Please update your Flash Player to view content.

Facebook

Brandy Lyn Winfield

2010 Woman’s World Yoga Champion at the opening of modern Yoga Riga, Latvia, speaking about what it is like as a beginner, intermediate and advanced student.

Join my mailing list

New Students to Modern Yoga

Studio opens 30 minutes before class (15 minutes before 6:30am (when scheduled) and 9:15am classes Tues + 9am Sun) and closes 30 minutes after class finishes. All new students please arrive 15-20 minutes before class to register. Save time and fill in the registration form at home. Click here (62kb PDF file). Please note we have a strict policy on class start time. Class will start and finish on time therefore no latecomers will be admitted. If you need to leave early then choose another time spot where you can stay the whole class. Doors are locked for security reasons.

New Students

I’ve never done yoga before. Can I come to any class and do I need to book in advance?

Come to any class. We have a variety of classes that are suitable for beginners yet challenging for the most advanced practitioner. No you do NOT need to book. Just rock up 15-20 minutes before class start time to register.

What should I wear?

Light, non-restrictive, comfortable work-out clothing. You will be sweating in the Bikram and Power Vinyasa classes so avoid loose fitting, heavy clothing (like tee-shirts and long pants). Opt for bike/exercise shorts, sports bras/tops for women and singlets for guys (many men just wear shorts).

What should I bring to class?

  • A yoga mat if you have one (you can rent or buy if not).
  • A large towel (towel rental is available).
  • A bottle of water.
  • An extra towel is suggested if you wish to shower after class.

What if I am not flexible?

Join the club! This is the most common misconception that prevents people from coming to yoga classes. Yoga is a cross between strength and flexibility hence men and women vary tremendously in their abilities. So many factors come into play such as age, sports history, injury and illness. You start where you are at and go from there.

Should I eat before class?

It is recommended to practice yoga on an empty stomach. As a standard rule, refrain from eating 2 hours prior to class. Also, be sure to hydrate well before coming to class.

How long is each class?

We offer 60, 75 and 90 minute classes. Plan on staying in the room the entire time.

How often should I come?

Any amount of yoga that you do will give you some benefit but the more often you practice the greater the benefits you receive. It is recommended to come a minimum of 3 times a week.

Can I lose weight doing yoga?

You bet. Click on the links from Oprah.com for inspiration:

Part 1: Click Here

Part 2: Click Here