Frequently Asked Questions
I have never done yoga before, how do I get started?
There are several ways for people to get started with yoga at OYC. First, be sure to check our schedule page and look for classes that are Level 1 or All Levels. These classes are suitable for beginners.
Is it safe to do yoga if I have an injury or medical condition?
In most cases the answer to that question is yes. In fact yoga is excellent way to support the body in its healing process. However, you will want to inform your doctor or health care provider before you begin your practice, and be sure to let your teacher know what is going on so they can address your specific needs.
What style of yoga is right for me?
There are many different styles of yoga. Some styles are fast paced and vigorous while others are very gentle and slow-moving. All of the styles of yoga have benefits, so evaluating your individual needs and personality type will help point you in the right direction. You can read a description of the style of yoga offered at OYC by clicking here.
I just found out I am pregnant, should I do yoga?
Yoga is a great way to support your body and the newly forming body of your child. However, there are some precautions, so you will want to let your doctor know of your intention to practice yoga, and let your teacher know that you are pregnant. (Especially if you are in your first trimester).
What do I need to do to prepare for a class?
- Please wear comfortable workout attire. Layers are best, as your body temperature changes throughout your practice. Be prepared to work in bare feet.
- Bring a towel to wipe down your mat (and yourself!) after use if you attending a class that might get sweaty
- We provide mats for you to borrow, but we encourage you to purchase your own. Your mat is an important tool and a symbol of commitment to your practice.
- Avoid practicing with a full stomach, and drink plenty of water before class to remain hydrated through your practice. Similar to the rule about not eating right before swimming, give your body less to work on while on your mat
- Please arrive at least 10 minutes before class begins to complete new student paperwork and to receive a proper welcoming to our community.
- Please understand that you may not be allowed into class if you are late.
- Flexibility is not a pre-requisite! Just a willing spirit
- Remember, Yoga is a process. Keep an open mind. Be consistent in your practice. Be patient and compassionate with yourself.
Please, make yourself at home!
Deciding to begin a yoga practice is a choice to change your life. Driving to the studio and choosing to roll out your mat is the hardest part. The rest is breath <3