F.A.Q.'s

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. I have never tried yoga. What class should I take?

A. Yoga 1 is a great instructional class for beginners, and a great place to start. You'll learn many basic poses, learn about proper alignment, breathing techniques and more.  Open Level Yoga and Gentle Yoga are also appropriate classes for beginners.  

Q.  Can people who've never done yoga before start anytime? 

A. Yes, new students join our classes frequently.  Our Yoga 1, Gentle Yoga and Open Level Classes will guide you through the poses with plenty of instruction, so you can easily follow along.  It's also helpful to let your teacher know you are new to yoga. 

Q. I've been doing yoga a while, can I jump into any class?

A. Yes!  Start anytime.  Open Level, Hatha Flow and Vinyasa Flow are all great classes for those with some experience.

Q. What's the difference between Registering for a Session, and getting a punch-card?

A. When you Register for a session of classes, classes start on a certain date and meet at the same day & time for 8 consecutive weeks.  Great for beginners or those who want to establish a regular practice, or attend class with the same group of people.  To register, fill out the online registration form.  When you purchase a punch card, you start anytime and you can come on different days & times over a 3 month period.  Great if you have a varying schedule - just come whenever you want.  Punch-cards are available in our online store.

Q. What is Gentle Yoga?

A. Gentle Yoga is a slower paced, relaxed, instructional class. Perfect for anyone wanting a peaceful, relaxing yoga experience.  Great for seniors, those recovering from injury, or anyone who enjoys a relaxing class.

Q.  I am not flexible, can I still do yoga? 

A. Yes! Yoga is a wonderful way to increase flexibility. A regular yoga practice helps to increase flexibility & strength, tone muscles, decrease stress, and improve overall wellness. Yoga is not competitive. All levels are welcome. 

Q. What style of yoga do you teach? 

A. We specialize in Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, and Shambhava Yoga.  We also offer Meditation classes.  Our yoga classes incorporate yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama) and relaxation.

  • Hatha Yoga aims at bringing about a healthy body and a peaceful mind. Hatha Yoga got its start 5,000 years ago in India, it spread though-out the world, and is one of the most popular styles of yoga today.  Yoga poses are often held for several breaths, building strength, flexibility, and balance while deepening focus and awareness.  
  • Some of our classes also incorporate Vinyasa flow yoga.  Vinyasa involves moving fluidly from one pose to the next, moving with the breath.   Our Gentle Yoga, Yoga 1 and Open Level Yoga classes often feature hatha yoga with some easier, gentle flows.  Our Hatha Flow class is an intermediate class, incorporating hatha and some vinyasa.  Our Vinyasa Flow class offers more movement at a quicker pace, better suited to those with some yoga experience.
  • Many of Sri Yantra Yoga's teachers studied with the Shambhava schools of yoga.  Shambhava Yoga is yoga from the heart.  It has deep roots, and stems from a lineage of master teachers; Swami Rudrananda, Swami Muktananda, and Bhagavan Nityanada.  Many people who visit our studio say it feels good here.  They feel a special energy here that is nourishing to body, mind and spirit.  The Shambhava philosophy is that our yoga practices can be applied to all aspects of our lives.  Using life's challenges to help us grow. Living life from a richer and deeper place.  

Q. Does yoga conflict with religion? 

A. No, at Sri Yantra Yoga, we honor everyone's individual religious beliefs, and believe yoga can benefit people of all backgrounds.  

Q. I registered for an 8 week session, but need to miss a week.  Can I make-up the class I'll miss?

A. Yes, you may come to another class to make up the one you'll miss. 

Q. I have a changing schedule, what's my best option for attending yoga classes?

A. Our 6 class or 10 class "punch-cards" offers you the flexibility of attending 6 or 10 classes over a 3 month period.   You can pick classes that fit your schedule.

Q. My punch card is good for 3 months.  Can't I just use it indefinitely?  

A. Punch-cards are good for 3 months.  Punch cards are nice for the student because they offer classes at a discounted rate & help you commit to a regular practice.  And, they help the studio by letting us know you'll be coming on a regular basis.  If you aren't able to come to 6 classes over 3 months, it's fine to pay for classes one at a time at our drop-in rate of $14 per class.

Q. Do I need to bring anything?

A. We have mats and props for use at the studio. You are welcome & encouraged to bring your own mat if you have one. We sell bottled water for $1 a bottle. You are welcome to bring your own water.

Q. How should I dress?

A. Dress comfortably. Layers are recommended. Yoga pants, yoga shorts, sweat pants, t-shirts are all appropriate. You may want to bring a light sweatshirt as well, especially in cooler months.

Q. Do you offer "hot yoga" classes?

A. No, all of our classes are at room temperature.