FAQ: THE YOGA HOUSE ATLANTA
What are the benefits of yoga?
Please read 50 Reasons To Practice Yoga
What if I am new to yoga or haven’t practiced in many years?
Our classes are suitable for ALL levels, whether you’re a beginner, a returning student, and intermediate or advanced yogi. It is like riding your bike, once you are on the mat, it all comes back to you. If you are still unsure, drop me a message and we can discuss this some more.
What levels do you teach?
We teach ALL levels.
Please fill out the client profile. The client profile helps me understand your specific needs, any past injuries or conditions, what benefits you want to receive from the class, etc. Your client profile is confidential. I don’t share any of your information with outside parties.
How to book
Please go to robynshealthyliving.com to book all classes, or call 770-380-7773. If you receive a voicemail, leave your name, phone number or email and the reason for your call. I will do my best to get back to you within 3 days.
Parking is free. You may park in the driveway or on the street. Please leave your valuables in the car.
What do I wear?
Wear clothes you feel comfortable in and can move freely, whether it is loose fitting clothes or leggings, etc.
What do I need to bring with me?
Just bring yourself, an open heart and open mind. If you would like to bring your own mat, you are welcome, but we DO provide complimentary mats, blocks and blankets. We also serve complimentary tea or juice after class.
Where do I get a mat?
You are welcome to use one of the eco-friendly mats or purchase your own mat. (highly recommended) You can usually find yoga mats at any local sporting goods store or retailer (i.e., Target, Whole Foods, etc.).
What do you provide?
We provide mats, blankets, blocks and eye pillows. We also offer complimentary tea or juice after class.
Where are you located?
We are located in the Brookhaven/Chamblee area. The closest main streets are Peachtree and Clairmont. The Yoga House Atlanta is a private residence and home yoga studio. We only share the exact address with our clients who have booked a space. Once the space is booked we will give you directions on how to get here. Please contact me if you have more questions.
Can I bring a guest to a yoga class?
Yes, but please have your guest fill out the client form and book a class. All bookings must be completed 24 hours in advance, in order to secure your space. If it is after 24 hours, please contact The Yoga House ATL and we will do our best to accommodate you, if there is space.
Do you offer refunds?
We offer credits, however we do not offer refunds.
Can I pay with a credit card?
Yes. You can pay via credit card, PayPal or debit card. We do not typically accept cash.
Can I participate if I am pregnant?
Yes, but please consult with a physician beforehand and receive clearance to participate. We can adjust and modify the poses for your safety and comfort. But, you may also want to consider prenatal or post-natal yoga, it may be a better fit depending on your preferences.
Can I bring my children?
Yes, we occasionally have children attend our classes with an adult. We can also tailor a special family yoga class for you if interested.
What is a typical class like?
A typical class is 90 minutes which includes time for meditation, asana practice (yoga poses), deep relaxation techniques, hands on adjustments and pranayama (breathing exercises). After class ends, we serve complimentary tea or juice and we may chat for about 15-30 minutes, if you would like to stay afterwards to ask questions or connect with our yoga community.
How do I make a payment? Where do I make a payment?
Please visit robynshealthyliving.com or call 770-380-7773 for all booking information.
What if I schedule a class and do not show up?
If you aren’t able to make a class after you’ve paid, we can offer you a credit for that class to be used in the future (it expires two months of purchase). We do not offer refunds.
Do packages expire?
Yes, packages expire after 60-90 days of purchase depending on the package.
FAQ: THAI YOGA BODYWORK
What is it?
Thai Yoga Bodywork is relaxing and therapeutic bodywork for ALL body types. Thai Yoga Massage opens and stretches the body, taking clients into deep relaxation. The session is practiced on a soft, floor mat. The receiver is full clothed throughout the session. But, during the session, it is best to wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes or the traditional Thai Yoga Massage pants.
Some of the differences between Thai Yoga Bodyworks and table massage are:
Thai Yoga Bodywork
- Thai Yoga Bodywork sessions work with the subtle bodies, focusing on the healing power of touch, Metta meditation and Vipassana meditation. Thai Yoga Bodywork is about bringing the client into deep relaxation through opening and stretching the body via the yoga poses.
- Clients are fully clothed.
- The session takes place on a soft floor mat.
- Silence is preferred during the session.
- Table massage focuses more on the bodily tissues and using specific massage techniques like kneading, deep tissue work, etc., instead of the yoga poses to stretch out the client.
- Clients usually wear little to no clothes when receiving a table massage.
- The session takes place on an elevated table.
What do I wear?
All clients remain clothed during Thai Yoga Bodywork. You will be provided with a pair of Thai Yoga Bodywork pants or you can wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing.
What are the benefits?
- Helps release and free any blockages in energy flow
- Revitalizes and supports the nervous system
- Increases deep relaxation and space for any healing processes to take place
- Alleviates pain and muscle tension
- Encourages flexibility through the yoga postures
- Promotes nutrition absorption
- Helps improve balance of mind, body and spirit
- Regenerates, strengthens and rejuvenates the body
- Stimulates circulation of blood and lymphatic system
- Elevates clarity and awareness
- Improves mood and general well being
- Encourages elimination of toxins and wastes in the body, mind and emotions
How will I feel afterwards?
Clients’ experiences vary. But, based on some of the reactions from past clients, the common feelings shared have been feelings of relaxation, calm, euphoria, bliss, relief from tension or tightness in the body and a feeling of being refreshed and revitalized.
Does it hurt?
No. The “pleasure principle” is followed meaning the “no pain, no gain” attitude does not apply. If something does not feel good, please voice your concerns so any necessary adjustments to pressure or any other modifications can be made.
Do I have to be flexible?
No. If you are NOT flexible, this is one of the BEST ways to increase your flexibility and range of motion through assistance into the yoga poses.
However, if you ARE flexible, you will really enjoy exploring your flexibility and may also appreciate some of the therapeutic based treatments.
What if I am pregnant?
Please consult your physician before making an appointment. There are certain precautions, which need to be taken if you are pregnant, however there are also certain poses, which can be very beneficial for someone who is pregnant.
How long are the sessions?
Sessions last for the allotted time for each service (ex. 60 minutes). There is also a consultation before the session begins and time for transition after the session ends.
*Please add at least 20 minutes before and after your session.
Can I receive a Thai Yoga Bodywork session at home or my office?
*If you are interested in a Thai Yoga Bodywork session at your home or office, please confirm with Robyn first and add an additional $25 to your session.
Which parts of the body are covered during a session?
We can customize a session for you based on various areas of the body where you want to focus, such as: neck and shoulders, legs, back, arms, feet, etc.). We can also customize a session based on your Ayurvedic constitution and/or specific conditions.
Do you use oils or crèmes during the session?
Depending on the client’s preferences, essential oils may be used for aromatherapy purposes, such as sesame, lavender, rose or other Ayurvedic oils. However, oils do not have to be part of the session. It is up to the client’s preference.
What is Ayurveda?
To read a more in depth explanation of Ayurveda, please visit the Offerings Page under Ayurveda.
What is included in a consultation, how does a consultation work?
Clients complete an intake form. Then, their initial assessment begins and may take place over one or a few visits, in order to determine the client’s Prakriti (constitution) and Vikruti (state of imbalance). Clients receive an individualized lifestyle program or plan using the principles of Ayurveda and Prana Flow Yoga. All programs support balance, harmony, vitality and peace in the body, mind and spirit.
Clients may be given Ayurvedic dietary and lifestyle practices to implement in their daily routines, as well as yoga sequences and practices. Clients need not only participate in an Ayurveda consultation due to imbalances, sessions can also be used to deepen clients’ own Ayurvedic studies and practices.
How does Ayurveda connect to yoga?
The system of Ayurveda uses a variety of techniques and tools to facilitate healing and balance, such as connecting to nature, yoga, meditation, mantra, pranayama (breathing exercises), food, herbs, minerals, oils and more. There are various approaches in Ayurveda to yoga sequences, poses, meditation techniques, mantras, foods, etc.…which can help bring balance and harmony to a person’s life, particularly during the various seasons in nature
How long do we have to work together?
We can work together as much or as little as you would like. The goal is not to have clients be dependent on their Ayurveda consultant, instead the goal is to empower and inspire people towards good health and help them become aware of their bodies’ natural make up and preferences; how to deter imbalances or mitigate them, as well as teach people how to work with the elements and seasons in nature in bring vitality, longevity, harmony and balance into their lives.
What are the benefits? How can this help me?
Our modern age has taken people away from their innate connection with nature and their bodies’ natural rhythms and movements. Ayurveda is an excellent way to learn how to work with nature to bring your body, mind and spirit back into balance. It is an empowering process for clients to understand their bodies natural make up and dispositions, as well as how to naturally heal and prevent imbalances. Everyone can benefit from this ancient, holistic healing system.