Frequently Asked Questions
What do I wear to class?
Wear clothing to a Yoga class that
you are comfortable moving and stretching around in. A T-shirt,
track pants, or similar work well. Also bring a sweater if it is
Do I have to become a vegetarian?
No, you do not need to be
a vegetarian to practice yoga. On-going practice and study of Yoga
may however, lead you to naturally alter your food choices for the
Do I have to be flexible and fit to join a class?
No you do not need to be flexible or fit to join a Yoga class.
Often the people who take-up Yoga want to improve their flexibility,
strength and over-all fitness level. Anyone can practice Yoga, it is
just a question of finding the style and type of Yoga that suits
Can I do Yoga and continue to follow my existing faith or religion?
While it is true that Yoga emerged as a set of practices in an
Indian religious context, it is not wedded to any particular
religious tradition. Yoga is not about adopting a particular set of
beliefs, but about coming to “know” through your own experience.
There is nothing in Yoga that competes with any religious orthodoxy
or with any other system or belief. Yoga is a vehicle for growth and
development that anyone can adopt to one’s own way of making life’s
What do I bring to a class?
It is wise to check with individual teachers but generally
speaking you will need to bring a sticky or yoga mat, a blanket to
cover yourself and keep warm for the deep relaxation (savasana) at
the end of class and perhaps a strap 3 to 4 feet in length.