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What is yoga?
Why should I do yoga?
What are the different types of yoga?
What is kundalini yoga?
Can anyone do yoga? Do I have to be flexible (i.e a pretzel)?
If I have an injury can I still do yoga?
What can I expect from a yoga class?
I'd like to try a class, when can I start?
What should I wear and bring to yoga class?
What is the recipe for your Chai Yogi Tea?

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What is yoga?
Yoga is an ancient technology that has been practiced for thousands of years.  Yoga means "union" - of your mind, body and soul, which occurs when yoga postures are performed and the movement is linked with the breath. Doing yoga brings about an awareness of your mind and body and allows for introspection so that you can examine, challenge and change life habits and patterns. Just as your life is always evolving and changing, so does your practice...yoga will provide you with whatever it is that you're looking for.  For some it's improved flexibility, better sleep, stress reduction, spiritual enlightenment, exercise, or just an enjoyable activity! Whatever it is that has piqued your curiousity about yoga, that need will be met and more!

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Why should I do yoga?
Everyone has a different experience but bottom line...yoga is good for you, it makes you feel great!  Yoga benefits you physically and mentally so that you can live your life to your full potential.  As the saying goes "Health is Wealth" and doing yoga can bring you both.  Here are some of the health benefits you can expect to enjoy from doing yoga regularly:

Basically, yoga helps what ails you and is preventative health care! Sounds too good to be true? You have to experience it for yourself.  Yoga is also an excellent compliment to your existing exercise activity such as running, skiing, and golfing, as it improves recovery and prevents injury.

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What are the different types of yoga?
There are many forms of yoga which have the same destination but the journey is the difference. 






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What is kundalini yoga?
Kundalini yoga is the most complete and effective type of yoga.  It includes warmups, a yoga set (chosen from over 800 different yoga sets), breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation.  The effects produced by doing 1 hour of kundalini yoga is equivalent to having done 16 hours of various other types of yoga! Kundalini yoga was brought to the west in the 60's by the master Yogi Bhajan.  He recognized the need for everyday people to have a means for dealing with the constant pressures of life and since then thousands of teachers worldwide have been trained on how to use kundalini yoga as a tool to live Happy, Healthy and Holy regardless of religious beliefs or culture.

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Can anyone do yoga? Do I have to be flexible (i.e. like a pretzel)?
Anyone can start a yoga class, you are not required to be in perfect physical shape or take on a shape of a pretzel! By practicing yoga at least once a week, you will notice flexibility and strength develop quickly.  Yoga is noncompetitive, which can be quite liberating, so just let go of the ego and be content with how you are at the moment...everyone goes at their own pace and does their best.  You have to start somewhere, otherwise you go nowhere!

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If I have an injury can I still do yoga?
We recommend consulting with your doctor first to ensure that you can safely practice yoga without further aggravating your injury.  After obtaining permission from your doctor, practice with awareness and use your own judgment to ensure that your practice is challenging but not painful.

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What can I expect from a yoga class?
Each kundalini yoga class has the following structure: tuning in, warm-ups, a yoga set, relaxation, meditation and closing of the class.  At Yoga & Tea, you also have the opportunity to share a warm cup of tea, cookies and chat it up with others in your class…a great way to meet others in the community!







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I'd like to try a class, when can I start?
If we’re already into our class session, you’re still welcome to join midway or drop-in for a class.  So you can start your yoga practice at any time... just arrive 15 minutes before the start of your first class to fill out a registration form and receive a short orientation session.

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What should I wear and bring to yoga class?






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What is the recipe for your Chai Yogi Tea?
Mmmmm....you've been enjoying tea after class and want to recreate the yummy experience at home? Besides tasting great, the Yogi Tea we make from scratch and serve at the studio has numerous health benefits.  Here's a link to the Yogi Tea Recipe so you can make it at home.  For those days you just can't be bothered, you can also enjoy packaged Yogi Tea, available at our studio or online store.

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