If you are new to yoga, learning class etiquette and knowing what to expect from your first class may be overwhelming. Fortunately, we all remember our first yoga class. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about yoga.
Why should I do yoga?
Yoga will improve your overall fitness level. Yoga also helps reduce stress. Consider your time in the yoga studio as "me time" where you get to shut out everything and take a break.
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 pains. For many, yoga is their best therapy. Yoga can reduce stress and improve sleep. The spiritual aspects of yoga affect each person differently, and 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?
Answering this question is like trying to explain Ice Cream to someone who has never tasted it. It's something you just have to try. 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.
I'm a beginner, what kind of class should I take?
The answer depends on your fitness goals and current physical condition. Please review the class schedule and description to pick a class best suited to your physical ability.
What should I wear to class?
Comfortable clothing allowing you to move and bend freely. Many yogis wear long, fitted, strechy pants and shirts that allow free movement of the arms and shoulders.
What should I bring to class?
An open mind and a willingness to try something new and exciting. You may also want to bring a towel, bottle of water and a yoga mat. We have yoga mats for rent and sell bottled water as well:)
What do I need to know for my first class?
Please arrive about 15 minutes early. Please fill out the online waiver form.
I'm pregnant, can I still do yoga?
Yes, but always check with your doctor first to be safe. 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. In addition we have yoga for kids every Saturday.