Am I too old to practice yoga?
Yoga is for everyone. Our Mysore style is one on one and we tailor the yoga to fit you.
What do I need to bring with me?
You will need a yoga mat and mat towel. For a small fee, we can provide you with a mat and mat towel for practice. It is better and more hygienic to purchase your own. These are also available for purchase at the studio.
Should I eat before I come?
An empty stomach is more comfortable. Hydrate before you come to class as water is not allowed in the practice room. Water brings down your internal heat and the heat is needed to safely open the muscles and joints.
Do I need to register ahead of time?
For workshops, It is recommended to register ahead of time to guarantee your spot. Our workshops do sell out. For classes, you do not have to preregister.
Is there parking?
We are located within Y2 Yoga at the Cotswold Village Shopping Center and there is plenty of parking.
How often should I practice?
Ashtanga is traditionally practiced 6 days a week. We also have special holidays, called moon days, that occur a few times a month. For consistent progression, it is recommended that you practice Ashtanga a minimum of 3 days per week.
Can I lose weight or tone up with Ashtanga?
Ashtanga, along with positive lifestyle changes and a good diet, can help with weight management.
I am not flexible. Can I do yoga?
Anyone can do yoga. You will gain flexibility as you practice.
I have an injury/ailment. Should I practice Ashtanga?
Though we are not doctors, many people find Ashtanga to be effective in healing and pain management. If you have an injury or ailment, please talk to your teacher before practice. They will make the practice work for you in the most beneficial way.
Will I feel sore or fatigued? Should I practice when sore?
Soreness is the body’s reaction to unaccustomed physical movements. As your body gets used to the practice, the soreness will go away. In order for your body to get used to the practice, and the soreness to go away, you should practice when you are sore.
What should I wear?
Fitted active wear that stays snug to the body as you move.
Is it heated?
The room is warm but not hot. Please hydrate.
How long will my first Mysore session be?
Your first Mysore session will be approximately 1 hour
How long before I practice the whole sequence?
That depends on how hard your work at learning the poses and memorization. It is solely based on the individual.
Do I need to memorize the poses?
No memorization is needed for the first class. At your first class, your teacher will begin giving you poses and teaching you a sequence. To progress, you will need to memorize the poses that your teacher gives you.
What class should I start with?
All students should start with Mysore or Ashtanga 101.