Helpful Hints for Your Practice

  • Recognize that simply attending a yoga class is a major statement of courage, self-care, and positive momentum.
  • Pay more attention to your internal experience rather than to your outer performance.
  • Find an edge in the pose for yourself where you are challenged but not overwhelmed and maintain a clear, open, and accepting mind.
  • Give yourself permission to take a break and rest.
  • Pay attention to what you are saying to yourself as you practice. Come back to an intention that is positive; give yourself appreciation for your effort and innate goodness.
  • Go to class regularly, arrive a little early, and talk with the other students.
  • Recognize that you are developing qualities like patience, compassion, discipline, wisdom, right effort, kindness, gratitude, and many others that create a steady and clear mind.
  • Find a teacher who inspires you and offers a balance between gentleness and firmness. Practice from your highest self and you will inspire others and grow in your practice.
  • Have fun and enjoy the practice!

How Yoga Helps

  • Increases strength from head to toe
  • Improves flexibility and mobility
  • Reduces physical and mental stress
  • Encourages relaxation
  • Improves body alignment and posture
  • Lowers blood pressure and heart rate
  • Improves digestive
  • Boost immune system
  • Eases anxiety and depression
  • Can ease pain
  • Helps improve lung function
  • Can aid in weight loss or balance
  • Improves circulation
  • Helps us focus on the present
  • Helps us cultivate a life philosophy

Yoga Etiquette

  • Please remove your shoes before walking on the studio floor
  • Turn off cell phones
  • Arrive on time or early to connect with friends and yoga community
  • Must be 13 yrs or older to attend regular scheduled classes