Choosing A Class
Who knew that there are SO many different yoga class styles?
Isn’t yoga just, yoga?
From heavy metal yoga to naked yoga, and everything in between, choosing which class is best for you can seem overwhelming at first. The article linked below is a great place to start when thinking about which class you should take. Once you’ve decided where and when you will attend, you are good to go.
Everyone starts as a beginner so feel free to ask any questions that you may have! This article outlines the entire preparation process and provides answers to questions that I have heard before.
Costs To Keep In Mind
- Class drop in rates/fees
- Membership/package discount options
- Studio cancellation policy
- Mat/towel rental
- Buying a water (or just bring one from home)
What To Wear
- Comfortable athletic apparel
- No shoes or socks
- Fitted activewear is best as baggy clothes can get in your way during certain poses
Reserve Your Spot
- “Registering” (signing up) for classes is a different procedure, depending on which studio you will be visiting. You can book most classes online or through an app. For your first time, however, it is not a bad idea to call the studio ahead of time. This will also allow you to connect with somebody who works at the studio, who can best guide you.
Arrive 15 Minutes Early
- Walking in late is SUPER awkward
- Allows ample time for signing waivers and liability forms
- Employees typically want to take you on a tour of the studio
- Remove your shoes
- Make sure that you have turned off your cell phone
- Try to be as quiet as possible out of respect for other classes that may in session
- Leave your shoes and personal items in the lobby
- Make sure that you don’t have to pee one last time before heading in!
What To Bring To Class
- Yoga Mat
- Towel (optional)
- Hair tie if needed
What About Props?
- The studio will provide any props that you will need during class. Keep yours at home, but on hand, so that you can practice on your own.
Which props should I borrow?
- The teacher will recommend which props they’d like you to use, or other students that have taken the class before will cue you in.
- All props unless otherwise stated are communal- no need to worry about taking “the wrong one”
- Repeat “namaste” back to the teacher after they say it to you
- Namaste basically means “the divine light within me recognizes and honors the divine light within you“
- Return your props to where you found them
- Near the props, you’ll find a spray bottle to clean your mat with
- A few spritzes and a quick wipe down are all you need