At OneTree / Big Heart Yoga we desire to create a joyful space for everyone to safely explore self-discovery through yoga.
Participants should be comfortable getting up and down from the floor - each class may have a variety of positions: standing, seated on the floor, lying on the back, lying on the belly, hands and knees or standing on the knees.
Be aware that your energy affects this space and the beings around you.
Please remember the following:
Arrive early to allow time to sign in, settle in and align with the intention of your practice. While waiting for class to start, begin to warm up by stretching or practicing a pose or sit quietly, breathe and get centered. The studio opens 15 minutes prior to posted class start times.
Keep our studio clean by removing shoes upon entering.
If you do arrive late, quietly enter and find a space quickly. Wait till after the initial centering/meditation before grabbing props and adjusting your practice space.
Turn off cell phones, pagers, anything that makes noise.
Come with an open mind and an open heart. Take time after class to reflect on your experience and embody the teachings you have acquired from the practice.
Come on an empty stomach. Do not eat a heavy meal 2-3 hours before class. A light snack, something easily digested is appropriate up to 30 minutes before class.
Listen closely to your body in order to practice safely. If at any time you feel pain in any pose, slowly come out and rest. Inform the teacher if you are feeling any sort of pain.
If you have injuries or limitations that will affect your yoga experience, let the teacher know before class. Please modify your practice as needed if injured or tired.
Teachers may offer hands-on adjustments to help you find optimal alignment and freedom in your poses. If you are uncomfortable with this, let the teacher know before class.
Keep your eyes on your own practice.
We offer complimentary mats to those who need one. If you use our mats, please wipe them down with the spray cleaner and rag provided after use. Pick up and neatly put away any props you use.
Wear clothes that are easy to move in and comfortably hug your body. Remove jewelry and watches that may get in the way. This will assist the teacher in providing appropriate verbal and hands-on adjustments to move you safely deeper into poses.
Most importantly enjoy this special time and have FUN!