Come to our Wednesday night 5:15 pm Beginner’s class or our Saturday Gentle Yoga class at 10:45am. Arrive 10 minutes prior to the class start time, as you will need to fill out some paperwork and get acclimated with the studio. Let the Instructor know it’s your first time, and if you have any injuries/medical conditions.
We will provide all the mats and equipment that you will need, but you are welcome to bring your own mat, if you prefer.  A water fountain is located inside the studio, or you may bring a water bottle.  If you tend to sweat easily, you may also want to bring a hand towel.
We are in a group environment, so we ask that you wear something modest enough to feel comfortable wearing around others, but nothing that will restrict your movements in poses.  Yoga is practiced in bare feet in order to achieve a better connection with the ground underneath you when attempting balance poses.
We have ample parking at the front of the studio and along the side of the building, and if space is full in those areas we also have more spaces located around the back.
Everyone feels anxious coming into a new space and attempting something new. Even the most seasoned yogis have a difficult time adapting to change.  But that’s the beauty of yoga- it teaches all of us that change is necessary to take us somewhere better.

At the Yoga Center, we pride ourselves in providing a warm, welcoming atmosphere to anyone who wishes to learn because we know we all have at least one thing in common: each one of us  has been a student at some point in our lives.

Our instructors have been well trained to guide you through the practice in order to reach your highest potential as an individual.  Some days are better than others when it comes to our minds and our bodies, but every day in yoga holds something new and exciting to discover and embrace about ourselves.

Each instructor has their own style of teaching, but the foundation poses in yoga always remain the same.  These poses will be consistent regardless of what class you take, and once you become familiar with them, you can begin to truly appreciate the benefits that yoga has to offer as well as what each of our instructors has to offer you!

]Meditation is a method of clearing the mind and focusing on the breath to aid in relaxing the body. We usually dedicate a few minutes to this at the end of class since the practice of keeping the mind and body still is the most difficult to master in yoga.  However, the benefits of practicing mindful awareness have proven useful in reducing blood pressure, calming anxiety, and easing depression. 
The following guidelines will insure that you have the best experience possible when you visit us at the Yoga Center:

The doors to the studio will open at least fifteen minutes prior to class time.  Please arrive approximately 10 minutes prior to start time in order to sign in.  If a previous class is still in session, please come in and wait quietly until the class is over.

If you arrive late for your class, the door will be locked 5 minutes after class has begun, however, you are still welcome to join in- we simply request that you wait outside until the brief centering practice has concluded and then an instructor will open the door for you.

Upon entering the studio, we ask that you immediately remove your shoes at the door in order to keep the floors clean for practicing in bare feet.  You may store them along with your other belongings in one of the cubicles provided.

Make sure your cell phone has been turned off completely, or leave it in your vehicle during class.  Practicing yoga isn’t just about finding ‘peace’ in the literal sense- it’s also about discovering the ability to leave the rest of the world and all of it’s distractions outside.

After signing in on the sheet at the front desk, you may set up your mat wherever you wish.  The teacher will most likely inform you as to what props you will need for class, located in the closet at the back of the studio.  Please use caution when walking to/from the prop room, so you are not stepping on other student’s yoga mats.

Once you have found a place for your mat, you may relax and center yourself by doing some gentle breathing/stretching exercises, or you may talk quietly until class begins.

Please refrain from wearing perfumes or strongly scented products in consideration of those who may have allergies/sensitivities.

Please do not chew gum in class- while some of our instructors may be certified in CPR, we’d rather not put those skills to use!

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