What New Students Need to Know
Arrive 15 minutes before the class starts. Before you arrive, we strongly recommend that you sign up for class and pay online to reserve your spaces. Visit our schedule to pre register!
When you come to the studio for your first visit, you will need to fill complete a client profile and sign a waiver. Please let the teacher (usually the person at the desk) know whether you’ve done yoga before and whether you have any injuries. If you don't have your own mat, you can borrow one of our studio mats.
NEW STUDENT SPECIAL PRICES!!
If you've never visited the studio before, you can try 1 month of unlimited yoga for just $49.
Please note that in order to be eligible for this offer you must be new to the studio. Visit our rates page to find more information about our pricing and the package that will work for you.
LATE CANCEL POLICY
Please note that you will be charged if you sign up in advance but don't to come to class or remove your name from the class roster. We ask that you arrive by the time class begins or you will be charged the cancellation fee. We start and end our classes on time - late arrivals are discouraged. We lock the studio doors at the start of class for safety.
If you have any questions about this policy, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We appreciate your understanding!
ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME!
Giving Tree Yoga teachers pride themselves on being able to teach anything to anyone, regardless of experience or skill level. And we realize that it is common for some to feel slightly awkward coming into a new space and trying new things--even students who have been practicing yoga for years.
If you are brand new to yoga, please let your teacher know so we can offer some additional information to help you in your practice. Also, don't hesitate to ask questions after class. Our teachers love to help! Our classes are designed for all levels and you should be prepared to make modifications as suggested by your teacher, to rest when necessary, and to go at your own pace. Yoga is a practice that is developed over time; it is not a competition or a race. All that we ask is that you honor your body!!
SHOULD I EAT BEFORE CLASS?
Think "light". Practicing yoga on an empty stomach may feel better and it's actually better for your body. If you do need something to quite or settle the stomach, try something small like nuts, bananas, or an energy bar. Coconut water and fresh pressed juice are also great options!
YOGA ATTIRE & MATERIALS
We suggest that you wear comfortable clothes that allow for free, uninhibited movement. You are more than welcome to use a studio mat (we just ask that you clean it after) or bring in your own mat. We also recommend that you bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated though we would prefer you to avoid glass water bottles.
ENTERING THE SPACE
Please leave all of your belongings in the cubbies located in front of the studio floor space. We practice silence and meditation in the studio so please be respectful to others and finish up your conversations with fellow classmates and teachers before entering the studio space. Once in the studio, just relax! Your teacher will take it from there.
POLICY FOR CHILDREN
Students must be at least 16 to attend class and will require a parent or legal guardian to sign a waiver. If you're interested in practicing with your younger children, consider private family lessons. Keep an eye on our schedule for special kid/ family friendly events.
QUESTIONS, SUGGESTIONS OR CONCERNS?
Getting to class 10 minutes ahead of time allows you to settle in and start relaxing. While waiting, you can practice a pose, stretch, or just breathe and center yourself. We start and end classes on time, and the doors are locked once class starts.
LET US KNOW YOU'RE HERE
Please sign in at the front desk every time you come to class. Let the teacher/person behind the desk know if you are new to the studio (you’ll need to complete a profile) and/or have physical issues of which we need to be aware. If you are brand new to yoga, no problem! Please let us know so we can give you some additional information that you might find helpful as you begin your yoga journey with us.
WHERE TO PUT YOUR THINGS
Leave everything outside the studio other than what you need for your practice. There are cubbies in the lobby in which you can leave shoes, wallet/purse, cell phone, etc. We lock the door when class begins to ensure the safety of your belongings.
OBSERVE SILENCE IN THE STUDIO
The studio itself is a quiet place for those who are trying to slow down. Please be respectful of other students and observe quite time in the studio before class starts. Please, please, please silence or turn off your cell phones (or even better - don't bring them in ). A cell phone on vibrate can still create quite a bit of noise and disruption to the class,.
No cell phones on the studio floor.
NEED TO LEAVE EARLY?
Let us know if you need to leave early, position your mat close to an exit and please be sure to leave quietly before Savasana begins. While we want to accommodate your schedule, we are committed to creating a peaceful environment for all of our students.
Please use the towels we provide to mop up any sweat around your mat after class. In addition, if you borrowed a mat, please clean it with the mat cleaner provided.
YOGA IS NOT A COMPETITION!
Put your full intent into class, but detach yourself from the result. Always practice compassion with yourself to avoid strain or injury; no matter what your level, you will benefit from practicing your version of every pose!