I have never done yoga before, how do I get started?
There are several ways for people to get started with yoga at Yoga Tree. 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. Yoga Tree also offers a regular workshop called Yoga 101. This workshop is designed to give new students the basics and help them understand the different styles of yoga available at our studios.
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.
I just found out I am pregnant, should I do yoga?
Yoga is a great way to support you body and the newly forming body of your child. There are some precautions however, so you will want to let your doctor and your teacher know that you are pregnant. (especially if you are in your first trimester). Yoga Tree also offers prenatal and postnatal yoga classes which address the specific needs of pregnant woman.
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. Please refrain from wearing any colognes or perfumes.
- Bring a towel to wipe down your mat after use if you sweat during class.
- We provide mats for $2 rental, 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.
- Yoga is a process. Be consistent in your practice. Be patient and compassionate with yourself.
If you have other questions or comments please contact us, we’d love to hear from you!