Q: What exactly is yoga and why should I try it?
A: You will bend, stretch, and twist your body in various poses that anybody and every body can do. You'll also smile, work, de-stress, and improve your overall health and self-image more than you can imagine. With a dedicated practice, you will benefit from increased stamina, flexibility, strength, and balance. Mental benefits include increased concentration, patience, determination, and self-control. As yoga renews your body, mind, and spirit, it's a true prescription for overall health and well-being.
Q: Are your classes for men, women, or both?
A: Both. While more women typically attend class, yoga is just as beneficial for men, as it is for women. Both sexes improve strength, balance, flexibility, and overall health and happiness and that's priceless for anybody and every body.
Q: What if I'm not flexible and can barely touch my toes?
A: Have no fear. The most common misconception that prevents people from doing yoga is that they think they must be flexible. Yoga is not about how flexible you are; it's about moving and optimizing your body and mind to develop and increase your strength, balance, flexibility, and overall health and happiness. With time, practice and patience, you will most likely benefit from increased flexibility.
Q: What if I am injured or have a past injury?
A: You should consult your health care provider before trying Yoga. Also, talk with the instructor before class to discuss your injury and limitations. We always try to offer modifications in class, but this will allow the instructor to plan or assist you during class, should you need it. We always encourage modifications and adjustments to the poses, as needed. You know your body better than anyone so don't hesitate to express that self-love to yourself at any point in your practice.
Q: What should I expect in class?
A: Your first class is typically the most challenging, regardless of what age or physical shape you are in. The poses are new to you, your muscles are working hard, and it can be tiring. But don't lose heart! Most new students will tell you that they feel energized and have a great feeling of well-being after just one class. Usually by the third class, they are hooked on yoga and attend regularly.
Q: How often should I come to class?
A: There are no set rules for how often to practice. Some students come almost every day while others come one to three times a week. The benefits of yoga can be felt after one class, so we believe that you will find the right number that works best for your body, schedule, and life.