What to expect
For your first class please arrive at least 15 minutes early. You will need to complete our waiver and consent form BEFORE class. Consider downloading our quick guide which includes our map, seasonal schedule and the waiver.
All are classes are accessible to all students but we do suggest students be familiar with our regular 90-minute class before attending the Express class.
For our Express and 90-minute classes, come prepared. Be well hydrated. Consume a minimum of 1 litre of water sometime before class but not so soon before class that you will need a washroom break.
Arrive on an empty stomach - not having eaten 2 hours before class.
Prepare to be challenged with your first class. Dedicate yourself to your entire class. And, above all, be open to a new experience and a new understanding of your body.
Our Yin classes are not as demanding and follow a routine of gentle yet profound stretching. You may feel that you can practice Yin soon after eating. There are no balancing postures in our Yin classes and the backbends are not as deep nor as frequent.
Wear clothing that you will feel comfortable sweating in and that is neither too tight nor so loose that it will get in the way. Men will likely feel most comfortable in just a pair of shorts and women might feel best in shorts and a sports bra-top. Shorts cut above the knee will ensure better mobility and the freedom to bend easily.
During class it is common to feel a bit dizzy or even somewhat nauseous. If this happens please lie down but stay in the room and rejoin the practice when you are ready.
After class, plan to spend some time in the room relaxing and enjoying your accomplishment. Keep well hydrated and be aware that you've sweat a lot and may need some salts or electrolytes. You may feel energized or that you need a nap.
If you have your own mat, please bring it, along with some water, a large towel to use during class, and one if you would like to shower before and/or after class. Blocks, straps and dowelling may be used in the Yin class only.
Mats and towels are available for rent. Bring a water bottle to fill with free filtered water from our studio's WA2 water cooler.
Listen to your body. Try to come back, ideally the next day. Your first class will be the most challenging. Try to come again a soon as possible. You'll feel more at ease with the pace and timing of our series and you should stretch out any muscle stiffness you may experience the next day.
Even if you don't like your first class, do try a different one and/or a different teacher.
Please stay in the room for the whole class. Leaving the room disrupts other students and removes you from the supervision of the instructor.
Any questions? Contact us!