Arrive early for your first class to give yourself time to orient yourself to the studio, ask any questions you may have and to get comfortable. Be proud of yourself for trying something new!
What Classes to Attend
Foundations, Restorative, Yin, Foundations + Meditation, Yoga Nidra and Community Classes are suitable for
beginners. Yogahour® is suitable for fit beginners without injuries or any serious physical limitations.
What to wear
Yoga asanas (postures) are done in bare feet. Please leave your shoes on the shelves in the reception area. Wear comfortable clothing that allows for a full range of movement. Please keep your shirt on. If you tend to get hot, a tank top may feel more comfortable. If you sweat a lot (which can happen in the more physically challenging classes), wearing a shirt or tank top will absorb your sweat and keeps it from making your mat and the floor around you slippery and from landing on other people when you move.
What to bring
We encourage you to bring or buy your own yoga mat (and towel if you plan to shower). Rental mats are available for $2 and towels for $3. Mat storage is available for regular members. Bring a water bottle with a lid to avoid spilling water in the studios.
Please refrain from using your cell phone inside the studios. Free wifi is available for use outside of the studios.
Please do your best to arrive on time as you will only be allowed to enter class up to five minutes after class has started and only if there is enough room to join without other students having to re-arrange their mats. No late entry for Yoga Nidra.
Especially during busy classes, please place your mats in rows as indicated by the arrows at the side of the room or as directed by the yoga instructor.
Sniffles and Fevers
Please stay home and take care of yourself.
Perfumes, colognes and scented products
As many people are sensitive, please do not wear scented products of any kind to class (body products, hair products, etc). Please extend this mindfulness to the other smells such strong body odour and cigarette smoke.
Practice on an empty stomach
It is recommended that you do not eat at least three hours before practice. If a special condition prevents this, eat easily digested foods, e.g. fruit or yogurt, one hour before class.
Abandon the competitive mindset
Our aim in class is to open the heart and calm the mind.
Accept and love yourself for where you are at
Remember to enjoy the “in-between” parts of the journey. Each moment we are given is an opportunity to be here and enjoy now.