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General Guidelines

What to Expect:
Each class and each teacher is unique, however, there are common class protocols for all classes.

Arrive about 5-10 minutes early to sign in, take off your shoes off and settle in by setting up your mat and collecting any props (blocks, blankets, straps or bolsters), if needed.  We encourage you to connect with your neighbors and get to know the yoga community.  Most teachers start with a centering to prepare you mentally for the practice and to set the tone of the class.

Your teacher will give the class general instructions about a pose, and they may also give you individual instructions to enhance your practice. They may even physically adjust your body while you are in the pose, to help you better understand the actions and movements of the pose.

The classes usually end with a brief period of relaxation or meditation.

You may experience some soreness after your first class.  Please be kind to yourself both during practice and after. Making any adjustments and alterations as needed, as well as following up with drinking plenty of water.

 

Tips to ensure enjoyable classes for yourself & others:

  • Avoid eating or eat lightly 1-2 hours before a 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 before entering the studio floor.
  • Blocks, straps, blankets & bolsters are available for you to use during class.  Mats are also available to rent.
  • Please turn cell phones off upon entering the studio.
  • Please be respectful of the small practice space the the deep breaths taken by your fellow yogis, no perfume, oils, fragrant lotions, or pungant smells.
  • Let your teachers know if you have any injuries, health conditions or if you are pregnant (if you are pregnant, make sure to consult a doctor before joining us in class).
  • Some teachers and classes will chant at the beginning and/or conclusion of class. Join the chanting if you are comfortable doing so. If not, feel free to listen.
  • Our classes are not “hot yoga” classes, but the room does get fairly warm, especially on warm summer days.  If you know a towel would help with slipping, please bring your own.
  • Bringing a waterbottle is a good idea and can be brought onto the studio floor.  There is a water cooler at the studio where you can fill up.