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Entering a yoga class can be intimidating. Below you will find FAQ’s, guidelines and answers to frequently asked questions.

  • Before Class

    Be sure that you wear comfortable clothing that will not get in the way of stretching. Do not eat for at least an hour or two before your class or scheduled practice; or eat something light.

  • During Class

    The most important thing to remember during a practice is that practicing is an exploration. Move slowly into each pose and listen to your body. Most important, remember to breathe! Paying attention to your breath not only prevents injury but also is the heart of what yoga is all about. If you have injuries or restrictions, share them with your instructor at the beginning of class. He/she can then suggest modifications or alternative poses. Ask questions! Your instructor is there to teach and guide you. Feel free to arrive for class up to 15 minutes before class begins. That will give you time to silence your cell phone, store shoes and other items in space provided, gather appropriate props for class and settle onto your mat.

  • After Class

    After the relaxation pose at the end of your session, note how you feel. If there is a feeling of lightness and equanimity in your body and nervous system, you are on the right track. Remember that yoga is not about touching your toes, but what you learn about yourself on the way down to touch your toes.

Am I fit enough for yoga?

Yoga isn’t only for fit people. It is for all people to become fit. Almost any body type and athletic level can do yoga and with practice comes greater flexibility and strength.

What is Yoga?

Yoga simply means “yoke” or union. Through the practice of yoga, the mind, body, and spirit begin to work symbiotically and find a balanced relationship.

Do I need to bring anything?

Feel free to bring your own mat along with water and a towel. Our studio provides mats, bolsters, blocks and straps.