Etiquette & FAQ

What do I wear to class?

Clothing should be comfortable and allow for free range of motion. Tight clothes may impede circulation and your body’s energy flow. It is best to avoid strongly scented perfume or fragrances as a courtesy to those who are chemically sensitive.

I have an existing injury, is it ok to try yoga?

Always feel free to introduce yourself to your instructor and describe any injuries you might have. He or she will then be able to advise you as to how to “work around” your problem area to avoid further injury. The instructor may also be able to suggest particular exercises that might help to bring increased mobility and healing to your injuries. In any event, listen to your body’s feedback. If anything you do in yoga feels painful or uncomfortable, you should “back off”. Your instructor will most likely be able to recommend an appropriate alternative pose for you during the class.

I’m not flexible…can I take yoga?

Yes! Come to class so you can become flexible! Keep in mind, every person’s body is made differently therefore, progress time varies from person to person.

When can I expect to see progress?

Each individual will respond differently, based on a variety of factors such as: age, physical condition, genetics, etc. It is more important to embrace where your practice is and let go of any self-imposed goals. Yoga is truly a life-long practice, one that you can go on exploring as long as you live.

Why are you supposed to refrain from eating 2 to 3 hours before class?

In yoga practice we twist from side to side, turn upside down, and bend forward and backward. If you have not fully digested your last meal, it will make itself known to you in ways that are not comfortable. If you are a person with a fast-acting digestive system and are afraid you might get hungry or feel weak during yoga class, experiment with a light snack such as yogurt, a few nuts, or juice about 30 minutes to an hour before class.

Bare feet

Yoga is practice on bare-feet. Please remove shoes before entering the studio.

No cell phones

Please do not disturb the class. Keep cell phones in lobby with belongings or keep it on silent.

If you do arrive late

In consideration of other students and for your own safety, unravel your mat outside, and then enter as slowly and quietly as you can. If the class is sitting in a beginning meditation, it is best to wait quietly at the entrance and lay your mat down on the floor only after the meditation has concluded.

Practice at your own pace.

Listen to your body and embrace your own pace. Yoga is NOT about competition. It IS about receiving the physical and spiritual benefits. Respect your body and it’s limits. Rest whenever needed.

Mats and Props

We encourage all our students to bring their own mat. Mats are available to rent for $2 just in case. Props are also provided to assist in your practice. And to keep the studio nice and tidy, please put away props neatly.