Never done yoga before? No worries! You’re not alone. Classes at roots yoga are open to all students regardless of age, body type, gender, or previous experience. We offer lots of options in every class that help YOU get the most out of the practice, and encourage students to make the yoga practice their own. Here are a few things you might like to know before attending:
Who can do yoga?
EVERYONE! Yoga is an adaptable practice that is open to everyone no matter what your background.
But I have a previous injury/medical condition/have been out of shape/am not flexible at all! Can I still take this class?
Yes! Yoga does not require you to be flexible from the start, or to have the perfect body! It encourages you to love yourself exactly as you are and learn to care for the body you have. In the case of injury or medical conditions, we encourage you to double check with your medical professional first just to make sure, and be sure to let the teacher know so we can help you modify postures to be safe and effective for you.
What should I wear?
Comfortable clothes that you can move in! We practice barefoot, so no shoes or socks required. We also encourage students not to wear jeans or anything that might limit their range of motion.
Is there anything I need to bring?
Your own mat (if you have one) and perhaps a water bottle! We provide extra props like blocks, straps, and blankets for modifying postures, and we do have a few extra mats on hand if you happen to forget yours. If you need a recommendation on where to find a mat or what kind to buy, we’re happy to help!
What style and difficulty should I expect for these classes?
I primarily teach hatha style yoga classes- which means we move at a comfortable pace, allowing plenty of time to reset between postures and we spend lots of time working on proper alignment of the joints and connecting with the breath.
The difficulty of the classes can be whatever you need it to be! I offer challenging, advanced options to those who would like to try them, but you always have the option of modifying or even opting out of the postures that aren’t a fit for you. As I tell every class, this is your practice and your body. If you need to come in and spend the whole class in savasana (our final resting pose), then you do what you need most!