Frequently Asked Questions
I've never done yoga before. What can I expect?
We hope you'll find our studio to be a welcoming place for people of all ages, abilities, and experience levels. Yoga is an incredible way to decrease stress, and increase peace, mobility, balance, focus, and overall wellbeing. You can look at the class descriptions here to see what sounds good to you, or you can contact us and we can help you navigate your options.
What should I wear to my yoga class?
Where whatever you're comfortable in! You don't have to have fancy yoga clothes. The important thing is that you can move with ease and comfort. It's common to practice yoga without shoes or socks so be aware of that as well.
I'm not flexible. Can I still do yoga?
Of course! Yoga is not just for flexible people. And in fact, many people who start a yoga practice will, over time, begin to notice increased flexibility. Flexibility is a benefit for many who practice regularly. There will always be options for modifications of postures, and we always encourage you to practice in a way that feels right for your body.
IS yoga a religion? what's it like at your studio?
The word yoga means "to yoke", or can be interpreted as "union". There are many facets to the practice of yoga beyond the typical "asana" (the postures that we most commonly associate yoga with in the west.) At our studio, we most commonly practice "Hatha Yoga" which focuses on breath, movement through postures, and finding space and time to go inward, cultivating a deeper understanding of our body, soul, and the way we interact with the world. For us, yoga is not a religion, but a philosophy - a lifestyle - a way to connect more deeply in whatever way you desire to do that. It's not necessary to surrender your own religious or spiritual beliefs to practice yoga.
How do I register for a class?
The best way to register for a class and reserve your spot is to register online here. We also have the option for drop-in classes, which means you can just show up at the studio and register and pay right there. We always recommend registering ahead of time espcially for our restorative classes, as we have limited space for those.
How do I know what class is right for me?
We have a variety of offerings at the studio and you can read descriptions of all the classes here. If you're new to yoga or unsure of what you want or need, feel free to reach out by filling out the contact form or stopping in the studio! We will have some "New To Yoga" classes at the studio that we'd recommend to anyone wishing to explore yoga for the first time!
What are some of the benefits of yoga?
There are numerous benefits of yoga to your body, mind, and soul! Not only does yoga help increase flexibility, balance, and strength, it can also help reduce stress, release tension, and even make you feel happier. There is even research coming out that connects the practice of yoga to the reduction of depression, anxiety, and various symptoms of trauma and PTSD. You can read about the research and additional benefits of yoga here.
I can't afford a typical yoga class. Do you have special pricing at all?
Yes! We have a number of donation-based classes on our schedule which means you pay what you can. We want anyone to be able to access the benefits of yoga, so we also have a few scholarships available for people and you can learn more and apply for that here.
Do you offer private yoga sessions?
Yes! Private yoga sessions can be an incredible way to learn yoga or grow in your practice at your own pace and with one-on-one instruction. Please get in touch here if you're interested in learning more about private sessions.
Do you have special yoga classes for survivors of trauma?
Yes, Abby is a social worker and is trained in trauma-informed yoga. There will be a number of classes that are trauma-informed and/or safe for people who are struggling with symptoms of trauma and/or PTSD. There will also be special workshop and class series specifically geared toward people struggling with trauma symptoms. You can learn more about our trauma-informed services here.