I'm new to yoga. What class should I try first?
We recommend that beginners enroll in our Beginner Club Workshop which is offered once each quarter. However, you don't have to wait for the workshop to begin your practice. Try one of our slower paced classes like yin yummy, gentle flow or lunch break. Or, if you are feeling adventurous, jump right into a power flow. Our instructors are here to help you with your new adventure in yoga - ask questions and let them know you are new - they will be happy to provide suggestions and modifications. Still unsure? Sign up for a private session to ease you into your practice.
I can't touch my toes, should I do yoga?
Yoga actually promotes flexibility. You don’t have to touch your toes to start doing yoga. Becoming more flexible is a great benefit of yoga, but that's not the only benefit to yoga - the ability to live more freely in body, mind and spirit is the ultimate benefit to yoga. And, that happens whether you can touch your toes or not.
How do I sign up for classes?
Click here to create a new account online through MindBody. This system allows you to sign up and pay for classes and events. Download the MindBody app for super easy sign-ins and to stay up to date with the schedule. Although if you forget to sign in or just don't have time, we always take walk-ins. Be sure to check in with the front desk when you arrive.
What should I bring to my first yoga class?
For your first class, be sure to bring a bottle of water, a towel and a yoga mat. Try to wear fitted athletic clothing that allows you to move comfortably. If it is your first time to the studio, please also try to arrive at least 15 minutes before class starts to meet your yoga instructor, ask any questions and complete some simple paperwork. Come ready to experience something new, have fun and start your yoga journey.
What if I can't do all the poses?
As you practice yoga, you'll learn that your practice is different every time you step on the mat. Even the most advanced practitioners can't do all the poses everyday. That's okay - yoga is not a competition. Child's pose is a great modification and your instructor will be able to offer others as well. Keep coming back to your mat.
How often should I practice?
Yoga was designed to be an everyday practice. Should you practice everyday? Maybe. Should you practice power yoga everyday? Maybe. Try to find the right balance for your lifestyle and your body. Maybe try one or two power yoga classes and pair them with one or two gentle flow classes and then add in a yin or restorative class. The options are up to you. Listen to your body.