Some of our more common questions are answered below. If we haven’t answered your question please fill out the gravity form at the bottom of this page and we’ll get back to you asap.
It’s an urban myth that there’s no parking in the Exchange District. Here are two maps of parking spaces in the Exchange District and Downtown Winnipeg.
The first map is a map of the parkades and meters around the studio. The second map is a map explaining where to find $2 meters and $1 meters around the studio. The studio is also within 500 meters of a stop of every major bus route in the city.
Upon arriving at the studio, you will find that we are an extremely relaxed group of people in a super real place. We paint the walls ourselves. Our friends hang their art in the studios, and we’re minimalists and hippies. So come expecting real yoga and in that, come in and do whatever flows from your heart.
Some ideas: give people hugs, chat with people around you or lay down on the couch. It’s all good sweet soul
What do I wear?
It is highly recommended that clothing be form fitting so teachers can see the shape of your joints. Bare feet are preferred for all of our classes.
What do I bring with me to a yoga class?
It’s recommended that you use your own mat. This is, however, not required, as a mat can be provided for you free of charge. You are also more than welcome to leave your mat inside the studio. All yoga blocks, straps, bolsters and props will be provided for you during your class.
Is One Style of Yoga Better or More Effective than Other Styles?
Depending on one’s individual needs and personality type, there is a practice that may be more appropriate and effective than other practices. This doesn’t mean that one practice is better than another. If you want some advice on which class is best for you, please email us or call us so we can discuss your own individual needs.
Usually Kundalini Yoga is what we perscribe to people, because it is so obviously effective and has completely transformed our minds and bodies collectively in this community.
Do I need to be flexible to practice yoga?
No. A regular yoga practice can help you increase your flexibility in a very short span of time. Upon request, we will create a home practice for you that will help to speed up your progress. But you have to do it every day, or it’s like that cook book you bought as you continued to eat Kraft Dinner. Have a little faith sweet being! You want to be flexible and free? Come meet us on the mat every day!
Is it safe to practice yoga when I'm pregnant?
Yes. In fact, it is highly recommended. There are certain postures and breathing exercises that are not appropriate for pregnant women… at all; however, there are also certain postures that have been proven to be very helpful for most women during their pregnancy.
At this time Karma Yoga Winnipeg does not offer prenatal yoga, but, we welcome pregnant women to attend our classes and will suggest modifications that will better suit women who are pregnant.
Why is Karma Yoga Winnipeg donation-based at 5:30 am?
It goes without saying that there are few places you can go to and provide a donation for a product or service. In working with us, you the student partake in the gift of a practice that we the teachers hold near and dear to our hearts. That practice is at 5:30 am. That’s when we want to encourage you to practice. All the rest is business friends.
Morning yoga classes at 5:30/5:45 and Kirtan on Sunday are always donation-based.
The rest of the classes are pay what you can (minimum $10).