The practice of yoga begins before your class starts.
New to Our Yoga Studio? To create the best experience for yourself and others, please follow these guidelines:
If you have the ability, please sign up for class on line. If you are unable to make the class, please unregister an hour prior to the start of class to avoid being charged for the class. If it is your first visit to the studio, please come 15 minutes early to meet the teacher, complete paperwork and get settled.
Arrive a few minutes before class begins. Give yourself time for a moment of meditation and to relax from the day. If you do arrive late, politely prepare yourself for class at the door (put away your keys and remove your shoes) and have your mat ready to unroll quietly as you enter the room.
Keep conversations low when you arrive and leave as other students may be relaxing or meditating. We want to create a space of healing, quiet, and relaxation as well as one of friendship.
Tell your teacher about any injuries or special health conditions before class. This will help the teacher make suggestions to make your practice safer and more enjoyable.
Bring your own yoga mat to class for hygienic and energetic reasons. Rental mats are available for $2 per use. If you perspire during class, please bring a towel. Please do not use studio blankets without a towel if you are perspiring.
Remove your shoes after entering to keep the floors clean for others.
Unplug. Turn off all of your devices before entering the studio, or even leave it outside the studio all together.
Wear appropriate, comfortable clothing (nothing too revealing or too loose, please!), be clean, and free of perfumes (the yoga practice heightens all five senses, including our sense of smell).
Pick up and neatly put away any props you use. Be a good yogi and clean your borrowed mat before putting it away. Mat disinfectant is on the shelving.
If you must leave class early, do it before Savasana. If you need to leave early, allow yourself a few minutes in corpse pose to reap in the benefits of your practice. This also alerts others around you that you plan to leave class a bit early.
Let go! Come in with an open mind, and make space for your heart to open too. This allows you to remain present and less judgmental. Be kind to yourself by accepting where you are. Rest when you need too. Remember: wherever, whenever in our life we begin yoga, is perfect. Yoga will help you become more aware, understanding, loving, compassionate, healthier, stronger, and skillful. As we practice this way of being with ourselves, we soon discover we are extending this to our friends, our families, our co-workers, and even strangers. Your personal practice of yoga really can make the world a better place.