Whether you’re in the comfort of your own home or at a studio, there are some general guidelines I find help make the experience much more enjoyable and allow you to fully focus on your sequence:
- I would suggest not eating right before your class as digestion can interfere with and sometimes make your practice very uncomfortable.
- Please arrive a bit early so you have time to get settled in before your practice begins.
- Please leave your cell phone out of sight, on silent or shut off. If you absolutely need to have it available then please discuss it with me ahead of time- there are always exceptions.
- You alone are responsible for making sure that you are practicing safely as we can’t feel what you feel. Please honor your body, be mindful and make any modifications necessary for your body. Yoga is different for every single body, every single day.
- Please make sure you mind your personal hygiene.
- If you are sick, please reschedule.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions in a private session! That’s exactly what these classes are for, especially if a pose doesn’t feel right. The best part of private sessions is being able to find the perfect posture for your body. Don’t look to others, either in a studio class, a video or a magazine image to show you how to do a pose. Our bodies are built differently and injuries change how our bodies move.
- Wear comfortable clothing but nothing too loose or baggy. You want to be able to move around with ease and not worry about your shirt flying up while you’re in down dog. It happens and it’s distracting.
- Especially in a group setting, please keep talking for before and after class. I’m here to provide you with the best experience I can and conversation not only disrupts the flow, it’s distracting.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I want this experience to be wonderful for all involved!