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Frequently Asked Questions

Yoga FAQ

  1. What should I bring to class?

    Many participants attend yoga on their way to and from work. We don’t want you to worry about dragging your yoga gear back and forth.

    That’s why we provide mats, blocks and towels, free of charge. If you do prefer to bring your own equipment, you are more than welcome to do so.

  2. What should I wear to do yoga?

    Wear clothing that easily moves with your body. Tight-fitting, lightweight attire is best. Avoid loose, baggy clothes because they get in the way of your poses. You want to be able to see your form in the mirror, so you can make sure you’re in proper position.

  3. Should I eat before coming to class?

    Yoga should be practiced on a near-empty stomach. We recommend you avoid eating one to three hours before class. We also recommend your last meal before class be simple and easy to digest (like fruits, veggies, juice or smoothies).

    Helpful tip: The spices in your food come out through your pores. If you chow down on a huge plate of garlic mashed potatoes or your favorite Thai curry, you’ll smell like dinner during class.

  4. Should I bring something to drink?

    Yes! Hydration is key. Be sure to bring water with you.

    You should begin hydrating your body a few days before coming to your first class. To maintain proper hydration, it is recommended you cut out diuretic drinks, which increase dehydration. These include coffee, tea, soda, energy drinks and anything containing caffeine. Diuretics accelerate the elimination of fluids, forcing you to run to the restroom more often. This makes it difficult to stay hydrated.

    We recommend water above any other drink. But if you want a natural drink with electrolytes, try pure coconut water with no sugar added. Coconut water is high in potassium, which minimizes cramping of the muscles.

    Doctors recommend a simple formula to figure out how much water you need each day. Simply take your body weight, cut it in half and that is how many ounces of water you should be drinking. So a 130-pound woman should drink a minimum of 65 ounces of water each day. For Hot Yoga, you should double that amount, drinking nearly your bodyweight in ounces.

    Pay attention to your body. Dry lips, dry eyes and thirst are all signs of dehydration.

  5. What is Hot Yoga?

    Hot Yoga refers to the environment in which yoga is practiced, rather than a specific type of yoga. There are many benefits to doing Hot Yoga.

    • A hot environment promotes sweating, which prevents the body from overheating. Sweating enables your body to adjust to its ideal temperature.
    • When the body is warm, the muscles are naturally more flexible. This allows greater stretching capabilities, while decreasing the likelihood of injury. Most muscle injuries occur when the muscle is not warmed up before use.
    • Hot yoga detoxifies the body, opening pores and eliminating toxins through sweat. There is a reason your lymph nodes are below your armpits – this is one of the body’s best places to eliminate toxins.
    • The warmer your body, the warmer your blood. This helps thin the blood, clearing the circulatory system.
    • Your muscles rebuild more quickly after exertion in hot environments. Strength is built faster than in traditional “cold” workouts.
  6. Just how hot is Hot Yoga?

    Hot yoga is typically practiced between 95° and 100° F in about 40% humidity.

  7. What should I expect after my first yoga class?

    You will likely feel tired after your first yoga class. Your body repairs itself during sleep. Whenever you feel tired, it is a sign your body needs to repair something and wants rest to get it done. Yoga removes toxins from the body while increasing muscle strength and flexibility. Your body needs rest after class to finish eliminating toxins, helping your muscles rest and recover. Your energy will be restored after just a few classes.

    You may feel stiff or sore after your first class. The best cure for stiff, sore muscles is exercise. The soreness comes from a buildup of lactic acid, which needs to be released from your body. Massaging your muscles, stretching during class and sweating in Hot Yoga are some of the best ways to remedy soreness. Eventually, your body will crave yoga because of how good it makes you feel.

    You may experience mild nausea, dizziness or headache after class. This is generally caused by dehydration or a lack of oxygen while practicing yoga because you are not breathing properly. Drink plenty of water and make sure to breathe correctly during class. Ask your instructor for direction in proper breathing.

    You may notice skin irritation. This is caused by toxins coming to the surface of the skin through your pores. We recommend taking a shower as soon as possible after class. Use natural soap that is free of chemicals whenever you rub-a-dub-dub.

    Some people feel hungry after class, while others have no appetite at all. Both reactions are normal. As your yoga practice deepens, your body will let you know what you need and when you need it. You will begin to look and feel young and lean.

    You may be energized and/or have trouble sleeping. Yoga does not cause insomnia, but it often increases energy levels, and you may notice you need less sleep. It is still important to get a full night’s sleep. Remember, sleep is how your body repairs and recovers.

  8. How many times a week should I practice yoga?

    We recommend you do yoga at least three times a week and as often as six times a week. But some yoga is better than none. If you can only come once a week, come! By incorporating yoga into your daily and weekly routine, you will feel stronger, healthier and happier.

    Check with your healthcare provider before starting any new exercise program.

  9. What types of yoga do you offer?

    We have a long list of classes, from Hatha Yoga for Beginners to Vinyasa for the diehard yogi.

    Visit our Class Descriptions page or talk to a member of our team for more information.

  10. How long is each class?

    All of our classes are 60 minutes long.

  11. How many people are in each class?

    This varies. Our maximum capacity per class is 22, but usually there will be fewer than 10-15 people in each class.

  12. What kind of flooring is used in the Yoganics studio?

    We searched high and low to find the perfect material to use on our studio floor. What we chose has been recommended by some of the best yoga studios in the nation. It’s called Poly-Extruded Matting or PEM Yoga Flooring.

    Benefits of PEM Flooring (as stated on their website):

    • Shock absorbing cushion
    • Porous construction that allows ventilation
    • Water-proof material that prevents the growth of fungi, mildew and bacteria
    • Contains Micro-Chek®, a non-leachable biocide that also prevents the growth of fungi, mildew and bacteria
    • Unlike carpet, will not release particles, filaments or outgasses, ensuring a dust-free, hypoallergenic environment.
    • Does not produce outgassing of any harmful chemicals, even at 120º F.
  13. Are there locker rooms at Yoganics?

    We have 25 cubbies at your disposal. They are first come, first serve and should be used at your own risk. They do not lock, but they do provide privacy and are under 24 hour camera surveillance. Please leave your valuables at home. Yoganics is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  14. At what age can children participate in classes?

    Children have different temperaments and respond differently. Any minor attending class must be able to follow instruction and behave appropriately for a one hour duration. Yoganics allows children aged 10 - 13 to attend classes under the supervision of a parent or guardian, Children aged 14-17 may participate without supervision if their parent or guardian has read, understood and signed the liability release.

  15. Can I practice yoga while I’m pregnant?

    The American Pregancy Association lists a number of benefits of practicing prenatal yoga: Check with your healthcare provider before starting any new exercise program.

  16. What are your hours?

    We are open Monday - Friday, 5:30 am - 8:30 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. We are closed on Sunday.

  17. Can I reserve a spot in a class?

    Yes. Visit our Class Schedule to reserve a spot.

  18. What is Yoga in the Park?

    Yoga in the Park is how we give back to the community we love. It’s a FREE yoga class held Saturday mornings at 10am at Olde City Park in Downtown Wylie (right across the street from Yoganics).

    Class will be canceled if it is below 65 degrees and during any other inclement weather.

  19. Is yoga a religion?

    No, though this is a common misconception. Yoga will simply help you find inner peace and calm, while building physical strength, flexibility and endurance.

Juice & Menu FAQ

  1. What kind of juicer do you use at Yoganics?

    We use multiple juicers that serve multiple functions. We are proud to use the Norwalk Press, GreenStar, Champion and Hurom juicers.

  2. Why is juice made with the Norwalk Press more expensive than juice made using other machines?

    The Norwalk Press involves a two-step method of juicing. Therefore, it requires more time and effort to use. Furthermore, juice from the Norwalk Press retains more nutrients, has no pulp and preserves the greatest number of enzymes. It also has the longest shelf life, which is why all of our bottled juices are made with the Norwalk Press.

    Is it worth the extra cost?

    A comparative study of the operation and efficiency of machine "A", a leading centrifugal juicer; machine "B", described as being a juicer, grater and homogenizer; and machine "N", a Norwalk hydraulic press juicer and a chemical analysis of the mineral content of the extract juices. Uniform five pound samples of carrots, parsley, and celery were run on each of the machines with the results below. Source: Norwalk website.

    Carrots Parsley Celery
    A B N A B N A B N
    Juice Extracted - ozs. 40.5 40.5 57.0 8.80 8.80 27.0 50.7 59.7 68.1
    Mineral Content - mgs.
    Calcium 501 1458 2708 460 500 1605 345 505 675
    Magnesium as MgO Tr 5.7 22.8 75 85 265 170 305 385
    Phosphorous as P2O 2 20.3 70.9 285 110 115 445 200 305 480
    Iron as FeO 10.5 10.1 37.6 5 10 45 Tr 5 5
    Potassium as K2O 8.1 16.2 31.9 1245 1745 5415 3550 5070 6465
    Sodium 100 110 365 1635 1995 2315
  3. Do you pasteurize your juice?

    Pasteurization subjects the juice to heat to kill bacteria and pathogens, killing nutrients in the process. We are proud to say our juice is not pasteurized. Fresh-pressed, unpasteurized juice contains the maximum micronutrients, phytonutrients and enzymes.

    Our juices are pascalized. This process puts the bottles in cold water under 50,000 psi. Pascalization (also called HPP) inhibits bacterial growth, extending shelf life while preserving the nutrients, color and flavor of the raw, organic juice.

  4. How long does your juice stay fresh?

    Pascalized juices, properly refrigerated below 40°F, can stay fresh for as long as 90 days. Once opened, they can last up to 7 days below 40°F. However, we recommend consuming the juice as soon as possible after opening.

    Throw it out after 7 days, if the bottle has expanded, or has an unpleasant odor or taste. Noticeable expansion means fermentation has set in.

    Settling and separation are natural for fresh-pressed juices. Shake well and enjoy!

  5. Can I buy your juice wholesale and sell it from another location?

    Due to county and state health regulations, our juice cannot be sold at locations other than Yoganics. Selling elsewhere requires pasteurization, something we believe defeats the purpose of making fresh-pressed juice.

  6. Why are fresh juices so expensive?

    Produce is spendy. Depending on the kind you pick, Yoganics juice contains a minimum of one pound to an average of three pounds of produce per drink.

    We do our best to provide organic and/or locally grown produce. Yet unlike the meat and dairy industries, the produce industry does not receive subsidies from the US government to keep costs down. Purchasing fresh produce can be a costly endeavor.

    Other juice may come at a lower price, but they are not produced with the high standards we stand behind at Yoganics. Nor can they promise the same nutritional qualities as our delicious, fresh-pressed juice.

  7. Is your juice made from concentrate?

    Never! We source local organic produce, whenever possible, and cold-press the juice right here in Wylie. No homogenizers, preservatives, stabilizers or any artificial ingredients are ever added to the juice.