Wear stretchy, comfortable clothes. Yoga is practiced barefoot for better balance and grip. You may bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours. Props are provided. A hand towel is useful if you work up a sweat. In yoga we twist, bend, and go upside down, so avoid bringing a full stomach with you. Bring a water bottle—good hydration heightens the benefits of yoga and is essential if you are taking a warm or hot class. We provide filtered water.
Frequently Asked Questions about Yoga
- What do I need to come prepared for yoga class?
- What if I’m not flexible or haven’t exercised in a long time?
Bodies with limited flexibility enjoy the fastest results from yoga. Come exactly as you are, and you will be amazed at how quickly you gain flexibility, strength, coordination, and confidence. Yoga is a deeply personal practice and no two people can or should hold a pose in exactly the same way. It is important to work at your own level of strength and flexibility. Yoga is noncompetitive and everyone is encouraged to listen to their body’s messages and practice at their own pace. It's not about doing the most advanced pose, it's about receiving the benefits of the pose in a way that serves your body.
- I'm worried about getting injured. Is yoga safe for me?
Yoga is as safe as your own commitment to listen to your body and honor what it tells you. If something doesn't feel good, don't do it. Yoga teaches you to listen to your body, explore your limits gently, and avoid letting your ego run the show.
- Is Yoga a Religion?
Yoga is not a religion. People of varying religious beliefs practice yoga all over the world for its many physical and mental health benefits. The practices of yoga are offered in the spirit of supporting your individual faith or life philosophy. Many people feel that yoga practice deepens their personal spiritual path.