New to Yoga?
We're so happy you're here!
Welcome to our True North Yoga Community! Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Listen to your body. You should not feel any sharp, shooting, or pinching pains while practicing yoga. If you do, come out of the pose immediately and signal to the instructor so they can help you adjust the posture.
Heart condition? Injured? Be sure to let your instructor know if you have a heart condition or any other serious ailment before class starts.
Wear clothing that does not restrict movement. Loose or fitted stretchy clothing.
Practice on an empty stomach. Allow at least 2 hours after a large meal before practicing.
Yoga is best practiced in bare feet.
Come clean to your practice. Avoid wearing perfume, cologne, or essential oils to class. Be mindful of odors such as smoke or body odor, as these can be impact the experience of other students.
Benefits of Practicing Yoga
Yoga has been proven as an effective way to decrease pain, manage weight, improve flexibility and balance, increase physical strength, strengthen your heart and improve the quality of your breathing.
Yoga can also reduce the physical effects of stress on the body. By encouraging relaxation, it can lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol, helping to ease symptoms of conditions like anxiety, depression, insomnia and fatigue.
Yoga can also cultivate a sense of inner peace, giving many practitioners a deeper more satisfying place in their lives. It also helps us to focus on the present, improve coordination, memory and concentration.
Intensities of Classes
💧Ahhhhh – Lowest Intensity
These classes are designed to soothe and relax. Let go of stress and tension and say, “ahhhhh!”
💧💧Everyday Movement – Low Intensity
These classes may range from low to medium intensity. Get your yoga fix with minimal sweat.
💧💧💧You’ll Feel It – Medium Intensity
These classes will work your muscles and make you work up a sweat!
💧💧💧💧Bring a Towel – High Intensity
As the title says, you might want to have a towel handy for these classes as they are designed to get your heart-rate up, make you sweat and push your limits!