FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need to be flexible to practice yoga& Pilates?

Absolutely not! More often than not, people don't show up to their first class already bendy. By practicing full body stretches, it will help you become flexible. There's a saying that you don't need a flexible body to practice any form of exercise, only a flexible mind. So show up with an open mind, and the rest will follow!

Is there a conflict between yoga and my religion?

Not at all! Yoga is not a religion, it is a philosophy that began in India approximately 5,000 years ago. It is not necessary to surrender your own religious beliefs to practice yoga. The spiritual side of yoga focuses uniting your mind, your body and your breath. Practicing yoga helps us recognise how our thoughts, words, and actions affect everything that happens around us. It is about seeing our connection to every other living being on the planet. Having any one particular religion, or no religion at all for that matter, does not exclude you from practicing yoga.

WHAT IS PILATES AND HOW WILL IT HELP ME IN MY MOVEMENTS?

Pilates is an innovative and safe system of mind-body exercise using a floor mat or a variety of equipment. It is a safe, sensible exercise system that will help you look and feel your very best. It teaches body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement. Pilates also improves flexibility, agility and economy of motion. More over its a mind and body connection.

What should I wear/bring to class?

Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move and stretch easily. Stay away from anything too baggy, as you will probably find yourself upside down at some point. Breathable fabrics will work best when practicing yoga. Bring your yoga mat, water bottle, and a towel.  You are welcome to bring a journal with you to class for questions and inspirations.

What are the benefits of yoga,pilates & meditation?

The benefits of yoga, pilates and meditation are truly endless.  With regular practice, the body quickly becomes stronger and more flexible, increasing lung capacity, circulatory health, and focus all at the same time.  This leads to better health, stamina, disease prevention and reversal, and increased mental capacity.  This combination is widely used to treat psychological and emotional disorders associated with stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma.  The many benefits of this combination are available off of the yoga mat, as well.  The stronger, more flexible self shows up stronger in different aspects of relationships, occupations, families, and spirituality.  

Why should we refrain from eating 2–3 hours before class?

In practice we twist from side to side, turn upside down, and bend forward and backward. If you have not fully digested your last meal, it will make itself known to you in ways that are not comfortable. If you are a person with a fast-acting digestive system and are afraid you might get hungry or feel weak during the class, experiment with a light snack such as yogurt, a few nuts, or juice about 30 minutes to an hour before class.