Lotus Blooming Yoga | Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Lotus Blooming Yoga

Lotus Blooming Yoga was established to provide a “home” for your personal yoga practice. We strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for people of all ages and abilities to explore yogic traditions. Whether you are just looking for a place to build strength and flexibility, or seeking a deeper understanding of yoga’s influence on all aspects of daily life, we welcome you to our studio.

Om Shanti,

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What is Yoga?

Yoga, derived from Sanskrit, is translated to mean union and is promoted for the union of mind, body and spirit. Yoga today has evolved from traditions first developed in India over 2000 years ago and described in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Modern practices are as diverse as the teachers that lead students around the world. Primarily focused on the asanas, or poses, yoga promotes physical and mental wellness.

Do I have to be young to practice yoga?

No. Yoga is wonderful in its adaptability for students of all ages and abilities. Whether you are young and flexible, or older and dealing with the effects of aging, there is a yoga practice for you. A good instructor can help you adapt to your level of ability to practice in a safe and effective way to bring peace to the mind, body and spirit.

Do I have to chant?

No. Most of the yoga practiced in the West does not include chanting and mantra. Some classes will include some chanting (such as our LifeForce classes), but even then, participation in the chanting is optional.

Is yoga a religion?

No. While yoga originated in India and was primarily practiced by Hindus, the practice of yoga is not a part of the Hindu religion. Modern yoga follows the basic teachings of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as a guide to a healthy life. It is practiced by Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, and members of other faiths of the world. A regular yoga practice will complement, and even deepen, your own faith as you choose to practice it.

Why does yoga use Sanskrit?

The use of Sanskrit is a recognition of the tradition and history of yoga. Many of the poses (asanas) were originally given Sanskrit names in India that we still use today. Similarly, many of the mantras are repeated in the original Sanskrit. There is also a belief that the resonance of certain tones has an influence on the mind and body. Sanskrit uses these tones in a way that practitioners over the ages have found beneficial. Still, in many Western classes, you will find that instructors do not use the Sanskrit, or commonly use both.

How long are yoga classes?

Our classes average 60 to 90 minutes depending on the time of day and type of practice.

I have a medical condition or injury. Can I still come to class?

Yes. As with all exercise, you should consult with your physician before beginning a regular yoga practice. Work with a qualified instructor and be sure to tell them about your condition. Your instructor will help you modify the practice as needed to be safe and allow you all the benefits of your practice.

How much does it cost?

In our studio you can choose to pay to drop-in for $15 per class. You can gain significant savings by choosing to purchase one of our class passes which offer significant discounts. If you are looking for private instruction we offer a very competitive rate of $25 for each 30 minutes of instruction.

I am not flexible. Can I still do yoga?

Absolutely! Yoga asanas (poses) can all be practiced with modification based on your ability. There is no “perfect pose”. Only the perfect pose FOR YOU. Allow your body to guide you and you will achieve all that yoga has to offer.

Billing

Do you offer refunds?

Unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds for our regular classes and class passes. Refunds of advance registration for special events and workshops are offered based on the specific program. No refunds will be given once a program has started. See individual program details or ask our staff for more information.

Can I share a class pass?

Currently we are unable to share passes between students.

Is your site secure?

Yes it is!

How can I pay for my classes?

Advance purchases can be made using a major credit card through our website. We use PayPal for payment processing and all major credit cards are accepted. If you prefer to pay at the studio, we accept cash or credit card. On site credit card processing is through Square.