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By clicking on this Newsletter link.
What should I wear to class?
You should wear stretchy leggings, or shorts, a tank top or T-shirt, and we will be working bare foot.
Should I bring anything?
If you own your own yoga mat, please bring it with you, otherwise we have mats and all the other props in the studio.
Is it OK to eat immediately before class?
For your own comfort, you should wait at least 1-1/2 to 2 hours between eating and practicing yoga.
I'm new to Yoga, should I start with Gentle Yoga or Level 1?
If you are fairly athletic, young or just plain healthy and not extremely stiff, then Level 1 is a fine place to start. If you are quite stiff, and you haven't been exercising, or perhaps you're recovering from an injury, or just want to move at a slower pace, then the Gentle Yoga classes might be a more appropriate choice for you.
What style of yoga do you teach?
We offer eclectic styles of Hatha yoga. Our mindful approach emphasizes quality instruction that is alignment oriented, with focus on good body mechanics, therapeutic applications and self care. Our instructors take an interactive role in the classes, guiding and adjusting our students as needed, and we teach with the use of props, when necessary, to aid in deeper understanding and greater ease in the postures.
These practices are designed to create a balance of flexibility and strength, breath awareness, and ease and joy in our lives, on and off the mat.
Can you recommend any books or videos?
We suggest "Yoga, The Iyengar Way" by Silva, Mira & Shyam Mehta. It's a very practical book, with great pictures and directions, and includes a section on the philosophy of yoga at the beginning of the book.
DVDs featuring either Patricia Walden or Rodney Yee are especially clear and useful, and can be easily found and purchased.