The path of Yoga is more than just a physical practice. It is a whole person approach to living. It encourages us to pay attention and to acknowledge the divine energy within us, and to express ourselves from our true and divine nature. It invites us to look within ourselves and find that thing that deeply connects every being in the Universe.
What’s with the strange words?
Yoga comes from ancient India where sanskrit was the language of the time. Many of our teachers use the English and Sanskrit names for poses. Don’t worry you are not expected to remember any of them!
Will I be expected to stand on my head, twist into a pretzel or touch my toes?
One of yoga’s most attractive qualities is its lack of judgment or competition. All that matters in a yoga class is you on your mat. It is your job to take care of yourself and really listen to what your body and mind is telling you. Pay attention. Be present. Don’t judge. Observe yourself with interest. Only you know what is right for your body. We will never “make” you do anything you don’t want to do and we will always encourage you show this respect to yourself. We are not in competition with each other and, what is more important is, we are not in competition with our Self (aka ego).
What if I am not flexible?
Well then you came to the right place. You will never become flexible (or strong, or healthy, or whatever you currently are not) by sitting at home. We are the perfect place to feel safe and confident as you move at your own pace towards your goal to becoming the best you you can be.
What do I wear?
First, we always practice yoga in bare feet. It is necessary to firmly connect with your mat, ground down through your feet and spread your toes. All of which can be difficult in socks and shoes. You will leave your shoes in the reception area but are welcome to leave your socks on until you can be on your own mat. We ask that you dress in comfortable, movable clothes but fancy “yoga clothes” are not required.
What class is right for me?
Each person is unique in their needs and abilities so please review the Class Descriptions for more information or call the studio and we will be happy to help you determine what class is right for you and your body.
How old (or young) do you have to be to attend regular classes?
We believe that anyone can practice yoga and that includes people of all ages.
For minors (those under 19 years of age in Nova Scotia) you must provide written permission from a parent or guardian to attend classes. Please print our liability form (ALV Liability Form 2015) and have it signed ahead of time if you are coming to the studio without your parent or guardian.
Children 13 years and older are welcome to attend regular classes. Parents who wish for younger children to attend class with them may be granted special permission at the studio’s discretion. Please contact the studio at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-407-4325.
There is no upper age limit on any classes. Please read the class descriptions to help determine what class/es are right for you!