how to begin

  1. Your first class is free!
  2. After your first class, purchase our New Student Special online or in person and receive one month of unlimited yoga for $39.
  3. Your 30 days of unlimited yoga begins when you take your first class. You can choose any class as your first class. The majority of our classes are all-levels, meaning they are appropriate for beginners and experienced yogis alike.


Not sure what class to start with?

 
 

The essentials

  • Yoga mat (Free rental for your first class)
  • Water (Filtered tap and bottled water available)
  • Towels; one to go over your mat and one to wipe sweat (Free rental for your first class)
  • We recommend wearing fitted exercise clothes, ideally that wick away moisture
  • Please arrive at least 5 minutes before class starts; 15 minutes before prime time classes

 

Feel free to give us a call with questions (608) 661-0167


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we ❤ beginners

We realize you may be nervous about starting a yoga practice, but we invite you to come as you are - no experience necessary - and you don’t have to be super fit, either. The majority of our classes are all-levels, meaning they are appropriate for beginners and experienced yogis alike. Our inviting community of instructors and practitioners wholeheartedly embrace this philosophy. There’s no need to pre-register, just bring the essentials to class and sign up at the registration desk on your first visit to Inner Fire Yoga.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the benefits of regular yoga practice?

The benefits of yoga are bountiful and well documented, including:

  • Increased flexibility
  • Improved lubrication of the joints, ligaments and tendons
  • Improved muscle tone
  • Detoxification of the organs and tissues of the body
  • Improved mental clarity
  • Improved lymphatic flow
  • Strengthening of the immune system
  • Increased lung capacity
  • Mind-body awareness
  • Better posture
  • Improved skin tone
  • Reduced joint pain, including back pain
  • Weight loss

Read about Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodger's crediting hot yoga for being in, what head coach Mike McCarthy describes as, incredible shape.

What should I bring with me to class?

The essentials:

  • Yoga mat (Free rental for your first class)
  • Water (Filtered tap and bottled water available)
  • Towels; one to go over your mat and one to wipe sweat (Free rental for your first class
  • We recommend wearing fitted exercise clothes, ideally that wick away moisture
Why the heat?
  • Muscles and connective tissues become more elastic, allowing for greater flexibility
  • Improves cardiovascular health and overall endurance
  • Increases mental focus and discipline of the mind
  • Promotes sweating which assists in the detoxification process
  • Aids in thinning the blood which clears the circulatory system
  • Improves nervous system function
  • Reduces and neutralizes stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline
Does pre-registering for a class online save me a space in class?

Registering for yoga classes online does not reserve a space in class. Please arrive 15 minutes before class starts, especially for our busier classes, to ensure your space in class. Pre-registering online will speed up the sign-in process, and will assist you in planning your yoga-schedule. For now, however, our yoga-classes are filled first-come-first-served.

What is yoga?

The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj, means “to yoke or bind” and is often interpreted as “union“ or a method of discipline. A man who practices yoga is called a yogi; a female practitioner, a yogini.

I am fairly active, but can’t seem to shed my extra 10 pounds. Can yoga help me?

Yoga can help you maintain and lose weight. Yoga reduces cortisol, a stress hormone and fat storing hormone. A regular practice boosts metabalism and burns calories. Yoga also encourages healthy eating habits and provides an enhanced sense of well being and self esteem, which are significant factors in weight control.

I’m not flexible. Can I do yoga?

Yes! You are a perfect candidate for yoga. Many people think they need to be flexible to begin yoga, but that’s like thinking you need to be able to play tennis to take tennis lessons. Come as you are and you will find that yoga practice will help you become more flexible.

Will class be challenging for me?

Yes! What's great is that you determine the intensity of each pose. No matter what your age or experience level, Inner Fire Yoga classes will take you to your edge.

How many times per week should I practice?

If possible, start with two or three times per week minimum. Don’t let time constraints or unrealistic goals be an obstacle…just do what you can. You’ll likely find that after a while, your desire to practice will expand naturally and you’ll end up establishing a consistent practice.

How is yoga different from stretching or other kinds of fitness?

Unlike stretching or fitness classes, yoga is more than just physical postures. Connecting the mind, body and breath helps us to direct our attention inward. Through this process of inward attention, we learn to recognize our habitual thought patterns without labeling them, judging them or trying to change them. We begin to become more aware of our experiences from moment to moment.

Why did I feel dizzy and nauseous during my first class? Is this normal?

This is not unusual. Practicing yoga in a heated room reveals to us our present condition, and inspires us to take much better care of ourselves. In the heated yoga room, your body needs an adequate amount of water to allow perspiration to release heat from the body as you practice. We estimate you need another 64-80 ounces sometime during the day to allow for a 90 minute practice. Once you are fully hydrated, your body will adjust to the heat more quickly.