Eat lite before practice, or hold off eating until after class. Your appetite will decrease after class.
Arrive 10-15 minutes before the printed class time; class begins exactly on time.
Yoga is traditionally practiced barefooted. Once you enter the studio, you need to have your shoes off.
There is no talking during yoga unless it’s the instructor.
The instructor will cue the entire class whether you’re new or not.
Your instructor will assist you with the postures. It doesn't mean you're doing it wrong; they are just helping you get deeper into the posture.
Stay until class is completely finished. If you must leave early, you should leave before Sivasana begins.
Classes for beginners at YIC
Stretch and Recharge
New to Yoga (teaches you Vinyasa Flow)
Restorative (deep relaxation)
Namaste- "The love and light in me sees and honors the love and light in you." It is used as a form of greeting or to express gratitude, especially to your teacher.
Sivasana- (pronounced "shi-vah-sah-na) This is a final posture, a resting posture that allows all the work you have done during class absorb into your body. It is symbolic of renewal. During Sivasana, your shoulders or feet might be massaged by the teacher.
Vinyasa- Sanskrit word that means "the connection between breath and movement."
Vinyasa Flow- Is a type of yoga class that includes Sun Salutations A & B and is derived from the Ashtanga practice. Vinyasa Flow can be powered up or down to suit your individual needs. It is usually taught as a moderately rigorous class.