Frequently Asked Questions
General Yoga FAQs
What is yoga?
Yoga is an ancient, comprehensive system designed to achieve well-being on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It is an accessible practice to almost everyone. If you have a body, you can do yoga :)
What is Hatha yoga?
Hatha yoga is the most commonly practiced yoga in the West. In a hatha class, we practice physical postures (called asanas) and breathing techniques (pranayama) that connect the mind, body and breath. Most classes also include a meditation.
What are the benefits of yoga?
Yoga has a lengthy and diverse list of benefits. Increased flexibility, increased mobility, increased strength, improved breathing, reduced stress and anxiety, improved focus and increased body awareness to name a few.
Do I have to be flexible to practice yoga?
Not at all! Poses can be modified to meet you where you are.
Should I practice yoga if I have an injury?
If you have an injury, consult your doctor first. It is helpful to advise your teacher of your injury and known limitations.
If you have any other questions, contact Lacey.
Attending a Yoga Class FAQs
Which class is right for me?
Gentle hatha is a great choice for relaxing, connecting to your body and exploring your flexibility. Sunday Hatha and Wednesday Hatha are well rounded classes at a mellow pace, with some flowing sequences interwoven. All classes are suitable for all levels, including beginners.
Consider taking the 6-week beginner's series if you are new or relatively new to yoga, where you will learn fundamental yoga poses, key alignment tips and ways to incorporate props.
Do I sign-up for classes in advance? Or do you take drop-ins?
To reserve your spot, sign up in advance by messaging Lacey at 250-614-3965 (& pay by e-transfer) or registering online (& pay by credit card). Drop-in students are accommodated but it is helpful to notify me you will be attending by text, call or email, especially in the event of a class cancellation. In person, you may pay by cash or credit card.
How early should I arrive to a yoga class?
Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before class starts. If you've never attended a class at Yoga from the Hart, arrive 15 minutes before class.
What should I wear to a yoga class?
Wear comfortable pants and a light long-sleeve top, t-shirt or tank top. No footwear or socks are needed.
What should I bring to a yoga class?
You can bring a water bottle, a mat, and any props you like (a blanket, strap or blocks). There are some mats and props available at the studio to use on a first come first serve basis.
Can I eat just before a yoga class?
Ideally, avoid eating 1-2 hours prior to yoga. If you need to eat just before a class, choose a light, easily digestible snack.
Where is your studio located?
Yoga from the Hart is located at 8845 Aquarius Road, the same address as Hunniford Gardens. Please see the map at the bottom of our Home page.
What is your cancellation policy?
You may cancel a class 2 days or more before it starts without penalty. You can keep it as a credit or take a cash refund. If you cancel within the 2 day window, classes are non-refundable. However, feel free to gift or sell your class spot to a friend or family member. Thank you for your understanding.