Yoga practice helps build strength, increase flexibility, and develop greater mental focus. We’d like to help you get started.
The first place to start is class descriptions. Read these to find classes that appeal to you. Then look at class schedules to see when the classes are available. Each class has a link to the teacher. You can read the teacher’s bio to understand their training and style. Try different classes and talk with your teachers (we like questions). Over time, you will find a practice that emphasizes exactly what you need. If you need advice or have questions, please feel free to contact us and we can help to point you in the right direction.
Please arrive a few minutes early. Note that parking can be tricky on summer evenings but we are a short and beautiful walk from the town pier where there is plenty of public parking. Introduce yourself as a new student and speak with the instructor about any special needs you may have.
Wear comfortable, stretchy clothing that is not too loose. It should allow a full range of movement including twisting and bending.
We have free mats to use and all other yoga props for your convenience. Once you are ready to begin a regular practice, we recommend bringing your own yoga mat, towel, and water bottle.
Don’t eat for an hour before your class. A little water is okay, but too much liquid can be uncomfortable.
Yoga is practiced in bare feet for traction and safety. Shoes are not allowed on the studio floor.
Let your instructor know if you have any injuries, limitations, or concerns so they can work with you.
Please do not step on other people’s mats – for some it is their sacred space.
If you are late, enter the space quietly and join the class trying to minimize disruption. Being on time is great, but sometimes life happens. Take a few warm-up postures and enter the teacher’s sequence.
Please turn off your cell phone. Give yourself and other students a break from electronic devices!
Yoga practice typically involves a series of physical postures that are coordinated with full breathing and a mental focus on the present moment. It is a lifelong practice of progressive change and there’s no need to do it all on the first try. There are many modifications available for the physical poses to make them more or less challenging depending on your needs.
Remember it is not a competition with others or yourself. Challenge yourself but don’t push too hard – yoga should never be painful. If you can’t breathe, it’s a warning to back off a little and reduce the intensity of the pose.
Take child’s pose when you need a rest. You can take this pose at any time, even if the teacher does not cue it.
Savasana is the last post of class where we lay down and close our eyes. This is an important pose so please do not leave until class is finished. Your teacher will let you know when to come out of the pose.
If you borrowed a mat from the studio, use the cleaning spray and a towel to wipe it down. Wipe up any moisture from the floor. If you used props, neatly return them.
Take your belongings: Don’t forget your mat, water bottle, and clothes!
Come back and see us again soon. We have class package discounts for students who are ready to make a commitment to regular practice.