FAQs

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The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj means to yoke or bind and is often interpreted as “union” of body, mind and breath. Yoga is a 5,000 year-old tradition of self-healing and self-realization that incorporates postures, known as asanas, and breathing that enhances health through physical strength and mental focus and clarity.

Hatha refers to a set of physical exercises (known as asanas or postures), and sequences of asanas, designed to align your skin, muscles, and bones. The postures are also designed to open the many channels of the body—especially the main channel, the spine—so that energy can flow freely.

Vinyasa yoga style connect asana (postures) and breathing techniques seamlessly. one pose is linked to the next by breath. If you’re looking for movement with a variety poses, then Vinyasa is probably the right type of yoga for you. No two classes are alike. It’s the best-suited style of yoga for the type of person that likes to move.

Stretch, strengthen, breathe and relax with this slowly paced sequence that begins with plenty of warm-up movement and offers posture variations for different fitness and experience levels. Be prepared to move and breathe with intention, receive lots of personal attention, have fun and feel vibrant, inspired and relaxed.

A restorative practice frequently relies on the use of props and the prolonged holding of a few simple poses to achieve a deep level of relaxation. Restorative yoga offers a welcome respite from the busy activity of daily life and helps bring the mind and body to a deeper level of awareness. Moving slowly through the poses allows you to explore your mind and body at a steady and natural tempo.

Beginner Yoga Flow works through the introductory elements and postures of yoga. Build strength and confidence as you explore the fundamentals of yoga.

An All Level Yoga Class! This fun, engaging class teaches the fundamentals of Vinyasa Yoga including sun salutations, standing poses, balancing postures, seated and reclining poses, back bends, and core isolation. Special emphasis is placed on moving in and out of postures safely. We learn correct asana (pose) alignment and how to connect these poses to the breath.

Mats are provided if you don’t have one of your own.

Wear fresh, non-restrictive and comfortable clothing, suitable for exercise. Yoga is practiced with bare feet. Please remove shoes before entering studio.

OM (AUM) is considered to be the ‘primordial sound’, aligning body/mind/spirit.

Namaste literally means “bow me you” or “I bow to you.” Usually, it is done at the end of class because the mind is less active and the energy in the room is more peaceful. The teacher initiates Namaste as a symbol of gratitude and respect toward each other.

No, yoga is not a religion in and of itself, nor do you have to be religious to practice yoga. Some have used the practice of yoga, meditation and times of stillness to reflect on self-enlightenment.

No, you do not need to be a vegetarian to practice yoga. The first principal of yoga philosophy is Ahimsa, which means non harming to self and others. Some people interpret this to include not eating animal products.

Yoga helps improves flexibility, muscle strength, posture, balance and boosts your immune system and brings an overall sense of well-being. It is an excellent way to alleviate stress.

Yoga is amazing—even for one hour a week, you will experience many benefits. If you can do more than that, you will certainly experience more benefits and progression. If you can only fit in class once or twice a week, that’s fine. Don’t let time constraints or unrealistic goals be an obstacle—do what you can and don’t worry about it.

Yes! And your body will most likely become more flexible by doing yoga, and so will your mind.

Unlike stretching or fitness, yoga is more than just physical postures. Yoga connects the mind, body and breath, helping us to direct our attention inward. We become more aware of our experiences from moment to moment.

Pilates is a series of non-impact exercises designed by Joseph Pilates to develop strength, flexibility, balance, and inner awareness.