New Student Info & Etiquette
Tips for a Happy Practice
Begin your practice before you arrive! Notice your breath, set your intentions. If you are running late this helps prepare the mind for your yoga experience.
Try to arrive early. Give yourself time for stretching, meditation, and a finding a good spot on the floor! Respect your fellow yogis and teacher by entering quietly.
Please leave your cell phones and any other electronic devices that make noise in the car or turned off (and turn vibrate off as well.)
Remove your shoes upon entering the reception area just as you would if you were entering a temple in India. In addition to respecting our sacred space this helps keep our floors clean and protected.
Please no perfumes, oils or body scents. Many people are sensitive or allergic to smells. We want to everyone to have the freedom to breath fully and with enjoyment.
Practice on an empty tummy or have a light snack 1-2 hrs before class.
Please practice good hygiene and dress modestly.
Please bring your own mat. We have rentals but having your own mat is more sanitary and sacred. If you rent a mat please clean it before you go. Also write your name on your own mat in case it is left behind.
Speak in hushed tones before and after class. Many people meditate in the time before class. Honor and respect their practice.
Savasana/relaxation is important. If you must leave class early position yourself near the door and take 5-10 minutes before you leave to lie quietly. Please leave quietly before everyone else is in relaxation.
Practice with an open heart and an open mind, allowing yourself to participate fully in this time you have set aside for your self-care.
Honor who you are and all that you are, a magnificent multi-dimensional being. Namaste.