TIPS FOR CLASS
The first time you attend the class please arrive 10 minutes early. You will be asked to fill out a waiver form before the class begins. Getting to class early also helps you center yourself and set your intentions for your practice.
Please inform the instructor of any injury or chronic illness you have before the class begins (this includes injuries past or present and/or medical issues such as high blood pressure, glaucoma, or heart issues). Exercises can be modified and may also help these conditions.
Everyone comes to class with different levels of strength and flexibility. Resist the urge to be competitive. Sometimes the stretches are intense; to avoid injury, do not force your body beyond its capacity. Come out of a posture if it does not feel safe or if you experience any joint pain and tell to the instructor.
During menstruation avoid inversions and strenuous postures.
Feet should be bare. Wear t-shirts and shorts or leggings, or other comfortable workout clothes. Arrive clean and free of scents that might distract or offend others. Don’t bring cell phones to class.
Blankets, mats and other props are provided or you can use your own yoga sticky mat. Bring a towel or your own mat if you sweat a lot. Remember to pick up and put away any props you use.
Food & Drink
Come to class well hydrated and with an empty stomach. Do not drink during class as this can disturb the stomach. Depending on your digestion, avoid eating two or three hours before class.
Relevant questions during a class are encouraged and welcomed. However, mainly observe quietness and focus internally on your practice to help cultivate a meditative state of mind.
Arriving Late/Leaving Early
Please try to arrive early and leave on time. The beginning and the end are important components of the class. Each class is taught as a sequence of poses gradually building in intensity. If you are late and the invocation has already begun, please wait until after it has ended before entering the classroom. If you must leave early, let the teacher know and allow yourself a few minutes of relaxation before you go.
Most Important Tip
PRACTICE! Take time after class to review what you have learned, even if you remember just one pose. Try the poses at home to develop and deepen your own, personal practice. That’s where the real magic of yoga takes place!