Frequently Asked Questions
I’m planning to come for the first time. What should I bring?
Awesome! Please show up 5-10 minutes early for your first class. Wear comfortable, yoga-friendly clothing, and dress in layers as the room temperature can vary. Bring a yoga mat, a water bottle, and a meditation cushion (if desired) to each session.
What if I’m not flexible and/or out of shape?
That’s not a problem. With practice, Kundalini yoga will help. It’s important to take the practice at your own pace, meaning, do whatever feels right for your body in each and every single class. Some days, that may mean pushing yourself. Other days, it may mean sitting out for part of the set. The key thing is to pay attention and listen to the wisdom of your body.
What’s a Kundalini yoga class like?
While it’s similar to other yoga classes in some ways, it’s totally different in others. This article I wrote will help you understand what to expect.
Do I have to sit on the floor?
If sitting on the floor is not an option for you, you’re welcome to use one of the chairs available. Kundalini classes start and end sitting cross-legged on the floor and sometimes there’s some sitting in between as well, depending on the set. To make sitting on the floor more comfortable, please bring along a meditation cushion or pillow if you have one.
I’m new to Kundalini yoga. Is that ok?
Absolutely! At some point, we were all beginners. No previous yoga or meditation experience is necessary. All levels and bodies are welcome.
What is Kundalini yoga?
Kundalini yoga is the yoga of awareness. It’s different than other kinds of yoga as it includes more focus on the breath, as well as meditation, ritual and devotion.
Where do I go in the building?
At Estonian House, the Gallery Room is easiest to access from the front entrance on Broadview. Go up the small flight of stairs and it’s the first room on the right.
I have another question that isn’t answered here.
I’d be happy to answer it. Email me and ask away!