Why Yoga?

WELCOME!

If you are new to our studio, WELCOME, we’re glad you’ve come. Here are some tips to help you out.

  • As with any exercise program, it is always a good idea to consult your doctor prior to beginning a new practice.
  • Enter quietly and remove your shoes before entering the yoga studio. The Cubby room is provided for your convenience and is locked during class.
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for class. Allow time to register or sign in for class and get settled in the room.
  • If you are brand new please take a moment to introduce yourself to the teacher and mention any injuries or conditions that you are currently experiencing.
  • If you arrive late, please use the back entrance and enter and get settled quietly.  It is always unlocked for your convenience. If you have to leave early plan to exit through the back entrance.
  • Be mindful of the space around you. If you notice that someone needs a space for their mat in the room, be considerate and make space near you.
  • Leave cell phones out side of the studio.
  • Abandon the competitive mindset. Be where you are and be kind and loving to yourself. Even though some classes may have a variety of levels in them, you should work at a pace that is appropriate for you.
  • Mats and props are provided.
  • Be prepared to practice barefoot with loose/stretchy comfortable clothes for all classes.
  • For your comfort do not eat a large meal 2 hours prior to a class.
  • Use any available time before class to stretch and meditate, respecting those around you.
  • Half Moon Yoga provides mat wash, so please spray and wipe the studio mats down after class.
  • Be mindful of putting the props back on the shelves in an orderly manner stacking same size blocks with one another and blankets should be stacked with fringe hidden from view.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

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» Which class is right for me?

Yoga is accessible for almost everyone. We’re happy to help you find a class that is appropriate for you. No prior experience is required. The best way is to go to classes you think you would enjoy based on the web site detailed description of each class.  That should help guide you to the right choice.  We highly recommend you try the handful of classes with several different teachers in the style you like. This gives you some perspective on the difference in teachers and their personal style of teaching.

» What level is right for me?

If you are experiencing yoga for the first time, we recommend attending a more Gentle or Restorative class so you get comfortable with the space and the new vocabulary.

» Do I need to register in advance?

It is strongly recommended to register in advance for classes but not required.  Pre-registering simplifies the check-in process for you.  If you don’t pre-register simply arrive early and allow plenty of time to sign in and get settled in the room. Our schedule is always current on our website.

» Do I need my own mat?

We have studio mats available for use. We provide mats, blankets, blocks, straps and bolsters in the studio. You’re welcome to use any of the props provided.

» What should I wear?

Please wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing.

» Is yoga just stretching?

No, yoga is far more than just stretching out your muscles. As a whole, yoga is a process of stilling the mind, focusing on the breath, while gaining the benefit of making the body supple and strong.

» Can I do yoga even if I am not flexible or have not exercised in awhile?

Yes. Flexibility is a benefit, not a requirement.  The many class options and modifications make yoga accessible to all fitness levels.