Yoga is an antidote to modern life. The mortgage, gas prices, as well as those nagging pains that never seem to go away – all of these things chip away at our happiness and sense of peace. Yoga is a way to bring back a feeling of calm and wellness, as well as providing an excellent form of exercise.
What if I’m not athletic?
Do not expect to be folded up like a pretzel during your first class. (Or even your 100th class!)
Part of the beauty of yoga is that each class allows students to proceed at his/her own pace. The instructor is a key part of this, helping the student adapt to poses comfortably.
Is this a "girl" thing? Do guys do yoga?
Yoga is not just for women. Men have short hamstrings and back pain as well.
Athletes in virtually all sports use yoga to help enhance flexibility, decrease injury potential, and strengthen the muscle groups that are not developed through their sport.
What do I need for a class?
Wear clothes that allow you to move, but keep in mind that some poses will have you reaching for your toes, and baggy t-shirts have a tendency to ride up over your head. A yoga mat is essential, we provide them for your use at the studio.
Shoes are not used during yoga.
Is the room hot and/or heated?
We do sometimes warm up the room during the cooler months and definitely enjoy the heat in a room, made by our students practice. The studio does not practice, 'hot yoga' and believes that the best benefit to the body, is to create your own internal heat. The room temperature is near 80 degrees during the cooler months; however it depends highly on the type of class being taught.
Do I need to pre-register for class?
No. You can simply come into the studio about 10-15 minutes before any class and we will greet you, give you a tour and help you settle into class. We do have mats for you to use, if needed. We have a great 'New Student' offer that will give you an opportunity to give yoga a try. It's 2 weeks of unlimited yoga, and mat pilates for $25.00.
Why Deep Dog Yoga?
We started Deep Dog Yoga as an alternative to health club yoga. There are no mirrors, no lines of people on treadmills looking in at your class and the studio is not used for aerobics or any other activity. Our goal was to provide a studio with a spa-like feel, a place to go to unwind, find some peace while building your fitness.
Although this is not exactly news, we found that yoga worked for us. It is the only activity that we have found that provides both a workout and a profound sense of tranquility. It is our desire to share this.