How is the room heated?
Our studios are heated via radiant heat panels and temperature controlled to reach the appropriate temperature for each of our classes. The benefits of radiant heating are many, including a quiet studio experience, free of the stirring up of dust, pollen and germs which exist in our atmosphere.
Fresh air is also maintained in the yoga room, during class as needed, and in between classes.
The heat you perceive in the room can be influenced by many things – such as how regularly you practice, how well prepared you are with appropriate diet and hydration, how many people are in the room, how much oxygen is provided, how well you personally breathe, and much more. We endeavour to give you the appropriate challenge but in a safe environment, so please talk with us if you have questions about temperature.
Our yoga rooms have hardwood floors – low allergy, clean and fresh smelling. If you have sensitive bones invest in a good yoga mat or bring an extra towel for support.
I felt quite dizzy and nauseous during class – is this normal?
This CAN happen from time to time, and for a variety of reasons you can talk over with your teacher. Normally these feelings only last the first class or two. Listen to your body and kneel or lay down if this is the case. It is important that you do not get up too quickly, or leave the room, while feeling dizzy – just relax and lay down until the feeling passes.
How often should I come?
Come as often as you can. A daily practice from the beginning can relax into a routine of 3 or 4 times per week. The more you come, the more you will want to come. You will start organising your schedule to fit it in. In fact, the harder this yoga is for you initially, the more you need to do it and the more you are going to benefit from it. The time and effort you put into a yoga practice will be returned to you tenfold.
Can I eat before class?
Ideally come to class on an empty stomach, as food in your stomach can disrupt the flow of energy and in certain postures leave you with a feeling of indigestion or nausea. No heavy meals 2-3 hours before class. You can drink juice or eat fruits up to 1 hour before class.
What about water?
You should drink plenty of water everyday, this is better than just drinking water before or during class. With our yoga classes, you are simultaneously cleansing all the systems of your body from the inside out. It is important to stay hydrated so your elimination systems (bowel, urinary, and skin) can support your efforts.
What if I have injuries or illnesses?
Please let the teacher know if you are pregnant, had surgery, or have any injuries, illnesses, or special conditions. You can still do most yoga postures, with a few modifications that the teacher will show you.
My back (knee, ankle, insert ailment) hurts and I am scared! Can I still come?
Talk to the teacher before class, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. in most cases you can still do class and get much benefit. Our classes are not for perfect, healthy bodies. They are made for you to improve your current state and most practitioners will have injuries and ailments that improve through patience, movement and regular practice. Talk to the teacher, our training and experience will help you find the right way to get the most out of your practice.