Etiquette & Benefits
Yoga Class Etiquette
These basic guidelines will help you to get the most out of your yoga class with me and will allow me to serve you to the best of my ability. It’s a good idea to read through this list before you come to class for the first time.
- Be sure to choose a class that is appropriate to your level of experience. If you are unsure ask.
- Arrive early for class so as to guarantee a spot and allow you sufficient time to settle yourself before class begins.
- Please let me know of any health concerns that may affect your practice such as recent injuries or chronic conditions before class begins.
- Yoga is best enjoyed in bare feet, (shoes can be left downstairs at the front entrance to the studio), and on an empty stomach (2-3 hours after a large meal).
- If you arrive late please enter quietly so as not to disturb others during centering and beginning meditation.
- If you must leave class early please let me know ahead of time.
- I am always available for questions and support half an hour before and after each class so please don’t be shy.
Benefits of Yoga and Meditation
There are many benefits to practicing yoga and meditation and the effect of most of them can be felt in the very first class. Through a commitment to regular practice the effects of your efforts will last longer and begin to change the way you feel every day. Consistency is the key. A 20 minute home practice done daily will reap more rewards than a 2 hour practice done once every two weeks. Create a schedule you can maintain, commit to it for three months, and then check in to notice the difference in how you feel. Below are some of the benefits you can expect in time.
- Greater strength, flexibility, and balance
- Increased circulation, energy, and vitality
- Greater resistance to illness and the effects of stress
- Increased clarity and focus
- Greater sense of calm and ease
- Increased mental and emotional steadiness
- Greater sense of connection
- Increased confidence and well being
- Greater appetite for life