Common Questions

If you’re new to yoga or to our studio, we’d love to answer any questions you may have. If your question isn’t answered here, please contact us for more information!

What Do I Need To Bring?

A willing attitude and comfortable clothing that will allow you to easily move are all that you need to practice yoga. If you have your own mat, please bring it with you otherwise we have mats for rent at the studio. You may wish to bring a bottle of water, an eye pillow, or a blanket, but none of these items is required.

How Should I Prepare?

Like with any class, we ask that you arrive on time, find a place in the classroom and be prepared to follow along with the teacher. If you are new to the studio, we suggest you arrive 10-15 minutes early to register, ask any questions, and become familiar with the space. This will also give you the opportunity to share any injuries or physical limitations with your teacher.

Plan to eat any meals 3 hours before class, or snacks at least an hour before class, so that you’re not practicing on a full stomach.

How Often Should I Attend?

As often as you are able!

Generally, those new to yoga will see improvements and noticeable impact with 3 classes per week. However, just like anything in life, the more you practice, the sooner you will see a result. We offer classes 6 days a week and invite you to attend as frequently as you are willing and able.

Do I Have To Have A Membership? How Much Is It?

At Curative Yoga Bigfork, we offer several pricing options and plans. You can see the full information on our Classes & Pricing page, but drop-in classes are typically $15, while 5 and 10-class punchcards are available at discounted rates.

Can I Rent A Mat? Do You Sell Yoga Gear?

We offer mats for rent in the studio for $1, and also have mats for sale. Props are provided. In our retail space, we carry doTERRA essential oils, medicinal herbs by Vitality Works, books and DVDs, clothing, meditation pillows, and various items from local businesses.  We’d love to help you find whatever you need to advance your practice.

What Is Yoga? Why Should I Practice?

It seems that everywhere you turn, someone is talking about yoga! Truth be told, yoga has been around for thousands of years but it is enjoying a resurgence in popularity because it has been proven so beneficial on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. In today’s hustle and bustle times, a simple yoga practice can be your antidote to the effects of stress, conflict and the ‘daily grind’. The main focus of Yoga is to find harmony between body and mind.

In the western world, Yoga is mostly associated with the practice of asanas (postures) of Hatha Yoga or as a form of exercise. All Yoga is derived from Hatha Yoga. The Sanskrit term Yoga has many meanings. It is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj, “to yoke”, or “to unite”. Through our practice of yoga, we are seeking union between the individual soul and the universal spirit.

What is Hatha Yoga?

Hatha is formed of two syllables: “Ha,” meaning “sun,” and “tha,” meaning “moon,”. Hatha Yoga is a preparatory form that refers to a set of physical exercises (known as asanas or postures) that are designed to align your right (sun -left side of the brain corresponding to the right side of the body) and left (moon – right side of the brain corresponding to the left side of the body) sides so that your body becomes more balanced. The postures are intended to open the many channels of the body – especially the main channel, the spine – so that energy can flow freely.

I'm Not Flexible. Can I Do Yoga?

We hear this frequently. The answer is a simple and absolute YES! Over time yoga will improve your flexibility but you do not need to be flexible to start. The poses we use are doable for all levels and it is not necessary that you be a contortionist to develop an effective yoga practice that makes you feel better and improves your overall flexibility. We have had students of all ages, body conditions, and fitness levels see improvements in flexibility and comfort over time, so come and join us to experience this firsthand!

Can I Book A Private Class?

Yes! We offer private classes in our studio and on location around the Flathead Valley, with rates for individuals, small groups (2-3), or groups of 4+. Yoga is a great activity for bridal parties, family reunions, corporate events, or getaways with friends — we’d love to talk about how we can best meet your yoga needs.