Sky Yoga and Fitness FAQ

Yoga FAQ

What is yoga?

To us, yoga embodies not only the physical postures associated with the practice, but also a lifestyle that includes practicing kindness, compassion and patience.

What are the benefits of yoga?

People report experiencing many benefits from regularly practicing yoga. The most common are: improved strength and flexibility, improved mental clarity, a reduction of stress and anxiety, better cardiovascular health, improved self esteem and awareness, along with weight loss.

Do I need to be flexible or in shape to practice yoga?

No. A regular yoga practice will increase your flexibility and improve your shape! As we like to say, "There's no yoga perfect. There's only yoga practice." If a pose feels uncomfortable for you, feel free to come out of it. The instructor will can assist you with finding a variation that better meets your needs.

What can I expect for my first class?

Please pre-register for your first class online. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early so we can show you around and give you a studio tour. We have mats, straps, blocks and blankets available for you to borrow at no charge.  Print and fill out this waiver and give to the front desk person when you arrive.

What should I wear?

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and dressing in layers. As yoga is practiced barefoot, be sure to remove your shoes and socks; you can leave them in the cubbies in the studio mudroom area. We encourage comfortable, form-fitting attire that allows students to work safely in poses and move freely.

Should I bring my own yoga mat to class?

You can bring your own mat if that is your preference. We offer mats, blankets, blocks and straps, and we welcome you to use anything you need to assist you in your practice free of charge.

Why should I refrain from eating 2-3 hours before class?

During class, your body is in motion and is twisting, turning upside down, bending forward, etc. If you have recently eaten, in particular a large meal, you may be uncomfortable. If you are concerned about your energy level during class, you are more than welcome to try eating a light snack, such as fruit, nuts or yogurt. 

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