Free, donation-based classes.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I bring to class?
If you can, bring a mat, yoga blocks, a small towel (for sweat) and a water bottle. If you need to borrow a mat or blocks simply indicate that when you register.
When should I arrive?
Plan to arrive 10 minutes early to set up your mat and begin to stretch.
What should I do when I arrive?
Sign in at the table, grab a mat or blocks if you need them, feel free to snag a complementary bottled water and head to the practice area just ahead. Set up your mat and begin to get comfortable and stretched.
What happens if it rains?
If there is bad weather on the day of a scheduled outdoor class the instructor will communicate any change in the class format- this would likely be switching to a virtual class. Again, all necessary information would be provided.
Where do I park?
Please park along the street (either side of Monroe Lane). This quiet residential street doesn’t get much traffic and always has plenty of space.
Where is the class located?
Class is located at 152 Monroe Lane in Westerville, a suburb of Columbus. The nearly 2 acre property sits in a quiet residential cul-de-sac and butts up to a large nature preserve. Classes are located in the spacious lot to the right of the 152 Monroe Lane residence. You will see a sign, table and torches lighting our practice area when you pull up.
Should I be concerned about mosquitos or bugs outside?
There is incense used to “protect” our practice area as well as citronella torches. There will be a bottle of bug spray at the sign-in table as well, feel free to use this if you are concerned.
What should I wear to class?
Most athletic attire will do. For ladies, it’s generally tank tops and yoga pants. For the men, it’s generally athletic shorts and t-shirts. Please consider the season and weather as well since this is an outdoor practice. Ideally your clothing does not become a distraction, so close fitting clothing tends to work best so long as you are comfortable! To avoid extra slippage, we recommend practicing barefoot.
What if I’m not flexible?
Yoga will definitely benefit you! Flexibility is an effect of yoga not a pre-requisite. Everybody comes with varying capabilities and everything we do in class can be adapted and adjusted. A regular yoga practice is a wonderful opportunity to bring balance to your body and to get stronger, more flexible and feel at ease.
Any tips if I’m new to yoga?
Welcome! Let the instructor know your skill level and any concerns. They’ll happily give you additional guidance and help to ensure you’re practicing safely.
My yoga teacher says 'Namaste' at the end of class. What does that mean?
Our yoga instructors often end class with this Sanskrit word (Sanskrit is an ancient, sacred language from India). The traditional phrase "Namaste" is a reverential greeting. "Nama" means bow; "as" means I; and "te" means you. Therefore, Namaste literally means "bow me you" or "I bow to you”. This gesture is a greeting or salutation with a deep form of respect and a wonderful way to seal your yoga practice and hard work.
What kind of qualifications does the instructor have?
Nicole is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher. This means she has 200 hours of training in teaching yoga and has completed all exams and education requirements.
Where can I find information on winter classes through the Westerville Community Center?
Visit the Westerville Parks and Recreation registration page for a full listing of available classes here.
FAQs for the registration are available here.
Still have questions? You can email them here: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (614) 901-6500
Where can I find the yoga sequence we used in class?
Following each class, the sequence created is loaded here. If you would like to download to practice again on your own time, feel free!
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