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Our Studio

Our Philosophy

When you walk through our doors we want you to feel welcome and at ease. For many people their first yoga class can be a nerve-wracking experience. It is our goal to dissolve that stress and instead have you feeling excited about the life-changing decision you’ve made to begin your yoga practice. This is the best gift you can give yourself!

Your First Visit

The front lobby entrance is located in the rear of the building, facing the water. On your first visit, allow yourself about 10-15 extra minutes to find us and to complete some brief paperwork before class.

Bring: a yoga mat, large beach towel (to put on top of your mat) and water. If you ever forget your mat or towel, we have rentals for $1. We also have a water cooler or water to purchase for $2.

Wear: clothing that you are comfortable stretching and sweating in (somewhat form-fitting). You will be barefoot during class.

Amenities

Our locker rooms have cubbies for your belongings (please only bring your mat/towel/water into the yoga room). There are no locks on the cubbies, however we do lock the lobby door during class.

There is a shower in each locker room if you’d like to rinse off after class.

FAQ

For your first time arrive at least 10 minutes before class time. This will give you enough time to register before class. Our front door is facing the water on the west side of the building. The lobby is open before and after each class.

Come as you are. Everyday you range differently. Yoga is a practice that is full of love, peace and goodness. There is no expectation, no attachments, no judgement. You will learn so much from yourself. It will enhance your life so you can be a better you, whoever you are. You will be better at saying, “I am.” Yoga in the body is: balance, flexibility, strength; in the mind is: faith, self-control, determination, concentration, patience. No one owns yoga — yoga is you — you own that. Whenever you feel an excuse not to come to class, let it go, do the yoga.

Exercise clothing you feel the most comfortable wearing. Every pore of your body will sweat so heavy cotton is not comfortable to most people. We practice barefoot, socks are optional. Bring a yoga mat, towel (large enough to cover the majority of your mat) and water. We have mats here to use free of charge in case you forgot yours. We also have towels – 1 towel is $1 to rent. You can fill up your water bottle using our water cooler or 1 liter spring water is $2. Everything else you bring is optional. Minimal is best. Maybe an extra towel, maybe a robe for after class or some snacks. Each person is different. Sweaty clothes left at the studio will be washed and placed in Lost & Found (near the front desk). Should you find your washed items, we appreciate a donation for the washing. All lost and found items will be donated after 4 weeks.

Avoid eating large meals 2-3 hours before class — yoga is always best practiced with a relaxed stomach. Some people need to have a little something in their system (such as a piece of fruit or an energy bar). You’ll soon figure out what works for you and what your body needs. Generally it’s never enjoyable to do yoga with a full belly.

Sweat is nature’s miracle for our own antimicrobial system. Our bodies produce efficient substances to fend off bacteria, fungi and viruses. Read more here:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130221104359.htm

Sweat is also good for your skin.

Naturally our bodies detox everything through our digestive tract. The entire class helps to speed up the digestive process, which helps speed up the process of detoxification through our digestive system. You will experience a much healthier digestive system with regular yoga practice, and as a result you will feel healthier because you have eliminated more waste.

There has been a lot of attention lately pertaining to an alkaline vs. acidic body. Acid is only removed by your body naturally through your respiratory system. In class our goal is to access 100% of your lung capacity. Different parts of the lungs are used in each posture.  Breathing in these positions speeds up the removal of acid, resulting with a more alkaline body at the end of class. This is not a one time fix, so you must practice regularly. Food does not make a more alkaline body, breath does.

There are many factors that need to be taken into account when calculating that amount of water you should drink (e.g. body weight, weather, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, etc.). As a general rule, you should drink about eight 8-ounce cups of water per day, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon. On the days you practice Bikram yoga, you may need up to 2.5-3 liters. If you are drinking plenty of water and eating properly, you will typically feel more energized during/after class. If you experience cramping during class and you’ve been drinking enough water, your water may be mineral deficient (reverse osmosis water has had all minerals removed) and it would be beneficial to supplement with electrolytes (i.e. potassium, magnesium).

As long as your BAC has dropped, come to class! Drink water. Get here as soon as possible. You need to remove toxins.

You will end up smoking less. Please try to be free of any strong smell when you practice for your neighbors.

You can practice yoga everyday. That would be amazing. On the other side, one class is better than nothing. Get here when you can, as often as you can. Even if you’ve had a long break it would be nice to see you again.

We guarantee you can lose weight without a doubt. You will add muscle so you might gain weight if your body is in need. In a Bikram yoga class you can burn between 500-1050 calories. The class is simply amazing. The class in its foundation is about initiating traction for a supine spine. A supine spine causes a depression of the abdominal wall and contraction of the abdominal muscles. With the depression of the abdominal wall comes compression of the internal organs in the abdominal cavity. This exercise is of the simplest but most dynamic in which it encourages small spaces and also promotes faster circulation through irrigation. So we guarantee you can lose weight without a doubt.

YES! See our schedule. Come in to any class. No reservation is needed.

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