Frequently Asked Questions About Yoga and Our Yoga Studio
What is Iyengar Yoga?
Iyengar Yoga is based on the teachings of Yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar, author of the classic Yoga treatise “Light on Yoga”. It emphasizes proper alignment. It develops body awareness, flexibility, strength and endurance. It is often called meditation in action
You should expect a safe and systematic progression of Yoga postures to develop each students ability and skill within a class and from class to class. We will provide individual corrections and adjustments when necessary. Postures for deep relaxation are introduced early on in the class series. Read more about our systematic and committed approach to Yoga classes.
Usually yes, but please contact us in advance of class with your health concerns. We will work to modify the postures so you can practice safely. Yoga is open to people of all ages and all levels of physical condition. Yoga has something to offer everyone.
What should I bring to class?
We provide all the props necessary to practice. We do recommend that you bring your own sticky mat. We will have mats available for purchase.
What should I wear to class?
Wear comfortable clothing. We suggest shorts or footless tights and a top that allows you to move easily.
Do you offer drop in Yoga classes?
We believe in a in a course based, pre-registration format. We do this so that the teaching can be built up progressively from class to class. This requires a greater commitment from both student and teacher yet the reward is a more profound depth of learning and understanding. Read more about our commitment-based Yoga philosophy.
Is there any studio etiquette I should know about?
Scent sensitivity: Please refrain from wearing heavy perfume, cologne, or other scented products to class.
Punctuality: Please be on time. If you arrive late or need to leave early, please enter and exit quietly.
Eating: Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach. Leave three hours of time between the beginning of class and a heavy meal; one to two hours after a light meal.
Ambience: Please do not use mobile phones in the Yoga studio.
Parking: There is metered parking on Commercial Street and paid parking in nearby garages and surface lots. Please do not park in the Merrill’s Wharf parking lot.