PREPARING FOR CLASS:
YOGA STUDIO ETIQUETTE:
Can beginners attend class?
We love and welcome new people to yoga; however, please choose a class that is appropriate for your level of fitness and understanding of yoga. We encourage beginners to pace themselves in class. Class will be challenging, but you can chart a course of your own for determining the intensity with which you work with each pose and throughout the process. And ask questions before, during and after class. Let us help you whenever we can.
What should I wear?
Wear something you can easily move around in and not have to fuss with; modest clothing that won’t cause you any embarrassment. You’ll soon find that wearing specially designed yoga clothing is best.
What type of yoga is taught at Lotus Bloom Yoga?
We are a Hatha yoga studio. We are rooted in the traditions and healing benefits of the 8 limbed path of yoga. You will experience in all of our classes the honoring of chanting, breathing techniques and practices called Pranayama, along with moments of silence and meditation. And of course the physical practices referred to as Asana.
Why do the instructors at Lotus Bloom Yoga teach “off the mat”?
If your yoga teacher stays on their own personal yoga mat and only focuses on their own practice with the class, the teacher cannot see what is going on with the students, creating a disconnect between student and teacher. A teacher can teach far more effectively when moving through the room and observing the students in class. In our “Flow” hour classes you will find the instructor on their mats more often to demonstrate the linking of poses to create the movement of flow, but they are also prepared and willing to assist you with modifications and use of props.
Am I allowed to ask questions before, during or after classes?
Yes! Yes! Yes! Our hope is to inspire our students to grow and want more. So inquiry and asking questions are encouraged if done appropriately and kindly. LBY instructors are highly trained and have so much to offer. We also have a lending library full of great yoga books and resources for all of our students.
Are your classes heated?
NO! Because we emphasize teaching yoga to everyone, not everyone should be practicing yoga in a heated room. If you have high blood pressure, practicing in a heated room can be dangerous. If you are in your first trimester of pregnancy, raising your core body temperature above 98.6 degrees can potentially be dangerous. These are two reasons we don’t heat our classes, but there are many more to consider. Our top priority is that no one gets hurt in our classes.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.