Our FAQ answers the most common questions about our classes and how to prepare for classes. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information.
What is Yoga?
The word yoga is often interpreted as “union” or a method of discipline. The Indian sage Patanjali is believed to have collated the practice of yoga into a collection of 195 statements that is known as the Yoga Sutra. Most people practicing yoga today are engaged in asana, one of the 8 limbs of yoga, which is a program of physical postures designed to purify the body and provide the physical strength and stamina required for long periods of meditation.
What are the benefits of Yoga?
With regular practice, you will notice your body getting stronger and more flexible; you will feel more grounded and have better posture. On a mental level you will notice improved focus, the ability to stay calm and maintain relaxed breathing.
What class I should try?
It is a good idea to try different classes to get an idea of the style of yoga and teachers you like and is right for you. Ashtanga, Power Flow, Aerial Yoga and Vinyasa classes tend to be the more physically demanding classes, while Gentle Yoga, Yin Yoga and the Restorative Yoga classes are less physically challenging.
What should I bring to class?
Bring water to stay hydrated, a yoga mat if you have one and a towel. We have mats available for rent if you do not have one. You may want to purchase your own mat for reasons of personal hygiene and regularity of practice.
What should I wear in class?
Athletic clothing where the instructor can have a good idea of your body alignment, and at the same time clothes that are comfortable, fast drying and do not restrict your movement.