Whatever your age, condition or background, a yoga practice is for everyone! Designed for all levels from beginner through advanced, my classes offer a balanced and complete body-mind-spirit practice that develops strength, flexibility, focused awareness and overall well-being. Come prepared to move, breathe and enjoy!

What is Yoga?

The word “Yoga” translates in Sanskrit (an ancient language associated with India) to “yoke”, “union” or “discipline”. Yoga encompasses the broad range of physical, mental, and spiritual disciplines which also originated in ancient India. The goal of yogis thousands of years ago was to discover their “true” nature, to accept and embrace circumstance and to do so without expectation or attachment to results. Though time has passed and yoga has “evolved” in the Western world into a more “physical” practice – yogis today realize many of these same essential benefits.

With a regular practice you will reshape your body – tone, lengthen and strengthen. But more importantly, like the ancient yogis, you will calm your mind, strengthen your spirit and open up your perspective. You will leave each and every class energized, yet calm and focused, ready to take on the world. In fact, scientific studies have proven that a consistent yoga practice can significantly reduce fear, tension, anger and fatigue. But don’t take my “word” for it, try it for yourself, join me for a class!

How do I prepare for my first class?

  • Please arrive 10 minutes before scheduled start time to register.
  • Discuss any injuries or health issues with me before class.
  • Wear something you are comfortable sweating in. Breathable fabric is most desirable.
  • Come to class fully hydrated. Ensure you drink plenty of water throughout the day so that you are prepared.
  • Bring a large bottle of water with you to class.
  • Please bring a yoga mat and towel to practice. If you don't have one, you can rent one for $2.
  • Feel free to sit or lay down if you feel dizzy or nauseous. As you build the ability to focus your mind and still your body, the struggle will disappear. If you need to leave class early, please let me know before class begins, and do not leave before savasana (resting pose) begins to avoid disturbing other students.
  • Remember that savasana is a crucial element of yoga class – and it does not take more than a few minutes.
  • Yoga is a practice as well as a life long process. It is not about doing the postures perfectly. As long as you give your best effort, you will receive the same therapeutic benefit as someone who has practiced for years and obtained a high level of flexibility, strength and balance.

How can I expect to feel after my class?

  • You might feel very tired after class. This is absolutely normal and a good sign that your body is cleansing. Your energy levels should be restored to normal within several classes.
  • You might find yourself feeling extremely energetic and experience difficulty sleeping. Don’t worry – this is a good sign that the yoga is truly filling you up with energy. You don’t have insomnia. You just have more time to do the things you enjoy.
  • You might feel sore or stiff the day after your first class. Come back to class as soon as possible! Your body is waking up and coming alive and you want to keep the process going!
  • You might feel nauseous, dizzy or have a headache after class. This could be a sign that you are dehydrated. Please drink lots of water before returning to class. Or it could be a sign that you were trying so hard that you weren’t breathing normally. Please breathe normally during every posture.
  • You might experience some skin irritation. This too is normal, it means that the skin is releasing toxins. Showering directly after class will wash the toxins away. It will also help normalize the body temperature.
  • You might feel very hungry after class for a while, or you might lose your appetite completely. Both reactions are normal. If you are concerned about your weight, don’t worry too much either way. Once you get into a regular practice pattern, your appetite and your weight will normalize. You’ll find yourself feeling and looking leaner and younger.

What if I'm not flexible?

  • It’s important to understand that Yoga is not about flexibility. This misconception keeps many people from coming to a Yoga class.
  • Yoga is about stretching your spine and body in all directions. From the very first class you will learn the concept of “trying the right way” enabling you to receive the benefits of each pose according to your own ability.

What is Yoga Etiquette?

  • Yoga is more than simply the physical poses; it is a process of understanding and respecting ourselves and those around us.
  • Please turn your cell phones off or place them on silent mode.
  • Please, no chewing gum.
  • Don’t wear heavy perfumes or colognes to class.
  • Stay with the group during class AND feel free to take a break at any time by either sitting or lying quietly on your mat.

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