Frequently Asked Questions
What is "Power Yoga"?
Power yoga is a general term used in the West to describe a vigorous, fitness-based approach to Vinyasa-styled (flowing postures linked by breath) yoga. This type of yoga increases one’s ability to focus while emphasizing proper form in each pose to increase strength, endurance, and flexibility.
What are the benefits to this type of yoga?
The benefits to this type of yoga include, but are not limited to:
Why is the practice heated?
To obtain the full benefit of the practice, you will be practicing in a heated room. As the body is heated both externally and internally, many benefits are received. These include but are not limited to:
What if I'm not flexible?!
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE FLEXIBLE TO BENEFIT FROM OR PRACTICE YOGA! That is why you come! All you need is an open enough mind to let go, breath, and sweat through each pose. With a regular practice you will notice an increased flexibility, among many other physical and mental changes.
How often should I practice?
As with anything, consistency and dedication make all the
difference. This all depends on what you are looking for as an
individual. Any time you practice yoga you are giving your body a
gift. Two to three times a week will provide you with a transformation
over time. However, for life changing results, it is recommended to practice
four to six times a week on a consistent basis.
Should I practice if I'm pregnant?
This is ultimately an individual decision. Most importantly, no student should practice heated yoga pregnant without first consulting with their physician. Additionally, each student is encouraged to listen to his/her own body. While most yoga poses can be practiced during pregnancy (with modifications), individual limitations should be respected. It's usually not a good idea to start a yoga practice as a beginner when you're pregnant.
What do I need to bring to class?
- Mat: Students are encouraged to buy their own mat once they have decided to practice on a regular basis. A good mat makes all the difference! Jade mats can be purchased at the studio. Mats can also be rented for $1.00.
- Water: While each student should bring a large water bottle to class. However; students lose a significant amount of liquid during practice, therefore, it is encouraged to hydrate throughout the day before and after practice. The more hydrated your body is-the better your practice will be! Bottled water is sold at the studio for $1.00.
- Large Towel(s): As our bodies heat up and we begin to sweat, our mats quickly become very slippery. To prevent slipping, each student should bring a towel to put over his/her mat. Towels can be rented for $1.00.
Can I just drop in?Absolutely! We open our doors about 15 minutes before class. Just show up-and we'll get you set up!
What should I wear?
Dress to sweat!
Women: Fitted sports pants and or athletic shorts with a fit tank top and/or sports bra/athletic bra.
Men: Shorts. Most men prefer to practice topless; however, fitted T-shirts will work as well.
*Because the room is heated and students will be in many different poses, each individual should wear what is comfortable and allows the most range of motion. Loose T-shirts are not recommended as they tend to fall over students heads when in a pose where the head is down.
How do I get to the studio?DON'T use your GPS-it will get you all sorts of messed up! From downtown Grand Junction, simply head West on Grand Street (which will turn into Broadway). This will take you over the river. Once you cross the river, at the second set of lights (Power Road), take a right, then a left into the Plaza that Albertson's is in. We are on the West side of the Plaza near H&R Block.
What else should I know before I go?
- Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach.
- All classes are first come, first serve
- Studio doors will be closed two minutes before class begins.
- Doors to the studio will be locked during and periodically between classes.
- Once in the actual studio, it is yogi etiquette not to chat loudly with your neighbors. The studio is a place for students to come onto their mats and into themselves, preparing for their yoga practice.