WHAT TO WEAR
Wear lightweight, non-restrictive exercise clothing. Most students wear leggings and a t-shirt or tank top. DO NOT wear jeans, slacks, or loose shorts. DO NOT wear perfume or essential oils.
We use traditional yoga 'sticky mats' in class. Other exercise mats (like a thick pilates mat) will not work. You can purchase yoga mats at many discount retail stores for under $20. We also have mats available for your use if you are new to yoga and would like to try it out before purchasing your mat.
EATING & DRINKING
Do not eat a large meal before class. A light snack about an hour prior to class time is fine if necessary. Having an empty stomach will aid in your breathing, stretching, and digestive health.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to class. Doors will open 15 minutes prior to class start time. Studio doors will be LOCKED when class begins and you will not be able to enter late. This is to keep us safe while we are in class and also to respect the students that have arrived on time and begun their centering.
TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES
Yoga is practiced in bare feet. Please remove your shoes BEFORE entering the yoga room. Lockers are provided outside of the yoga room for you to place all of your personal items. Bare feet are important to build your balance and to keep from slipping on your mat. If you have a condition that requires you to practice in shoes or socks, please see your instructor for options.
TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONE
Please turn your cell phone off before entering class AND leave it in the provided lockers. NO PHONES are allowed in the yoga room.
NEVER SKIP RELAXATION
All yoga classes end with a 'savanna' - a 5-15 minute relaxation (length depends on the type of class you are attending). This relaxation energizes and restores the body. During savasana, there is no talking, excessive movement, etc. so that we respect other students' quiet reflection time. If you MUST leave for some reason, please leave before the class enters savasana.
WHEN IN DOUBT - ASK!
We want you to feel at home here. And we absolutely want you to have a positive and safe experience with yoga. If you have a question or concern, we want to know! And chances are, you are not the only one with that question!
INFORM YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Consult your healthcare provider to determine whether yoga is appropriate for you. Yoga instruction is not intended to be medical advice or a replacement for medical treatment. yoga is a safe form of physical activity, but can cause injury if performed incorrectly. It is the student's responsibility to exercise reasonable precautions to avoid injury, lien to and follow the teacher's instructions, and to advise the teacher of any medical conditions or restrictions. Some yoga postures may not be advisable during pregnancy or menstruation, or if you have or have had a heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma, detached retina, hernia including hiatal hernia, back pain, degenerative spinal disk disease, spinal fusion or appliances, spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, carpel tunnel syndrome, arthritis, recent surgery, recent childbirth, stroke, fractures, osteoporosis, sprains, and/or strains.
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