New Students

Yoga is not a competitive sport.  It is a practice of mindfulness.  It brings us into the present moment so that we can witness our body, mind, and Spirit.  It is a way of living in the world.  The physical postures are tools to help us get stronger and more flexible both physically, mentally, and Spiritually.  Leave your ego at the door.  Step onto your mat with a sense of wonder and appreciation for this moment… this life.  Then practice.

1. Bring water. Drink Water. Hydrate.
2. Wear comfortable layered clothing.
3. Eat 2 to 3 hours before class.
4. If you are late, enter quietly.
5. If you are on time, enter quietly.
6. Practice authentically.  Do only what is right for your body.
7. Be kind to yourself.

 

General Guidelines

  • Arrive on time.
  • Don’t eat for two hours prior to practicing yoga.
  • Please turn off cell phones.
  • Remove your shoes before entering the yoga room.
  • Always use a yoga mat on the floor.

Precautions

If you have any major health problems or are pregnant, please let your teacher know before beginning your practice.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable exercise clothing and bare feet.

What should I bring?

We have plenty of mats and props available for you to use.  However, once a regular practice has been established, you may want to purchase a mat of your own.  You may also bring bottled water.  Please do not bring open containers, wear perfume or cologne, or wear shoes into the yoga room.

Do I need to come to my first class early?

Yes. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to orient yourself with the studio and to let the teacher know it is your first class.

What if I can’t touch my toes?

Flexibility is required only for your mind; we will work on your body. Yoga meets you where you are, even if you can’t touch your toes yet.

How often should I practice?

It is great to develop a daily practice, but if you can only practice once a week, that’s ok too – you’ll get out what you put in.