All classes are appropriate for beginners, except the Intermediate level classes. Read the class descriptionsto learn more. Previous Iyengar Yoga experience is required in Intermediate and above classes.
Wear shorts or tights and t-shirt. Avoid baggy clothes if possible.
Yoga is practiced barefoot, with an empty stomach.
Unless medically necessary, drink water after class, but not during.
What do I need for class at home?
Find at least a 6'x6' spot in your home with good wifi.
Set up a laptop, phone, or tablet so you and the teacher can see each other. The better the teacher can see you, the more they can assist you.
Set up the wide end of your mat facing the camera.
MINIMUM props to start off: a wall (or tightly closed door), and a folding chair (or a sturdy armless chair).
GOOD to have on hand: a mat, 3-4 firm, twin-size blankets (or thick towels), a strap (or robe tie or necktie), 2 blocks (or milk crates or stacks of books).
EVEN BETTER: a bolster (or rolled up blankets or towels, see photo, or firm cushions)
Eventually, you will see how anything in your house can be used to enhance your poses (tables, stools, couch, etc.).
In-person class info:
Iyengar methodology includes individualized instruction. Teachers may offer specific instructions or adjustments and, with your consent, offer manual adjustments to assist you in the pose. If you'd prefer not to receive manual adjustments, please let the teacher know.
Intermediate classes: If you arrive as the invocation is starting, please sit quietly until it is over. Get set up once the invocation is finished.
Props, including mats, are provided at studio classes. If you'd prefer to bring your own mat, feel free.
Turn cell phones off. Leave shoes near the front door and extra clothes in cubbies by reception area. There are hooks available to hang your coats and personal belongings and changing rooms available. Please keep your belongings off of the sitting area near front windows.
No perfumes or other strong scented products, please.
As of July 18, 2022 we are making all classes mask optional with the exception of our Uterine Health class and our Common Ailments class. If class size exceeds 10 people we will ask students to put on a mask and if a student requests via the teacher prior to class that they need masks on in order to attend we will ask students to wear masks for that day.
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