Frequently Asked Questions
*Do I have to sign up online or through MindBody?
-No, You can also sign up in person when you arrive! It is up to you, there are multiple ways to sign up.
*Can I do yoga even if I'm not flexible?
-Absolutely, yoga promotes flexibility. Ultimately, one of the goals is to live a more abundant life- becoming flexible is just a bonus.
*What do I wear?
-Comfortable, work-out attire- without exposing yourself- this is not the place to be revealing your parts and creating distraction.
*What do I bring?
-An open heart and mind, good attitude, water if you'd like a towel and mat- not to worry if you do not have any of these items with you- we have mat and town rentals and water for sale.
*I was late for class and the door was locked. Why?
-Mainly safety and security purposes. Hold yourself responsible for arriving to class on time. We strive to be sure we start and end our classes on time. We also tend to have less distractions when the door is locked.
*I'm pregnant, can I still do yoga?
-Ask your doctor. If you already have an established yoga practice, it would be your discretion. Any gentle or restorative classes are welcomed. We offer many modifications and props.
*I work out can I take advanced classes?
-We recommend starting out with a few gentle, beginner classes- so you can have a taste of what the classes are like and you may have a better understanding of safety and alignment of your body with the postures.
*What to eat before class?
-It is encouraged to eat before class if you are having a heavier meal be sure to give yourself time to digest the food. If not have a lighter meal to help give you energy.
*Why have I felt the urge to cry in class?
-Everyone has stories- sometimes we have not fully digested our past so while being in certain postures can release different emotions and layers inside that we have built up. These emotions are totally normal and is encouraged to release. We invite you to truly feel, be aware and experience what is happening or feeling in you body- that will depend on what your body needs either to hold and breathe into the posture or go into child's pose and to remain present there as long as necessary.
*What are the health benefits to practicing yoga?
-You will begin to focus on the present and find more inner peace. Yoga strengthens the heart, reduces pain and aids in weight management. With the breathing- it helps to focus the mind, clean the lungs, increase circulation, to detoxify and strengthen. The stretching helps in flexibility which prevents injury, reduces stress, increases stamina, turn your stress into sweat! The quality of your sleep will improve and so will your self- confidence. Keep in mind yoga has many more benefits than what is listed here.
*Why is practicing yoga hard some days and not others?
-Every body is different and are continually changing- you have to honor and respect your body- nurture it when needed. Sleep, thoughts, actions, food and life all play a part when you are on your mat.