Are you new to yoga or our studio?
What to Expect:
Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to sign in. Take off your shoes and settle in by setting up your mat and collecting any props (blocks, blankets, straps or bolsters) you may need.
You are encouraged to connect quietly with your neighbors and get to know your yoga community, or to take this time to allow your entire being to 'arrive on the mat'.
Most classes will start with a short mindfulness meditation to prepare you mentally for the practice and to set the tone of the class.
You will be given general instructions about a pose as well as individual instruction to enhance your practice. You may be given physical adjustments while you are in the pose to help you better understand the actions and movements of the pose. You always have the option to decline a physical adjustment for any reason.
The classes usually end with a brief period of breathing practice (pranayama) and relaxation (savasana).
Please be kind to yourself both during practice and after. Make any adjustments and alterations as needed during class, as well as following up with drinking plenty of water.
Always listen to YOUR body, adjust your practice accordingly to avoid injury.
Tips to ensure enjoyable classes for yourself & others:
Avoid eating or eat lightly 1-2 hours before a class.
Bring water to class.
Arrive 5-10 minutes before the start of class. The door will lock once class has begun.
Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely.
Yoga is practiced barefoot. Please remove socks and shoes in the entryway before entering the studio.
Mats, blocks, straps, blankets & bolsters are available free of charge for you to use during class.
Please turn off or silence your cell phones before entering the studio.
Please do not leave class early.
You are advised to discuss any concerns with your health care practitioner prior to starting a yoga practice if you have injuries, health conditions or are pregnant.