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Sometimes beginning a yoga practice can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve never been inside a yoga studio. Don’t be intimidated! Below we have some information you will find helpful in taking the next step to enjoying the pleasures and benefits of yoga. And, If you can’t reach your toes, don’t worry, after just a few sessions you’ll begin to notice how your body will open up in ways that you never imagined.
First, let’s start with a common question:
What is Hatha Yoga? - Hatha yoga is an ancient science of well-being used to restore inner harmony and facilitate balance and integration on all levels. The practice combines the use of physical postures (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama), meditation and relaxation to develop peace of mind, balance, strength and flexibility. Working most specifically with the physical body, Hatha yoga relaxes and tones muscles, massages the organs, regulates the body’s energy level, calms and centers the mind and reduces stress.
All of the yoga offered at our studio is Hatha yoga but you will see that there are many different styles of Hatha so it gets pretty confusing. If you have any questions at all about what class you should be taking, please call for a FREE 15 minute assessment. We're sure to answer all your questions. Call the studio today 435-655- YOGA (9642).
Class Description - Whether you are interested in a more traditional Hatha class where the focus is on each individual posture or a more challenging and energetic flowing style usually called Vinyasa or Flow, in which postures are fluidly linked together in a continuous and somewhat challenging sequence, Park City Yoga Studio has a variety of yoga to choose from and can help you find the style of class that best suits your needs. We also offer Gentle yoga classes at a slower pace adapted to the needs of seniors, those with injuries or limitations, or for general stress reduction. You can always read any of our class descriptions on the class schedule page by clicking on the name of the class OR by clicking on our CLASS DESCRIPTIONS link under CLASSES above.
Class Level - The levels of classes correspond to the mastery the student possesses of the yoga postures or asanas. Most of our classes have a blended level such as 1&2 or 3&4. The instructor will always give you options on how to make your practice modified or more challenging depending on what your needs are. You can read more about our class levels by clicking on our CLASS LEVELS page under CLASSES above.
Our Instructors – There are so many wonderful instructors at Park City Yoga Studio that you might have a difficult time choosing which one to take classes from. That would be a great problem to have. We suggest you try all of the instructors and don’t be afraid to talk to the instructor before or after class if you have questions on their style and always feel free to sit in on a class. You can always read about any of our Instructors on the class schedule page by clicking on their name OR by clicking on our INSTRUCTORS link above.
Some Important Details
Dress should be comfortable. Wear loose-fitting or non-restrictive clothing and avoid accessories that could impede your movement. Classes are all barefoot. Please take your shoes off in the foyer and neatly place them under the bench.
We would appreciate that you not apply perfume or strong smelling lotion and deodorant before class. Please…help us maintain a FRAGRANCE FREE environment.
Arrive early enough to sign in, set up your mat and get centered.
An empty stomach will ensure you are more comfortable in class. Wait two to three hours after a meal or a half hour after a light snack or drink. Avoid sipping water during class, but drink plenty afterwards.
Yoga mats can be borrowed if you are a new student or have forgotten yours. We suggest purchasing a mat from our boutique as it signifies a commitment to your practice
ALWAYS check in at the front desk when you get to the studio to SIGN IN and fill out the NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION, or you can fill out our online form and bring it in with you. Registration Form