Who Can Practice
Yoga is for everyone, however, unless otherwise stated, our classes are open to practitioners 14 years old or older. Those students under 18 are required to have the waiver signed by their legal guardian.
When to Arrive
Please come 15 minutes early for your first visit to give yourself time to fill out a first time waiver and tour the studio.
What to Expect
Be prepared to sweat. Most of our Vinyasa classes are heated to above 90 degrees with raised humidity. Practitioners find it easy to breathe in our studios and feel their practice is supported by the heat. Be sure to hydrate before, during, and after class.
The majority of our classes are a heated Vinyasa flow which can be quite physical but we always encourage practitioners to rest when needed! We strive to create a laid back, friendly atmosphere where everyone, regardless of yoga experience, feels welcome.
If you have not practiced heated Vinyasa yoga before we encourage you to start with a Fundamentals or Community Class. Check our schedules for additional offerings and types of classes.
What to Eat Before Practice
Hydration is most important. Drink water. Avoid heavy eating. There is usually no need to consume any special food.
What to Bring
Yoga mat, towel, and water: We do rent towels and mats and sell bottled water for $1 each. For your first visit these items are on the house.
What to Wear
During your practice you will want to have bare feet and wear exercise apparel that is suitable for sweating and allows unencumbered movement.
How Often to Practice
Regular practice as with most things in life leads to success. Practicing in a studio with guidance three times a week is suggested. Working with a teacher helps ensure safety, productivity, and growth. Additional home practice is beneficial. There is benefit from any amount or level of effort. Do what you can.
How Long Will I be a Beginner?
It has been said that you are beginner at yoga for at least ten years. Rather than finding this a source of frustration, find it liberating. Find joy and benefit by keeping the mind of the beginner. Be open and eager and set aside preconceptions. Allow yourself the freedom to change and grow. “All of you are perfect just as you are and you could use a little improvement.” Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
What If I Am Not Flexible?
Great! All the more for you to gain. We start where we are. We gain from whatever amount our bodies safely allow.
When Will I Be Able to Stand on My Head?
Perhaps never. There is much more to yoga than standing on your head or, for that matter, being able to twist your body into some seemingly bizarre shape. If a head stand is in your future, it will come. There is benefit to be gained from whatever you can do at the current moment.