New To Yoga?

/New To Yoga?
New To Yoga? 2017-10-31T11:07:49+00:00

If you’re new to yoga or interested in learning more about Blossoming Lotus Yoga’s studio, see below for answers to some commonly asked questions:

  • What style of yoga do you teach? – Our teachers are trained in a variety of schools of yoga, but our primary style is Jivamukti Yoga, or vinyasa yoga (flowing from one pose to the next).
  • Do I need a reservation to attend a class? – No, all classes are on a drop-in basis. You do not need to call ahead or reserve in advance. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to allow adequate time to get settled before the time class begins.
  • Do I have to fill out any paperwork on my first visit? What time should I arrive? – The first time you attend class there is a short waiver form to fill out. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of the class to complete your registration.
  • I am not flexible; can I still do yoga? – Yes! One of the main reasons for practicing yoga is to increase your flexibility.
  • I have never done yoga at all — will the class explain the poses? Will I need to know the Sanskrit names of poses? – Our Yoga Basics class is the best class for you. The poses are explained step-by-step and you will be guided into the poses safely. You do not need to know the Sanskrit names for the poses.
  • What is the best class for me as a beginner? – Our Yoga Basics class focuses on the fundamentals but you can join any class listed as “All Levels” or “Beginners” in the class descriptions found here.
  • What is the difference between the class levels? – Our curriculum is progressive. Higher class levels mean more challenging postures, longer holding times, and more complex actions and refinements. Read about our classes here.
  • Is there singing or chanting in your classes? – Some teachers chant a short Sanskrit invocation at the beginning of every class but some do not. Chanting is always optional.
  • Are mats and props available for use? Is there a rental fee? –  There is a $1 mat rental fee.  Blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters are available free.
  • How much is a class? – Your first class is $10. After that, a single class is $15. We also offer 10 and 20-class cards as well as 1-month, 3-month and one-year unlimited passes. See here for more information on pricing.
  • How large are the classes? – Depending on the time, class size varies between 8 and 25 students. Call or write us if you have a question about a specific class time.
  • How big is the studio? – Our studio is 1000 square feet.
  • What do I need to wear? – Yoga is best practiced in comfortable, exercise clothing that you can move in freely, and bare feet. No shoes are allowed in the studio.
  • Should I bring water? – You may wish to bring a water bottle. We have spring water available at the studio free of charge. Only water bottles are allowed into the studio.
  • Can I practice yoga immediately after eating? – Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach. We advise you to eat lightly 2-3 hours prior to your practice..
  • Are there changing rooms? – We have separate changing rooms for men and women. Please note that we do not have showers at the studio.
  • Is there parking near the studio? – Yes, there is a parking lot directly in front of the studio.
  • Do you offer hot yoga? – We do not offer hot yoga classes.
  • What should I do if I arrive late? – If you arrive after the teacher has begun the centering period, please wait outside the studio doors until the centering and chant end. After the chant, enter quietly and settle quickly for the start of the class. If you arrive more than 15 minutes after the class has begun, we do not recommend joining the class.
  • What should I do if I have to leave early? – Position yourself close to the door, so you can leave without disturbing others.
  • What do I do if I have a chronic or recent injury? – Our teachers can offer modifications of the postures and options to work with many types of injuries and physical limitations. Our basic or gentle classes are best for those with active injuries. Please inform your instructor of any physical challenges before the class begins. If you are not sure if it is appropriate for you to practice yoga due to an injury or chronic physical limitation, please call or write us to discuss your situation. Also ensure that you consult with your physician before engaging in yoga activities.