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Hot 90, Hot 65, Vinyasa, Stretch & Strengthen and Silver and Yin Yoga are all yoga series and postures  designed to provide a challenging, invigorating, rejuvenating and effective yoga experience. New to Yoga ? Don’t worry, check out the pages of different class descriptions and peruse the Frequently Asked Questions page to get yourself better acquainted.

Getting ready to take your first yoga class?

We are so happy that you’ve decided to join us. We know that a regular yoga practice will change your life in the most wonderful ways. Every class is open to beginners, no experience necessary. No appointment or reservation is necessary, but please be sure to arrive to your first class at least 20 min early so we can take care of registration and orientation. Once the teacher has stepped into the yoga room and class has begun, and we will not be able to accept late comers. For your own well being, and out of consideration for the rest of the class, we will ask you to return and take class another time, on time.

 

If you feel nervous,

feeling scared or a little intimidated? No problem, many people feel that way initially. Just don’t let it stop you from coming to class. All our classes are open to beginners and there is no room for Ego’s. Nobody  is going to check you out or compare their posture with yours. We all remember our first days, so you’ll quickly feel right at home.

Drink plenty of water.

Drink water throughout the day so that you’re well hydrated before coming to class. Good hydration supports the healthy function of all of your body’s systems and aids in detoxification. Arrive 15 – 20 minutes early for your first class. Arriving early ensures a stress free and relaxed beginning to your Yoga practice.

Yoga is for everyone.

To quote the Late Yogendra Bishnu Charan Ghosh, (the younger brother of Sri Paramhansa Yogananda), it’s never too late, you’re never too old, you’re never too sick, to start again from scratch. Come to class, and with the guidance of your teacher, simply approach every posture to the best of your ability and you will receive 100% benefit.

Don’t think you have to get in shape before coming to class!

That puts the cart before the horse. Come take your first class, and then take class as often as you possibly can and you will quickly lose weight, get in shape, and feel absolutely wonderful If you are coming for a hot yoga class, dress in cool, comfortable clothes, like you’re going to the beach. Most folks wear running or biking shorts, and women wear a sports bra or fitted tank top. If you are coming to a non-heated class such as Vinyasa, Hatha Master or Yin Yoga class, dress in comfortable exercise clothes you can move freely in. For the Yin Yoga class, wear clothes you will stay warm in. You will feel challenged by the yoga during class, everyone does.

Always work to your edge, but listen to your body and your inner wisdom. As a beginner, never be afraid to sit down if you need to. It’s normal, especially when you first get started, to feel dizzy, nauseated or lightheaded. It’s temporary, and as your body acclimates and detoxes, these sensations will disappear.

During class nobody will look at you or judge you. The teacher will guide you and instruct you, always with compassion and respect. No need to be self-conscious. It’s helpful to realize that people’s focus is on themselves, they are working too hard to even notice you. Take your second class within 24 hours. The second class is the equivalent of 3 to 4 classes, and you will bypass much of the soreness you’d experience otherwise.

During class nobody will look at you or judge you. The teacher will guide you and instruct you, always with compassion and respect. No need to be self-conscious. It’s helpful to realize that people’s focus is on themselves, they are working too hard to even notice you. Take your second class within 24 hours. The second class is the equivalent of 3 to 4 classes, and you will bypass much of the soreness you’d experience otherwise.

There You Go!

Now you are ready to rock! Pick a time, make up your mind and come to class. Looking forward to seeing you soon!