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NEW STUDENT GUIDE

Congratulations on embarking on your yoga journey!

Yoga studios have become places of bustling activity. A space that normally caters to quiet time and personal reflection, now also acts as a social venue. While it’s nice to have a community space for practitioners to gather, there are some best practices that can help maintain a sacred atmosphere that caters to your personal practice.  As you enter the studio please be mindful of the class that may be in session and keep your voices quiet before and during the class.  Once you have entered the room please keep the giggles, whispering and chatting to a minimum in order to help with the reverent atmosphere the instructor is trying to allow for all the students.

GENTLE YOGA

All levels. 60 minutes.

 

Slow gentle class focused on poses to bring wellness and flexibility. Great for beginners or those healing injuries. 80-ish degrees for those who like it a bit cooler.

SLOW FLOW

All levels. 75 minutes.

 

A slower vinyasa for those days you want to focus on alignment a bit more.

HATHA

All levels. 75 minutes.

 

Breaking down the Vinyasa practice to better understand alignment and create a stronger more flexible you. The room is warm but not hot.  

HOT POWER YOGA

All levels. 75 minutes.

 

A fun and energetic class focused on connecting your breathing to movement in a 90 degree room. An invigorating practice and great way to detox.   

Yoga Etiquette

What should I bring?

A yoga mat, small towel (if needed) and water.

  • Arrive 10-15 minutes early and ensure you check in at the front desk

  • Notify your instructor of any injuries or medical conditions. This helps your instructor know how to assist you and give you modifications.

  • Dress appropriately. Wear comfortable, form-fitting workout clothing. Layers help to adjust for temperature changes during and after class.

  • Remove your shoes before stepping onto the mat. Leave your shoes in the shoe area. This preserves the sacred nature of the studio space. We recommend taking your valuables inside the studio.

  • Practice on an empty stomach. Do not eat 2-3 hours prior to yoga practice. Juice or fruit are OK if you need quick energy before class. Drink plenty of water prior to class. Electrolytes help and are sold at the front desk.

  • Please silence your cell phone. This enhances your experience and is a polite gesture to your fellow students.

  • Practice often. 4-6 times per week for maximum benefit. 2-3 times per week will show improvement for most students within three months.