- Arrive at least 10 minutes
early so that you have time to relax and become centered. Let me
know if there are any health issues you are dealing with,
specifically injuries or recent surgeries.
- Wear comfortable clothes that
will not come over your head if you bend over, or split when we
do leg stretches. Bare feet helps you stick to your mat and feel
connected to the earth.
- Try to avoid eating a meal
less than two hours before class. Digestion requires tremendous
energy and can greatly interfere with your practice. Refrain
from drinking water during class. We are trying to build tapas
(heat) to help muscles become more flexible and release toxins.
Do drink plenty of water after class. It is a good idea to drink
plenty of water throughout the day, not just before class.
- Please refrain from talking
once you have entered the room. Many students choose to use this
time to go inward and to get centered. This way everyone can
better leave our daily stresses at the door.
- I may come around to do
hands-on adjustments to help you become more aligned or deepen
your posture. If you are not comfortable being adjusted, please
let me know.
- Chanting is part of a
classical yoga practice. These range from mantras (phrases that
are repeated to still the mind) to joining our voices in the
sound of “Aum.” There is no religious meaning to the sound. It
is simply joining our voices together in the vibration that is
believed to be shared by all beings. It helps to clear our
energy channels and is a nice way to end the class. Feel free to
join in or enjoy listening.
- Practice daily. A regular
practice brings greater strength, endurance, balance and
- Please turn off all cellphones.
- Remember that each day brings
a new perspective to your
practice; honor whatever you can give in the moment. It is okay
to rest in savasana whenever needed during class.
Helps in holding positions, keeping hands and feet "stuck" to the
floor for safety.
For more advanced students who want to use more muscle power.
To help in reaching or using modifications in postures.
Aids in reaching, stretching and binding.