I have never done yoga before; can I still sign up for a class?
Yes! Yoga is designed for each and every human being and our classes are specially taught so people who have never done yoga before can comfortably and easily participate in our yoga sessions. A great way to get started is to contact us via phone or email and we will recommend a class that best suits your personal needs and schedule.
What are some of the benefits of doing yoga?
The benefits of yoga are great in number and diverse in nature. The practice of yoga will:
- reduce stress and anxiety
- lower the blood pressure and the heart rate
- aid in weight loss
- increase flexibility and range of motion
- sharpen mental concentration and memory
- strengthen and tone muscles
- wipe away lethargy
- heal minor aches and pains
- help in disease prevention
- increase longevity and reverse aging
- invite optimism
- heighten vitality
- make you feel like you again or even better
So come try it, as the benefits of yoga are documented and proven.
When can I expect to feel the beneficial effects of yoga?
Immediately. Your first side bend, your first deep breath, and the completion of your first class will bring a deep feeling of renewal, peace, and joy. Thereafter the benefits only multiply.
What should I wear to class?
Comfortable clothing for you: loose or form fitting as you prefer.
What should I bring with me to class?
Yoga mat (recommended); we have mats you are welcome to use;
Strap or neck-tie, block, blanket, towel, sit-pad (optional).
How often should I do yoga?
Yoga is meant to be practiced regularly. Doing a one-hour class once a week is very beneficial. Doing 1 or 2 postures in your home in between classes is even more beneficial. Doing more than one yoga class a week— well I think you get the picture.
So although doing yoga regularly may mean different things to different people, one common point among all is that as you increase the frequency of your practice, then your progress multiplies.
What we suggest is to come in and try it once and go from there. And if already you are doing it once, pick a week to try it twice and see if it makes a difference.
Overall, it is a personal process so experiment and do what feels right for you.
What type of yoga does Renaissance Yoga teach?
Renaissance Yoga teaches in the Raja tradition. In Sanskrit ‘Raja’ means ‘King’. So Raja Yoga is the ‘King of all Yogas’ as it combines all the aspects and elements of astaunga yoga, or the 8 limbs of yoga.
These eight limbs of astaunga yoga are yama & niyama (morality), asanas (postures), pranayama (controlled breathing), pratyhara (introverting the mind), dharana (concentration), dhyan (sustained meditation), and samadhi (bliss). Thus Raja yoga encompasses all the aspects of yoga.
Here at Renaissance Yoga we follow in that comprehensive and time-tested tradition of Raja Yoga. Our classes incorporate yoga postures, meditation, svarshastra (breath control), Sanskrit, yogic philosophy and all the 8 limbs of yoga.
How do I register for a class?
Contact us – Click here or call us 410-867-0112 and simply indicate which class you would like to take and we will send you your class confirmation.
When do I pay for the class?
The full tuition is due the first day of class, unless other arrangements have been made ahead of time. We will pro-rate tuition any class you join mid-session.
What type of payment is accepted?
Payment can be made via check or cash. Make checks payable to “Renaissance Yoga”, thank you.
What if I miss a class?
Not at all a problem. If you know ahead of time then we can arrange for a make-up in advance. Otherwise if for any reason you have to miss a class due to one of life’s many callings, then you are welcome to choose from any of our class offerings and come in for a make-up.
Can I walk-in or drop-in on a class?
Yes, you are welcome to join any class. Drop-in fees are indicated on our calendar.