The Yoga Shala FAQ

How do Virtual Classes work?

We offer virtual Mysore  yoga classes to individuals and groups all around the world. Using Zoom or Google Meet, we provide individualized instruction to every virtual student and tailor our live stream classes to you.

Do I need to pre-register for classes?

We encourage students pre-register for class to ensure their spot. However, you are also welcome to show up and register before class begins.  To reserve your spot for all classes, click here

How Do I Prepare For Class?
  • Bring your own mat and towel (The Yoga Shala has extra mats available to rent for $2 for non-members or impromptu visits. 
  • Refrain from eating 2-3 hours before class.
  • Come to class well hydrated and drink plenty of water afterward.
  • Inform the instructor of any medical concern or injuries.
  • Please turn off your cell phones.
  • Please place your shoes in shoe cubby at the entrace of The Yoga Shala.
  • Honor and respect your limits. Acknowledge that your body and mind will feel different every day; listen to what your body tells you, and practice following your breath.
Is There Parking?

There is parking on site and on the street on circle drive. We also have access to a large parking lot 30 seconds walk from The Yoga Shala on Circle Drive.

How Often Should I Practice Yoga?

Any Body Movement practice should be incorporated into your weekly routine a minimum of 3 days per week, and optimally, up to 5-6 to see and feel lasting results.

As your schedule permits, and your desire increases, more days should gradually be added. We receive the greatest benefit when practicing on a consistent basis.

I'm Not Flexible, Can I Still Practice Yoga?

We welcome all type of bodies at our yoga studio in Maitland, FL (near Winter Park). Yoga and Pilates are physical exercises that will increase your flexibility over time. You do not need to be flexible when you start – however, over time, you will see your range of flexibility increase.  The regular and consistent practice of yoga will instill a balance between strength and flexibility.

What About Pre-existing Pain & Old Injuries?

While you might feel sore or tired after doing your yoga or pilates practice, or sometimes even during your practice, it is not necessary to push your body to the point of causing injury. Throughout our lives, we primarily tell our bodies what to do. With time, the yoga practice becomes an opportunity to listen to, and respect, your body’s wants and needs. In the event of an injury, whether related to yoga or past outside experience, there are many special adjustments, modifications and considerations that one of our instructors can recommend. One of the main long-term benefits of yoga and pilates practice is healing. By creating and inviting more balance into one’s overall state of being, the regular practitioner creates the space to allow healing on many levels.

If you deal with chronic pain or a pre-existing condition, our Body Mechanics for Functional Mobility classes will be ideal for you to work with Krista to create a movement routine, specifically designed to address your issues and assist you in improving mobility and function.

I want to buy this as a gift, what should I do?

Call The Yoga Shala 407-506-4626 and our helpful staff will assist you in purchasing a gift certificate.