Many people feel intimidated the first time they decide to walk into a yoga studio. Please don't be! Yoga is not a competition. It is not about being able to bend backward or stand on your head. You work with yourself, as you are. Just as life is not about the destination but the journey, yoga is not about how far into a pose you can go, but rather what you are feeling in your expression of the pose. There are modifications for just about every pose. Here are some tips you might find helpful:
*It is ideal to show up for class about 10 minutes early, especially on your first visit. This will give you time to situate, relax, sign any necessary forms, ect. Having a few minutes to adjust from your day is very beneficial. Please make sure your cell phone is muted. You'd be suprised how loud a phone can be on vibrate!
* Try not to eat a heavy meal the few hours before class. Practicing with a full stomach is not very comfortable.
*Wear comfortable clothes that do not restrict your movement. It is also best not to wear jewelry that might get in your way. Socks are not recommended as your grip on the mat will be much better without them.
*You are welcome to bring your own mat, or we have plenty that may be borrowed for class (No charge).
*We will have blocks and other props available for use.
*You are welcome to bring a water bottle.
*Please let us know if it is your first visit so that you can fill out the New Student form and Liability Waiver.
*Always listen to your body over the instructor. We will always offer modifications for poses, so if something does not feel good to you please don't do it. Only you know what you are feeling!
*Class often closes with the instructor saying "Namaste", and the class repeating it back. There are many ways that Namaste is translated, but essentially it translates to "I honor you."
*Enjoy yourself! This is a place to unwind, relax, heal, and grow.
We look forward to seeing you!