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Beginner's FAQ

Which Class

How do I decide which class to take?  [back to top]
Essential basics class is the perfect place to start for most people. This beginning-level class will help you learn how to best approach the postures for your specific needs. Of course, if you’re looking for a specific kind of class, or have particular concerns, just let us know. We’ll make sure to get you started in the best direction for you.


What do I need for class?  [back to top]
Bring a bottle of water, and if you have one, a yoga mat. You may also like to bring a towel if taking a vigorous class. Don’t have a mat? No problem. Use one of our rental mats. You won’t need your cell phone though, so enjoy the break from your screen! Leave it in your car or in the space we have available to store personal belongings in the lobby. 


What should I wear?   [back to top]  
Most people come to yoga in what they might wear to the gym. Leggings, shorts, tanks and tees are all appropriate. No need to worry about your shoes, as we practice in bare feet on our mats. What’s most important is that you’re comfortable and able to move, breathe, and have fun. No fancy yoga pants required. 


How often should I practice?   [back to top]
The more regularly you can practice the more benefits you'll see in your life—on and off the mat. For best results, come see us at least two to three times per week.


Should I practice at the same times every week?  [back to top]
For many people, keeping a regular schedule is the easiest way to make a good habit of coming to yoga. Even so, we do recommend mixing things up from time to time as every teacher has a unique style that can help keep things fresh and interesting.


How do I know how much stretch is enough?  [back to top]
Yoga postures are sometimes intense, but they should never be painful. If at any time you're feeling sharp or shooting pain, or you find it impossible to remain relaxed with a calm breath, you are likely too deep in the posture. Calmly back out of the pose until you are able to comfortably relax with the sensation of stretch. When in doubt, ask your teacher. It's why they're there.


What about physical limitations?   [back to top]
We specialize in making yoga accessible to all. With that said, if you are under a physician’s care, please make sure to get cleared for yoga before coming to class. During class, your teacher can suggest modifications or adjustments to help you feel safe and comfortable in the poses. Arrive a few minutes early, so you can inform the teacher of your injury or limitation.  

Good to know:

  • Arrive a few minutes early to settle in and say hi to your fellow students and teacher. 

  • Wait two hours after eating a full meal to practice.

  • Please refrain from applying perfume or scented lotions before class.

Most of all, have fun! We can't wait to see you soon!

What do I need for class?
Same times
What should I wear?
Stretch is enough
Physical Limit
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