Core Yoga FAQ's
I'm new to heated Power Vinyasa Yoga, what can I expect?
Congratulations! You are about to embark on a journey that will change your life in ways as unique as you are. As with anything new, please be compassionate with yourself. Remember it isn’t possible to get everything right away, and even the most advanced yogi is still in the process of learning. Come with an open mind, expect to have fun, breathe, sweat and move. Don’t worry about doing it “right”- just show up! Know that all of us at Core Energy Yoga value your growth and are here to support you!
But I’m not flexible, how can I do yoga?
You don’t need to be physically flexible to do yoga! You only need to be mentally flexible and open to new possibilities. Just show up and focus on letting go, breathing, moving, and honoring where you are today. It is the very reason that yoga is referred to as a “practice”.
How often should I practice?
Initially, there is great benefit to completing 10–15 classes in 30 days. This will give you a solid physical and intellectual base from which to catapult your growth. For optimal results in gaining energy, decreasing stress and building a strong, pain-free body, consistency is the key to success. A practice of 2-3 days per week, if consistent, will create transformation over time. For life-changing results practice 4-6 days per week.
• Arrive 10-15 minutes early to give yourself time to check-in, relax and set up your practice space. DOORS LOCK AT CLASS TIMES
• Inform your teacher about any injuries, health concerns or pregnancy.
• Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water before, during and after class.
• Bring a mat and towel (you’ll need both!), but if you don’t have one, no problem, as rentals are available.
• Please refrain from strong fragrances.
• Be prepared to sweat as we practice in a heated room (85-95 degrees).
NO CELL PHONES, PAGERS, BEEPERS, TIMERS, NO I PHONE NOTIFICATIONS....NO THING THAT WOULD MAKE A NOISE. THE TEACHERS WILL REMOVE THEM FROM CLASS SO IT IS NOT A DISTRACTION FOR YOU AND OTHERS DURING PRACTICE.
What do I wear?
Wear clothes that you feel comfortable sweating in. Each class is heated to 85-95 degrees so dress lightly, and in synthetics whenever possible. 100% cotton will soak up sweat and become heavy. A dry change of clothing for after class is a nice option. One shower stall is available at the studio for a quick rinse off.
Can I eat before class?
It’s best to practice on a mostly empty stomach. Avoid heavy meals 1-2 hours before class. Foods appropriate for pre-class snacking include fruit, yogurt, or light energy bars.
What should I drink to replace electrolytes?
Our drink of choice to revitalize and replace electrolytes is coconut water! It is the most natural way to get your sugars and salts back after sweating. Gatorade or Emergen-C are also good options. We do have coconut water and water at the studio for purchase.
What are the benefits of a heated class?
Try bending glass and it will shatter. Add heat and you can mold it into any desired shape. The human body responds to heat in much the same way. The heat is a natural way for your muscles to stretch and it also helps prevent injury. Not sure about the whole sweat thing? The act of sweating is incredibly detoxifying! We promise you’ll grow to love it!
Will I lose weight? Build muscle?
The amazing thing about heated Power Vinyasa Yoga is that it will completely transform your whole body, mind and spirit. If you need to lose weight, you will! If you need to build muscle, you will! It all depends on what shift needs to take place in your body to bring it back to its most natural state. This system of yoga torches calories and awakens every cell in your body.
Is heated Power Vinyasa Yoga safe for pregnant women?
As with any exercise program, the two general rules of thumb are to check with your physician and to listen to your own body for signs of injury or overwork.
Why the “OM”?
Om is a mantra, or vibration, that is traditionally chanted at the beginning and end of yoga practices. It is said to be the sound of the universe. If that seems a little overwhelming, simple try chanting a-um and let the incredible power of sound and vibration work for you. Om will bring your mind to a singular (yet universal) focus. It may feel strange at first, but give it time and you may find yourself looking forward to those concluding meditative moments of harmonizing voices.