• Try not to eat 1-2 hours before a class. A full abdomen will make you feel heavy and tired.
  • Show up on the mat with whatever is going on for you right now and a willingness to let it go.
  • Work to your own capacity, yoga is non-competitive, instead of trying to go as deeply into a pose as others might be able to do, do only what you can without straining or injuring yourself. Youíll go farther faster if you take a loving attitude toward yourself and work from where you are, not from where you think you should be.
  • Remember to breathe! Nothing will inhibit steady progress if you maintain Breath Awareness. Conscious breathing will help relax the body and keep the mind focused.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing to allow easy movement of the body. In winter have socks and a jumper on hand for relaxation, to keep warm.
  • Do Your Best as self-effort is a Yoga discipline. Try your best, no matter how many times you have practised a posture. Experiment within the yoga postures to discover how it best suits you.
  • Allow yourself to relax. Relaxation is not a luxury; it is a necessity for everyone, especially if we have a busy or stressful lifestyle.
  • Be Aware during the class. Heighten your senses to areas of tension or discomfort in your body; be aware of your personal space and keep the area around your mat clean and uncluttered.
  • Rest when you need to! Use resting time to reflect and absorb your Yoga experience.
  • During menstruation ladies are recommended to practise the more gentle yoga exercises and avoid inverted poses (upside down postures). During this time be careful not to exert the body.
  • Light-headedness, Headaches, Dizziness, Cramps & other physical complaints may be experienced after a Yoga class. Newly stretched muscles may respond by cramping or twitching, and toxins liberated from usually tense muscles, may cause headaches or nausea. This is a good sign that your body is detoxifying! Symptoms will quickly disappear by drinking water, a warm shower and breathing fresh air.
  • Enjoy your practice through being present, compassionate & playful!

  • You are pregnant: Pregnant Women can practice Yoga at all stages throughout pregnancy. Inform the instructor the trimester of pregnancy, so that appropriate variations and recommendations can be made. Meditation and Relaxation is wonderfully beneficial for mother and child.
  • You have any medical considerations: including injuries, pregnancy or special medications that might require exercise modifications. High blood pressure, dizziness & heart conditions are conditions Important for your Instructor to know about before the class so that they can offer variations on certain exercises.
  • You are new to class or you need to leave class early.

  • Try to arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the beginning of class: this time can be used to settle in and align with the purpose of your practise for today. While you are waiting you can practise a pose, do a few stretches, or just sit or lie quietly, breathe, and feel centered.
  • Please remove shoes prior to entering studio
  • Shirts must be worn at all times
  • Please turn off all mobile phones before class begins
  • Please refrain from smoking or wearing strong perfumes prior to class
  • If you are injured or tired: skip poses you feel you canít or shouldnít do, or try a modified version.
  • Respect others: by remaining quiet; itís great to share a class with people you know, but it can be distracting to yourself and others to have an extended or loud conversation.
  • Please pick up and neatly put away your mat and any props used during class.