Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to sign-up for a class in advance?
While it is not necessary, we do recommend that you sign-up online when possible. It is helpful for our teachers to know who is attending the class so they can prepare appropriately. However, if you were unable to sign-up, do not hesitate to stop in. Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class start time for any in person class or event so that you have time to settle in, relax and prepare for your session.
Who should attend yoga classes?
Everybody! People of every age and fitness level can enjoy the health benefits of yoga. Refer to the class descriptions to determine the best level for you.
Can I try out a class if I'm a beginner?
Absolutely! In fact, we specialize in beginners. If you have never taken a yoga class, we recommend you start with a Gentle or Mindful Movement class. We encourage you to attend a few classes in your first month to become familiar with the poses and help you build strength and flexibility.
Can I practice yoga if I have physical limitations (i.e. health issues or past injuries, etc)?
There are multiple modifications you may take throughout your practice if you have any physical concerns or limitations. Be sure to mention your concerns to your teacher and they will gladly offer you options to use throughout class. You could also opt for a few private classes so the instructor can work with you 1-on-1 to recommend modifications and to design a special class just for you.
Do I have to bend into a pretzel to get the full benefits of yoga?
No. Increased flexibility is one of the many benefits you will achieve through a yoga practice. As you continue to practice, you will notice increased flexibility along with many other benefits. These benefits can be experienced regardless of whether you're able to easily touch your toes. Many benefits are experienced after just one class!
What should I wear?
Comfortable, fitted clothing works best for the free movement of yoga postures. You will want to be bare-footed during class. Please be "perfume-free" when you enter the studio, for the benefit of allergy sufferers.
What should I bring?
Bring a bottle of water and a mat.
How often should I attend a class?
A regular yoga practice will produce marvelous results both physically and mentally. Each practice is a personal experience and you may find that attending three sessions per week will bring marked improvement in your flexibility, reduce your stress, increase confidence, and calm your mind.
How should I prepare for class?
Instead of eating a big meal before doing yoga, try eating a light meal a few hours before class. And do your best to arrive 10 minutes before the class to allow yourself full engagement.
What is the difference between a CLASS and a WORKSHOP?
A Class is weekly or daily occurrence and a Workshop is a onetime or multiple-session yoga training with a specific focus or theme. From our main menu choose the Class or Workshop schedule to view our offerings.
Why should I do yoga?
Discover the benefits for people of all ages and in all stages of life, even kids benefit greatly by practicing yoga on a regular basis.
Can I bring my child to an adult class with me?
Our policy is made to honor the other participants in your class: a child age 10 or older may attend a class with their parent if they have attended at least three (3) Yoga 4 You classes in the past. The class they attend will need to be a Yoga 4 Mindful Movement class, and the child must participate. If the child disturbs the class, the parent and child will be asked to leave - at the teacher's discretion.
Is yoga a religion?
According to the American Yoga Association, Yoga is not a religion. It has no creed or fixed set of beliefs, nor is there a prescribed godlike figure to be worshiped in a particular manner. The common belief that Yoga derives from Hinduism is a misconception. Yoga actually predates Hinduism by many centuries. Yoga is a system of techniques that can be used for a number of goals, such as managing stress better, learning to relax, and increasing limberness.
The practice of Yoga will not interfere with any religion. Many American Yoga Association students who have practiced Yoga intensively for many years continue to follow the religious traditions they have grown up in or adopted without conflict.