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Remove your shoes before entering. It is traditional and, additionally, it keeps the floors clean for others. Place shoes and bags and coats on the shelves immediately to your right as you enter.

Bring your own yoga mat to class for hygienic and energetic reasons. Several mat styles are for sale to enhance your practice. Rental mats are free on your first visit; after that, the fee is $1 per use. If you perspire during class, please bring a towel or rent a towel. Please do not use studio blankets without a towel if you are perspiring.

Leave cell phones and pagers outside the yoga studios. If you are on call or in an emergency situation, please let me know.

Do not bring a beginner to an intermediate class. This is for the beginner's safety as well as respect for the other students and teachers. Please ask for suggestions about classes if you are uncertain.

The practice of yoga begins before your class starts. To create the best experience for yourself and others, please follow these guidelines.

Arrive a few minutes before class begins. Give yourself time for a few stretches, a moment of meditation, or time to relax from the day. If you arrive just as class is beginning, enter quietly and find a place in the back of the class. Late arrivals can be disruptive and may not be accommodated.

Come with an empty stomach. Yoga is best practiced three hours after a meal. Drink plenty of water after class.

Tell your teacher about any injuries or special health conditions before class. This will help the teacher make suggestions to make your practice safer and more enjoyable.

Please keep conversations low when you arrive and leave as other students may be relaxing or meditating. We want to create a space of healing, quiet, and relaxation as well as one of friendship.
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