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  • Studio Etiquette

  • Arrive fashionably early! Aim for at least 10 minutes, and stay for a bit after class to visit with the other yogis.  

  • The exterior door will be locked at the beginning of class and there will be no late entry to ensure the safety on everyone in the class

  •  Remove your shoes before coming into the studio.

  • Sign in on our iPad.

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  • Wear light comfy clothing that you can move easily in.

  • If you have a yoga mat, bring it and maybe a towel too, if not, we have plenty of clean mats available to borrow and for purchase.

  • Just like the movie theatre, leave the technological distractions in your bag and make sure it’s on silent. This includes watches, please keep them quiet and if possible leave in your bag. Keep our focus on what's happening within your body

  • Refrain from wearing strong scents and perfumes.

  • Stay hydrated! Bring a refillable water bottle! Or grab a cup of tea 

  • Plan to stay for the entire class

  • Be compassionate and accepting of where you are physically and mentally in class on each given day

  • Ahimsa “means nonviolence in all aspects of our life, in our thoughts and our behaviors and our actions toward ourselves and others, Everyone deserves to practice yoga free from judgment, from harm, exclusion or anything that would keep them from being able to be comfortable in yoga

What is yoga?

In very simple terms, yoga is a system for bringing balance into your body and mind. It involves the physical practice of yoga postures called asanas, and breathing exercises called pranayama. Yoga also includes meditation, self-enquiry and the study of yoga philosophy. 

‘Yoga’ in the Western world tends to focus mostly on the physical asana practice – the yoga poses. This is a great place to start but there is so much more to discover as you develop your yoga practice.*

I’m a yoga beginner – where should I start?

Basic Foundation is a slow and gentle vinyasa yoga class focused on the basic poses and progressing slowly.. You’ll learn how to move and flow with the breath, which will prepare you for our Expanding and High Intensity classes. More relaxing classes are Restorative.  +Yin or Nidra

How do I know if I’m doing it right?

It’s good to bear in mind from the beginning that our bodies and bone structures are all very different so there isn’t just one ‘right’ way to do a pose. It’s about finding out what works for our own bodies. 

Developing this body awareness takes practice so follow beginners’ yoga classes at first for more in-depth extra instructions and variations offered.

The main thing to know is that yoga is not meant to hurt .You will probably experience different sensations than you’re used to, and you may feel your muscles working, but if you feel any type of “warning” pain, such as sharpness or pinching, listen to your body and come slowly out of the pose. 

What are the benefits of yoga?

Practising yoga has loads of physical benefits: it creates a flexible, toned and strong body and improves breathing, energy and metabolism. Yoga improves circulatory and cardiac health, as well as fitness levels, pain and posture. It also has benefits for your mental health, making you happier, more balanced and emotionally calmer. It helps you relax so you can handle stress better. Yoga encourages self-confidence and helps you to focus your energy. 

The spiritual benefits of yoga are also key: Yoga teaches you to be aware of what is going on inside and outside of you. Yoga teaches you to be present in your surroundings and open to what is all around – in other words, more mindful.

You will feel some benefits immediately, such as the release of physical tension, the body opening and muscles strengthening – the “feel good” factor that keeps people hooked on yoga. Other benefits depend on how much you practice and every person is different. But most people will feel a positive change after a few weeks, if not before.

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How Often Should I practice?
Even if you practice once a week, you’ll feel the difference. If you can, try to practice two to three times a week but don’t let unrealistic expectations stop you from doing shorter practices. 10 or 20 minutes is better than doing nothing at all. In short, do what you can, when you can. Focus on, and be proud of what you do, rather than focusing on what you think you should be doing.
*Info shared from Eckhart Tolle