We are so glad you are considering a yoga practice at Evolve!
Evolve Yoga & Wellness was founded on the simple idea that everyone should have access to quality classes in an welcoming environment. Here we’ve gathers the most common questions we get from new students. Please read through the answers and feel free to reach out to us with any other questions you have.
I'm not flexible. Can I do yoga?
You’d be amazed how many times we hear this question! You’d be even more amazed at how inflexible even the teachers in the studio were before we started our own yoga journeys.
Yes, you can do yoga if you aren’t already flexible. Or strong. Or blessed with the body of a model. Yoga helps you to develop that flexibility and strength. And while nothing can give 99% of us the body of a model, a yoga practice can help you become more in tune with and in love with your body just as it is. You’ll be amazed at the flexibility and strength you gain every time you practice.
What do I need to bring with to class?
All you really need to begin practicing yoga is your body, your mind, and a bit of curiosity. It’s also helpful to have a pair of yoga leggings or shorts and a tank or tee that isn’t too baggy. Other than that bring a water bottle and a mat if you have one! (If you don’t have a mat, don’t worry, we have loaner mats at the studio.)
What class should a beginner take?
If you have zero experience with yoga, we suggest starting with Yoga 101, Slow Flow Vinyasa, Gentle Yoga, Yin Yoga, or a 10a Vinyasa Flow class.
If you have experience and are more “new to Evolve” than “new to yoga”, then browse through our class descriptions and see which one calls out to you!
In the end, all of our classes are open to beginners as every instructor offers modifications and alternatives to beginners and advanced practitioners alike. We do suggest some experience with yoga for a Hot Vinyasa Flow or a Power class, though.
What if I can't do all the poses?
None of us can. Yoga is never a competition. Listen to your body and do what it is telling you. Begin slowly and your body will progress when its ready. Yoga class is a place of non-judgment and acceptance, and never a place to achieve “perfection,” which is why we call it practice.
Our instructors will help you to modify poses to make the pose meet you where your body is in this moment, this day. Work with the suggested modifications until you find that you no longer need them.
If you have a physical condition that severely limits you mobility, you would benefit from starting with a private session so that your teacher can work with you to find the best modifications and teach you ways to safely practice in a group setting.
I still have questions...
Feel free to get in touch via our Contact form or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org – We’ll do our best to answer all your questions and help you get started on your yoga practice!
LOVE Evolve! The variety of classes is awesome as well as their inspiring teachers. There is something for everyone.Jessi S - student
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