Show Up Early
– If it’s your first time, arrive about 15 minutes early for class. This gives you time to settle in, get acquainted with the teacher and your new surroundings.
– Let your teacher know if you are working with any major injuries so they can help you get the most out of your practice.
Give yoga a chance
– Try about 10 classes to give it a real chance. Experience different styles and teachers and give your muscles some time to get used to the postures.
– Anytime you try a new physical activity, it will take some time for your muscles to adapt. If you experience some soreness, keep practicing, take good care of yourself, and you will keep getting stronger.
What to wear
– clothing that is comfortable for movement, bending, and sweating (think stretchy, and maybe steer clear of overly baggy or cotton items)
What to bring
– Grab some water and that’s about it
- We have extra mats for you to use at the studio if you leave home without yours or you don’t have your own
- If you attend a class with a lot of movement, you may get sweaty
– Bring a willingness to try new things
What to expect
– Since yoga is new to you, make sure you listen to your own body and rest in Child’s Pose when you need to.
- Yoga is not a race or a competition, it is about taking care of your body and mind. If you need to take a break or even several, that is not only acceptable, but encouraged.
- Ask your teacher if you need to grab any props for class. We have blocks, bolsters, straps, and blankets at the studio for you to use.