Arrive at least 10-15 minutes before class begins.
Remove shoes and store bags and miscellaneous items in reception area.
Please turn off cell phone ringers or notifications before class.
Refrain from wearing strong perfumes, colognes or strong scented body lotions. Some members have sensitivities to smell.
Speak in quiet tones before class. We love when you connect with friends! But please respect those members who come early and enjoy sitting quietly before class.
Try to unroll your mat and set up your space as quietly as possible.
It’s okay if you need to use the washroom during class.
If you have any injuries or issues that might affect your practice, please let your teacher know so that he/she/they is aware.
Do not eat a large meal before practice. Wait at least 2 hours after eating to do yoga.
Wear comfortable clothing that won’t chafe the body with movement.
If you run cold, have a warmer shirt or sweatshirt with you for the beginning and end of class.
Unless you are in a gentle class like Yin or Restorative, remove socks so your feet can have a solid grip on your mat.
Yoga mats are an individual preference, but some things to look for are: thickness (1/4” min.) for ample cushioning under knees and hands; grip so that hands and feet don’t slide during a more dynamic practice; and, durability, so your mat won’t fall apart after a few uses.
Have yoga props handy (blocks, blanket, bolster) for support during class. Even if you don’t end up using them, it’s nice to have them handy just in case.