Can anyone practice yoga?
YES! We believe yoga is for anyone willing to show up and breathe. Starting with a slower class open to beginners will give you the basic poses (asanas) and you can build from there. Depending on what you like and what feels good to your body, some classes focus more on stretching, some on movement, some on strengthening and others on alignment. Our class schedule offers something for every student.
How many times a week should I practice yoga?
Ideally 3-4 a week to keep your body, mind, and spirit in a healthy growing practice but every bit counts so if you have 20 minutes or 1 class a week you can make it to, that is better than nothing. Eventually you will find a natural desire to practice more and more – both on and off your mat.
Do I need to be flexible to practice yoga?
Flexibility of both mind and body are what we cultivate and work on in yoga. Not flexible? Then you absolutely belong here! It is no different than taking a dance class to learn to dance, you do not need to show up flexible, your yoga practice will help you gain flexibility.
How is yoga different than other mat or stretching classes?
Yoga is led by the breath and the connecting of movement to breathe which helps the student
become more aware of the present moment, their body, mind, and attachments. The physical
practice of yoga is very important to keep the body moving and pliable but the benefits of yoga reach much farther than the physical poses. Our goal for each student is to move and breathe and connect to themselves and their bodies in a much deeper way but to, more importantly, to take that awareness with them once they move off their mat.
Do I need my own mat?
We have mats and towels available for rent at the studio but you may find as you develop your yoga practice that you prefer to invest in your own personal mat.
Do I need to book my class ahead of time?
Walk ins are always welcome but are on a first come first served basis. Booking your class ahead of time secures you a spot. During peak season and holidays, we will fill up and not be able to accept all walk ins. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class time so that you are checked in and on your mat by start time.
Any tips before attending my first class?
Refraining from eating 2-3 hours before class time is helpful. We will be moving, bending, twisting and undigested food can cause discomfort. Having a light snack or juice instead will help with movement.
Bring an open mind and curiosity with you! We are here to support you in your journey and to help you discover all the amazing benefits of a consistent yoga practice.