Frequently Asked Questions for Beginners
I have never done yoga before, what should I expect?
Our Beginner Vinyasa classes, Gentle Soul Yoga, Yin Yoga and Christian Yoga are perfect for anyone who is new to yoga. We walk you through poses step by step and move at a relaxed pace. This helps you to learn the alignment of each posture and keeps you safe while building strength and slowly opening tight muscles. All classes incorporate deep breathing to relax your mind and body for greater opening in a gentle way.
What should I wear to yoga? What should I bring?
Wear comfortable clothing that is stretchy and loose fitting. Bring a mat, water bottle and a small towel. If you don’t own a mat, we can provide you with one at the studio. Most importantly, bring an open mind.
Should I eat before coming to class?
We recommend eating a light snack one hour before class or a meal 2-3 hours before class. This way your body is fueled but not focused on digestion.
I’m not very flexible. Can I do yoga?
Of course! Yoga actually helps you gain more flexibility, which loosens tight muscles and prevents injury.
What are the health benefits of yoga?
Yoga has a myriad of health benefits. Breathing deeply keeps the mind focused, cleans out the lungs, and increases circulation, which oxygenates your entire system. Stretching increases flexibility, which can prevent injuries. Strength and muscle tone are the result of supporting your body weight in various poses. And, physical exertion of any kind is important for stress reduction. Because of the concentration required, your daily troubles seem to melt away during the time you are doing yoga. These are just a few of the magical benefits of practicing the art of yoga.
I work out often; can I take the advanced classes?
If you’ve never done yoga before, come to a few beginner classes first in order to learn the postures and alignment. Once you know those, try some more advanced classes. But honor what your body needs and respect that a yoga practice is often very different from other types of exercise. It may take a few classes for your body to create the muscle memory to advance in a yoga class.
Do you have parking?
Yes, there is a parking lot in the rear, plenty of street parking, and the church parking lot across the street is becoming public parking lot as well.