New to Yoga?
We're so happy you're here!
Welcome to True North Yoga Tribe! 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.
Levels of Classes
All of our classes will be labeled according to level.
Level 1 – accessible for anyone. In these classes you will be introduced to the basic principles of alignment in yoga postures, yogic breathing techniques, and the fundamental yoga postures.
Level 2 – Some prior yoga experience is generally recommenced, but not required. In these classes you will be introduced to new and more challenging postures and sequences. These postures will challenge your strength, balance, and flexibility. May focus on developing core strength and stability, deeper backbends and some basic inversions and arm balances may be introduced.
Level 3 – Prior yoga experience is recommended. You will explore more challenging arm balances, inversions, and backbends. Potentially fewer verbal cues and modifications will be offered. These classes are generally approachable for most people with a few months prior experience.