Frequently Asked Questions

 

Before Your Yoga Class

Have a snack or light meal no later than 2 hours prior to class.  If you must eat closer to class time, make it a small snack like a piece of fruit.

If you're going to a Hot Yoga class, I recommend hydrating adequately the day before as well as the day of class.

It’s good etiquette to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to class to set up any props you may need, go to the washroom etc…

What do I wear?

Wear practical, comfortable clothing that isn’t going to bulge, slip or move out of place on your mat (lululemon pants if you’re so inclined but it’s not a requirement).

Expect to take off your socks & shoes.

For yin yoga I would recommend bringing a cozy sweater as practitioners tend to feel chilly during floor work.

What should I bring?

A yoga mat, a medium sized blanket. If you want to bring bottled water (or water in a container with a lid) that’s fine too.

For private in home lessons, it’s not necessary to buy props but make sure you have 2 blankets, 1 cushion or pillow ready if you need them for your lesson.

 

Is it ok if I leave early?

If  you not able to stay for the duration of the class, wait to come to a class at a later time or date that you can stay for the entire class.

It’s kind of like agreeing to go with your friend to a movie and ducking out half way through — you’ll likely miss the point of the movie and disturb the rest of the audience (not to miss mention the end result!  Why would you pay to go to a movie and not see the ending?!).

Other Etiquette 

  • Please refrain from wearing perfumed products

  • Leave your cellphone off and outside the practise area

  • Be sure to alert your teacher of any health conditions, injuries, or if you are pregnant

  • Refrain from wearing jewlery, belts, and other accessories if possible.

  • Leave extra time to fill out applicable forms before your first class.

Can you do yoga when you’re really inflexible?

Not doing yoga when you’re inflexible is like saying that you shouldn’t shower if you’re dirty.  You don’t need to be super athletic or active either. If you're thinking of starting a yoga program, it's a great idea to consult your doctor first (especially if you're pregnant or have a pre-existing medical condition). Otherwise - the only requirement is having a body!

I hate relaxation and savasana (Corpse Pose). Why do I need to just lie there?

Relaxation or Savasana that finishes every yoga class is the most important part of yoga.

A yoga practise is kind of like baking cookies… the asanas or postures are where you’re mixing the batter — but you need to let them bake for them to fuse together to get the finished products.  Sure cookie dough is good but nothing beats a fresh baked cookie!