How do I begin as a new student to yoga?
Let me know you are a new
student to yoga and I will guide you through the class and suggest modifiction for you if you need them. It does take
awhile to get aquainted with the poses, so instructions are repeated often. Be patient with yourself.
When should I arrive?
Please try to arrive a little early to arrange your mat and get your props. If you are late please
come in as quitely as possible. The warm up is a getting centered time and should be done without distractions.
What if I am not limber?
Again, we are all different, but yoga is for EVERYONE! Everyone needs to stretch and you start where
you are. Gradually, you may get more limber, but daily you will feel better and remain healthier over your life time.
What if I can't do the pose?
No problem, in yoga the practice is yours! Our bodies are all different and you need to respect your body where
is at and not compare yourself to others in the class or the teacher. Yoga is about what feels good for you. Yoga
is not about showing off in pretzel poses.
How often should I practice yoga?
The more the better! I would advice coming twice a week, especially in the beginning. The goal
in yoga is to view the teacher as someone not just to lead the class, but as a teacher to learn from in order to develop a
home practice. Yoga is a journey, a path to a healthier body and life. The learning goes on and on. Eventually
some of the principles learned in class enter into your personal life to bring self control, abundance, and happiness.
Is yoga a religion?
No, yoga is open to all religious backgrounds. It may lead you personally to a more spiritual
level within your own beliefs. Yoga was developed around 5,000 years ago in India so there are some Hindu influences
and legends interwoven, but the Hindu religion does not claim yoga as its own, nor does any other religion.