Guide To Your First Class
TWO WEEKS UNLIMITED YOGA AND PILATES $29
1. Sign-up for our Intro Offer
2. Try all our classes to see which ones you enjoy the most
3. Plan and schedule which classes to take each week.
Some Tips for Attending your First Class
Please arrive at least 20 minutes before class. All classes start promptly and late arrivals will not be admitted into the class.
Registration and Waiver Form
You must pre-register for class. No walk-ins allowed.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day at least 3-4 L each day.
Refrain from eating 2-3 hours before class.
What to Bring
Water, 2 large towels, yoga mat, props, and small bag for your wallet, keys, and phone.
What to Wear
Wear breathable, comfortable clothing that you can stretch and sweat in. Sports tops and shorts are the most comfortable. Please refrain from wearing perfume, scented oils and lotions. Please remove footwear before entering the yoga room. Shoes and socks are not to be worn in the yoga room.
Come with an open mind and open heart and be prepared to sweat.
Just breathe. Everything else is optional. Pace yourself, rest if you need. We are here to support you, there is no need to compare yourself to others. MIRRORS. See yourself in the mirror. Using the mirrors will help you build the connection between mind and body, focus, balance, and posture. Please do not block the person behind you.
STAY IN THE YOGA ROOM
Stay in the yoga room for the duration of the class unless it is an emergency. You are guaranteed to get the benefits of yoga by doing the best that you can in each posture.. Breathing continuously will make the class easier for you. Calm your breath and heart rate at first by standing still, looking at yourself in the mirror and inhaling/exhaling through your nose. If you really need to, you can sit down or lie down. Always breath through your nose, mouth closed.
Avoid gulping and drink only small amounts to help you maintain posture comfort. Please drink only between the postures to minimize distractions.
You are likely to sweat during your yoga class. Let the sweat run off and try not to continually wipe the sweat off yourself. It is a cooling mechanism.
Try to practice stillness between each posture.
IMMEDIATELY AFTER CLASS.
Inside Yoga Room Stay in the yoga room in the final relaxation pose (Savasana) for as long as you need to cool down and allow your breathing and heart rate to return to normal - this helps to integrate all the great work you have completed in the last 60-90 minutes.
NEXT DAY OR NEXT FEW DAYS
Come back as soon as possible. It is best to come to at least 3 classes in your first week. Your mind will quickly overcome the challenge of the heated room and get to know the postures. You'll also start to notice the benefits almost immediately. Stick with the yoga even though the postures and heat may seem strange in the beginning. "It is never too late, never too old, never too sick, never too bad to start from scratch, to bring the body back to it's natural working order."
SORENESS OR STIFFNESS
Reactions are varied. It is normal to feel a little sore or stiff. The best thing to do is to get back into the yoga room with the heat and stretch it out. Your body is waking up and coming alive and you want to keep the process going!
TIRED OR ENERGETIC
You might feel very tired after class. This is absolutely normal and a good sign that your body is cleansing. Your energy levels should be restored to normal within several classes. You might find yourself feeling extremely energetic and experience difficulty sleeping. Don't worry--this is a good sign that the yoga is truly filling you up with energy. You don't have insomnia. You just have more time to do the things you enjoy.
NAUSEOUS, DIZZY, HEADACHE
You might feel nauseous, dizzy or have a headache after class. This could be a sign that you are dehydrated. Please drink lots of water before returning to class. Or it could be a sign that you were trying so hard that you weren't breathing normally. Please breathe normally during every posture.
You might experience some skin irritation. This too is normal, it means that the skin is releasing toxins. Showering directly after class will wash the toxins away. It will also help normalize the body temperature.
HUNGRY OR APPETITE LOSS
You might feel very hungry after class for a while, or you might lose your appetite completely. Both reactions are normal. If you are concerned about your weight, don't worry too much either way. Once you get into a regular practice pattern, your appetite and your weight will normalize. You'll find yourself feeling and looking leaner and younger.
TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
We know it can be intimidating to start something new. All our classes are suitable for all ages and levels of ability, no experience necessary. Our highly trained teachers and staff are committed to help you bring out your best self through the healing and powerful practice of therapeutic yoga and pilates. You will see fast and effective results, make new friends, and transform your life alongside a fun and supportive community of like-mined people. Start living a happier and healthier life today.