Frequently

Asked

Questions

What Should I Bring?

  • A Face Covering (due to current health and safety protocol, masks must be worn until you are on your mat, practicing)

  • An Open Mind

  • Your Breath (if you're not breathing, you're not yoga-ing)

  • A Mat (due to current health and safety protocol, we are not renting out our mats at this time)

  • Something to Drink (if you tend to get thirsty mid activity)

What Should I Leave at Home or in the car?

  • Personal belongings not needed for practice (due to current health and safety protocol, we ask that you only bring what you need for class)

  • Your Ego (yoga is not a competition)

  • Your Worries (they'll be there for you when you're done practicing)

  • Your To-Do's (they'll be there too)

What if I'm not flexible?

  • Great! That's why you're here!  We all have our first, 20th, 100th, etc... yoga class.  The cool thing about yoga is that there's ALWAYS room for growth, no matter how experienced you are or not!

What If I don't know all the poses yet?

  • You're not supposed to!  Did you know how to walk before you took your first step?  Read before you learned your alphabet?  Same thing in yoga.  Just keep coming back and take your practice one breath at a time!

What does "namaste" mean and why do you all say it at the end of your classes?

  • At the most basic level, "namaste" (nah-mah-stay) is a salutation of respect (The Chopra Center).

  • It is a Sanskrit word which literally translates to "bowing to you" (Oxford Dictionary).

  • We often initiate the greeting at the end of classes as a way to show our gratitude toward the students, community, and our own teachers; and it is extended to students as a way for them to show gratitude toward the instructor, the other students in the room, and the community.

Why do some teachers use the sanskrit names for poses instead of english?

  • Sanskrit is considered to be the language of yoga

  • The first yoga texts were written in Sanskrit thousands of years ago

  • Sanskrit names of poses are more consistent and understood worldwide regardless of a practitioners language of origin

(Yoga Basics)​

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