FAQs and General Information

What are the benefits of yoga?

  • Stress Reduction
  • Improved Circulation
  • Improved Posture
  • Improved Digestion
  • Improved Flexibility
  • Strength of Muscle and Bone
  • Enhanced Concentration Improved Sleep
  • Pain Management
  • Increased Lung Capacity
  • Improved Balance 
  • Increased Energy
  • Weight Control
  • Overall Sense of Well Being

What is proper yoga etiquette?

  • Bring your own mat to class 
  • Come to class on time
  • Inform teacher of health issues before each class
  • Drink plenty of water before class
  • Eat lightly if you must eat
  • Refrain from perfumes/colognes
  • Leave shoes outside the class
  • Turn cell phones/pagers off
  • Help put props away neatly

What is Hatha Yoga?
Hatha Yoga is the yoga of will, the physical aspect of yoga. In hatha based practice, movement is associated with breath - certain movements are performed on an inhale and others an exhale. Attention to breath both in active and restorative poses, as well as using a variety of Pranayamas (breathing exercises designed to build resilience in the body, specifically the cardio-respiratory system), all aid in building lung capacity and integrating body, mind, and spirit.

What is Iyengar Yoga?

Iyengar Yoga, founded by B.K.S. Iyengar, has its roots in Hatha yoga. Iyengar Yoga is alignment oriented so that each person learns how to practice safely to suit their individual needs and to ensure progress. Muscles and joints are not overused because all parts of the body, as well as the mind, are safely recruited for each pose. Each comprehensive yoga practice session includes the use of props to adapt poses to each individual and to teach awareness, inversion(s) both passive and active, and restorative poses, to allow a balance between work and rest.