Always wanted to try yoga? Don’t know where to start?
We are pleased to introduce Beginner Yoga classes, for a limited time.
REGISTER & PAY HERE: Beginner Yoga Class
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What does Yoga mean?
Yoga, in Sanskrit, means to completely know yourself and to be at peace in yourself. It is a union between body and breath.
What should I wear & bring to classes?
All you need is something that is comfortable and you can move freely in. It can be stretchy pants, or shorts, a t-shirt or a tank top. Yoga is done with bare feet, so no special shoes are required. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it and a bottle of water is all you need. We have several extra yoga mats available to borrow in class if you need one.
What if I have an injury, should I wait until it is better to start yoga?
No, you don't have to wait. We recommend that you inform the Yoga teacher before the session starts so that she can help you modify some of the movements if needed. Yoga can be therapeutic and restorative for people with injuries and helps increase flexibility, mobility, and strength.
I am a senior, can I join the classes?
Yes! The classes welcome all ages, especially seniors who enjoy a slower paced class with more attention to gentle stretches. There are many benefits to practicing yoga as a senior such as; increased mobility, improved balance & stability, and improved joint flexibility.
Should I eat before yoga class?
It is not recommended to have a big meal before class. A snack 1 hour before class starts is fine. Digestion of food requires energy and when you do yoga after a meal, your energy goes to the muscles you’re exercising and the body can’t digest the food properly. You will be more comfortable doing yoga without a full stomach.
What if I miss a class, can I attend on another day?
Yes, if you want to make up a class, you may drop into the class that is scheduled on a different day and time.
This program is volunteer-run by Parkhill Stanley Park community members.
For more information please contact email Shelley: email@example.com or 403-870-5043