Expect yoga to offer more than fitness.
Yoga offers health, wellness,restoration and relaxation. Prior experience is not required. Pick a time that works for you. Getting here is the hardest part Dress like you’re going to the beach, it’ll be 105 degrees
Come with an empty stomach Heavy meals less than 3 hours before class aren’t recommended You can eat fruit or drink juice up to an hour before class.
Bring water, a mat and a beach size towel (rentals available) Drink water to hydrate for class, you’re going to sweat a LOT.
Tips to Prepare For Class
Yoga offers health, wellness, restoration and relaxation. Prior experience is not required. All classes are teacher guided. Pick a class and time that works for you. Bring a yoga mat & large towel (both can be rented), yoga clothing (taking into consideration if you're taking a Hot class or a Cool class), and water. If attending a hot class a relatively empty stomach is recommended. Something very light at least an hour before class is best. Being hydrated is the most important issue. Proper Hydration is key to so many of your body's functions. Please do not wear perfume, aromatherapy oils or scents.
There are also a variety of beverages readily available for purchase. As well as yoga retail, including Hot Yoga Mats.
These are some guidelines for all who take yoga class for the first time or the experienced practitioner.
First timers should arrive 15-20 minutes before class starts. Class starts on time, no late admittance. The lobby door may be locked when class begins. Plan to stay for the full class. Leave your shoes in the designated areas in the lobby. Bring only what you need into the yoga room including your mat, towel, and water. No cell phones, chewing gum, shoes, flip flops, or socks in the yoga room. Respect the silence in the yoga room before and after class.
During Class, Enjoy yourself!! This is a life-changing practice. It is challenging, but can also be a lot of fun! Be a good role model. Practice your stillness and discipline between the poses. Notice if you are in front of a beginner. They will follow you. It's okay to take a break any time by standing still or sitting down during the standing series, or lay down on your back during the floor series. Rest as long as you need to, then join the class again when you feel better. Listen to your body first... meaning if you feel the need to rest, take water or electrolytes, then do so! There is no pressure to be competitive or do every posture. Don't push beyond your limits, and you will find this practice an enjoyable challenge. A yoga mat and towel (to cover your mat or bolster) are required for everyone . If you do not have a yoga mat or towel, they are available for rent and/or purchase in the lobby. If you have a yoga towel please use a standard yoga mat underneath. Please be kind and adjust your mat to allow others space to practice. Be certain you can see your reflection in the mirror and that you are not blocking someone's reflection situated behind you. If you bring tissue into the yoga room, keep the clean and used tissue on your mat. Follow along with the teacher and try your best in each posture. If you think you can't do a posture, simply set up the alignment according to the instruction, don't worry about flexibility and depth, those qualities develop with time.
After Class, Respect the silence in the yoga room. Be careful not to disturb the people around you as you exit. Please respect our studio by helping to keep it clean. It's your space too! If your mat and towel are fully saturated with sweat, place them immediately in a re-usable plastic bag, so your items do not create puddles on our floors, benches or counters. If there is a crowd in the changing rooms, please limit your shower time to 2 minutes. We cannot be responsible for forgotten items so please remember to bring them all home.