle through a variety of different movements, allowing your muscles to lengthen and stretch.
5. What are the benefits of yoga?
There are countless benefits to yoga, including stress reduction, increased blood circulation, flexibility, strength, improved sleep patterns, and relaxation. A regular practice of yoga (at least three times a week) can reduce the symptoms of many chronic diseases (e.g. arthritis, diabetes, and thyroid disorders).
6. Where do I park?
We have a garage with free 2 hour parking, as well as plenty of street parking.
Yoga Classroom Etiquette
ARRIVE EARLY. Getting to class about 10 minutes early can help you settle in and align your attitude with the purpose of the class. While you’re waiting you may practice a pose, do a few stretches or just sit or lay quietly, breathe, and get centered.
INJURIES. Let your teacher know about any injuries or conditions that might affect your practice. If you are injured or tired, skip poses you can’t or shouldn't do, or try a modified version.
PHONES. Please do not bring pagers or cell phones to class. Leave socializing and business outside the studio, so that the peace of the practice is not disturbed.
QUIET. Please try your best to be quiet. It’s great to share a class with people you know, but extended or loud conversations can distract yourself and others from the practice.
CLEANLINESS. Please arrive clean and free of scents that might distract or offend others.
CAUTION. DON’T push it. Do what you can without straining or injuring yourself. You’ll 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. Always honor yourself and your own practice.
CLEANUP. Please be mindful and pick up and neatly put away any props you use.
PUNCTUALITY. Please do not enter class late or leave early; it's disruptive to others. Please don't leave durning Savasana.