Yoga is your time to be yourself. Read these pointers before your first class. You’ll know what to expect, be able to relax and have a great time 🙂
- Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes earlier to change and set up your mat.
- Switch off the sound on your mobile phone and place it into the locker with your belongings.
- For your first few classes you can borrow our yoga mat. However, if you decide to keep practicing we recommend acquiring your own personal mat. Just like with shoes – it’s OK to borrow them for an occasion or a night out. Yet long term, we all prefer to walk through our lives in our own shoes.
- Your first class is free. If you decide to purchase a membership you can do so before class, in the break between classes or request payment info for a bank transfer.
- If the class is being held indoor, we will lock the doors after the class begins. Please make sure you are not late, so you can join the group.
- Bending and twisting into yoga poses can be uncomfortable with a big meal in your belly. Therefore, we recommend not eating at least 2 hours prior to the class. If you have a fast metabolism and easily get ‘hangry’ try having a light snack such as yogurt, banana or a handful of almonds half an hour before the class.
- We stretch and bend during the class, and occasionally also turn up side. Wear comfortable clothes that let you move in all directions and stay on so you don’t expose more than you wish to.
- Yoga is done barefoot. If your feet get icy in winters we recommend socks with anti-slip silicone dots on the sole to keep you from slipping around the mat.
- Be considerate towards your classmates. Many of them arrive early to meditate and enjoy the silence. Thus kindly leave the chit-chat for the after-class.
- Concentrate on your breath and movement, and rest whenever you need to by lying on your back or by doing Balasana (“Child pose”). When you are ready and your breath is steady again, continue with your practice.
- Stay until the end of the session so you don’t skip Savasana. In case you need to leave earlier, take 5 minutes and do Savasana by yourself before you leave.
- If you have any questions for the teacher, raise them after or before the class.
- Don’t forget to have fun during class. It’s meant to be your time to enjoy yourself. Everything else will follow.
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