Frequently Asked Questions​
BELOW ARE SOME ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS ON WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN VISITING OUR STUDIO FOR THE FIRST TIME.

What is yoga?  The practice of yoga originated in India at least 5,000 years ago primarily as a meditation practice.  Over time, the physical practice that we know today (asana) was developed in order to prepare the body to sit in meditation.  Whether your goal is fitness related or the union of mind, body and spirit, yoga has something to offer.

What are the benefits of yoga?  The benefits of yoga practice are immeasurable and include better physical and mental health, increased strength and flexibility, lower stress levels and so much more.

Who can practice yoga?  What if I am not flexible?  ANYONE can do yoga and flexiblity is NOT a pre-requisite.  Quite honestly, limited flexibility is a great reason *to* practice yoga.  Our classes and teachers work on many levels with the body and breath, and we have many class options suitable for those brand new to yoga practice or those who have been away from their mats for a while.

What class should I try?  We have several options suitable for beginners including Yoga Basics, All Levels, THRIVE & Restore and Gentle Yoga.  That said, we encourage students to come to any class that can fit in to your schedule.  Just tell the instructor you are new and they will work with you to make the class suitable to your needs.

What do I need to bring to class?  You only need to bring yourself!  We have studio mats and provide all necessary props for class.  Some students prefer to bring their own mat for class, but it is not required.

What should I wear?  You will want to wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely and we practice barefoot. Always remove your shoes upon entering the studio.  There is space provided to store any personal belongings that you do not need for practice, including shoes, bags, etc.  Because we work with the breath in most every class, it is recommended that you avoid wearing any heavy fragrances, scented lotions, etc.  This ensures the comfort of all students during class.

What if I have a previous injury or experience any pain during class?  Always notify the instructor of any previous injuries that may affect your ability to practice certain poses and immediately notify the teacher if you feel any new pain during class.  While certain postures may cause new and unfamiliar sensations in your body, yoga should NEVER hurt.  If you are under a doctor's care for a current injury, make sure to consult with them prior to beginning a yoga practice.

Can I practice yoga if I am pregnant?  Yoga can be very beneficial during pregnancy.  Make sure to notify the instructor that you are expecting when you come to class, even if you are newly pregnant and not showing yet.  The teacher will need to work with you during class to modify certain poses to accomodate your pregnancy.