Before attending your first yoga class it’s a good idea to consult with your family doctor. If you have any medical conditions or injuries be sure to inform the yoga teacher prior to class so they can assess any possible limitations and assist you in modifications. In yoga the first priority is the breath. When we have control of our breath, we can calm the mind and open the areas of the body that hold tension. We can then focus on the asanas (postures) to bring strength, balance and flexibility to our lives. Remember, there should be no pain in yoga. If at any time you feel discomfort, it is important to back off of the posture. At the end of each yoga class there is a short shavasana relaxation. Students leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.
What to Wear
Wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict your movements.
Active yoga classes are best practiced barefoot.
Socks and sweaters helpful for Restorative and Yin.
It’s recommended to not wear jewelry.
Tuck in loose t-shirts and make sure shorts do not ride up.
What to Bring
A mat is all you need to practice yoga.
You can also bring a water bottle.
When to Eat
A light meal can be eaten two hours before a class.
A heavier meal can be eaten three hours before a class.
Arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the start of class.
Avoid wearing perfumes and other heavy scents.
Before entering, turn off your phone and leave shoes outside the practice room.