Q: What do you need to bring?
A: A yoga mat, one or two towels and a bottle of water. Proper attire is fairly close fitting clothing made of breathable fabric. (And maybe some sweats to put on after class- you will be sweaty and we have no showers) We have a filtered water fountain (that has cold, room temp and hot spigots), and slices of complimentary fruit after each class (and warm tea in the winter) Again, we are a small studio- bring the essentials only please
- You do not need to be flexible to practice yoga. Anybody can practice yoga, regardless of age, body type or fitness level.
- You do not need to have any experience to practice. All levels are welcome, from beginning to advanced.
- Yoga is a powerful tool for inner transformation.
- If you don’t feel like being transformed, yoga is a great fitness tool
- Yoga promotes overall health, stress relief, muscle tone and weight loss.
- Yoga compliments any exercise regime, great for runners, cyclists and active people.
- You can safely practice yoga when pregnant, make sure to tell your teacher even if you think you are pregnant (or know!) and they will help you to safely modify. Also, it is best to steer clear of the heated classes- and check with your physician first.
Yoga Etiquette and Helpful Hints
Some guidelines to follow so no one looks at you sideways
Be sure you check in! This affects your teacher’s pay and health of the business
Be Punctual to Every Class – (5-10 minutes early minimum) Doors will be locked when class begins
No large meals before class – but not starving either
Tell you teacher of injuries before class
If you are new to the studio- allow 20 minutes to fill out your new student form, and get situated
If you are new to yoga- come to a class for beginners- check our class description page or feel free to contact the owner for advice
Be free of strong odors
Remove shoes before entering studio
As the room fills up, be aware of your surroundings and participate in making space for everyone.
Talk softly in the studio-if at all – hugging your friends is encouraged
Turn off electronics – (Even if they aren’t in the studio-we may be able to hear the ringing through the lobby walls)
Wear appropriate attire – (Those items that cover you if you get sweaty or stay in place if you are upside down)
Roll out your mat softly in the studio – (Avoid your inner cowboy from the “crack the whip” method of opening your mat-often other students are sitting in meditation and this is disruptive)
Be as still as possible during balancing postures – (Not the best time to walk across the room for a tissue, sit and drink water, etc) Even as teachers, we are trained to stand very still during balancing postures.
If you do need to leave the room during class- do so when the teacher has the class is in a resting posture and be sure you close the studio door securely behind you
No children of any age in lobby waiting during class
Observe silence in savasana and if you must leave- try to leave before savasana very quietly
Leave the area surrounding your mat sweat and debris free
If you must leave early, be sure to tell your teacher and place your mat by the door
If you are in the lobby waiting for your class to start, and there is previous class is in their savasana, please speak very softly.
Listen to your body- do not do anything that causes you pain and suffering- ever- in yoga or not