Student Tips

  • Practice in clothing that allows for maximum movement, flexibility and comfort.
  • Please arrive a few minutes early. Arriving late is disruptive to others and to your own nervous system. If you must arrive late do so quietly.
  • Do not practice on a full stomach. It is good to wait 2 hours after eating before practicing.
  • Acquire your own mat. You can borrow one from Yoga World, but it is far more hygienic to have your own. Also, put your name on your mat, so it can be easily read by the instructor.
  • Abandon the competitive mind-set. Yoga is totally non-competitive. It is a psychophysical spiritual practice, which strengthens the body, improves flexibility and promotes general well being. But its primarily aim is to calm the mind and open the heart and accelerate spiritual growth.
  • Always PRINT in for class.
  • Please inform your teacher of any injury or special conditions you may have prior to class.
  • Accept where you are. Avoid over stretching or straining. No experience or flexibility is needed. Always honor your own needs and limitations.
  • Do not bring a beginner to an intermediate class. This is for the beginner’s safety and enjoyment as well as those of your fellow classmates and your teacher.
  • If you are waiting outside the asana room prior to class beginning please be respectful of your fellow students finishing their practice and remain quiet. Also, please allow your fellow students to leave the asana room before you enter for the next class. This makes for a much more enjoyable experience for all.
  • Please leave all cell phones and pagers at home. If you must bring them into the studio remember to turn them OFF.
  • Remove your shoes upon entering the asana room. This will continue the tradition of removing your shoes before entering as well as helping to keep the studio clean.
  • Please do not enter or exit the asana room during meditation or savasana.