Infinite Light Yoga Class Guidelines (In-Person)
We want you to have a wonderful yoga class experience. We hope that the following guidelines will help answer all of your questions and make your time in class more enjoyable.
- Be on time for class! Plan to arrive 5-15 minutes early to sign in, settle in and stretch. If you must arrive late (we know it sometimes can’t be helped), wait quietly outside the room until we’ve completed our meditation (you’ll hear the Oooommm). Then come in and join us as we begin warm-ups.
- Sign in. Each time you attend class, check in with the teacher and update any important information. This is important for accurate record keeping.
- Be comfortable. Bring any mat, towels, blankets, pillows, meditation benches/cushions, or other items that will make you comfortable.
- Communicate. Let your teacher know about any injuries or other conditions that may affect your practice.
- Savor the peace. Turn your cell phone off or silence it. Better yet, don’t bring your phone to class. Students are at yoga class for peace, relaxation, and union with self. If you are expecting an urgent call, let the teacher know and put your phone on vibrate. Avoid jangly jewelry or rattling keys.
- Practice on an empty stomach. Try to avoid eating for two or more hours before class. If you must have something, keep it light. If your belly is full, your energy will be diverted to digestion rather than your practice, and you will be uncomfortable in many postures.
- Honor the Space. Leave your shoes, food, and drink outside the studio. Water bottles are ok. Gum should also be avoided. Try not to step on other students’ yoga mats when you walk through the room.
- Honor Your Body. Work with where you are in the moment, and be sure to modify as needed to avoid injury. For women, honor your body’s cycles. During menstruation, depending on the individual, long holding of strenuous postures and/or inversions may be contraindicated. As with any posture, listen to your body. If it reacts negatively, modifications should be made.
- Dress appropriately. Wear layers to control your body temperature, and consider the movement that may be required. Ensure that your clothing is modest and neither too loose nor too tight for the practice.
- Avoid perfumes or colognes. Fragrances are distracting and can cause irritation to those with sinus and respiratory sensitivity.
- Stay until the end. The relaxation at the end of the class is an important part of the full yoga experience. Relaxation reduces stress and is very restorative. Leaving early is a disservice to yourself and distracting to others. If you must leave early, please let the teacher know before class.
- Pick up. Pick up after yourself and take your belongings with you when you leave.
- Leave Young Children at Home. We do not currently offer children’s yoga classes, and it is not acceptable to leave them while you take class.
Please feel free to talk to the teacher about anything; concerns, medical issues or just general questions. We are here for you and we want you to be comfortable in our classes. Thank you and we hope to see you in class soon.