Frequently Asked Questions about Yoga         


Q: I'm not flexible—is yoga right for me?


A:  Yes! You are a perfect candidate for yoga. Yoga is a process, you begin wherever you are. Your yoga practice will guide you into becoming more flexible. Along with this newfound agility you will also find that you have increased strength, coordination, cardiovascular health, physical confidence and a stronger sense of overall well-being.


Q:  How is yoga different from stretching or other kinds of fitness?


A:  Unlike stretching or fitness, yoga is more than just physical postures. Yoga is unique because we connect the movement of the body and the fluctuations of the mind to the rhythm of our breath. Connecting the mind, body, and breath helps us to direct our attention inward. We become more aware of our experiences from moment to moment. Your body will become much more flexible by doing yoga, and so will your mind.


Q:  What if I've had a recent surgery or injury?

A:  Depending on how serious it is, you may want to consult your physician before starting yoga. Be sure to tell Teresa about your condition, and she will adapt the yoga poses to best support you. Many people find that our yoga practice helps relieve lingering symptoms of surgery or injury.  Poses can be modified and designed specifically to meet your needs.


Q:  Will yoga conflict with my religion?

A:  Absolutely not! Our students are of all faiths, and yoga can help you deepen your spiritual life no matter what your religion. Yoga provides a framework for growth in all areas of your life.


Q:  How many times per week should I practice?


A:  Yoga is amazing— even if you only practice for one hour a week, you will experience the benefits of the practice. If you do more than that, you will certainly experience more benefits. For beginners, we suggest starting by joining us once a week for a one hour practice. The key is in consistently pursuing your practice in order to really grow and achieve the best results—don’t let time constraints or unrealistic goals be an obstacle.


Q:  Why are you supposed to refrain from eating two to three hours before class?


A:  In our yoga practice, we move our bodies in different directions through bends and twists. If you have not fully digested your last meal, you may feel uncomfortable during some positions. If you are a person with a unique condition and are afraid you might get hungry or feel weak during yoga class, try eating a light snack such as yogurt, a few nuts, or juice about one hour before class.


Q:  What do I need to begin?


A:  All you really need to begin practicing yoga is your mind, body, the willingness to learn and the right tools. See Yoga Class Descriptions to see what materials are requested for each of our classes. To sign up for one of our Yoga Classes Contact Us.