If you are a first time visitor, we want your experience to be smooth and enjoyable! All of our students are valued and treated with respect, so we want you to know what to expect when you arrive to our studio.
What to bring to your first class:
- Yoga mat
- Water bottle
- Yoga towel and face towel for hot yoga
- White clothing/hat and natural fibers blanket for Kundalini
- Comfortable, fitted clothing (preferably made of good wicking material)
- Blocks and straps if needed
We do have the following for rent at the studio: yoga mat $2, Towel $2, and hand towel $1. If you use one, please leave the yoga mat on the floor at the end of your class. We clean them after each use. We also have blocks, bolsters and natural fiber blankets available for your convenience.
You should arrive 15 minutes before your first class as doors lock when class starts and if you are late there is a good chance that you maybe locked out from entering class. When you arrive, you will be asked to fill out a little bit of paperwork. Included in this paperwork is a waiver and a brief medical history. This allows us to be aware of any conditions that may indicate modifications are necessary to give you the best practice possible. It is important that you are aware of your body during your practice; if any pose becomes painful, take a rest and your instructor can help adjust you or recommend a modified pose.
Hot yoga caution:
If you will be joining us for the first time to take a hot yoga class, we strongly recommend that you bring a large water bottle, sweat towel and yoga mat towel/beach towel. You will be asked to drink water throughout the class and refill as needed, and you will be sweating profusely. A yoga mat towel or beach towel will ensure that you don’t slip on your yoga mat and sustain an injury.
While you are welcome to wear shorts to the class, your legs will most likely become very sweaty and make them slippery. This can prevent you from holding certain poses where arms or feet are balanced on the legs. We suggest a fitted capri legging or full legging with good wicking to draw moisture away from the skin. A fitted tank or tee will ensure that the shirt does not come up over your head during inverted poses, such as forward folds.
Note: Hot yoga is an intense class, but is open to all levels of practitioners! Modify poses as you need to, and take breaks often! However, hot yoga is not recommended for those with certain health conditions, most notably heart conditions.