I am new to yoga, what should I expect?

Welcome! Yoga will transform you and bring you so much joy. Be kind to yourself and know that you do not have to get it all right away. Yoga is a lifelong practice, so the basics you learn will be crucial as you build a strong practice. The more often you hit your mat, the faster you will begin to feel the benefits of yoga. In increments, you’ll build strength, focus, stamina and flexibility. See you on your mat!

What should I wear?

You will sweat, so wear clothes you feel comfortable in and bring a change of clothes to wear after class.

What should I bring?

Bring a yoga mat, a towel and a bottle of water. We rent towels in case you forget yours. We also have yoga mats for you to borrow.

Can I eat before class?

We recommend that you practice yoga on a fairly empty stomach, but a light snack before class like fruit may be just what you need for extra energy.

How much water should I drink?

You want to be hydrated, so drinking lots of water prior to class is recommended. Bring a bottle of water with you to sip throughout class if you find yourself feeling thirsty. When you sweat you lose minerals, so it’s important to replenish your body through sugars and juices.

But I’m not flexible, how can I do yoga?

This practice is a lifelong journey. It invites you to be you and begin wherever you are at in your body. All you have to do is show up on your mat and be open to the experience of yoga.

Will I lose weight? Build muscles?

Whatever your body needs, yoga will give you. With a consistent practice, you will lose weight, gain muscle, calm your mind and more if that is what is needed. Just keep hitting your mat and you will begin to notice positive changes in your body and in your being. 

How often should I practice?

The more you practice, the faster you will begin to see results. Consistency is key, so set yourself up for success by ensuring yoga is part of your schedule. For life-changing results, practice 4-6 times per week.


Baptiste Power Yoga is performed in a heated room (85-90 degrees) because of the benefits it offers the body. Heat allows for muscles to ease through their full range of motion but is not an excuse to push muscles beyond their limits. Heat improves circulation and metabolism and strengthens the cardiovascular system. Sweating aids in detoxifying the body and rejuvenates the skin. Come sweat with us in one of many heated Baptiste Yoga classes!

Africa Yoga Project delivers global wellbeing in and from Africa. We practice and teach Yoga with a deep conviction that the potential to change the world lives in each of us. Our bodies and minds must be connected in order to create lasting change. We deliver tools to bring wellbeing to the world, one body at a time.

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