You may have a lot of questions. We hope we can answer a few of them!
What is yoga?
Yoga is a 5000 year-old system of physical and mental exercise that began as a way to gain a healthy body and a heightened level of self-awareness. Today, yoga is practiced throughout the world as a physical exercise that often brings a sense of peace and a greater self-awareness. The word "yoga" in Sanskrit means "to join or yoke together" bringing the body, mind, and spirit into one harmonious experience.
Do I have to be flexible to do yoga?
Yoga is accessible to everyone whether you can touch your toes or not. People come to yoga to become flexible. Over time, your body will let go of resistance (both physical and mental) to allow you to go further in your practice.
I want a more physical form of exercise than yoga. Do you have anything like that?
Absolutely! Our classes range from the Gentle to All-Levels. Attend a gentle class to focus on stretching and relaxing. Take a vinyasa flow (All-Levels) class and get a serious workout incorporating all the major muscle groups and a sweat filled workout.
What do I need to bring and wear to class?
Wear comfortable, form fitting clothing that breathes well (like cotton or any athletic wear). Yoga mats are available for rent at the studio.
Is yoga a religion?
Yoga is not a religion. It doesn't have a creed or a fixed set of beliefs nor is there a god-like figure to be worshipped. Yoga combines techniques in breathing, exercise, and meditation to help achieve any number of goals from physical fitness, stress relief, mind/body connection, and a greater sense of self-awareness.
Does yoga provide health or therapeutic benefits?
Yoga can benefit your health in countless ways – from lowering your blood pressure to increasing muscle strength and stamina. Typical benefits cited by yoga practitioners include:
Studies show that up to 80% of human illness is caused by stress. Stress affects your body by attacking your immune system causing the body to begin breaking down. You may see this in symptoms such as fatigue, skin problems, appetite loss, hair loss, etc. Yoga utilizes physical and mental discipline to help achieve a sense of calm and peacefulness that you will be able to carry beyond the yoga mat into your life.
How long are your classes? How much do they cost?
Please see our Class Pricing and Passes page.
Our classes range from 60 to 75 minutes.
What's with the heat? Why do you heat some of your classes?
Some of our classes are heated (not stifling) to approximately 85 or 90 degrees. Just like trying to reshape glass, when cold, it can shatter. Heat it and it becomes pliable. The heat gives us a jump start in warming the muscles, lubricating the joints, and beginning the sweating process. Sweating is a way that our bodies eliminate waste. Don't let the heat intimidate you – our room is comfortable.
Do you have more questions? Visit our Contact Us page and send us your thoughts.