What To Expect

What to Expect

  • 60, 75 or 90 minute class (we offer Bikram, Vinyasa and Barkan style classes)
  • A heated room:  approximately 100 – 105 degrees
  • All levels of students practicing together in the same class.  The class was designed for both beginners and advanced students.
  • The first class can be overwhelming; do only what your body allows.  Never be afraid or embarrassed to sit down if you need to rest.
  • In your first “hot” yoga class, feeling dizzy or light-headed is normal and ONLY temporary.
  • Acclimatization to the heat comes with regular practice.
  • NO need to be self conscious; focus on your practice.  Everyone is working too hard to even notice you.
  • Expect to get a great workout and expect to SWEAT

How to Prepare for your First Class

  • Please arrive 20 minutes early to any scheduled class, NO reservations necessary.  This allows time for registration and orientation, and ensures a stress free and relaxed beginning to your yoga practice.
  • Eat a sensible meal 2-3 hours before the class.  Come to class with an empty stomach.
  • Properly hydrate yourself, drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
  • If you have special considerations such as injuries or handicaps please notify the teacher before class.  Every posture can be modified to your specific needs.
  • You do not have to be “in shape” or flexible before coming to class.  All levels of fitness and flexibility are welcomed in our classes.

What to Bring

  • 1 large towel (bath size) – The studio is equipped with showers; bring an extra towel if you plan on showering.
  • Bottle of water
  • Yoga mat

(Yoga mats and towels are available for purchase or rent.  If you forget your water bottle, we stock a variety of drinks: water, Gatorade, G2, coconut water.)

What to Wear

  • Dress in cool, comfortable clothes.  Appropriate attire for women: tank tops, sports bras, exercise shorts or capris.  Appropriate attire for men:  athletic shorts or board shorts.  (We recommend not wearing loose t-shirts or long pants)
  • NO jewelry.  (Exceptions: wedding rings)
  • NO heavy perfume or cologne.

What to Expect After Class

  • You might feel tired after your first few classes or you might feel very energetic; both are normal.  Everyone’s body responds differently.  Regular practice will help balance your body’s response.
  • You might feel sore or stiff the next day.  Just come back to class as soon as possible.  It is recommended that you take your second class within 24 hours of your first class to prevent soreness.
  • Continue to hydrate yourself with plenty of water.
  • BEWARE:  Yoga is habit forming!

Yoga Etiquette:

  • All classes begin promptly.  Please arrive 15-20 minutes early.
  • Bring only your mat, towel, and water into the yoga room.  Please leave all other gym bags, purses and personal items in the locker room or reception area.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO CELLPHONES in the yoga room.
  • NO shoes in the yoga room.
  • NO talking in the yoga room.
  • Take a drink if you need, ONLY in between the postures.  We recommend trying to wait to take a drink until the first group “water break” also known as “party time.”
  • If you need to leave the room, please exit and reenter in between the postures so you do not disturb your classmates.
  • If you need to leave class early, please let the instructor know ahead of time and try to take a space close to the door so you can exit quietly.

 

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