What is Yoga? Yoga is an ancient system of guidelines for ethical discipline, physical health, breathing, concentration and meditation. The word “yoga” comes from the Sanskrit word “yug,” or “union.”
Which Classes Should I Take? If you are new to yoga, we recommend Basic I, Basic Backs or the Intro to Yoga Series. All provide a basic understanding of breath and alignment, and reduce the risk of injury. If you have questions about a specific class, or have a pre-existing injury, please ask an UpDog staff member for guidance.
How Often Should I Practice? Your first week is free, so try to take advantage of as many different teachers, times and classes as possible, depending on your experience levels. Typically, experienced yogis and yoginis practice every day.
What Should I Wear? Lightweight “workout clothes” are best.
Why Shouldn’t I Eat Before Practice? Food interferes with the body’s ability to cleanse and detoxify.
What If I’m Pregnant? Please inform your teacher; check with your physician before beginning a physical routine.
What Can Yoga Do For Me? Yoga has been proven to reduce stress, increase mental acuity, improve circulation, slim and tone the body and increase energy. Yoga can also help develop and maintain a daily meditation practice.
Do’s and Don’ts
NEW STUDENTS - TIPS & SUGGESTIONS
Note that all new students are required to complete a New Student Waiver Form.
Here are some tips and suggestions as you enter on this exciting new path to physical and mental wellness: