Congratulations on your decision to try yoga!
Yoga is a restorative and rejuvenating practice that can help reduce stress and increase flexibility - both physically and mentally. Because a yoga studio can be such a different environment, below are a couple of helpful hints to make your experience more enjoyable from the very start.
Helpful tips for your first class:
Plan to arrive at least 10-15 minutes before class.
Bring a yoga mat (if you do not have one, we have one you may borrow).
You are welcome to bring water into the practice space in a container with a lid.
Wear comfortable clothes. Practice is done without shoes or socks.
There are cubbies in the reception area of the studio for your personal belongings and shoes. Please remove shoes before entering the practice space.
Cell phones are prohibited in the practice space.
Avoid eating or drinking anything but water an hour before class.
The practice space is sacred and many people choose to meditate before class; please honor the silence or speak quietly in the space.
Please let the instructor know if there are any physical challenges that may influence your practice.
Stay until the end of class. Yoga is a holistic practice. Exercise increases heart rate and blood pressure, and brings blood flow away from organs to skeletal muscles. Relaxation brings heart rate and blood pressure back to normal and returns blood flow to the organs. Final relaxation and integration bring deep healing, balance and equilibrium.
Remember, there is no competition or judgment in Yoga, and your practice changes from day to day.
Dress in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, and avoid perfumes.
Frequently Asked Questions for New Students
I’ve never done yoga before, where should I start?
We recommend a gentle or a Hatha I class. In these classes you will get the most instruction and it will help create a solid foundation for other classes.
Do I need to register for beginner classes?
Yes. When you pre-register online, you are securing your spot for your intended class. It is still possible to sign up at the studio, should you forget.
Do I need to arrive early?
Yes. We recommend you arrive 10 - 15 minutes before class begins to settle in. Arrivals after class begins not be permitted to enter the practice space.
What can I expect in my yoga class?
Each class and teacher is different. If you start in a gentle or Hatha I class (as recommended if you’re new to yoga) you will begin by either sitting or lying on your yoga mat. The instructor will begin by centering the class with the focus on the breath (pranayama). Next, you will do gentle warm ups, followed by the postures of yoga (asanas), progressive muscle relaxation, and deep relaxation to conclude the class. For more details on each class type please visit Group Classes.
What are the class fees?
Our drop in rate is $17 per class. Discounted rates are available by purchasing a 5 or 10 class pass. Our best value is the unlimited monthly yoga membership. Please visit [Pricing] for all the current passes and specials.
How do I pay for my class?
We accept cash, checks and credit cards (Visa, Master Card & Discover) at the studio, online, and through our app.
How often should I practice?
Yoga can be practiced daily. With a practice of three times per week, you will begin to notice positive changes both physically and emotionally. Practicing with a group is also beneficial as the energy from the group can be very uplifting and encouraging.
Do you sell bottled water?
No. As part of our Green Initiative at the studio, we offer hot and cold filtered water on tap. We do not provide cups, so please bring your own reusable water bottle or insulated travel cup