Q: Do I need to be flexible to practice Yoga?
A: No, Our bodies need
to be stretched and strengthened and relaxed. Yoga is a balance of these plus
breath work. It will help you to feel younger longer and will enhance whatever
activities you do outside of class.
Can Yoga help me to lose weight?
A: No and yes. By itself, Yoga classes
won't burn huge amounts of calories. In time however, Yoga can help you to focus
your attention on your particular goals and can help you achieve virtually anything
you care to.
schedule varies. Is it possible to attend other classes than the one I signed
A: Yes, we usually have room in all the classes so that you can
make-up a missed class or come to more than one class per week.
How will I know if Yoga is working for me?
A: You may notice that some
aches and pains clear up after just a few weeks. You may experience a warm feeling
of well-being, especially after a class or you may find yourself sitting and standing
straighter. Yoga greatly increases self awareness and opens us to a more compassionate
way of being.
you encourage taking Yoga "off the mat"?
A: Absolutely. Techniques learned
in class can help in every day tasks both physical and otherwise. Breathing techniques
will help with stress reduction and sleep problems. Increased mindfulness will
help you to slow down and more fully experience your life and your interactions
do I need to know before coming to Yoga class?
A: Do not eat much for
two hours before class and wear clothes that are comfortable for stretching. In
the winter months it is best to wear layers so that you can adjust to changes
in body temperature. We provide all the props, although some people prefer to
have their own mat, bolster, and blanket.
What is a typical Yoga class like?
A: Each class begins with a ten or
15 min. breathing lesson. We spend about 1 hour doing Yoga poses which vary depending
on the week, but cover range of motion and strengthening poses. Each class ends
with about 15 min. of relaxation in a restorative pose.