New to the Studio? Things you need to know . . . .
Group exercise classes
Bring Water! Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! We sell bottled water for $1 if you forget!
For Pilates, Piyo, Barre & Yoga classes we suggest sticky socks or bare feet!
For all other group exercise, please make sure you are wearing appropriate athletic shoes! ***Please wear your street shoes in to the studio and change into your clean athletic shoes (or clean feet) before entering the inner studio! We have shoe cubbies to store your personal effects! Please leave your valuables at home as we are not responsible for misplaced items!
Bring a towel because you will sweat!
New to Yoga?
Although you may have come to yoga to increase your flexibility, don’t be surprised to find that you are sleeping better than you have for years or you are able to concentrate more easily at work. Once you begin regular yoga practice you are likely to notice many of the following common changes: happier mood, decreased back pain, enhanced athletic ability, better focus at work, more energy, improved sleep, a calmer, quieter mind, weight loss, balanced mood.
I’ve never done yoga before. How should I start?
Begin with private sessions or the Gentle Yoga or Foundations class. If you are unsure how to start, Kim is available for phone or personal interview to fit you in the best class. Call her at (419)501-2378.
Do I have to make a reservation, or can I just show up to my first class?
We highly recommend you preregister. If you are new, please arrive 15 minutes prior to class to fill out paperwork and meet your instructor.
What do I wear?
We advise that you wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing to all our classes. The more comfortable you make yourself, the more enjoyable your class will be.
Do I need a mat?
Yes, you will need a yoga mat for most of our classes. Bringing a hand towel is suggested for active classes. A limited supply of mats are available at the studio to borrow.
How often should I practice/workout?
The more you exercise, the better results you will get. 1 – 2 times a week will bring steady changes over time, while 3 – 4 times a week can bring immediate life changing results! Remember though to listen to your body, fuel properly and give yourself a rest day or two!
What about the weather?
In the event of inclement weather please check our Face book for class cancellations. If you are on our e-mail list, an e-mail will also be sent out.
Just a few more . . . . . Etiquette & Guidelines
Studio opens 15 minutes before each scheduled class. Arrive at least 10 minutes before class time, so you can claim your spot!
Always sign in at the front desk & remove your street shoes before going to the desk.
No perfume or cologne please.
If you need to leave class early for any reason, please let your instructor know prior to class so he/she doesn't think you don't like them.
Ensure you turn off cell phones and electronic devices as you enter the building. This is YOUR time!
Practice good props management: Please return all props to their appropriate place at the end of class.
Noise control: While in the reception area, please hold your conversations away from the studio doors.
For Yogi's . . . . . .
For evening Yoga - our classes begin at their scheduled start times. For privacy and safety, our doors are locked when classes begin. So don't get locked out!!!
Yoga should be practiced on an empty stomach. Please allow 90-120 minutes between eating and yoga or have something light.
Please be comfy - Yoga clothes should be stretchy and invite movement within the body. Practice in bare feet (or YogiToes) in class.
Practice at your own comfort level and let the teacher know if you have any injuries or would like modifications for any pose. The more you practice yoga, the greater the benefits.
If you must leave early, leave before savasana (but you'll be sorry you missed it!)
For ALL Classes . . . . . .
Have fun, relax, and most importantly, Just Breathe . . . .