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Frequently Asked Questions

Wear comfortable clothes that breath and allow you to move freely. For women we recommend stretchy pants or shorts and a sports bra or tank top. For men we recommend shorts or trunks and a T shirt. And don’t worry about shoes (but be sure to take them off upon entering the studio). Yoga is practiced barefoot. No socks (unless they are sticky).

****NO JEWELRY *****

If you have them, bring a yoga mat, towel and water bottle. Mats and towels may be rented or purchased at the studio. Bottled water and coconut water are available for purchase as well.

Every hammock is rated for well over 2000 lbs. 9 Kn)(908kgs) The points in the ceiling in an GL approved center have been placed by a professional contractor and certified by an engineer and are rated to hold at least 1000 lbs(4.5kn)(454kgs) per set up).

Deciding which class is right for you depends on a number of things. Are you a brand new to yoga or have you been practicing for years? Are you in the mood for a good workout or a gentle, mellow flow? How does you body feel today? Do you have any injuries or health conditions? Please visit our classes page for more information about our classes or call your local studio and a Yoga Advisor will help you select a class. We highly recommend Galaxy Lifestyle for new students or those who haven’t practiced in a while. Galaxy Lifestyle +++++ is a great way to get acquainted with our studios, learn the signature flows and meet fellow students.

We don’t recommend eating just prior to class. Yoga, with all its twists, bends and folds, compresses and “detoxifies” our internal organs. If you’re hungry a light snack or small meal 1 to 2 hours before class is okay.

Not a problem! If you want to leave class early quietly roll up our mat and exit the studio. However, we encourage you to try to finish the class if possible. There are a number of “resting postures” like corpse pose and child’s pose that you can do if you need a break. Resting postures help you recover so you can continue your practice.

In general no. Some classes may open or close with the chanting of “OM” but in most classes we simply start and end in a quiet meditative state. Chanting is not required.

No problem! Most new yoga students are not flexible, and while increased flexibility is one of the many benefits of practicing yoga it’s not the goal. If you find yourself struggling with or unable to do a pose back off, modify the posture (instructors will always give modifications) or use a prop such as a block or strap. A gentle stretch is good but you should NEVER experience pain in yoga.

(I don’t want anyone touching me).

In addition to breath, optimal alignment is key in yoga. As such, many instructors walk around the room while teaching and offer verbal suggestions and/or physical adjustments to help students feel the pose in a deeper way and learn more about safe anatomical alignment. Hands on assists usually feel supportive to most but not everyone likes them. If you don’t want to be touched just let us know.

Easily onset Motion Sickness

Botox (within 6 hours)

Glaucoma

Recent surgery (esp. shoulder, eyes, back, hips, hands or wrist) Heart disease

Very high or low blood pressure

Easy onset vertigo

Osteoporosis / bone weakness

Recent head injury

Cerebral Sclerosis

Propensity for Fainting

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Severe arthritis

Sinusitis or head cold

Hiatal hernia

Disc herniation or acute discogenic disease

Recent stroke

Artificial joints

Radiculitis (inflammation of nerve root in spine)

Severe muscle spasms

* Notify instructor before class if you have any contraindications so they can help you modify your practice.

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