Frequently Asked Questions

To ensure that everyone has a safe and happy experience, I ask that you keep the following things in mind.

  • Please refrain from wearing scented products as people may have sensitivities or allergies.
  • Please turn off cell phones and electronic devices.

Is yoga a religion?

While some religions are commonly linked with yoga, yoga itself is not a religion.  Yoga is a science.  

What does Namaste mean?

Namaste is a greeting - the light within me honours the light within you.

I honour the place within you where the entire Universe resides; I honour the place within you of love, of light, of truth, of peace; I honour the place within you, when you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us.
~ Gandhi

To OM or not to OM

It is up to you.

You can choose to listen, you can join in - the choice is yours.  Om is a primordial sound or the sound/vibration of the universe.  It is a sound/vibration that calms the nervous system.

What is chanting?

Chanting is the rhythmic speaking or singing of words or sound.  For example, chanting OM at the beginning or the end of class.  To close each class, I will chant OM, shanti, shanti, shanti which translates to OM peace, peace, peace, you may join in or listen - it is up to you.

What if I have an injury?

If you have an injury, please check with your physician to be sure it is safe for you to practice.  Please let me know about any injuries at the beginning of class.  Most importantly, please practice ahimsa (least harm or non- harm) and listen to your body.  If something hurts, please let me know or come out of the pose.  Variations or modifications are always available.