Guidelines and Class Etiquette
- Please arrive at least 10-15min prior to class. Quietly settle yourself into the studio and lie down in savasana (corpse pose). Give yourself ample time to get yourself settled.
- Cell phones and/or any other electronic devices are not permitted in the studio area. Please turn them off or on silent. No “vibrate” mode either please.
- We will practice “Saucha” – keeping our yoga space clean and tidy. Please keep purses, jackets, bags far away from your yoga mat.
- Do not eat 2 -3 hours prior to class. If you practice on a full stomach you may experience cramps, nausea, headaches, vomiting or lethargy. Especially in twists, deep forward bends and inversions. If you need to eat – please eat/drink something light.
- Please do not wear perfume or any scented creams. Arrive clean and free of scents as they may distract or offend others.
- Do inform Tracie of any injuries or conditions that might affect your practice. If you are injured or tired, skip poses you cannot or should not be doing – or try a modified version.
- Try to refrain from drinking water during the yoga class. While people often stop and drink water during fitness classes, stopping for water during yoga is more often than not an indication that you have gotten close to your “edge” and are now turning away from it. Yoga is about burning up toxins – drinking water only dampens your flame and breaks your concentration – and the concentration of those around you.
- Complete the attached enrollment/waiver form and hand-in to Tracie prior to your first class.
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- Breathe! Take time in your practice to breathe in and out through your nose. This will help to release tension when holding asanas (poses) for a long period of time.
- Be Kind…to yourself! When you feel tired – take time to rest and nurture yourself with good whole foods. Life is a journey to enjoy, not a race to complete.
- Motion is lotion: If you are feeling stiff – consider gentle movements to move the qi and blood in your body. Check out my Youtube channel for some yoga movements.
Make It Yourself!
Yoga Mat Cleaner:
Mix 1 part warm water with 3 parts white vinegar. Add a few drops of essential oils (like eucalyptus, tea tree oil, mint or lavender) Use liberally on mat and wipe off.