Yoga Information

“You have to grow from the inside out. No one can teach you, none can make you become spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”

– Swami Vivekananda

Yoga’s approach is to create strength, awareness and harmony in the body and mind.  It also brings body mind and soul into a oneness state.

There are many different types of yoga styles and practices. However the poses and their variations are the same. Here are some of the physical benefits:

Strengthens and tones the muscles
Improves the energy and respiration
Balances the body
Cleanses the organs
Increases flexibility
Improves athletic performance
Helps with neck and body pain
Reduces the body weight when combined with proper nutrition

 

          

One of the amazing facts of yoga practice is the increase in respiration; which helps the following:

Coping with stress and pressure
Improves sleep
Calmness and clarity
Relief of headaches and migraine
Improves the mood

Frequently asked questions

What should I expect from my first yoga class?

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What should I wear to class?

Ideally, wear clothes designed for yoga. Otherwise, clothes that are simple and comfortable enough to sweat in them will do the trick.

What should I bring to class?

Please bring a towel and a water bottle. It’s important be remain well hydrated.

Do I need to have my own yoga mat?

Having your own mat is preferable. During practice, you may sweat, so its more hygienic to use your own mat. Don’t worry, they are inexpensive.

Can I do yoga if I am pregnant?

Yes. Some instructors teach pre-natal yoga. However, this is not my case. If you cannot find a pre-natal yoga instructor on your own, please drop me a line. It will be my pleasure to refer you to someone who teaches pre-natal yoga.

How is yoga different from other kinds of fitness?

A yoga practice is designed to work on your body, mind and spirit together, thus allowing you to remain grounded and centered. Yoga not only works on releasing negative emotions, it also helps preventing depression and reduces anxiety.  In addition to shaping your body and creating a healthy look, yoga postures assist our organs (such as the spleen, the liver, the kidneys and the intestine) in their functions.

Yoga etiquette

Be ready at least 10 minutes before the class starts

Allow additional time if it is your first class

Turn off all electronic devices

This means anything that rings, dings or buzzes

Do not wear perfume to class

It can bother other students (and the teacher…)

Advise instructor of any injuries or health issues

I can suggest alternatives moves for you if required

Avoid eating 1 hour before class

A heavy meal can make you feel uncomfortable

Don't place your mat directly in front of someone

Ensure everyone has sight lines to the instructor

Yoga class is a silent space

Please be mindful and avoid speaking in class. Keep questions for later.

For your questions, please call or contact me:

 

Telephone: (514) 571-0009

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