Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of yoga do you teach?
If you’re brand new to yoga, we recommend you begin with our Easy Beginner’s class, This class is truly for EVERY body, regardless of age, shape, size and level of flexibility. Our Easy Beginner’s and Gentle Yoga classes are held at room temperature, Restorative Flow and Power Yoga Basics classes are mildly heated, and Power Yoga classes are hot!
What should I bring/wear to class?
Bring water and a yoga mat. Hydration is super-important during and after practice! We also rent mats for $2/each, so if you don’t have one, no big deal. We provide props such as blocks and straps.
Avoid wearing lotion to prevent slipping on your mat, as well as perfumes or strongly scented products.
Wear light clothes that wick away sweat, such as dry-fit or lycra. Avoid baggy T-shirts that are likely to fall over your head when you bend over. You will be barefoot in class.
What temperature do you heat the room to?
Easy Beginner’s—20° (Room Temp)
Power Yoga Basics—23°
Power Yoga classes—28°
Does yoga give my body as much of a workout as if I go to the gym?
Yes! Power Yoga is a method to experience the vitality, strength, and healing power of working with the body as a whole.
What class is best for me?
If you’re brand new to yoga, we recommend you begin with our Easy Beginner’s class, This class is truly for EVERY body, regardless of age, shape, size and level of flexibility. Our Easy Beginner’s classes are held at room temperature. If you are an experienced yogi but have never come to our studio, try a Power Yoga Basics class before diving into our regular Power Yoga class.
What if I’m not that flexible?
It’s a common misconception that yoga is about contorting your body. In fact, Vinyasa Yoga is a system of breathing that encourages adaptation and modification to accommodate each of us as we are. Flexibility is not a goal, or a prerequisite of yoga; it is a by-product.
Should I practice yoga when I’m are injured?
Surely the practice of yoga can bring great relief to stiff and suffering joints muscles and bones. If there’s tightness or soreness in the body, yoga can be the best thing! However if you are dealing with pulled muscles, pinched nerves, torn ligaments, broken bones or other such incapacitating injuries, our best advise is to REST! Pamper yourself, be kind and loving to your body. When you would be ready to rehab you are ready for yoga!
How many times a week should I practice?
For good results, 2-3 days a week. For life-changing results 5-6 days a week. For total transformation, 7 days a week.
Should I eat before I come to class?
A general guideline is no big meals less than 3 hours before class. But really, everyone is different, so listen to your intuition. Fruit or a light snack an hour before class should be fine.