Frequently Asked Questions

Before Class & What to Bring

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  • Please pre-register when you can, we require a minimum of two people signed up 1 hour before each class to run them

  • Be on time. Feel free to arrive 5 – 10 minutes prior to class; lay down your mat, settle into the space and breathe;

  • Please remove outdoor shoes when you enter the studio. This helps us keep the space clean and bare foot friendly for everyone.

  • Check in at the Front Desk when you arrive.

  • Please Inform the teacher if you are pregnant, or have any injuries, prior to each class.

  • Arrive to class WELL hydrated and try avoid eating heavy meals 2 hours before practicing, yet not hungry. If you are feeling hungry closer to class starting, it is recommended to eat something light/easy to digest such as a piece of fruit.

  • Bring a yoga mat, towel and bottle of water for your practice (we have mats to lend if you need)

  • Please turn cell phones off prior to entering the practice room; our practice room is a cell phone free zone.

  • Please leave valuables at home. The yoga studio is not responsible for any lost or stolen articles.

  • If you borrow a mat, please clean it and roll it back up

Frequently Asked Questions

What is yoga?


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I am new to the studio. Where do I start?


Almost all of our classes are suitable for anylevels of yoga, including Beginners. Modifications will be offered for all levels; use the modifications when given to start with and listen to your body to ensure you don’t ‘overdo’ it with your first class.




I am not flexible. Can I still try yoga?


This is a common myth about yoga. It may seem like a silly question to some, but for many of our new students, this is very valid. As a matter of fact, if you have tight muscles, yoga is just the thing to loosen you up! The point of yoga is not to show off how flexible you are, but rather to become more flexible over time while enjoying yoga’s many other health benefits. Many athletes are now realizing the importance of balancing their activities with stretching, including professional Hockey Players, Golfers, Dancers, Runners etc. We have an extensive range of experience and ability in our classes. Yoga is absolutely noncompetitive, so no worries there! Break through your current limitations….you won’t only achieve a higher degree of flexibility, but you will also develop a deeper body awareness and so much more! Relax, have a little fun and enjoy!




How much does it cost?


The more you come, the less it costs! a single drop in class is $13 but we offer several different packages depending on how many class you would like to come to.




How Is Yoga Different From Stretching or Other Kinds of Fitness?


Unlike stretching or fitness, yoga is more than just physical postures. Yoga is unique because you learn to connect the movement of the body and the fluctuations of the mind to the rhythm of your breath. Connecting the mind, body, and breath helps to direct your attention inward. Through this process of inward attention, you will learn to become more aware of your experiences from moment to moment. Your body will most likely become much more flexible, strong and feel better by doing yoga, the greatests benefit is that so will your mind.




Do I have to be religious to practice yoga?


Yoga can be a very spiritual practice for many different people; however, yoga is not a religion, it is a philosophy and science that began in India an estimated 5,000 years ago. There are people with all different religious/non religious beliefs who practice yoga, all over the world. It is not necessary to surrender your own religious beliefs to practice yoga. No matter what your beliefs are you can practice yoga it is universal.




What forms of payment do you take?


You can pay by cash, cheque, VISA or MasterCard. We do not have a debit machine. We will also take e-transfers to smilingdogyoga@hotmail.com





321 Main Street

Slave Lake, Alberta

780-805-6780

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