Silly Questions asked of a Yoga Studio worker

You know the scene in the movie Clerks where is telling his friend about the silly things people ask while he works in the video store ("um, I'm looking for that movie that won an award with that actor and that song"). That really happens - I used to work at Blockbuster. 

Well, there are also many silly questions I get asked now that I work at a yoga studio. Here are some of them (and an explanation as to why they are silly, in case you need an explanation)

1. Is this class hard? 

There's no way for me to answer this question. "Hard" for one person can be extremely different for someone else. 

2. Is it going to be a crowded class on Friday at 4:30pm? (or will there be guys in the 6pm class?)

I really have no idea. These are open, group classes. We could have 1 person attend or 40 - all girls or all guys!

3. I can't do yoga, I'm not flexible. 

That's the point! To get flexible! (and strong and balanced and unstressed.......)

4. Do I need a uniform?

You think I'm kidding, but I'm not, this is an actual question I have been asked. Makes me wonder, what a yoga uniform would look like? 

5. Should I put my dirty mat in the bin labeled "Dirty Mats" or back in the pile? 


6. Can you do something about the city/train noise? 

Um, no. 

7. How many down-dogs is the teacher going to do? 

Yes, I have been asked this as well. I've never actually counted...... :)

8. Is yoga a religion? 

The definition of a religion is 'the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods'. 

There are no worship of superhumans here except yourself.