- Contact Info : 8034681658 or Southernblissyoga@yahoo.com
- PLEASE BE ON TIME! All of our classes begin promptly and the doors are often locked after class begins. Arrive early and unwind before class keeping voices soft. Save time by downloading the form to be filled out prior to attending your first class. Click on the highlighted link to open the New Student Intake Form. Please bring this completed form with you to your first class. You can also fill out this form at the studio.
- Please turn off cell phones and other electronic devices that could cause distraction during class.
- Be prepared to practice barefoot with stretchy comfortable clothes. Please remove shoes upon entering the studio and place all other personal belongings on the shelves provided.
- Mats and props are provided. However, we strongly recommend bringing your own mat.
- For your comfort, do not eat a large meal within 2 hours prior to class.
- Ages 13 and up are welcome to attend our regularly scheduled classes.
- If you have a heart condition or other serious ailment, please let your instructor know BEFORE class begins.
- Listen to your body and respect your limitations. Pushing yourself beyond comfort and pain is not part of a yoga practice. Remember, yoga is not a competitive practice.
- At the end of class, please put your props away neatly and orderly.
- If you absolutely must leave class early, please do so quietly before savasana (final relaxation) begins.
- Remember to breathe…and smile:) Yoga should always feel good!
What is Yoga?
- Yoga is an ancient refined system for improving overall health, including both our physical and mental health. The word yoga is loosely translated as “union.” A physical yoga practice connects the breath with the movement of the poses (asanas) in an effort to balance the mind and body. Linking the breath with the physical postures cultivates a sense of calm and peace that translates beyond the yoga mat into our everyday life.
I am not flexible, can I do Yoga?
- Absolutely! You don’t need to be flexible to practice yoga. Flexibility is a progressive result of yoga, not a pre-requisite. With practice, you will develop flexibility in the mind and body. So, don’t worry if you can’t touch your toes! Come as you are, honor your body, and respect your limitations. Be patient, you will increase flexibility, strength, and balance in time. The beauty of yoga is that it is a life long process.
Is yoga a work-out?
- Yes. Yoga can provide you with both cardiovascular and strength building benefits in addition to numerous other mind-body benefits. It is a complete work out because it works all the muscle groups. You can easily work up a sweat, tone muscles, increase flexibility, improve balance, and find stress relief all at the same time. Yoga can be a light exercise or it can be vigorous inducing quite a detoxifying sweat. Please refer to our class descriptions to choose the classes that are appropriate for your needs.
Do I need to pre-register or call ahead to attend classes?
- No. All of our classes are on going, so drop in for any class on the current schedule. Please arrive a few minutes early allowing yourself time to sign in and get comfortable on your mat. The only time you would possibly need to pre-register would be for a scheduled workshop (see our events page).
What do I need to wear/bring to class?
- Wear comfortable lightweight clothing that is not too loose (because it might get in the way while doing some of the postures). You can bring water, a towel, and a yoga mat if you have one. For sanitary purposes, we strongly recommend bringing your own mat. However, we do have mats available at the studio for your use. Props such as blocks, straps, and blankets are provided.
How often should I practice?
- As often as possible! Consistency is key in a yoga practice. Once a week is a great start. However, two to three times a week will allow you to quickly witness the transformational effects of yoga. For life changing results, practice as much as possible. Remember, yoga is a life long process and journey.
“Nama – What?”
- At the end of class, we often say Namaste (pronounced nah-mah-stay). We exchange this gesture bringing our hands together at our heart as a way of recognizing the connection that we all share. This humble greeting or farewell, simply put, means that I honor the light and love in you which is also within me.
Is Yoga a religion?
- No. Yoga is not a religion. It is an ancient science which leads to health in the body, peace in the mind, happiness in the heart, and liberation within ourselves. It is based on fundamental principles of life and can be practiced by anyone, anywhere, at anytime. Instead of discrediting your own beliefs or spiritual faith, yoga can actually deepen it.
Can children attend classes?
- Ages 13 & up are welcome to attend our regularly scheduled classes.