How do I prepare for my first hard core yoga class?
It is recommended, but not required, to make a reservation for class online. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before class begins to fill out a new client registration form, sign a health waiver, and meet the instructor. Wear form fitting yoga or exercise clothing. You may bring your own mat or rent one of ours for $2. Some students like to have a small hand towel as well. We recommend bringing a bottle of water to stay well hydrated. Since we will be doing core intensive exercises try to avoid eating right before class.
Is this "hot" yoga?
No, it isn't. The studio will be heated just enough to prevent injury, promote flexibility, and encourage detoxification, but the heat will not feel overwhelming or uncomfortable.
I'm not flexible, can I still do yoga?
Absolutely! Yoga is beneficial for everyone, but especially for those who are less flexible. You will feel an improvement after just one class, and if you stay committed you will see great results in your flexibility.
How often should I come to class?
You will see dramatic improvement in muscle tone, flexibility, and even weight loss if you attend our 60 minute class 4-5 times a week. If that is not realistic for your schedule, try to come at least 2-3 times a week. You will still see results, they will just not develop as quickly.
HARD CORE YOGA sounds challenging, do I need to be in great shape to take a class?
We have clients of all fitness levels in our classes. There is absolutely no requirement that you are in good shape or that you have previous yoga experience before you start. Our classes are designed to be versatile. We offer variations and modifications so everyone in class is getting a great workout and is able to participate in some way, regardless of their fitness level.
Can I take a HARD CORE YOGA class if I have an injury or other health concerns?
Yoga can be a great way to improve injury or health concerns as long as your health care provider gives you the ok. If you have injuries make sure you inform the instructor before class so they can provide modifications for you. There are plenty of things we can do to make your yoga practice safe and comfortable while continuing to provide a challenging, effective workout.