Frequently Asked Questions

HOW IS THE ROOM HEATED?

Our spacious studio is heated by a state-of-the-art forced-air electric fan system and temperature and humidity are controlled to reach the appropriate temperature for each of our classes.  Fresh air is also used in the energy room, during classes as needed (and depending on the season).

The heat you experience in the room can be influenced by many things, such as how regularly you practice, how well prepared you are with appropriate diet and hydration, how many people are in the room, how well you breathe, outside conditions and much more. We aim for consistency above all else.

I FELT QUITE DIZZY AND NAUSEOUS DURING CLASS – IS THIS NORMAL?

This CAN happen from time to time, and for a variety of reasons, usually to do with how well you are hydrated, what and when you last ate and emotions can play a part as well. Normally these feelings only last a few minutes.  Take a break. Kneel or lay down. It is important that you do not get up too quickly, or leave the room while feeling dizzy – just relax and lay down until the feeling passes.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I COME?

Come as often as you can. A daily practice from the beginning can relax into a routine of 3 or 4 times per week. The more you come, the more you will want to come.  You will start organising your schedule to fit it in. In fact, the harder this yoga is for you initially, the more you need to do it and the more you are going to benefit from it. The time and effort you put into a yoga practice will be returned to you tenfold.

CAN I EAT BEFORE CLASS?

Ideally come to class on an empty stomach, as food in your stomach can disrupt the flow of energy and in certain postures leave you with a feeling of indigestion or nausea. No heavy meals 2-3 hours before class. You can drink juice or eat fruits up to 1 hour before class.

WHAT ABOUT WATER?

You should drink plenty of water every day, this is better than just drinking water before or during class. With our yoga classes, you are simultaneously cleansing all the systems of your body from the inside out. It is important to stay hydrated so your elimination systems (bowel, urinary, and skin) can support your efforts.

WHAT IF I HAVE INJURIES OR ILLNESSES?

Please let the teacher know if you are pregnant, had surgery, or have any injuries, illnesses, or special conditions. You can still do most yoga postures, with a few modifications that the teacher will show you.

MY BACK (KNEE, ANKLE, hip) HURTS AND I AM SCARED! CAN I STILL COME?

Talk to the teacher before class, or email us at modernyoganapier@gmail.com.  In most cases, you can still do class and get the benefit. Our classes are not for perfect, healthy bodies.  You will learn to listen to your body. Talk to the teacher; our training and experience will help you find the right way to get the most out of your practice.  You start from where you are at and go from there.