• Yoga should be practiced on a regular basis in order to receive maximum benefits.  A minimum of three times per week is recommended.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and practice with bare feet.  Bring a towel, eye pillow, or small blanket if you choose.
  • Try to practice yoga on an empty stomach.  Do not eat at least 2-3 hours before class.  Drink plenty of water before and after your practice to help the body flush and release toxins.
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  • Set reasonable personal goals.  Listen to your body.  Progress at your own rate, allowing your practice to mature gradually.  Learn to distinguish between stretching and straining.
  • Breathe evenly and deeply through your nose during yoga practice.  Let the breath lead the body’s movements.  The breath should flow easily and gently, never being altered or forced.
  • Please let the instructor know if you are pregnant, have high blood pressure, or have had any recent surgeries or health issues that may affect your yoga practice.
  • Give yourself plenty of time.  It is best to arrive to class 5-10 minutes early and stay for the entire class.  If you must arrive late or leave class early, please do so quietly.  After arrival to class, sit or lye down.  Most students use this time for meditation.  Please respect others need for silence.
  • Let yourself be known.  Place your mat where you can see and hear the teacher.  Give yourself room to move freely.  Respect the space of others.  Please do not step on or walk across other student’s mats.
  • Let go of any feelings of competition.  Don’t compare yourself to others in the class.  Keeping your focus within will allow for a more positive yoga experience.
  • Please feel free to speak with your instructor before or after class about any concerns, questions, or suggestions.
  • Most importantly enjoy your yoga practice!  Allow yourself to surrender into the experience, putting the events of the day aside.  Take this time with yourself and honor your body.
  • The word Namaste means the divine in me honors the divine in you.  It is customary to repeat “Namaste” after the instructor at the end of class.