Questions & Answers
These are some of the most common questions we get asked about the studio, our policies, and the practice of yoga. If you don't see the answer you're looking for, please give us a call at (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. So please ask.
Do I need to sign up ahead of time for a yoga class?

Nope! Just come in to studio a few minutes before the class you'd like to take and sign in. On your very first visit we have a brief waiver form that you are required to complete and then you're all set. We even have yoga mat and towel rentals if you don't have one of your own just yet. 

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?

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

 

Do I need to purchase a membership card or can I drop in?

No, you can drop into any class. People purchase class cards to safe money. It all depends on how often you plan on taking yoga. For example some people use a 10 card pass in one week. For those people we recommend buying a 3, or 6 month or a yearly card.
 

What does yoga mean?
What does OM 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.

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.

Can Pregnant women 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 is the beginner level  and the hardest class?

Our levels of classes are - Beginner, Gentle, Restorative, Gentle Flow, Prenatal, 

then progressing to- Slow Flow , Moderate, A;ignment Flow, Hip Opener, Warm Flow, 

And most challenging is - Vinyasa, Hot Yoga. Hot Flow, Bikram, Hot 26, 

What are the benefits of practicing 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​​.​​

 I have an injury... can I still practice?

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.

 How often should    I practice yoga?

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.

What are some benifits 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?
 How often should    I practice yoga?

There is lots of free safe off road paved on site parking. Directly in front of and to the side of the toga studio.

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.

 Do yoga class cards have a expiration date?

Yes ,yoga 10 cards expire in 3 months from date of purchase, 20 class cards expire in 4 months from date of purchase. 1 month unlimited is for one month for all yoga classes held at the studio.  3 month unlimited class cards are for 3 months for all yoga classes held at the studio. 6 months unlimited class cards are for all yoga classes held at the studio. A unlimited yearly is for all yoga classes held at the studio.

 Can I extend my card if it expired?

Yes for $29 you can reactivate your unused classes for another 2 months. This must be done within a year of date of purchase.

 What is the advantage of practicing in a heated room?

 Heating the room helps to facilitate deeper stretching, reduces the chance of injury, and stimulates the circulatory system. The temperature increases blood flow to all areas of the body, which is essential to distributing oxygen and removing toxins. The heat can be daunting at first, but, with consistent practice, most folks get used to it. It is essential, however, to stay hydrated. Remember it's OK to take breaks! For people less flexible, practicing in a hot room can feel pretty great. The heat softens muscle tissue so it is able to stretch and relax.