Led by Emily Prevost, Certified Yoga Instructor
Tuesdays @ 5:30PM
Please park in the lot on the east side of the church (corner of Rusk & Fulton) and enter through the door under the Family Life Center circle drive.
Classes start at scheduled time. Doors will be locked one minute before class begins.
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Answers to These FAQs Will Help You Feel Right at Home
When should I arrive? Doors are usually open 15 minutes before class starts. You’ll want to arrive early to fill out paperwork, find a place to put your mat, and gather any props you’ll need.
What should I wear? Comfortable clothing you can move in. It’s best if your clothing isn’t too baggy or oversized, though. We usually go barefoot for better stability.
What do I need to bring? If you’ve got a yoga mat, bring it. If you want to try yoga out before investing in a mat, we have some you can borrow.
What if I’m not very flexible? No problem. I’ll offer variations and a variety of props (blocks, blankets, straps, chairs) to help you get a good stretch. If something feels strange or awkward, don’t hesitate to ask for assistance.
What if I get out of breath? If you are extra tired or just need to take it easy today, return to a comfortable pose for a few extra breaths.
What if I do it wrong? First, relax. Everyone looks different in every pose. But if you should get into an unsafe or awkward position, I can usually encourage better alignment through verbal cues. Very rarely, instructors use a light touch or gentle physical adjustment to your pose to help you to find a deeper stretch or safer alignment. You are invited to place a wooden coin at the corner of your mat before we begin to indicate your preference regarding physical adjustments (yes, please! or no, thanks!)
What should I expect? Some classes are very relaxing, some more active, but almost all include some breathing exercises, warm-up, and a variety of poses to increase flexibility and balance. We end every class with a time of relaxation that includes a lavender-scented towel and a light forehead massage. If you’d rather skip either, just flip your wooden coin to “no, thanks!” or let your instructor know.
Is it safe? While we won’t be running a marathon or lifting any heavy equipment, yoga can be physically challenging. You should check with your doctor about any poses that might be unsafe for you based on your personal medical history and conditions. While practicing, it’s great to challenge yourself, but don’t ever push a pose to a place where it creates pain. If something hurts, ease out of the pose and ask for assistance.