Professionally Trained Instructors
Expect to have a professionally trained instructor guide you through a set sequence of postures. Instructors may also offer modifications based upon the individual needs of the student, so be sure to inform your instructor of injuries and illnesses. Some classes may incorporate the use of music.
Start of Class
Classes normally start by focusing a few minutes on calming the mind and smoothing the breath.
After warming up the body, you’ll be guided through the core part of the class where an emphasis is placed on connecting the breath to movement in each yoga posture (asana).
End of Class
Classes end by cooling down the body with some gentle stretches followed by a final relaxation period (savasana).
Honor Your Body
The main goal of yoga is not Competition. Instead listen to your body and practice to your level.
If at any time a pose does not feel right or feels painful, please Stop! If necessary let the instructor know, or simply come into child’s pose, whichever is appropriate.