Sunday, August 28, 2011

Yoga Etiquette; Class Schedule

Dear Tranquility Yoga Friends,
Today we have core/leg strengthening in our Pose Specific Class for Beginners and Intermediates at 2:30. If you have a small ball (like a child's ball), please bring it with you. Tomorrow our classes are Rock and Roll Yoga at 4:30 for Adults and Teens. Then, at 5:30 p.m. we have our Toning and Strengthening class with weight lifting segment.

On Tuesday and Thursday at 6:40 p.m. we will work on lower body and upper body respectively using balance postures as our theme. These classes fill up quickly; please R.S.V.P. as soon as possible.
Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7:00 a.m. our Power Yoga classes add in sweat, push-ups, and moving with Ujjayi breath. Our Beginner's Mind Saturday practice at 9:00 a.m. completes our week's classes with emphasis on hamstring/quadricep strength.

Then, starting next Sunday for the new week, we have our Kid's Yoga at 1:30 and Pose Specific Yoga at 2:30. On Monday, Labor Day, all classes move to 9:00 a.m. Everyone is invited for a Vinyasa Flow Class. If it is cool enough, we will practice outside.

I am often asked about what to do or not to do in our yoga classes. I found this on-line and wanted to share it with you. Modifications were made to our specific studio procedures.
Be on time
Turn off your cell phone
Avoid eating for two hours before class
Please inform your instructor of any injuries or illnesses
Respect the quiet space upon entering the studio
R.S.V.P. your attendance if at all possible; yoga reservation calendar is on the side as you enter the studio
Above all....Be compassionate with yourself. Breathe, listen to your body and honor the place you are in. Yoga is not a competition. There is plenty of time to watch your development as your practice progresses.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How early do I need to be there for my class?
A: It's a good idea to arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your class or series, especially if it's your first time to our studio in order to sign liability waiver and visit with instructor.
Q: What do I wear?
A: Comfortable workout clothes are fine (shorts, not too baggy sweatpants, tank tops, tee shirts, etc.). We practice yoga barefoot, so leave shoes and socks outside the studio.
Q: What do I bring?
A: If you have a yoga mat, bring it. Also bring your own water bottle and a towel, especially for power yoga classes.
Q: Do you have yoga mats and props available to borrow?
A: Yes. We have yoga mats available to rent for $.50* if you don't have one or are visiting from out of town, but it's healthier to use your own yoga mat. All other yoga props (blankets, blocks, straps) are provided. Please purchase your own mat as soon as you can. We sell quality mats for ASAP LOGO in Tulsa at $20.00 each. If you are interested in purchasing blocks, straps, yoga towel, or other props, see Jeanne for more information.
Q: What if I want to bring a visitor?

A: Visitors are great; please punch twice off of your own card or bring a $10.00 drop-in fee. I would request that you don't visit with one another throughout the class. Some conversation is okay, but too much distracts the other people in the class.

*New studio rental fee to encourage you to bring your own mat. If you choose to leave your mat here, please identify with your name. Your mat goes on top of a mat already placed on the studio floor.

Thanks again for practicing with us! I hope to see you soon. If you have special requests for class, please let me know. New contest for September that concerns focus. Brian Wagner won the yoga shirt from the August drawing. Congratulations, Brian!

Jeanne K

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