Yoga teachers are there to guide you through practice, helping you make the most of those 60 precious minutes. However, there are some things that may not be communicated during class.
Here are 10 things your yoga instructor wants you to know:
1. We want to get to know you
Don’t be shy! We want to hear about your day and build a solid relationship.
2. Arrive to class on time
Try your best to be on your mat in the studio five minutes before class starts out of respect for your classmates. Plus, warming up your body in the beginning of class ensures a safe practice.
3. We don’t judge your flexibility
Yoga isn’t about touching your toes. It's about what you learn on the way down. Focus on making small progress; be better than you were yesterday.
4. Try and come to class three times a week
It’s hard to make progress if you are not consistent with your practice.
5. We want to meet your friends
While yoga is a personal practice, we love seeing the community grow. Bring a friend with you to class — they will hold you accountable and be there to share the experience with!
6. We don’t think your sweat is gross
Trust us, sweating is a sign of hard work. We admire those who are putting in effort. Keep pushing!
7. Keep the studio clean and tech-free
This one is a no-brainer! Keep your shoes and phone in the lobby to ensure a clean and peaceful practice space in the studio.
8. Try and supplement your yoga practice
Incorporating multiple types of exercise will result in a more versatile yoga practice. Activities that further your endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility are important for promoting your overall fitness and health!
9. Ask us for assistance when you want to try an inversion
Nothing is more exciting than when a student does his or her first headstand. We want to help you get there, so don’t be shy to ask!
10. Feedback at the end of class is encouraged
We are on a mission to provide the best yoga class possible. If you loved something we did in class or if you disliked anything, please let us know! This class is for you, not us.