Hooray and welcome!
Don’t worry — we were nervous our first time too!
If it’s your first time and you would like to register for a class:
FAQs & STUFF YA MIGHT WANNA KNOW
If you are NOT flexible, don’t have time, or you can’t even touch your toes...
You’re in the right place!
Is this hot yoga?
Nope. But you might get a droplet of sweat or two on your brow…
Here is a short definition:
Vinyasa Flow is a fluid and active style of yoga, connecting your breath with movement in a flowing sequence, but you don’t have to be strong, flexible, have balance to get started. This practice is designed to meet you where you are. All levels are welcome, however, we highly recommend that you start with Foundations or Basic Flow if you have never done Vinyasa before. Expect to experience a range of postures: standing, seated, balancing, inverted, face down and face up, sun salutations, breath work, a closing relaxation and then some feelings of joy.
What else do I need to know?
Yoga is much more than a purely physical practice. It is a philosophy for living, a way to integrate our body, mind, and spirit; transcend our personal limitations; and eventually understand our own true nature. Hoooraaay!
I JUST WANT TO WORK OUT!
That’s fine too. We gotch’ya covered.
What equipment do I need?
Your beautiful self, a mat if you have one, and a bottle of water. Each class has a list of optional or required props to help you out.
What do I wear?
Wear clothes you can comfortably move in. Think about the possibility that you may be putting your feet over your head. ;) No sox. You’ll get better traction with those naked toes plus its good for those meridians.
How often should I practice yoga?
It depends on your goals, but in order to build strength, more flexibility and significantly reduce stress in your life an ideal practice would be 3-5 times per week.
Having an injury need not prevent you coming to yoga. In fact, yoga can resolve many injuries. When coming to class for the first time make sure to let the teacher know your injury before getting started.
Am I going to look stupid?
Nobody’s looking at you so how would we know?
Is it going to be weird?
Only if you think being healthy and happy is weird.
Will there be incense burning?
Will you make me chant OM?
Probably not, :)