Q: Do I have to call ahead or can I just show up?
A: It’s best to sign up online ahead of time. Arrive 15 minutes before the class is scheduled to begin so you can fill out a waiver and meet the teacher.
Q: Does The Yoga House have a mat I can use?
A: While we encourage you to bring your own mat, we do have mats available for use or sale if you’re a beginner or just forgot yours.
Q: I’m totally new to yoga. Which class should I attend?
A: Attend a Beginner/Level 1 with basics class. After you get to know some of the poses you can move on to the next level.
Q: I've had some injuries. Can I do yoga?
A: Yes, depending on your injury/limitations, or doctor's orders. Not all classes on the schedule may be suitable. Consider Yin Yoga and/or Gentle/Restorative classes. In general though, if you can get up and down off of the floor unassisted you can do some type of yoga at TYH. Poses can be modified to accommodate your injuries but be sure to let the teacher know about your restrictions before class.
The following guidelines are designed to honor and respect each student’s experience as well as preserve the sanctity and safety of the studio space. We promise they’ll help make your time and practice at TYH the best it can be.
- Arrive for class on time. (If you happen to arrive late enter quietly and sit down. You can set up your mat after the class has meditated/chanted.)
- Because classes are closely scheduled and there is no waiting area, please arrive at the studio no more than 15 minutes before class begins.
- Turn your cell phones off or ensure they’re completely silent. Vibration makes noise too.
- Refrain from wearing shoes anywhere in the studio past the shoe storage area.
- Keep your shirt on during class (men and women).
- Take your socks off during practice.
- Refrain from wearing perfume or cologne to class.
- Keep conversation to a minimum so as to not disturb classes in progress.
- In general, silence should be observed within the studio space. Many students enjoy arriving to class a few minutes early in order to get centered before class. Please respect everyone’s process by arriving and setting up your mat as quietly as possible.
- Make room for others. Yoga is an inclusive practice so even when the room seems full do your best to help others join the experience.
- Inform the teacher before class if you must leave early and make sure to leave as quietly as possible.
- Do not leave during Savasana, the final pose when students are lying down.
- Let the teacher know if you are working with an injury or if you are new to the practice.
- Put any props used during class neatly away in their proper place once class has finished.
- And finally, please come, even if all you think you can do for that practice is rest in child's pose...you deserve it.