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What do I need to know and Yoga Etiquette...In order for you to have the most enjoyable experience we ask you to consider the following Yoga Studio Etiquette
- We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your first practice. This will give you time to check in with the front desk, have a staff member give you a tour of the Center, get settled, and have any questions answered.
- Bring your own mat. We have mats for use, however, for health reasons it is asked that you provide your own mat.
- Turn off all electronic devices, this is your time. If you are expecting an important phone call, arrangements can be made with the front desk.
- Please observe quiet when you arrive into the practice space-many people come to class a few minutes early to de-stress from the day and prepare for practice.
- Wear light, comfortable, non-restricting clothing, and keep in mind that all classes are co-ed
- Be mindful of fragrances-lotions, perfumes etc., as many people have allergies
- It is not good to practice on a full stomach. A light snack an hour or so before class is fine. Hydrate before and after class.
- Inform instructor of any medical conditions or injuries that you may have. Examples include high blood pressure, herniated disk, joint/muscle injuries, etc. This information will assist the instructor in modifying postures
- Listen-pay particular attention to what your instructor says about not pushing yourself too hard, this is for your own safety and the safety of others in class. There is no room for ego in a yoga class!
- Variations-keep in mind the level of class you are taking. If it is a basics class, stick to the basic postures as the teacher asks unless otherwise directed. If it is too difficult modify, if you are unsure ask!
- Propasana-kindly leave props in the mannerly order in which you found them
- Savasana is the most important posture in the practice, please don’t skip it. If you must leave early please take a moment for final relaxation. Also let the instructor know if you have to leave early.