frequently asked questions
What is yoga?
It is usually defined as Union. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word “yug” or yoke. It means to recognize that we are irrevocably bound to the Divine, and therefore free.
I’ve never been to a Yoga studio before. What class should I start with?
Yoga 101, Flow, and Bikram classes are recommended for beginners. Bring a towel or two, a bottle of water, and an adventurous spirit. We’ll take great care of you.
Do I need to sign up in advance or pre-register?
Just show up 10-15 minutes before class starts, come to the desk to fill in some paperwork and sign in.
Is yoga a religion?
No, yoga is a philosophy. However, if you are experiencing a religion, Yoga may deepen your experience of it.
What are the differences between the various classes?
Check the class descriptions page.
Can I eat right before class?
Try to refrain from eating a meal at least two hours before class. It is not a good idea to have a lot of food in your stomach before practicing. If you’re taking a Bikram class make sure you arrive well hydrated.
What should I bring with me?
Wear Comfortable clothes. Bring (lots of) water, a towel, and a yoga mat if you have one – if not, you can borrow one from the studio. We also sell men’s and women’s yoga clothes. If you shower and change after class you might want to bring a plastic bag for your wet things.
Can I shower after class?
Yes, we have restrooms, changing and shower facilities for men and women. We have a hairdryer in the ladies rooms and an outlet for plugging in other items.
I just found out I am pregnant. Can I start a yoga practice?
Try our prenatal class first. Make sure you tell each teacher before class that you are pregnant and how far along you are so they can show you the modifications. If you are fairly athletic already, try one of our flow classes. Remember to honor your body and breath (you’re breathing for two now!).
Do I have to be young to practice?
No. anyone, regardless of age, can practice yoga. Of course, the practice of a 20-year old is different from that of a 50 year old. Through sensitivity and time, you will develop a practice that is right for you.
What if I can’t do every posture?
None of us can do “every posture!” if you get lost during class, pause for a moment and watch the other students. Remember, that’s why they call it yoga practice.
What if I can’t even touch my toes?
To begin a practice, all you need is a flexible mind! With time and patience, flexibility will come.