Classes are 90 minutes. New students please arrive 15 minutes before class.
Be well hydrated, well rested & come with an empty stomach.
Bring water, mat & towel…these items are available at studio for rent or purchase.
Wear light workout clothing.
Room is heated!! Be prepared to sweat and have fun!!
You will benefit the most from a consistent practice, whether it is 1x or 7x a week.
Stay for the whole class including final savasana. No exceptions.
Wait until after Eagle Pose before drinking water.
Please stay in the room during the entire class. Use the restrooms before or after class.
Exception: If you feel too dizzy or sick to stay in the room and rest, ASK THE TEACHER to assist you to the bench or floor outside the studio doors where you remain resting.
Please do not come to yoga when you are sick. Please do not blow your nose and set tissues or anything else on the carpet. If you’re coughing often, do not practice.
Please be conscious to smell clean before class: avoiding perfume, ripe body odor, smoke, etc…
Exit the studio before the next class begins.
Limit shower 2-3 minutes.
Make room for your neighbors’ mats. Busy classes there may only be a few inches between mats.
Wearing only underwear is not appropriate.
Weekend classes tend to be busier; size is limited, so come early to make sure you get in.
Please make sure to turn cell phones off before coming in.
Please make sure you take all your items after class. There is a lost & found that is taken to the Goodwill every Friday. We cannot be responsible for items left.
Help keep the carpet fresh!!!! If you tend to sweat a lot, i.e. leaving a wet spot underneath or around your towel after class, please bring two towels to practice with. If the wet spot is underneath, you might need a new mat.
Village yoga is a cell phone free environment!
A regular yoga practice:
Helps to prevent illness and injury.
Promotes weight loss.
Limits the effects of aging.
Regulates cholesterol in the blood.
Supplies oxygen and nutrients to parts of the body that have been blocked or stagnant.
Flushes the lymphatic system.
Strengthens the immune system.
Balances the endocrine glands.
Improves the spine’s flexibility and health.
Expands lung capacity and strengthens the heart.
Strengthens bones, and stretches and tones the muscles.
Develops skills of concentration, patience, determination and self control.
Increases mental clarity.
As a result of your hard work and devotion, a true sense of joy, peace, love and gratitude will develop deep within.
How quickly you progress will depend entirely on you – upon your natural ability to a small extent, but mostly upon the honest time and effort you give to Yoga. It will have little to do with how “perfectly” you can do the poses. ( Few of us ever do the poses “perfectly.”) Instead, it will have to do with how well you understand what you are trying to accomplish in each pose, how honestly you try to accomplish your goal, and how supple your muscles and joints have become in comparison to the point at which you began. In yoga there is no standard of comparison except yourself. Perfect is the best you can do that day.
Like life, there will be many bumps along the way; you might feel discouraged one day and elated the next. This is all part of the process, just keep practicing and keep smiling. The benefits and gifts that you receive from the yoga are well worth the hard work and perseverance that you dedicate to your practice.