Frequently asked questions
What should I bring to class?
A yoga mat, a large towel to cover your mat and a water bottle (bottled water and coconut water are available for purchase at the studio). If you do not have or forget any of these items you can rent from us for a small fee.
What should I expect after a class?
* You might feel full of energy, this is great!
*You might feel tired. This is absolutely normal and a good sign that your body is cleansing. Your energy levels should return to normal within several classes.
*You might feel sore or stiff the day after class. Come back to class as soon as possible! Your body is waking up and coming alive and you want to keep the process going!
*You might feel nauseous, dizzy, or have a slight headache after class. This could be a sign that you are dehydrated. Please drink lots of water, perhaps adding electrolytes. Or it could be a sign that you were trying so hard that you weren't breathing normally. Calm and relaxed breathing is so important. Remember breath before depth!
*You might feel very hungry, or not have an appetite after class; both reactions are normal. If you are concerned about your weight, please let us know. You'll find yourself feeling and looking leaner and stronger.
Do you have any yoga etiquette tips?
Yes! you can view them here.
Can I do yoga if I'm not flexible?
Yes! You are a perfect candidate for yoga. Many people think that they need to be flexible to begin yoga, but that’s a little bit like thinking that you need to be able to play tennis in order to take tennis lessons. Come as you are and you will find that yoga practice will help you become more flexible.
This newfound agility will be balanced by strength, coordination, and enhanced cardiovascular health, as well as a sense of physical confidence and overall well-being.
How is yoga different from stretching or other kinds of fitness?
Unlike stretching or fitness, yoga is more than just physical postures. Patanjali’s eight-fold path illustrates how the physical practice is just one aspect of yoga. Even within the physical practice, yoga is unique because we connect the movement of the body and the fluctuations of the mind to the rhythm of our breath. Connecting the mind, body, and breath helps us to direct our attention inward. Through this process of inward attention, we learn to recognize our habitual thought patterns without labeling them, judging them, or trying to change them. We become more aware of our experiences from moment to moment. The awareness that we cultivate is what makes yoga a practice, rather than a task or a goal to be completed. Your body will most likely become much more flexible by doing yoga, and so will your mind.
Why the heat and will I sweat?
There are pros and cons to a heated and a non-heated room. Yoga is a workout for the mind, body and spirit, so we have options for non-heated and heated classes. The heat makes for a more powerful workout, it increases the heart rate, which inturn burns more calories. The heat allows your body to deepen into certain poses a little more as well, so you can work on your flexibilty. And yes, sweating is a great way to detoxify the body and can help with digestion. It’s better to let the sweat flow, realize that everyone around you is sweating as much or more! But, be cautious make sure you stay hydrated, so be careful and enjoy the hot experience.
What is infrared heat?
Infrared is radiated heat: the feeling of warmth from the sun on your face; the heat from a coal fire, or a toaster. It is even the same form of heat emitted by your own body. It is the most basic form of heating known to man. Infrared waves travel through the air and when they touch a surface, heat energy is released regardless of the surrounding air temperature. That heat energy excites the molecules in the object it meets which being to vibrate and gain energy (and warm up). Water absorbs Far Infrared specifically well, and as our skin is 80% water, we are perfectly adapted to Far Infrared (Robinson, 2014). Far Infrared – unsurprisingly – the same band of infrared that the human body itself emits.
What are the benefits of infrared heat?
*Burns hundreds of calories in 20-30 minutes
*Reduces stress and fatigue
*Strengthens the cardiovascular system
*Heals injuries faster and more efficiently
*Relieves pain and migraine headaches
*Eases joint pain and stiffness
*Relaxes muscles and increases flexibility
*Deep cleanses skin naturally
*Removes toxins and mineral waste
*Improves the immune system
*Helps fight cancer cells and generate healthy cells
*Removes heavy metals, toxins and pollutants from the tissues
Are there any terms or conditions with purchases?
When purchasing automatic monthly subscriptions know that your card will be billed once every 30 days. To cancel a subscription you must notify management 30 days in advance via written notice (email or letter). Please read terms and conditions of the contract as some subscriptions require 3 month commitment before cancellation.
- All services must be paid for prior to or the day of event/workshop/class.
- You will be charged for no shows*
- When making purchases be aware of the expiration date. Once the item reaches said expiration date all unused classes are forfeited.**
*Be sure to early cancel or call to inform the studio that you will not make class, a minimum of 3 hours prior to start time and you will be given a credit on your account. **The only exceptions to receive extensions on expired purchases are injury or emergencies (subject to approval by HYK management).