Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of practicing yoga?
Practicing yoga can expand the quality of your mind body connection and awareness. A regular yoga practice may improve your overall health and wellness while increasing strength and flexibility. Students could also see reduced levels of stress and a better capacity to breathe, which can enhance relaxation.
What clothing should I wear to yoga?
Yoga involves movement of the body, so wear clothing that you are comfortable moving around in. Typical yoga clothing is stretchy and somewhat form fitting as forward bends and twists may cause the garment to shift. Consider the temperature of the class and the amount of movement it will include.
What do I need to bring to class?
Yoga students usually bring a mat, water, and a towel to class with them. You will need to bring those, and any additional props with you. Please bring as little other personal items as possible.
I'm not flexible; can I do yoga?
Yoga is for everyone! Young and old, we can all benefit from practicing yoga. The more you practice, the more you will gain the flexibility and the knowledge to modify your practice to fit your own abilities.
Will yoga help me lose weight?
With a regular practice, yoga may help with losing weight by becoming increasingly mindful and aware of your own body when practicing meditation and asana (yoga postures or poses). Though weight loss is very complex, yoga has the power to transform.
If I have injuries, can I still take yoga classes?
People often come to yoga because of injuries though not all classes may be beneficial while healing. Be sure to check in with your doctor or healthcare provider before starting a yoga practice with an injury. It would be a good idea to also let your teacher know the area and extent of your injury so they can best offer specific modifications and options.
Can I do yoga if I'm pregnant?
Practicing yoga while you’re pregnant can be a wonderful, nurturing experience but make sure to check in with your doctor or healthcare provider before starting your yoga practice. While we do not offer pre/postnatal yoga specifically, our teachers are able to make modifications and provide a range of options to try. Learning breath work is a nice skill to have when you go into labor. Make sure to let your instructor know how far along you are and if you have any adverse reactions or symptoms. Please check with your doctor first to be safe.
Should I eat before yoga class?
Yoga is typically practiced on an empty stomach so try eating about two hours in advance. If time is tight and you feel like you need to eat a little something: fruits like bananas or apples, nuts such as almonds, or an energy/granola bar are great options.
Do I need my own yoga mat?
Yes. We do have mats available for purchase from $80-$140
What is the age limit for class?
Children ages 9 to 12 are welcome to join in any unheated mat yoga class with their parent at the regular rate. Children 13 and up are welcome to take any class at the regular rate with their parents consent.