FIRST TIME TIPS


If you are new to our studio, WELCOME, we're glad you've come. Here are some tips to help you out!

  • As with any exercise program, it is always a good idea to consult your doctor prior to beginning a new practice
  • Begin at the starting point. If you're a beginner, start with a gentle class. Allow yourself to learn the poses and proper breathing.
  • Enter quietly and remove your shoes before entering the yoga studio. We have cubbies right outside of our yoga room for you to place your belongings.
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for class. Allow time to register or sign in for class and get settled in the room.
  • If you are brand new, please take a moment to introduce yourself to the teacher and mention any injuries or conditions that you are currently experiencing.
  • If you arrive late, please come in and get settled quietly.
  • Be mindful of the space around you. If you notice that someone needs a space for their mat in the room, be considerate and make space near you. Also choose a good spot where you can hear and see the instructor.
  • Leave cell phones outside of the studio.
  • Abandon the competitive mindset. Be where you are and be kind and loving to yourself. Even though some classes may have a variety of levels in them, you should work at a pace that is appropriate for you. Start with setting an intention, the practice is not about judging yourself or others, remind yourself why you chose to come and be present in the moment.
  • Mats and props are provided.
  • Be prepared to practice barefoot with loose/stretchy comfortable clothes for all classes.
  • For your comfort do not eat a large meal 2 hours prior to a class.
  • Use any available time before class to stretch and meditate, respecting those around you.
  • Listen to your body. If you are feeling any sharp pain, ease up and connect to your breath.
  • At the end of practice we will do Savasana, or corpse pose, this may be one of the most challenging and important poses of the class. Enjoy it and try to notice where you are in the present moment
  • Come back to see us time and time again. Yoga builds on itself, and you'll see how much better you feel, how your posture may change, and your mind may be more at ease. You'll start to learn what style you enjoy, what teachers you like best.

*Please call ahead or check our Facebook page, Karma Yoga & Hot Yoga Studio, for inclement weather, instructor changes and last minute cancellations.

Want to learn more about yoga terminology? Visit our terminology page here.