Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to sign up ahead of time or can I start whenever I want?
YES you must register. You can reserve your place with payment on each website at each studio. Some studio's may cancel a class is registration is low so please register ahead of time.
Beware: For your safety and to maintenant the atmosphere, latecomers will be turned away.
I'm super stiff. Do I need to need to be flexible to start yoga?
Absolutely not. It is important to acknowledge your present condition and limitations in order to keep it safe and to prevent injury. It is important to do only what you feel you are capable of and not to push beyond your limits. I will teach you a resting pose you can use anytime you need. I would be honoured to be the first to introduce you the marvels of yoga through a private class so you feel comfortable in a regular class. With time and practice, you will become more powerful, stronger and more flexible. Simply allow yourself the process. Rome was not built in a day.
I have some health issues. Do I have to be in shape to start yoga?
If you are concerned about any health matters, please ask your doctor before starting any kind of exercise regime. If you feel ready to start a regular practice, then remember to pace yourself according to your own limitations. It is challenging to keep to your own pace and not follow what others are capable of doing. Stay within YOUR limits and give yourself permission to rest when you need to. There are a variety of levels within any given class and you must break away from the crowd to do own your practice.
What should I bring with me?
A fabulous sense of humour and a willingness to explore outside the box goes a long way. Pack in your bag a large towel and a bottle of water. You will need a yoga mat which you can borrow from a friend or rent at the studio. 2 blocks and a yoga strap help in many of the postures and are important in the style being taught here. It varies from studio to studio what equipment they offer. I always bring my by own blocks, yoga belt and mat with me.
What if I have an injury?
You would be joining the millions of people who practice Yoga BECAUSE they have an injury to help in the healing process and to build support for the injury. Talk to me and let me know your special considerations and I can offer you variations for a safe practice or direct you to someone who is better able to help you. I sell blocks and yoga straps which can be easily used to modify a posture to accommodate injury. I myself have been using yoga to help me with a herniated disc in my lower back. You have a responsibility to yourself to be safe and keep an open dialogue with me. Only you experience your body.
What are the benefits of yoga?
Increases your flexibility
Builds your strength
Calms your mind
Soothes your spirit
Enhances your circulation
Stimulates your immune system
Contributes to your natural healing processes
Boosts your vitality
Augments your sense of well-being