New To Yoga?
Benefits of Yoga
- Normalizes Weight & Increases Weight Loss
- Tones & Builds Strength
- Improves Balance & Flexibility
- Increases Vitality & Energy
- Reduces Stress
- Sharpens Memory, Concentration, & Mental Clarity
- Boosts Immune System & Helps in Illness & Injury Recovery
- Reduces & Prevents a Wide Variety of Physical Ailments: back pain, arthritis, insomnia, etc.
- Stabilizes Emotional Challenges: Depression, Anxiety, etc.
- Improves Mood & Sense of Well Being
- Improves Productivity & Creativity
- Inspires The Process of Personal Growth
…but Most Importantly, Here at YOGA SOL, We Enjoy the Journey!
Yorba Station Center
18302 Imperial Hwy
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
We are conveniently located in Yorba Station Center (corner of Imperial Highway and Yorba Linda Blvd, right behind Mimi’s Cafe) with plenty of free parking.
We welcome you to fully experience the gifts of yoga: physical toning, flexibility, balance, body awareness and mental clarity. Remember, the hardest part is walking through the studio’s front door! We look forward to working with you to tailor your practice to exactly what you are looking for. We invite you to try different classes and talk to your instructors (they love individually mentoring our students).
FIRST VISIT ADVICE
Please arrive 15 minutes early. We have some simple paperwork to complete and you can speak to the instructor about any special issues you many have.
Wear comfortable clothing that allows for a full range of motion. Yoga is practiced in bare feet for traction and safety. It is best to eat lightly two hours before class. Water is great, but we suggest drinking it before and after class rather than during, as excessive liquids while moving can cause discomfort.
Please bring your yoga mat, buy a new one from us, or rent one of our loaner mats.
WHICH CLASS IS RIGHT FOR ME?
The first place to start is to read our class descriptions and find the ones that appeal to you. Then look at the class schedule to see when the classes are available. Each class has a link to the instructor’s bio, which will give you information about his/her training and style.
If you need advice or have questions, please feel free to contact us and we can help guide you.
ON THE MAT
The yoga practice involves a series of physical postures that are coordinated with breathing and a focus on the present moment. This is a lifelong practice where change happens progressively; there’s no need to do it all in your first class. Our instructors will offer various modifications to make the poses more or less challenging, depending on your individual needs and goals. You are always invited to back off a little and reduce the intensity of a pose.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF. BALANCE YOUR LIFE.
We are passionate about intelligently challenging our students to reach their individual best potential. Through the commitment to focus, doing our own best work, and enjoying the journey, amazing transformations can occur. And as we transform, we bring more and more balance into our lives.
A quick note about that “Challenge” word… We believe that recognized master teacher Judith Hanson Lasater says it best:
“How we define the word ‘challenge’ is extremely important. Taking one breath with total awareness is a challenge for any yoga student. Being able to disconnect from the busy-ness of the mind and deeply enter the state of Savasana— that’s a challenge for many people too. So what does ‘challenge’ mean? Challenge doesn’t mean pushing. It means inviting the student to explore their own freedom and their own growth in their own time and in their own way.”
– Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T.
What is Yoga?
Yoga is an ancient art, science, and physical practice that is equally empowering in our modern life today. Yoga translates to “union” and is intended to unify body, mind, emotions, and spirit into harmonious health. This happens through the linking of breath with physical movement, ultimately leading to the overall benefits of more strength, flexibility, mental focus, and balance.
I go to church and I’m not a vegetarian. Will I feel comfortable at YOGA SOL?
Yes! Yoga is not a religion, but a practice. Yoga does not require that you be anything other than what and who you are. There is no deity and no prayer. YOGA SOL honors everyone’s individual religious beliefs and cultural backgrounds. At YOGA SOL, we strive to deliver all the benefits of yoga in an environment where our students will always feel comfortable. (And we like a tasty burger now and then, too!)
I’m not very flexible. Will I be able to do yoga?
Absolutely! Everyone comes to the practice with varying degrees of flexibility. Some are born naturally flexible and others have to work a little longer to attain their optimum flexibility. A regular yoga practice will definitely increase your flexibility. Flexibility is just one of the many benefits of yoga you will enjoy, regardless of whether or not you can touch your toes.
Is yoga safe for my “not so fit” body?
Yes, yoga is safe when practiced with awareness and focused alignment. At YOGA SOL, your personal safety is our highest priority. Our skilled teachers are highly trained in anatomy and physiology and instruct with a keen watchfulness to your knee, back, and shoulder safety. Poses are adapted to each individual student, often with the use of props.
I have always been active, but now have a problem with my back/shoulder/neck/knee, etc. Can YOGA SOL help?
I want to lose weight, reduce stress, increase strength, and gain flexibility. How often should I practice yoga?
I’m intimidated by yoga. What if everyone is more advanced than I am?
Are there really other men in class?
Can I really get a decent workout?
What do I wear? What do I need to bring?
To enhance everyone’s experience
Out of consideration to your fellow yoga practitioners, YOGA SOL asks that the following rules and etiquette be observed at all times:
- Please arrive on time for class. Our classes start and end on time to respect everyone’s schedules.
- Classes will be closed 10 minutes after the start time. Warm up is important to your personal safety and we want you to receive maximum benefits.
- All cell phones must be silenced in the practice room to avoid the disturbance of ringing or vibration. If you must be reachable while in class, set your phone on silent and place it by your mat so you can see if you are contacted. Please let your instructor know if you need to do this.
- Please remove your shoes before walking into the practice room. We practice in bare feet to create a stable, non-slip connection with our mats, and to respect cleanliness.
- Injuries or issues affecting your practice need to be shared with your instructor prior to class, so that he/she can recommend modifications to insure your safety.
- Please refrain from wearing perfumes and colognes out of respect for others.
- Please refrain from coming to class if you have a contagious illness. Rest well and we’ll see you soon.
- Please bring your own mat for the sake of personal hygiene. Please do not walk on someone else’s mat. If you are new or forgot your mat, see the desk for $2 rentals.
- If you must leave a class before it ends, please take an early Savasana (final relaxation pose), which will alert the instructor of your planned early exit. Please depart prior to—not during—the group’s Savasana.
- Relax, Focus, Challenge with mindful awareness…and enjoy! YOGA SOL appreciates your consideration