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Questions & Answers

These are some of the most common questions we get asked about the practice of yoga at our studio. If you don't see the answer you're looking for, please give us a call (732) 505-8282, and it will be our pleasure to find an answer to your question.

We want you to feel as comfortable as possible when you come to practice with us. 

It's my first time.
What do I do?

Arrive a few minutes before the class you'd like to take and sign in. We have a brief waiver form that you are required to complete. We have yoga mats and towel rentals if you don't have one of your own just yet. Remove your shoes, silence your phone, and enter the studio. Find a comfortable place to sit. If you have any contraindications or injuries, please let the instructor know.

What should I wear and bring to yoga?
  • Clothing.  Wear something light and comfortable such as sport tops, t-shirts, loose fitting pants.

  • Footwear.  Yoga is done barefoot (feels so good!).  Please remove your shoes upon entering the studio and place them on the shelves provided.

  • Mats can be rented at studio for $1. Or purchased at studio. Or bring your own mat.

  • Blankets.  We do have blankets (which can be washed and thus remain hygienic) but if you plan to do yoga regularly, you should considering purchasing your own. 

I'm not flexible, can
I still take yoga?

That is all the more reason to be at yoga. Absolutely, we all start somewhere. We welcome you as you are, providing a space that nurtures and supports you on your yoga journey.  Yoga is for every body! (One goes to a dance class to learn to dance, one goes to a Yoga class to learn flexibility, strength and balance). Teachers will offer modifications and props for different levels of flexibility so that you can still get the full benefits of each pose

Are there men in the class?
Do I need to purchase a membership card or can I drop in?

Yes, more and more men are recognizing how yoga can enhance their lives. Increasing flexibility, faster recovery from injuries, and helping them improve their sport of choice,  along with getting better sleep, 


You can drop in to any class. People purchase class cards to save money and for convenience. It all depends on how often you plan on taking yoga. For example, some students use a 10 class pass in one week. For those students we recommend buying a 3 or 6 month class pass or a yearly class pass.

What does yoga mean?

Yoga is a Sanskrit word that means “to yoke” or “to unite”. As a practice, it is a scientific system for achieving total health, mental, and spiritual well-being — a means to unite the body, mind, and spirit. In the United States, the term yoga is often used to mean the postures, or the physical part of yoga; however, these poses, or asana, are only one of the eight “limbs” of yoga.

What does OM mean?

Om is a mantra, or vibration, that is traditionally chanted at the beginning and end of yoga sessions. It is said to be the sound of the universe. It is also good for allergies, as it vibrates the soft mallet effecting the sinuses. Chanting Om allows us to recognize our experience as a reflection of how the whole universe moves—the setting sun, the rising moon, the ebb and flow of the tides, the beating of our hearts. As we chant Om, it takes us for a ride on this universal movement, through our breath, our awareness, and our physical energy, and we begin to sense a bigger connection that is both uplifting and soothing.

What is the easiest class and what is the hardest?

Our easiest level of classes are Beginner, Gentle, Restorative, Gentle Flow, Prenatal,. Then progressing to intermediate level are Slow Flow , Moderate, Hip Opener, Warm Flow. The most challenging are Vinyasa, Hot Yoga. Hot Flow, Bikram, Hot 26, 

I'm pregnant. Can I still practice yoga?

Yoga can be very beneficial during pregnancy, but make sure to let your instructor know you are pregnant. Make sure to avoid HOT Yoga,  deep twisting, holding your breath or any poses that make you uncomfortable. Remember, balancing poses may get tougher as you progress in your pregnancy so use the wall or blocks to keep yourself balanced and stay in the pose longer. Make sure to drink plenty of water and take bathroom breaks whenever needed. Prenatal, Gentle, Hip opening are all great options for prenatal yoga if you are newish to yoga and pregnant.

What are the benefits of doing yoga in the heat?

In the Heat-

  • ​Your body burns fat more effectively. Fat may be redistributed and burned as energy during the class. It is common to lose centimeters of shape in a very short time.​

  • The heat produces a fluid-like stretch allowing for greater range of movement in joints, muscles, ligaments and other supporting structures of the body​​.

  • Capillaries dilate in the heat; more effectively oxygenating the tissues, muscles, glands and organs and helping in the removal of waste products.

  • ​Your metabolism speeds up the breakdown of glucose and fatty acids.

  • You benefit from a strengthening of willpower, self control, concentration and determination in this challenging environment.

  • Your cardiovascular system gets a thorough workout.

  • Your muscles and connective tissue become more elastic and allow for greater flexibility with less chance of injury and improved resolution of injury​​.​​

 How often should I practice yoga?
 I have an injury, can I still practice?

The more regularly you practice, the more results you will see, however you can certainly benefit from even one yoga class per week! By committing to a routine in your practice, you’ll begin to see results both in your physical practice and in the mindfulness practice. We recommend at least two classes per week to see and feel results.

Yoga can be very gentle on the body and has actually been known to help heal a wide variety of injuries and ailments. That said, you can still injure yourself doing yoga if not done properly and with care. As for injuries, it is always best to consult a doctor or physical therapist and get their go-ahead. Let your instructor know so they can offer modifications when applicable and as always, listen to YOUR BODY. It will tell you when you have gone too far.

What are some benefits of yoga?

 There are countless benefits to yoga. It relieves stress, increases body awareness, improves your immune system, and our community can turn strangers into friends. Plus, you’ll increase circulation, flexibility and strength, while enhancing sleep quality. A regular yoga practice (at least 3x/week) has been shown to improve the symptoms of many chronic diseases (e.g. arthritis, diabetes, and thyroid disorders).

Yoga has many well-documented, scientifically-proven health benefits. Believe it or not, the benefits of yoga well exceed this list given by Yoga Journal:

  • Improves your flexibility

  • Builds muscle strength

  • Improves your posture

  • Prevents cartilage and joint breakdown

  • Protects your spine

  • Improves your bone health

  • Increases your blood flow

  • Drains your lymph and boosts immunity

  • Increases your heart rate

  • Drops your blood pressure

  • Regulates your adrenal glands

  • Makes you happier

  • Gain a healthy lifestyle

  • Lowers blood sugar

  • Helps you focus

  • Improves your balance

  • Releases tension in your limbs

  • Gives your lungs room to breathe

  • Gives you peace of mind

  • Increases your self-esteem

  • Uses the placebo effect to affect change.

  • Supports your connective tissue

  • Encourages self-care

  • Helps you serve others

  • Keeps allergies and viruses at bay

  • Uses sounds to soothe your sinuses

  • Builds awareness for transformation

  • Benefits your relationships

  • Helps keep you drug free

  • Connects you with guidance

  • Gives you inner strength

  • Eases your pain

  • Relaxes your nervous system

  • Maintains your nervous system

  • Achieve a deeper sleep

  • Boosts your immune system functionality

  • Prevents IBS & other digestive problems

  • Guides your body’s healing in your mind’s eye

Where do I park?
Do yoga class cards have an expiration date?

There is a free paved parking lot on site.. You may park adjacent to the studio and on the opposite side of the Mister Softee building. There is plenty of free street parking in the neighborhood, but please observe signage.

Yes. Class passes do expire. Our yoga 10 class pass cards expire 3 months from date of purchase, 20 class pass cards expire 4 months from date of purchase.  The unlimited monthly class pass is for one month of all yoga classes held at the studio.  Our 3 month unlimited class pass cards are for 3 months of all yoga classes held at the studio. 6 months unlimited class cards are for all yoga classes held at the studio. Our  Annual class Pass is good for unlimited yoga classes held at the studio and expires one year from purchase..

 Can I extend my card if it expired?

Yes, you may reactivate an unused class pass for another 2 months for $29. The reactivation is good for up to one year from the original date of purchase.


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