Get the skinny on yoga with the answers to frequently asked questions
and the truth about common yoga myths and misconceptions.
  1. I can't touch my toes. Do I have to be flexible to do yoga?
    Flexibility is definitely not a requirement! I’ve been practicing yoga for 10 years and I can’t do the splits.
  2. Am I too old to do yoga?
    If you're still breathing, you can do yoga! Google Tao Porchon Lynch. Oldest living yoga teacher and total powerhouse of awesomeness at 97.
  3. Isn't yoga kinda for girls?
    Yoga is for everyone! When yoga was first developed, it was exclusively practiced by men and some of the best and most well-known yogis were, and are, men. Google BKS Iyengar, Rodney Yee, and Baron Baptiste if you don’t believe me.
  4. How do I find time to do yoga?
    You don't find time, you make it. If you have time to stand in line at Starbucks or watch a funny cat video on Facebook, you have time to do yoga. Just like exercise and meal prep, it’s about priorities. I'll teach you how to seamlessly work it into your regular day.
  5. Is yoga difficult?
    When you're starting out we'll stick to the basics. Sometimes the simplest poses are the most powerful because they create the most space for your mind to expand.
  6. I don't want a bootcamp but I don't want to fall asleep, either. Is yoga slow, or fast-paced?
    There are many different types of yoga, some of which are slow with simple poses designed for restoration and meditation. Some are fast-paced with more rigorous and challenging poses. I’ll help you find a style and pace that works best for you!
  1. I went in a Lululemon once. Isn't yoga gear expensive?
    Yeah, you can definitely find $200 yoga mats online, and don’t even get me started on the cost of “designer” yoga attire. But I've found great yoga mats at Ross and Target for about $20 and as long as your clothing is comfortable and moves with you, you can wear anything you want!
  2. Do I have to wear yoga pants?
    If you are practicing yoga and wearing pants at the same time, I’d say you’re wearing yoga pants! You can wear athletic pants, harem pants, or even sweatpants. Just don’t wear jeans. I guarantee you are more flexible than your denim and you don’t want it to constrict you.
  3. Is yoga a religion?
    The yoga tradition is thousands of years old, just like Hinduism. And while many yoga practices have been incorporated into Hinduism and other religions like Buddhism and Jainism, yoga itself is neither a religion nor religious in nature. Yoga can be practiced by people of any or no religious persuasion.
  4. I'm afraid of looking silly.
    Yoga is such a great space to overcome self-consciousness and fear! I want to work with you to inspire confidence and strength. During yoga, while your body may look odd at times, know that you’re giving it the movement it craves while stretching your mind and spirit as well.

Have more questions? Ready to get started? Give me a call or email me! I'd love to hear from you!