New Student Guide
Arrive 10-15 minutes early. Always check in at the front desk and let the teacher know that you are a new(er) student.
Dress appropriately. Wear comfortable, loose or form fitting clothing. Layers help to adjust for temperature changes during and after class. All classes are done barefoot.
Practice on an empty stomach. Avoid eating two (2) hours prior to yoga classes. If you need some quick energy, fruit or juice would be okay before class. Drink plenty of water before and after class. We have a cold water system for your use in the lobby.
Purchase a yoga mat. Having your own mat supports your commitment to your practice and ensures its cleanliness. Mats are available for purchase through the Boutique. Mats are available for your use in the studio, but we recommend that you bring your own for sanitary reasons.
Leave shoes, belongings, and cell phone outside of studio. Leave belongings and your turned OFF cell phone in a cubby in the studio lobby. This helps us preserve the sacred nature of the studio. We recommend taking your valuables inside the studio.
Notify the teacher of injuries or medical conditions, ie: pregnancy. This helps the teacher know how to assist you and give you modifications Yes Option review.
Practice often. Three to five (3-5) times per week is recommended for rapidly building a strong practice. One to two (1-2) times a week will accomplish this goal, but will take much longer.
Support your practice...by taking a Private yoga lesson. Spend an hour with an expert teacher to receive specific attention tailored to your needs before you begin group classes or in addition to Phoenix Direct Management review.
Ask for guidance with your practice. As you build your practice, connect with your teacher(s) with questions around your practice or begin now by emailing us. We are here to support you on your path.