What are benefits of yoga? Why should I do yoga?
There are tonnes of benefits in practicing yoga. Regular practice (at least 3-5 times a week) can alleviate symptoms of many chronic diseases (i.e. arthritis, diabetes and thyroid disorders).
- Alleviates back, neck, shoulder and knee pain
- Burns body fat and elevates your metabolism
- Builds strength and endurance
- Improves balance, coordination, focus and discipline
- Improves healthy and balanced functioning of the body’s skeletal, muscular, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, endocrine and nervous systems
- Improves posture
- Improves quality of sleep
- Increases energy level
- Increases flexibility
- Increases muscle tone
- Reduces risk of injury
- Reduces stress; promotes relaxation
- Strengthens immune system
What do I need to get STARTED?
You can start by exploring our classes and pricing to see what might be right for you, and join online today. When you are ready, all you need to bring to class is a mat, water bottle, and a smile! We also provide rentals. We understand that coming to a new studio can be intimidating so please feel free to email or call us if you have any questions. Please arrive at least 20 minutes before class with a valid government ID to have enough time to get you registered at our studio.
What if I'm not flexible?
This is probably the most common misconception that prevents many people from trying yoga. Yoga isn't about being flexible or getting into fancy poses, but instead about increasing your flexibility and strength. If you aren't "flexible" then you should definitely integrate some yoga into your life.
Why the heated room?
The room is intentionally heated to warm your muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons, which allows greater flexibility, to reach deeper into postures. The heat increases your heart-rate and simulates an aerobic response to burn fat more effectively causing pores and capillaries to dilate which helps oxygenate the body inside-out, promotes sweating to de-tox impurities from the body, and increases your body’s metabolism which breaks down glucose and fatty acids to improve the digestive system.
What if I have some health concerns?
Consult with your doctor if you are on any medications or have any known health issues. Pay attention to your body during class, and if necessary, consult your doctor when your symptoms change.
How do I know which class is for me?
Every student has unique needs and it is essential for you to know your physical limits and to stay within them. We encourage all of our students to speak to instructors in advance to determine what their aims are for practice a particular modality and to learn about the physical and emotional demands. We also recommend that you go slowly at the beginning. All of our classes are non-competitive therefore, learn the basics first before you attempt more ambitious postures. If there is an exercise you do not understand, do not hesitate to ask your instructor to clarify and remember to listen to your body.
Wear comfortable clothes in which you can easily move and stretch in. If you are attending a hot yoga class, you may want to wear shorts and bring a towel. For all other classes, only a mat is required.
What should I wear? Do I need a mat?
We have many teachers from all walks of life, all of them different and unique in their own way. Try them all to see whose teaching style best suits your needs.
So many teachers, whose class should I take?
Yoga and Fitness is designed to be practice on a daily basis. The commitment and ongoing practice will allow you to witness your progress over time, maintain the benefits of each discipline and deepen your practice. Inconsistent practice may delay your progress and can often cause frustration. We understand that it may be difficult to practice on a daily basis. However, we recommend that if you are not able to attend daily, as best you can, place 20-30 minutes aside each day for your own personal practice in order for you to obtain optimal health results.
How often should I attend classes to obtain optimal results?
After a week or two your body will adjust to your new activities. In the meantime...come back for another class to stretch it out. It may be hard to believe that coming back for more will help, but it is the best way to relieve soreness.
What if I feel sore after class?
Does yoga help with sports?
Most definitely! Yoga will help with mobility, flexibility and balance which are crucial for all sports. Yoga teaches people to combine movement with breath which will help you control your breathing under pressure.
You can create a profile and reserve a spot online or please arrive at least 20 minutes early to avoid lineups and to reserve your spot. If you do reserve online, note that you must arrive no later than 10 minutes before class starts to keep your reservation.
How do I sign in for class? Do I just show up?
Out of respect for everyone’s time and personal schedules, we start classes right on time and do not allow latecomers. We are firm about this policy because many classes begin with an introduction, silent centering or meditation and to allow latecomers would be distracting and disruptive to both teacher and students. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure that you can attend class.
If I arrive late can I still attend class?
I have classes from Bikram's Yoga Metrotown, would I be able to use them at Orijin Yoga?
You can take advantage of our great introductory offer of $47 (+tax) for your entire first month, since we are a brand new company and studio. To help maintain and build the community that has existed here for so long, we can honor these classes with a purchase of a new class package until September 1st, 2018 (old classes will be rolled over to the new package.) After September 1st, 2018 we can no longer honor any classes from Bikram's Yoga Metrotown.