What do you mean OUTDOOR yoga?
Outdoor classes are held on a large patio under the shade of trees.
Typically these are morning vinyasa classes but we have practiced other formats on exceptionally beautiful days.
Awareness and relaxation is enhanced outside. During warm weather, outdoor yoga is naturally “heated” yoga! Heat has many health benefits. Sweat is detoxifying and warmth softens muscles and tissues.
Although outdoor yoga is possible year round, it is weather dependent.
When do we go indoors?
Some classes are better suited inside such as restorative yoga.
During cold, extreme heat and rainy months most classes will be indoors.
Do I need to bring my own mat?
If you want. I do have Manduka professional mats that you can use but investing in your own can make a difference in your practice. I recommend and I am a retailer for Manduka™ .
What else do I bring to class?
A towel for your mat (if desired) and a water bottle are often needed.
What do I wear?
Typically a pair of yoga pants or fitted shorts and a lightweight top will keep you comfortable. Ladies, a sports bra is ideal. You want clothes that don’t distract or move while you are concentrating on your practice.
Do I need to sign up in advance of class?
Yes, please. KARMASOFT™ which is linked to the SCHEDULE tab allows you to choose your class and pay on line. For the security of students, I am not accepting unannounced “drop ins.”
What if I’m running late to class?
For the security and benefit of students, I will be locking the house and gates at the start of class. Please try to arrive early enough to get props and get settled. Normally 15 minutes early allows a stress free entry to your practice.
Unfortunately, late entry is not possible unless we communicate.
Where do I park?
Our classes are small format with a maximum of 8 people. Excessive traffic is unlikely, however, this residential neighborhood is quiet and too much traffic is frowned upon. There is plenty of street parking in front of the house and 3 cars can fit in the driveway off the alley (this is a great place because the gate is access to the yard). Another option is a 3 minute walk across Lorimar Drive in the public spaces close to Weir’s. The map is below.
What about children?
Classes and space are designed for teens and adults 13 years and older.
Some classes include adult beverages. Please contact me when in question. We want our teens in a safe and appropriate environment.
What if I am brand new to yoga?
Yin and Restorative style yoga requires no previous experience.
Vinyasa is a tradition with unusual words, specific alignment and unconventional movement. If you have no experience with vinyasa, I highly recommend scheduling a private or semi private class that teaches you the foundation of the practice.
You have a pool and spa?
Yes, I do and you are welcome to use it during designated times or with my permission. Water is a wonderful way to relax after a warm yoga practice and it enhances your connection with the water element that is calming.
It is important for you to know that you SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK.
What can I do in the art room?
You may bring your own project and use the space or be creative with community supplies that are labeled. Classes and projects will be offered monthly.
Can you explain yoga etiquette?
No shoes are allowed in the indoor space. Once you are on the patio, take your shoes off. You do not want shoes or socks on your mat. Phones are turned off or silent. The final pose known as “savasana” is not optional. It is the most important pose of practice and the pose allows you to embody the meaning of the word yoga, which is union of body, mind and spirit.