Preparing For Class & FAQ
LBY believes in nurturing the whole person – making yoga accessible & affordable for ANYBODY & EVERYBODY. Offering yoga for Chronic Pain, Lifeforce Yoga for mental illness (anxiety, depression), Yoga for Cardiac Disease & 12 step Recovery Yoga
- Plan ahead: Cheryl offers a variety of yoga classes, workshops, immersions and training’s. Due to COVID Cheryl is asking everyone to take FULL responsibility for their health and wellness when attending any offering. Please set up your mat with social distancing in mind and wear a mask if you feel the need too.
- Practice soucha: Please come to class with your body and clothing clean. Refrain from using strong, scented deodorants or lotions, perfumes, and scented fabric softener before class.
- Prepare to arrive early: 5- 10 minutes before the start of class can help you get settled in with time for your own grounding and intention setting for class and your practice.
- Leaving early: We value all of the offerings and have a desire for you to receive all the benefits from our class, so we encourage students to stay the entire length of the class.
- Mats & Props: Due to COVID you will need to provide your own personal mat and props. If is recommended for each class to bring: a yoga mat, 2 blocks, 1 strap, 1 blanket. (If you are in need of purchasing your own mat & props recommendation: Amazon.com Prana.com Gaiam.com or google Yoga Props)
YOGA STUDIO ETIQUETTE:
- Communicate kindly to your fellow yoga student any needs you have about social space and touching.
- Please remove your shoes.
- You are responsible for your personal items.
- Please turn off cell phones before class begins. Talking or texting is not allowed during class.
- Let Cheryl know about any injuries before class begins; this way she can assist and support you with appropriate modifications.
- Please be ready to sit attentive to the instructors centering at the start of class.
- If you are running late, please still come for class but wait until after the centering time has completed before entering.
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 by Cheryl Walters?
Cheryl would identify with being a traditional Hatha yoga teacher, which is rooted in the traditions and healing benefits of the 8 limbed path of yoga. You will experience in all of her 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 does Cheryl’s teaching style role model teaching “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 a “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. Cheryl is a highly trained instructor and have so much to offer. Her favorite part of teaching is engaging with her students through questions and dialog about the path and practices of yoga.
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. The top priority is that no one gets hurt in our classes.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
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