I'm new. What classes should I take?
The all levels classes, Slow Flow Yoga, and Bliss Yoga are all great classes for beginners. Urban Barre and Urban Sweat are challenging and fun fitness classes and offer modifications as needed. Everyone has been a "new" student before. We are offer (3) 30 minutes private sessions for $90.00. Bring a friend and split the cost. You will learn yoga breathing, sun salutes, and which of our group classes will work best for you. Leave your ego at the door and come on in.
What time should I arrive for class?
The first breath you take is the most important! Arrive at least five minutes early to class. If you are a new student, please arrive ten minutes early to fill out a little paper work and to take a tour.
What do I wear?
Snug clothing that is comfortable. Consider wearing layers that you can peel off as you heat up.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring a mat, a towel, and plenty of drinking water. Mats can be rented for $2.00 or purchased at the front desk. Cubbies are provided for coats and cell phones.
What do I do if I have an injury?
Let the teacher know prior to class. This is in respect to the teachers and students, so that a disturbance of energetic flow is not created, but rather stimulated into the class.
Can I leave early or come late?
Let the teacher know that you need to leave early. The teacher will then create an opportunity for you to leave. We have a 5 minute grace period if you are running late. The Energy Exchange volunteer will create an opportunity for you to enter the room. Try not to make a habit of leaving early or coming late, as habits are hard to break! Please potty prior to class.
How often should I take classes?
For best results commit to at least 3 times per week. Make this a habit. Allow yourself to enjoy your practice. Seek the class, or classes, that you enjoy the most and do them as often as possible.
Should I eat prior to classes?
Eating a light snack such as an apple with almond butter two hours prior to class is always a good idea. Drink plenty of water after class to prevent dehydration.
Why is the yoga room heated?
- The heat allows us to get into postures more deeply and effectively, allowing for greater range of movements in joints, muscles and ligaments. When your muscles and connective tissue becomes more elastic you allow for greater flexibility with less chance of injury.
- Sweating promotes detoxification and elimination through the skin, which is the body's largest organ.
- The raised temperature will assist in improving T-cell function and proper functioning of your immune system
- Your body burns fat more effectively in the heat.
- Your metabolism speeds up the breakdown of glucose and fatty acids
- Practicing hot yoga strengthens willpower, self control, concentration and determination by challenging you on your mat
- Because it feels awesome!