FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Are the classes appropriate for those new to Yoga?
The classes are for all levels from beginner to advanced yoga students. There are always modifications that can be used by new students. Check our class descriptions on our home page. We encourage beginners to pace themselves in class, and for best results complete as many classes as your schedule permits during your introduction period. A consistent practice will gradually allow you to build strength, focus, stamina, and flexibility. There is no competition in yoga, we honor the fact that everyone's experience will be unique.
2. Will the classes challenge me?
Yes. But you determine the intensity with which you will work in each pose and during each class. Your first few classes may be difficult. It is not unusual to experience some dizziness or nausea, but this is an indication of reorganizing and revitalizing of the body as you progress to a new healthy self. Do not be alarmed if this happens, it is a sign of change! You may lie down anytime you need and these feelings will dissipate. The challenge will make you strong and stress free. After only a few classes students begin to experience a beautiful energy, lightness, and clarity of mind.
3. How often should I practice?
Every day! Consistency and discipline are the keys to a successful yoga practice and you will see more benefits, the more you practice. Of course, your schedule may not allow you to practice daily, but we recommend you practice as often as your schedule permits. Three days a week will begin a transformation over time. Occasionally, a new student commits to a 30-day challenge; 30 classes in 30 days, and realizes a total transformation! When you feel the benefits, your body, mind, and spirit will draw you to a practice that is right for you.
4. What if I am not flexible?
Thats why you're here! You don't need to be flexible, a consistent practice will develop flexibility, balance, and strength over time. Everyone needs to respect their own limitations. You will find that these limitations begin to decrease over time.
5. Why Hot Yoga?
Practitioners of Hot Yoga find the heat extends the ability of the ligaments, tendons, and muscles to stretch, while increasing circulation and oxygen delivery to tissues.. A Hot Yoga practice will release toxins, improve flexibility and range of motion, increase weight loss, develop muscle tone, and build up the immune system. A Hot Yoga practice reduces symptoms of a wide range of chronic illnesses, including but not limited to, thyroid disorders, arthritis, circulatory problems, fibromyalgia and chronic back pain.
6. Will I lose weight doing Hot Yoga?
Many students with a regular practice report rapid loss of weight and inches, and often notice a change in diet to healthier food choices. However, any results are dependent upon how much effort and challenge is invested. Try the 30 day challenge and marvel at the transformation!
7. Why is "namaste" said at the end of class?
Namaste means to honor the place within yourself which is love, truth, light, and peace.