Santosha Yoga

What to Expect

Classes & Policies

What kind of yoga do you offer?

What do I wear to class?

Is yoga hard to do?

Do you do “HOT” yoga?

Do you accept credit cards?

Can I drop in to a class anytime?

What do I do if I have an injury?

I feel weird chanting. Do I have to?

Therapeutic Massage

What do I wear?

What type of massage do you do?

What is Reiki?

I’m ticklish, how can I let you touch me?

Will it hurt during the massage?

Is there talking during the session?

Why am I sore after a massage?

Thai Yoga Therapy

What should I wear?

Can I eat ahead of time?

I’m not flexible or I have an injury, can I still attend a session?

Why would a yoga practitioner try Thai Yoga Therapy?

Classes & Policies FAQs

What kind of yoga do you offer?
Our teaching is based in the Amrit and Kundalini Yoga traditions. Learn more…

What do I wear to class?
Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing. Anything that you can move in, and feel comfortable. There are no wardrobe requirements, other than actually wearing clothing.

Is yoga hard to do?
It certainly can be difficult, but truly only as difficult as you want it to be. Each class will offer a varying level of challenge, and what you put into it, is what you get out of it.

Do you do “HOT” yoga?
No…unless of course it is 90 degrees outside, and the air conditioner is broken!

Do you accept credit cards?
Yes. Visa and MasterCard as well as personal checks.

Can I drop in to a class anytime?
Yes. Drop-ins are always welcome to any class unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is required for workshops and special events.

What do I do if I have an injury?
First, make sure that your doctor approves your participation in yoga. Next, explain your injury to your teacher at the start of class. And most important, HONOR YOUR BODY. If the pose is not working for you, ask for help. All of our teachers are trained to help through adjusting and modifying the poses to suit your needs.

I feel weird chanting. Do I have to?
No. But we encourage you to try it at least once.

Therapeutic Massage FAQs

What do I wear?
It is entirely up to you and your comfort level. I can say that for myself, as the therapist, I prefer my clients to not wear anything mainly because it enables me to access areas that very often need the most attention, such as the hips and low back. I always drape (cover) my clients, and move the drape strategically as to keep the session modest and professional. Many of my clients wear underwear, which is not a problem. As I said, it is up to you.

What type of massage do you do?
I have a very eclectic training. I incorporate many modalities, and generally work where your body is needing healing.

What is Reiki?
The short answer is energy healing. It uses the Universal energy known as Chi to aid the body, mind, and spirit in healing by releasing blockages in the energy pathways (known as Meridians). It is believed that many ailments stem from restrictions and blocks on our vital Life Force due to diminished flow of energy through the body. As a Reiki practitioner, my body’s energy acts as a conduit for this Life Force, creating the stimulation of healing for the receiver. The session is done clothed in a very quiet room. There is usually no actual massage-type treatment during a Reiki session. I use a meditative state to allow me to sense the body’s needs, and to be guided to areas that need attention. You will leave the session feeling relaxed and at peace.

I’m ticklish, how can I let you touch me?
Every person that has come to me, even those who say they are ticklish, do not experience any discomfort due to being ticklish. In fact, I have worked with some people who swore that I could not even touch their feet because they were so ticklish and after we got started they were able to let me work on their feet with no problem.

Will it hurt during the massage?
Not necessarily. Sometimes there are very restricted areas of the body that require a little more effort to get loose, but I always work with my clients to their comfort level. Communication is key in this situation. If you are holding your breath in pain and fighting against the pressure of the massage, most likely the work is too deep and you need to let me know. I always check in with my clients to see if they are okay, but don’t be afraid to speak up, either.

Is there talking during the session?
Again, that is up to you. I take my cues from you. If you talk to me, I will respond. In those cases, I try to minimize the conversation by keeping my responses brief. It is not rude if you want to be completely quiet. And, anytime you want to ask a question or just share something, you can feel free to do that as well.

Why am I sore after a massage?
It is normal for the body to experience some soreness from massage for one to two days afterward. This can be minimized by remaining well hydrated both before and after your treatment. The reason for this is that massage releases toxins from the muscles and surrounding tissues and moves them into your blood and lymph fluids to be flushed from the body. These toxins act as a sticky substance in the tissue, restricting its natural movement, and when they are released, the tissue has to heal. Drinking plenty of water assists the body in this process.

Thai Yoga Therapy FAQs

What should I wear?
Loose comfortable clothing. The same you would wear to a yoga class. The session is done fully clothed.

Can I eat ahead of time?
I recommend not eating anything heavy one hour before your appointment.

I’m not flexible or I have an injury, can I still attend a session?
Yes, Thai Yoga Therapy is designed to work for almost any body type. It will assist in the body’s flexibility and aid in the healing process. Modifications can be done for most injuries, please contact the therapist for more information if you have an injury and inform her of that injury.

Why would a yoga practitioner try Thai Yoga Therapy?
The benefits of Thai Yoga Therapy to a Yoga practitioner are that the client can experience the deep stretches from poses that would be difficult for them to achieve without assistance due to the years it may take to develop the strength, balance and flexibility to perform the pose in a solo yoga practice. Because these stretches are deeper, it enhances one’s ability to practice solo on the mat.

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