Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a summary of how the “physical levels” can be explained (this is not an exact science)
Beginners will attend a series of consecutive classes with the same instructor. A comprehensive program discussing the Yamas, Niyamas (philosophy), Asana (postures), Pratayahara (lessening the senses) and Pranayama (conscious breathing). Physical aspects of the class are focused on the use of the Bandhas (locks) in the body as well as proper spinal alignment.
No strength work with the arms, curious opening and discovery of the body. Seated, Standing, Balancing poses. Walls are great when exploring balance poses.
Arm strength work is introduced, along with longer holds and we explore more postures.
Even longer holds in the posture and the introduction of binds, balancing inversions and prep work for them, intricate balance postures.
Exploring even more intricate poses, binds and inversions.
The body receives more flexibility and strength the longer you stay in the posture as well as begins to alter the brains delicate settings and moves towards peaceful & conscious living.
The first place to start is class descriptions. Read these to find classes that appeal to you. Then look at class schedules to see when the classes are available. Each class has a link to the teacher. You can read the teacher’s bio to understand their training and style. If you need advice or have questions, please feel free to contact us and we can help to point you in the right direction.
Please arrive 15 minutes early. As you enter the check in area, you will see a clip board with in intake form for those new to us. Your instructor will review and discuss any special needs or concerns you may have.
Clothes: Wear comfortable, stretchy clothing that is not too loose. It should allow a full range of movement including twisting and bending. Our studios are equipped with changing rooms.
Bring: Your yoga mat and an open mind!
Leave behind: Your backpack of worries! You are in a safe and warm space. Also, strong perfume, jewelry, and eating for at least 90 minutes before class if you can. Caffeine is best avoided for 2 hours or more. No cell phones, laptops, etc.
Once You Arrive
Footwear: Yoga is practiced in bare feet for traction and safety. Shoes are not allowed on the practice floor. We can discuss alternative options if you have any concerns being barefooted. No worries.
Electronic devices: Please turn off your cell phone or leave in your vehicle. Once you enter the building, no phones or electronics are allowed in operating mode. Should you have an emergency phone call you are in need of receiving, let us know! We can create exceptions of course.
Need to leave early?: If you need to depart from class early, let your instructor know and he/she will watch the time for you and quietly let you know when you need to go.
On the Mat
Freedom & Choice. Yoga practice typically involves a series of physical postures that are coordinated with full breathing and a mental focus on the present moment. It is a lifelong practice of progressive change and there’s no need to do it all on the first try. There are many variations available for the physical poses to make them more or less challenging depending on your needs. You are in charge, we are your guides.
Clean: If you rented a mat from the studio, simply lay it open by the studio exit (where the mat rack is). If you used props, neatly return them.
Take your belongings: Leave peacefully, this is the time where the class can manifest the deepest and honor those around you. Don’t forget your mat, water bottle, and clothes! Many classes run back to back…if you have a quick question for the instructor, we love questions. If you would like to schedule a mini private or consultation, we provide that as well.
Sandy Hicks is certified in Prenatal Yoga (RPYT). Just let her know when you arrive what trimester you are in and your yoga experience. If you do not have any experience, you would attend her Gentle Yoga Classes, Relax and Refresh or Gentle Body/Gentle mind. She also forms special prenatal classes for private prenatal groups. Spread the word and form a class at a time that suits you! Minimum 6 students for her Prenatal Yoga Classes. Many students do a Private Session or Semi Private Session.
Fee free to contact your teacher of choice to see if they are accepting any private sessions.
Client remains clothed and while lying on a futon cushion will receive soft, gentle touch throughout their energy lines. Weaker points will intersect with longer touch and light pressure. This can be a profound experience especially after a yoga session. Practitioner may also incorporate Pranassage along with the Grounding Touch session. Pranassage movements are very gentle, passive yoga movements deigned to access and open the body. Some rhythmic movements are often included. No 2 sessions are ever the same. Both techniques originated in Costa Rica and are a joy to share here at Lotus Grove.
Utilizing chakra intended music, special chakra organic essential oils and affirmations, your guide will assist you in identifying the mental debris (vrittis) that are creating the inner disturbances. This is to bring to the forefront areas in your life and mind that are causing stress. A pre-consult will assist in the deepest experience.
Give it more than a chance, it will change your life. Guided Meditation can include Pancha Kosha, Imagery, Pranic, or any thing you are having struggles with such as finding your own light, overcoming a particular fear, separating from addiction, etc. A pre-consult will assist in the deepest experience. 4 Class Minimum.
The yoga sessions I provide do not require experience. Perhaps you are seeking postures for your own home practice or are not a fan of group classes or needing to rehab an injury.
Pranayama (Breath of Life Force and Breathing Circles)
A powerful experience in feeling te oneness to ourSelves and the Universe. Advanced practices towards transcendence. 6 Session Minimum with at home practices in between is required.
Principal Based Partner Yoga
A beautiful series of classes for couples/partners.
Private or semi private Teacher Training: Hatha Yoga RYT 200 (a general term for any movement yoga), Meditation, Dharana (Mindfulness in Buddhism), and Restorative Yoga as well as personalized CEU’s. (RYT 200 and Restorative also offered annually as a group.
Please email or call for your intake form and appointment.
Yin Yoga offers mostly a mat class. Wendy Stoddard is a professional trained student of the Yin Yoga form. A strong focus on the body’s organs and meridians by offering specifically chosen postures that are held from 4-8 minutes. Wendy will offer props and assistance to be sure every student is safely stretching to their deepest edge. Fantastic for flexibility and self inquiry
In general, any discount package or workshop is not extendable or refundable unless advised by your physician or you move more than 25 miles away. However, if you are on the monthly unlimited plan – you can freeze your package for a 2 week minimum as well as you may upgrade your 10 pack/ 3month to our 10 pack/12 month for $20. (Specials, Coupons, etc cannot be extended)
We hope you understand that we can not honor combined discounts. Once you become part of our family, you can earn Loyalty Rewards and Referral Rewards to help with your tuition. Grounded by Yoga also has an Outreach Program and Scholarship program as well as Family Share that you can inquire about.
If you have a third party coupon (like a Groupon) we absolutely cannot redeem these at the studio. You first need to create an account. Then email us with your barcode number and tell us your first class you are coming to and then wait for our confirmation. Give us 24 hours to confirm. Check our specials first before buying a groupon – we are generally cheaper and as a small business we dont have to pay the high Groupon fees..;)
Absolutely! Any of our class passes can be used at either location. (excludes Beginners Series, Workshops, Events)
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