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Here are some helpful tips you should know before attending a yoga class. 

 

- For sanitary purpose, please do not wear shoes into the studio

 

- Arrive 10 - 15 minutes before the scheduled class time

 

- Classes are at least 1 hour and 15 minutes, unless otherwise noted on the schedule.  Please make arrangements to attend the entire class and avoid leaving early if possible

 

-New Students are welcome in all classes. Registration can also be done online by selecting a package below.

 

$40 Introductory Month for New Students (ADD TO CART)

 

 -First Time? After purchasing our $40 Introductory Month, feel free to sign up for one of our classes. Click here to reserve your spot!

 

- Upon arrival check in at the front desk

 

- If you have any physical limitations, injuries or if you are pregnant, please inform the teacher before class.  We can help you modify poses and assist you with the use of props.  Our goal is to help you have a pleasant experience at our studio.

 


The following guidelines will help you reduce your risk of injury:

 

  • Breathe smoothly and continuously, never hold your breath
  • Do not strain to attain any posture
  • If you experience pain or discomfort adjust the posture and ask for support from the Teacher.
  • Work gently, respecting and having compassion for your body
  • Don’t perform postures or movements that are painful
  • Ask the Teacher if you are unsure how to perform a certain posture
  • Pregnant women must consult their healthcare provider before signing up for a class.  After you are given the ok from your healthcare provider, try to arrive early and inform the Teacher of the stage of your pregnancy and any additional concerns.
  • Yoga practice should be done on a near empty stomach.  Ideally, not a full meal 2 hours prior to class or a snack 1 hour prior to class.
  • Drink plenty of water before and after class.  Feel free to bring a sealed bottle of water at room temperature into the classroom in case you need it.  Please do not bring cold, sweating water into classroom as it damages the soft floors.  We also have water for sale and towels for rent at $1 each.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that you can move, sweat and breath in - not too tight, not too loose.
  • Do not wear perfume or cologne.
  • Do not wear lotions, or creams on your hands and feet as they can cause you to slip and lose your grip.
  • Please bring a mat and any other props that you find helpful.  Mats may be purchased at the studio.  You may also rent a mat for $2.  We provide a limited  supply of props for use at the studio.

Yoga Etiquette

 

We kindly offer some basic rules of good yoga etiquette that will help you feel more comfortable about what is expected when entering our yoga studio.  They are based on basic yogic teachings.

 

 

1. Remove Your Shoes for sanitary purposes.
We have shelves/racks for students to store their shoes while in class. Please put shoes neatly on shelves/racks.  Since everyone will be walking around the studio barefoot, it is most hygienic if everyone takes off their outdoor shoes before entering the studio.

 

2. Turn Off Your Cell Phone
Make a habit of turning your cell phone off the minute you get to the yoga studio and refrain from speaking on your cell phone or loud socializing while in the studio.  By doing so, you are respecting the quiet and peaceful space we have created for you and other students to enjoy. 

 

3. Arrive On Time
Arrive at least 10 minutes before the class is scheduled to start. If you do arrive 15 minutes after the class has started, do not go into the classroom.  Wait for the next class or another day. 

If you arrive late and you’ve checked with the front desk and they have allowed you to take the class, wait until the class has finished the meditation or centering portion of the beginning of class.  Once the class has begun the postures you may enter quietly or as directed by desk staff.  

Never walk into the class in the middle of meditation! Quietly conduct your meditation outside the room. 

We understand that there are occasions when arriving late cannot be helped. PLEASE, do not make it a regular occurrence. Arriving on time is a sign of respect for your teacher, your fellow students and for yourself.


4. Respect Your Fellow Students

When entering the yoga classroom, please keep conversation to a minimum. We observe mouna or “spiritual silence” in the classroom and some students may be using the time before class to center and meditate. Be aware of the peaceful space we have created. For some, the studio space is a rare sanctuary of stillness in their busy day. Please be mindful and considerate not to intrude upon their peace.   When you enter the studio assume that there is either a class (savasana/relaxation) in session or a body work session in progress. Your fellow students appreciate your quiet consideration.  Use this time to meditate or reflect.  If you must speak, please practice satya or “purity of speech” and do so at a lone tone.


5. Respect the Teacher

When you enter a yoga class, you sign on to respect the teacher for the next hour and a half. You may discover halfway through the class that you don't care for this teacher, style, or hour of the day.  But you still should continue with the class, follow the teacher's instructions, take your Savasana, and learn from the experience. If you become ill, however, please feel free to let the teacher know, and leave the class and inform the front desk staff.  

 

6. Respect Yoga Props & Studio Space

Take care of studio props by carefully rolling mats and putting away bolsters, blankets, straps, and blocks in a tidy fashion.  If you sweat on a blanket, please do not replace it in the blanket box. Place it in the basket provided, so that it can be laundered. Please, do not chew gum inside the studio.

7. Keep Variations Appropriate
Keep in mind the level of the class you are attending.  If it is an advanced class and some of the poses are too hard, it is fine to take a more basic variation of the poses being taught. Usually the Teacher will offer this option. If you are attending a basic class and you are more advanced, respect the Teacher and other students by sticking to the basic versions of the poses so you don't confuse new students. The Teacher will offer you the option to take a more advanced variation when appropriate. 

 

8. Go to the Bathroom During Resting Poses
It is fine to leave class for a few minutes to go to the bathroom: There is no need to ask the teacher's permission. The best time to go is when there is a period of rest, either in Child's Pose or Downward Dog. 

 

9. Don't Skip Savasana!
Your final relaxation in Savasana is an important part of your practice. Don't plan to leave class early. If you must, tell the teacher in advance and take a short Savasana before you go.  Savasana is the time where you receive all the benefits of the hard work you have done during class so try not to make a habit of leaving early.