New to Yoga

New Student Guide

  • Arrive 10-15 minutes early.  Always check in at the front desk.
  • Practice on an empty stomach.  Do not eat 1-2 hours prior to yoga practice.  Juice or fruit are OK if you need quick energy before class.  Drink plenty of water to hydrate before and after practice.
  • Bring a yoga mat, a towel to wipe sweat or shower, and bring water to hydrate.
  • Respect yourself and others by arriving clean and bathed, with no heavy perfume or cologne.
  • Dress appropriately.  Wear comfortable, form-fitting workout clothing.  Layers help to adjust for temperature changes during and after class.
  • Remove your shoes before entering the studio.  Leave your shoes in the shoe area before entering the lobby.  This preserves the sacred nature of the studio space.
  • Turn off your cell phone.  This enhances your experience and is a polite gesture to your fellow students.
  • Notify the teacher of injuries or medical conditions.  This helps the teacher know how to assist you and give you modifications.
  • Practice often.  4-6 times per week for maximum benefit.  2-3 times per week will show improvement for most students within three months.
  • Respect and treat the studio space as your sanctuary.
  • Lastly, enjoy a peaceful and life changing experience.