Yoga classes will challenge you both physically and mentally. With a regular yoga practice you can gain mental strength and physical stamina that will enhance your health and well being. The discipline and patience you develop by working hard in an environment that can go beyond your comfort zone will directly and positively effect you inside and outside of the classroom. It is through your patience and diligence exerted in this practice, that you can learn how to maintain a sense of calmness in your everyday life even in the most challenging times. The following guidelines should be followed to maintain a strong and respectful practice environment and will ensure everyone can gain the most from their classes:
- Do your best to stay in the room, especially during the heated classes. If the heat overwhelms you at any time, we encourage you to take a break and rest on your mat. With stillness your heart rate and breath rate will slow down and you might feel comfortable resuming your practice. If you absolutely feel you need to step out of class, you can have a seat in the lobby and rejoin class whenever you are ready.
- Honor the practice and your fellow students by moving quietly during the poses and between postures.
- Focus on only yourself.
- Drink water as needed between postures.
- Do not bring personal items (such as cell phones, purses, keys) into the yoga room other than your mat, towel, and water bottle. The studio is locked during class.
- Please keep yourself as free of odor as possible (the body kind, as well as perfumes.)
- Please wipe up around your mat after class.
- Be kind to yourself and your fellow yogis and don't forget to have a good time!