You do not have to have a Bendy Body!
most phone calls start with “I want to try yoga but I am not flexible”. That’s one reason we exist! Regular practice will help you open the body and mind.
Loose and Comfy Clothes
We are a down to earth community of teachers and students. Trust this isn’t about fashion, in fact it’s quite the opposite. Being simply. Wear what you would wear if you were kicked back reading a book on a rainy day! Comfortable clothes are best! Whatever feels right for you!
Keep the Belly Empty
You’ll enjoy your practice much better (especially in Meditation Classes) if you keep a rather empty belly.
Remove Your Shoes / Leave Belongings outside Studio
Since people will be walking around the studio barefoot, it is best if everyone takes off their shoes (you can bring your socks to the mat for Savasana and seated postures if you like!) Water, Yoga props ONLY in the studio space. Leave personal belongings home, car or in waiting area.
Ask Questions and Offer Feedback About Your Experience
We enjoy your questions! Speak up at anytime. Feedback helps us understand your needs as well. Some of our teachers are more trained in injury/therapeutic aspect of hatha yoga. But that being said, not all injuries/issues react the same. Let us know how we can help before and after class.
Turn Off Cell Phone
Leave at home, car or waiting area. If you are expecting an urgent call, let your instructor know!
Arrive before Class Time
Yoga is a discipline. If you are new to the studio or are in need of making a payment – please arrive 10-15 minutes early. You may let your instructor know if you need to leave early, and they will watch the clock for you! Enjoy your class. (We also understand that you may be running late due to other obligations, traffic and weather – PLEASE just come in! Sign in, quietly unroll your mat and your teacher will get your props for you!
Leave perfume/Jewelry at Home
Due to our conscious breathing techniques, arriving without perfume. Jewelry can get in the way of assists, it is recommended these are removed prior to class. Some jewelry can also hinder some postures.
Don’t Skip Savasana
Your final relaxation is called Savasana. It allows your practice to manifest. If you know you have to leave early – let your instructor know, and place yourself towards the back of the room for an early exit.
Props and Blankets
We really appreciate it when you return your props that you place neatly as found.
Honor Your Body
Yoga is a personal practice, not a competitive one. Each of us arrive for different reasons and at different “levels”. That’s what makes group practice fun! Do not push it too far, too soon. You are the only one that knows what you are feeling at the moment, listen to the wisdom of your body and take care of yourself. Instructors LOVE feedback – feel free to share if you experienced discomfort during or after your practice.
Socializing before class start is fine! However, please be mindful of those that have deeper practices and utilize the time for their own yogic development, by softening your voice.
Know the level of class you are attending (see levels page). If you seek something different that what you experienced, we probably have it! Just ask! We are also happy to add to our schedule.