Frequently Asked Questions


I’m new to the studio you are teaching at. What do I need to know before coming to my first class? Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of your first class so you can register. This will also allow us time to get acquainted and orient you to the studio.

Before class, please advise me of any pertinent medical conditions that I need to be aware of. To avoid class disruption, please do not arrive late. The doors will be locked at class start time.

Is yoga a religion? No. Yoga is a philosophy that began in India an estimated 5,000 years ago. This ancient mind/body science embraces all beliefs and religions. Vinyasa yoga is a physical and psychological discipline that combines asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing) and meditation. Yoga is perhaps the only form of physical exercise that stimulates all of the body’s systems.   

I’m new to yoga. What do I wear? Wear comfortable form-fitting workout clothes that you can move in freely. We practice with bare feet. Please take your shoes off at the door before proceeding to the practice area.

What about yoga etiquette? Please turn off cell phones and pagers before entering the studio. No food or gum chewing will be permitted during classes. It is also important that all students refrain from using colognes and perfumes.

Who can practice yoga? Almost anyone! Yoga is non-competitive. Regardless of your flexibility and strength, yoga works with your body, allowing you to discover what you are capable or while honoring your body and limitations.

What are the benefits of yoga? The benefits are quite numerous. Yoga helps reduce stress by lowering the stress hormone, cortisol. Stress has been linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide. Medical research estimates up to 90% of illness and disease is stress related.

Can I eat before class? Yes, light snacks are optimal.  Don’t eat large portions of food 1-2 hours before class.

If you have any questions that were not answered, please contact Dean@DeanFarrellYoga.com