1. Can I just drop in?
For private one-on-one sessions, scheduling in advance is necessary however for regular scheduled classes in most studios and for Yoga by the Beach you can just drop in (unless the class is marked as Pre-Registered). Usually you can secure your space with MINDBODY Online Booking before the class. Either way, please show up 15 minutes before all classes to settle in and prepare yourself. Ensure you turn off your cell phone before class and refrain from taking calls while in the space as it is distracting for all students.
2. Do I need to bring a yoga mat?
It is a good idea to bring your own mat, however most studios have mats available if you forget. Using your own personal mat is preferred as it most hygienic.
3. What do I wear to class?
Any loose comfortable clothing that is clean and not too showy would be most fitting. Layers are always best. Please refrain from use of perfume and heavy deodorants in consideration of other class participants who may have allergies or chemical sensitivities.
4. Is it a good idea to eat before class?
As it would affect your exercise session, it is best not to eat within 2 hours of class time. Even then only a light meal is recommended. A full meal after class is the best way to improve your metabolism.
Do you play music during your classes?
Yes, Lori usually plays relaxation music to enhance your yoga experience except when we are outdoors we enjoy the sounds of nature. Ultimately, individuals are encouraged to focus their attention inwards, however the background sounds are there to enjoy as you slip in and out of a deeper state of awareness.
6. What if the
class is too easy or too difficult?
After your first class, Lori can better determine if the class is suitable for you. You must however always listen to your body and avoid inverted postures if you have high blood pressure, are menstruating, are pregnant or have any eye, ear, nose or throat infections.
7. Is it O.K. to leave early, while class is still in
As respect to the teacher and all students in attendance, it is preferred that you commit to the full class time. The relaxation at the end of class is an important integrated part of the practice. Please schedule accordingly.
8. Can I get one-on-one
yoga or personal assistance?
Yes, Lori is available for one-on-one with students to help customize exercise to students needs. The first session is 90 minutes and all subsequent appointments for a yoga and/or wellness consultation are 60 minutes. Please see the Offerings for more information and to arrange for a Free 15 Minute Phone Consultation.
9. Does Body Harmony Yoga support charitable organizations? Since 2002, Body Harmony Yoga has supported various charitable organizations including Doctor's Without Borders, The Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders and Camp Moomba. In addition, for several years Body Harmony sponsored Jhonatan Quispe-Quispe through World Vision Canada. Most recently, all participants of the 2nd Annual Journey of Our Hearts graciously donated over $1000 to help build a school in Pisac, Peru.
10. Will there be Yoga by
the Beach in 2017?
Yes, the 15th & Final Season of Yoga by the Beach classes
will take place at John Lawson Park in the summer of 2017. Lori
will be teaching Mixed Levels Hatha Yoga, June 20th to August
31st. These classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30am weather permitting
(we will be there even if it is cloudy but not if it's drizzling or raining,
so do check the online
schedule the morning of class
if you are uncertain of the weather). Please bring a yoga mat and beach towel, along with some sunscreen.
There is plenty of parking but arrive
15 minutes early, especially if you prefer
a spot in the sun or shade. Class
fee is $15 cash upon arrival. Lori looks forward to celebrating her
last summer of these classes with you, so we hope to see you there!
Body Harmony Yoga, Established 2002