Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start of class time. Class will start and end on time. The door is locked at the start of class. Arriving early allows you time to get settled, meditate, focus on your breath or practice a pose.
Keep your voice level down in respect for those who may be using the time before class to meditate.
Make sure to check-in with the instructor who is typically behind the front desk.
Tell the instructor if you have any injuries or concerns.
Leave any belongings that are not used for yoga in a cubby. We want to keep the studio safe and distraction free. We lock the doors at the start of class to ensure your belongings stay safe.
Please do not wear shoes or socks when entering the sanctuary.
Don't forget that yoga is about observing with love and without judgement. Be happy to observe whatever stage of growth you are in right now. We are not here to compete with each other or judge one another. Do not let your ego get in the way of a safe and enjoyable practice.
Send out that good and happy energy.
Be aware of your space and where your neighbors are.
Follow the teachers instruction but feel free to modify as needed.
Please be sure to clean up your area by returning blocks, bolsters, etc. to their proper location.
If you used a Loom mat, simply fold it over in same spot where you practiced, so we can be sure to clean it as we prepare for the next group of yogis.
Remove belongings from cubby.
If you used a towel provided by TYL, please place it on the shelf below where you found it so we can wash it.
I have never practiced yoga before. What classes should I start with?
Most of our classes are for practitioners of all skill levels, however we suggest you start off with Gentle, Beginner's Flow or Yin. These classes will allow you to learn alignment as well as the language all while gaining strength and flexibility. When starting something for the first time you should never jump right in and while you may be athletic enough to take other classes on the schedule we highly recommend that you start from the beginning.
What do I bring?
All you need to bring to class is water, a towel (if you are attending a heated class) and a good attitude! We have free mats for you to use but if you have your own, bring it as well.
What if I can't do a pose?
We highly recommend attendance to the Beginner's Yoga class because this is where you will see basic poses as well as more modifications for poses. If you move to the other all level classes and are presented with a challenging pose you can ask the instructor for a modification if one is not offered. Yoga is about you and your body, not what everyone else in the class is doing. Yoga is not meant to be competitive, so nurture your body and give it what it needs. If you feel uncomfortable asking during class, feel free to approach the instructor after class so you'll know how to modify for next time. Never force yourself in to a pose that doesn't feel right to you.
Can I bring my child or children?Unfortunately, we do not offer childcare and children cannot enter the sanctuary during class time. Children can neither be left unattended in the lobby area while class is in progress. However, anyone 13 or older can practice with an adult during a regularly scheduled class. Payment is the same fee as posted on schedule and a separate waiver must be completed with the parent signature for anyone 13-17.
I have other questions!
Please check out this link to the Yoga Journal for the 40 most commonly asked yoga questions. They are a great source for yoga information. If you still don't see your question, hop over to the contact page on our website to send us an email.