We use a little Sanskrit.... click on each to learn more.
Listen to your instructors voice to guide you through the practice.
Yoga instructors normally don't usually do the class with you.
The instructor is watching you, The instructor is watching the class and making sure you are safe. Experienced instructors will have very precise verbal cues to lead you through the practice. If you feel more comfortable watching someone do the postures, let your instructor know that you are new and ask who you can watch. That way the new students are not watching other new students. Listen to your instructors voice to guide you through the practice.
Wear fitted exercise clothing. nothing too baggy or warm.
If you feel hot, you can step out or lie down.
Our classes are NOT HOT.
Our studio is warm.
We keep the temperature below 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
This is a safe temperature for stretching with out pulling or straining.
We keep the lights dim, not light not dark.
We offer optional cool cloths applied to your forehead after class
Some instructors use hands on adjustments. Hands on adjustments are to help you get deeper into the posture and are meant to feel great. If you prefer not to be touched show your peace fingers and we will pass you by.
Leave your ego outside the studio...
Not everyone can do every pose or every chaturanga.
Listen to your body, if something is cramping, pulling, squeezing, impinging or hurting, Please do not do it.
As long as you are breathing, and as long as you are aligned you are doing the yoga correctly. That means lay down if you want to.
There are no specific levels in yoga
Our classes are set in 3 basic categories.
Yin/Zen. deep stretching usually on the floor.
YinYang. some flow and some Yin.
Flow-mostly standing postures and sun salutations flowing from one pose to the next.