Where are you located?
Lake Hartwell Yoga is conveniently located right off of Exit 173 on 85. At 55 Pearson Way, Suite F in Lavonia GA. We are directly adjacent to J. Peter's at the rear end of the parking lot. Parking is permitted in the lot.
How do I book classes? Or what’s this app I keep hearing about?
You can book classes online from your computer by going to the schedule tab on our site, HERE. Or you can download the super convenient MindBody app where you can book classes, view the upcoming schedule, and purchase passes and memberships!
Do you have classes for beginners?
Our goal at Lake Hartwell Yoga is to provide a place where EVERYONE can be involved. We offer classes of varying levels and opportunities for all of our students. Check out the class description or shoot us a quick message if you’re not sure which class is right for you. We’re happy to point you in the right direction and we look forward to seeing you on the mat.
How early should I get to class?
If you haven’t already created an account with us online, arriving 10-15 minutes before the scheduled class time will give you plenty of time to check in, get your mat set up, and chat up your instructor.
All others please come 5-10 minutes before your class starts.
Do men do yoga?
Yes! Lots of them. Here at Lake Hartwell Yoga we have not one but TWO male instructors. The yoga tradition has actually evolved to include women relatively recently in its long history. The original teachers and gurus were exclusively male.
What should I wear?
You should wear comfortable and non-restrictive clothing; anything you would wear to a typical exercise class. We work with bare feet in yoga so be prepared to shed your socks and shoes.
What should I bring with me to class?
We have everything you will need for your yoga class. We provide mats and all props for class. Should you chose to maintain a consistent practice we encourage you to obtain your own mat. Our yoga center also offers FREE water, so bring a water bottle if you would like.
What are the benefits of a yoga practice?
The physical benefits of yoga are many. Yoga increases strength, flexibility, and vitality; all systems of the body benefit from increased function. The more subtle benefits to yoga are relaxation and self-awareness. Through your yoga practice, you will develop the ability to handle stress and have clearer, calmer more positive thoughts.
What if I have physical issues?
Yoga is for everybody! Yoga can be very therapeutic for the body, mind, and spirit while facing a physical discomfort in the body. Always inform your instructor of any issues you may be experiencing, for example: back, neck, shoulder or knee pain, blood pressure issues or pregnancy. We offer a wide range of classes for all body types.
I am not flexible, is yoga for me?
We hear this statement all of the time. We come to yoga to become more flexible in the body and mind. Individuals with stiff bodies will benefit from yoga by gaining increased mobility in the joints and muscles. A naturally flexible person will benefit from yoga by gaining strength. Yoga is not about being or getting flexible, it is about bringing balance to your body.