F.A.Q.'s

NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering classes online only.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. My punch card expires after 3 months.  Why can't I 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 us plan for classes.  If you aren't able take 6 or 10 classes over 3 months, it's fine to pay for classes one at a time at our studio drop-in rate of $15 per class. Punchcards can also be used for online classes.  If you have extra classes left on your card, please use those for online classes.

Q. Are you open for in-person classes?

A. No, due to the covid-19 panedmic, our classes have switched to online only. Punchcards can be used for online classes.

Q. Do I need to bring anything?

A. Please bring a yoga mat, any props you'd like to use, a small cushion or blanket if you'd like, and water to drink.  We will follow all CDC guidelines and PA state requirements regarding the use of facemasks while visiting the studio. 

Q. What time should I arrive for class?

A. Classes start right on time. It's best to arrive about 10 minutes early for in studio or online classes.

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

A. Yoga Basics and Gentle Yoga are a great place to start and are beginner friendly. You'll learn many basic poses, learn about proper alignment, breathing techniques and more. Gentle Yoga is relaxing and easier paced.  Do only what feels right for you. Open Level classes are open to all, and may incorporate more poses and flows. 

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

A. Yes!  Start anytime.  Open Level classes are nice for those with some experience.  

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. Do only what feels right for you.

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 ShambhavAnanda Yoga.  We also offer Meditation.  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 incorporate Vinyasa flow yoga.  Vinyasa involves moving fluidly from one pose to the next, moving with the breath.   Our classes often feature hatha yoga and yoga flows.  
  • Many of Sri Yantra Yoga's teachers studied with the ShambhavAnanda schools of yoga.  ShambhavAnanda Yoga is yoga from the heart.  It has deep roots, and stems from a lineage of master teachers including Sri Shambhavananda, 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 ShambhavAnanda 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. 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. Yoga is usually done barefoot. You are welcome to wear socks during warm up & cool down/ relaxation.