We love beginners!
At Modern Yoga, any class is open to beginners. Yoga is a physical, mental and emotional journey, and you can start wherever you are. If you’re new to class, tell the instructor. If you’re injured or recovery from an injury, tell the instructor.
Drink water prior to class, and bring water with you. It’s very important to stay hydrated. Don’t come on a completely empty stomach, but please don’t come on a full stomach either. We are here to help you feel amazing, not frustrated.
You don’t have to be flexible. You don’t need the latest, greatest, most expensive yoga clothes. You just have to show up. You are the most important part of your practice.
Feel free to arrive at least 10 minutes early. Find a spot in the center of the room. There’s no use hiding in the back or the corner. No one is judging your practice and you need to be able to see the students around you.
Please remove your shoes before entering the studio. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.
Congratulations! And welcome. Expect a warm, friendly, supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere. Start wherever you are. You don’t have to know the poses or get them right. Focus on your breath and the rest will come. You will be challenged. The benefits include strength, flexibility, balance, toned muscles and possible weight loss.
If you have a mat, bring it with you. If not, no worries, we have mats for sale and rental. We recommend bringing a hand-towel and some water.
Dress comfortably. Synthetic material is recommended, especially if you’re coming to a Hot Power class. Cotton will get sweaty and heavy. For ladies, yoga pants are recommended. For men, lined shorts or yoga pants are recommended. We use our own body for resistance, it’s hard to grip on sweaty skin.
It’s best to have a light snack within the hour before class.
Show up about 15 minutes early if it’s your first class. Once you get used to the studio and the practice, try to be on your mat at least a few minutes before class begins. We understand that things happen, if you come late, please check in and quietly enter the studio.
You can practice every day, but it’s up to you. As you develop a deeper sense of awareness through your practice, your body will tell you what you need and we will be ready for you.
There are many benefits of practicing in a heated studio. You will get deeper into your muscles and gain a wider range of movement. You will sweat and the heat will help prevent injury. And, it feels amazing! Not all heating systems are the same. At Modern Yoga we use Infrared heat panels and a steam generator. This has proven to be the most therapuetic and beneficial way to heat a yoga studio. Our eco friendly system will create a healthy sweat and help in de-toxifying your body.