The word yoga means union. In yoga, we don't just do exercises or poses, we connect the mind, body and breath with each pose. It is a mindful practice of positioning the body to gain flexibility, strength, or balance and training the mind to focus. Yoga can be a lifelong process of growth and self discovery.
We teach Hatha yoga (physical yoga poses), but we combine aspects of many types of yoga into our classes. Our classes take into consideration the different levels and needs of our students to the very best of our ability. Our goal is to help each student experience the many benefits of yoga in both body and mind. All ages, fitness levels, as well as students with physical limitations and health concerns can be accommodated at our studio.
The Yoga Centre is not a fitness center or a spa. The Yoga Centre is a beautiful, serene space with incredible positive energy. It is a boutique studio that is small enough to enable us to get to know you and meet your individual needs. All of our yoga teachers, at a minimum, are 200 hour certified and are registered with The Yoga Alliance.
Wear comfortable clothes that will allow you to move freely. If you wear shorts, be aware that you'll be sitting in many positions so you do not want them to fit loosely in the legs. A top that fits snugly enough to not slide up or down or that can be tucked in will allow you enjoy getting into the many interesting yoga poses. Yoga is practiced in bare feet, but you may also wear non-slip yoga socks. Please remove your shoes upon entering the studio and leave them in the entry area. No shoes are allowed past the sliding door leading into the yoga practice area. We also ask that you be mindful of wearing personal scents. Some fellow students may be sensitive to smells.
You do not need to bring anything with you. We provide the yoga mats and all other props necessary for you to fully participate in our yoga classes. Mats are disinfected after each use. We provide water if you become thirsty. The room is kept around 72-78 degrees.
You should try to get to class about 5-10 minutes before class starts, if possible.
The first thing you do is take off your shoes in the entry room. Secondly, you will sign in on the sign in book at the small table on the right side of the yoga practice room. A small wooden box is provided for your payment near the sign in book. A teacher will greet you before class starts and this is a good time to alert the teacher as to any injuries or medical issues that we need to be aware of before we start the class. You are encouraged to greet other students and introduce yourself or ask the teachers any questions you many have. You may also simply sit on your mat and enjoy some quiet time before class.
If you are running late then we ask that you come into the studio as quietly as possible, find an open mat and join the class. Please try to minimize distractions. Take your time walking to the mat and setting up your props. After the class is over you can take care of signing in and paying. We want to have as little disruption to the yoga class as possible. If you know you're going to be late, call ahead and we'll have your mat and props ready for you to slip quietly into class.