Frequently asked questions

What kind of yoga do you teach?

I teach Iyengar yoga. A detail and alignment focused yoga of posture and breath. Strength, mobility and stability are created through the asanas (poses). Iyengar yoga often uses props to help each individual gain their best version of their pose. I work with all body types.

Isn't all yoga the same?

Absolutely not :) Even in the same style of teaching, you will find very different teachers. My suggestion: look at the studying & training required for the teacher (there are vast differences). If you don't connect to the first yoga class you attend, try another...there is a yoga class/teacher for everyone.

What if I don't have any yoga props?

No problem at all. During virtual classes, there is a video you can watch a YouTube video (see the Resources page on this website) to give you an idea of how to use objects around the house to use as yoga props. At the Studio, corporate classes & private classes the props are provided for you.

What do I wear?

Comfortable clothing that allows movement. In a group setting I recommend clothing that is also modest. We practice in bare feet. (If that is a concern for you, please bring it to my attention)

What platform are you using for your virtual classes?

'8x8 meet' A platform very similar to Zoom. Once you have signed up for a class, an email invitation will be sent to you including a link to join. You can join via your web browser or you can download the app No need to create an '8x8 meet' account - join as a guest You will need a camera & microphone connected to your device.

I have an injury or a medical condition, can I still practice?

It is important to inform your teacher of any injuries or medical conditions. Many adaptations can be done to protect you. It is important that recent major injuries or surgeries are respected and you wait until you have healed and your doctor has said you can return to physical activities.

How do I sign up/pay for a virtual class?

Thank you for trying virtual yoga! If this is your first virtual class with us, please enjoy our $10 offer

There is a Bent Mat Yoga App available for your mobile device We use the '8x8 meet' app No need to create an account. This platform is similar to Zoom but has some advantages.
Create a login within bentmatyoga.com Once a you have a login account, please fill out a waiver You are now ready to sign up for any of the classes listed. Choose your class of interest to sign up Payment is accepted within each class sign up or directly from this page. Once you have signed up for a class, and payment is received, you will receive a link to join the yoga class. Payment options: etransfer* (choose pay in person), Square or PayPal using your credit card * send etransfer to bentmatyoga@gmail.com You can pay for each class individually or purchase a class card and have the funds available for classes you sign up for. ​​ ~ Studio classes have a slightly different protocol, connect with me via email ~

Can guys join?

Absolutely!! My in person classes, have a typical men to women ratio ~ 50/50 I am very comfortable working with men and the particular differences they face. All bodies, all abilities are welcome.

Booking multiple classes, why can't I book more than one at a time?

Unfortunately, at this time Wix (webpage provider) only allows a single booking at a time and I agree this is extremely annoying. I have requested Wix to change their booking limitations. In the mean time, here is a solution:

You will have access to those bookings under your account to cancel or reschedule, if needed, once I've added them. As soon as Wix listens to their customers and makes multiple bookings more user friendly, I will update the online bookings. Thank you for your patience in the mean time.