How do I enroll?
Do I need to bring a yoga mat?
We prefer that you bring your own mat. If not, you can rent one at the studio for $2. You can also buy one at the studio – we have Jade yoga mats that retail at $65.16.
How do I drop in for a class?
How do I know which level I am eligible for?
Read our class descriptions page. If that doesn’t help, please call us at 425.202.5071.
Do I need to be flexible to start yoga?
No. You will work on gaining flexibility through yoga.
Is the room heated?
We do not practice hot or warm yoga, and the studio is set at a comfortable 70 or 72 degrees, with heated floors.
Will I get personal attention?
Absolutely! All of our classes are taught by Arundhati, so there is consistency in your practice and your needs are always attended to. We not only instruct, but also aim to educate you about the practice. We prefer a dialogue more than a monologue way of teaching. Why don’t you come and see for yourself?
As a beginner, what do I need to do to get started?
Just sign up for our beginner series and show up 5 to 10 minutes early for your first class, wearing comfortable clothes that will allow you to stretch and move freely. Classes are conducted barefoot.
How much time do I need to commit in a day?
It would be good to commit sixty to seventy five minutes a day, five days a week. For children, forty five minutes a day, three to five times a week would be good.
Is there a diet involved in practicing yoga?
In a regular class there is no diet that will be prescribed. Just make sure not to eat a heavy meal right before class, as we will be bending and twisting throughout class. We usually recommend a two to three hour gap between class and the meal. If you are someone with a fast metabolism, feel free to eat a light snack like fruit, nuts or juice about an hour before class.
Is yoga a religion?
Yoga is not a religion. It has never had anything to do with any religious group. If anything, yoga is a practice that helps one to achieve a goal. These goals could be as varied as the individuals themselves, including weight loss, better endurance, improved concentration, uniting with the universal self, etc. Often religion and spirituality are used interchangeably. Spirituality is in terms of understanding oneself better in relation to the correlation between the individual and the universal cosmos.
I have a six year old, can she start doing yoga?
We request you to hold on until your child turns seven. This is when he or she gets mentally ready for yoga. Meanwhile, you can casually start talking about yoga with them, so they are more aware of something called yoga. The effects of yoga on a child’s personality are tremendous.
How is yoga different from other forms of exercise?
Most forms of exercise nowadays are fast and require some amount of exertion that lead to fatigue and tension. Often we end up working only certain muscles and neglecting the rest, resulting in an imbalance that could strain the body and affect the alignment as well as lead to repetitive strain injuries. This puts undue pressure on other muscles and joints. Yoga asanas are stimulative, while most endurance exercise (exhaustive) pressurize the body systems, pushing them to the maximum in order to strengthen the muscles. Yoga approaches it differently. Yoga includes equal exertion and does not strain one part alone. This ensures that there is a balanced development of muscle stability, joint flexibility and physical endurance. Most exercises are done without awareness, whereas in yoga it is the awareness that deepens the exercise and the experience.
Will yoga make me strong?
Yes, definitely. It works on overall strength of the muscles and joints in the body while increasing your endurance. With the gradual practice of yoga you will be able to do advanced postures, which often involve balances and inversions.