Q: I'm not flexible, can I still do yoga?
A: YES! You actually should be doing more yoga. It's like say I can't take cooking classes because i can't cook. We welcome everyone to become a better you, and the more you come the more flexible you'll get. We all start as beginners.
Q: How do I signup for classes?
A: Simple! CLICK HERE! You can click on the Class page and the then click schedule. On the home page you can also book from there by clicking Book Your Class. Once you book online you are set to go! Just show up and meet us on the mat. If you do not pre-register you must show up early to sign paperwork.
Q: Is Yoga a religion?
A: NO! We don't want you to change any beliefs. Yoga is a practice that encourages you to look within so you can be a better you. It is a physical practice that can have a emotional affect on your life. Anything that ask you to be a better human being should be valued.
Q: What should I wear to class?
A: Form fitting clothing or workout clothes are the best because they allow more freedom in the movement. No shoes are allowed in most classes unless stated. In addition our boutique offered a vast array of clothing for purchase.
Q: Do I need to have my own mat?
A: The studio has mats available for individuals who don't own this own. However mats are on a first come first serve bases. It's a great idea to invest in your own mat if you plan on having a regular practice.
Q: Should I eat before class?
A: Actually it's best if you refrain from eating about 2 hours before class. In class you will twist from side to side, turn upside down, and bend forward and backward. If you haven't fully digested your food, it will make itself known. If you have a fast-acting digestive system and are afraid you might get hungry or feel weak during yoga class, grab a light snack about 30 minutes before class.
Q: How do I know what class to attend?
A: This really depends on your willingness. If you've never taken any yoga before everything will seem difficult to understand. The Beginners Yoga class is the best place to start if you are not sure what to expect. The Vinyasa flow is a powerful class so expect to sweat and build lots of body heat. All the Dance and Barre classes welcome all levels.
Q: Is this a workout? Will Yoga help me lose weight?
A: Again, this depends on your willingness. If you only take one class a week and do nothing else unfortunately no. Yoga is a practice of balance, and self-awareness, but with a regular practice it will most definitely change your body as well as your mind. All the Dance & Barre classes are considered cardio so you will surely cut some calories helping you drop those pounds.
Q: What is OM?
A: The sound of “om” is actually a-u-m—three separate tones/vibrations. It is considered to be the original sound from which all other sounds emanate. It is the sound of creation and life you hear all around you—the wind in the trees, the buzz of a bee, the hum of a car engine, the rumble of a train. In chanting om before or after practice, we are looking to create unity of breath, sound, and vibration, reminding us we are connected to each other, and the unifying power of the universe. The OM symbol represents the three states of consciousness—waking, sleeping, and dreaming–as well as the universal consciousness that underlies and connects everything.
Q: What is Namaste? What is Shanti?
A: Shanti simple means PEACE. You are wishing others Peace within their lives and everyone around them. Namaste recognizes light and goodness of the self and others, and honors the sacredness of all.
Q: What is general class Etiquette?
A: It's best if you leave your cell phones in the car. However if you do need it please turn it to silent before entering the studio. No shoes are allowed in any yoga class. Try to arrive 15/20 minutes before your scheduled class. New students must complete paperwork prior to attending their first class.
Q: Should I sign up in advance?
A: It's a great idea to sign up before your desire class to ensure a spot. We are a very small studio, which means small is limited and the teachers do not show up to the studio if no one is signed up.