At Big Heart Yoga we desire to create a joyful space and community 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.
At Big Heart Yoga, we do not require pre-registration or sign-up for our regularly scheduled classes. Just come to class!
Which class should you start with?
We recommend starting with a "Yoga 1" class if you're new to yoga.
A "Yoga 2" is also an option - this class will be more physically demanding and likely include standing and balance poses.
All forms of payment are accepted in the studio. Passes can also be purchased online.
Please leave pets and children under 15 at home.
Be aware that your energy affects this space and the beings around you.
Please remember the following:
The studio opens 15 minutes prior to posted class start times. Classes start promptly at the posted time, and the door may be locked when class begins.
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.
Wear clothes that are easy to move in and comfortably hug your body. Remove jewelry and watches that may get in the way.
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.
Help us keep our studio clean by removing your shoes upon entering, and keeping them off until you are ready to exit the studio. We have convenient benches and coat hooks in our comfortable lobby area. Please keep shoes on the rug at all times.
If you do arrive late, quietly enter and find a space quickly. Wait till after the initial centering/meditation before getting props and adjusting your practice space.
Turn off cell phones - or 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.
Listen closely to your body in order to practice safely. If at any time you feel pain in any pose, slowly release the pose and rest. Inform the teacher if you are feeling any sort of pain - this will give the teacher an opportunity to suggest options that may work better for your body.
If you have injuries or limitations that will affect your yoga experience, let the teacher know before class. Please adjust 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.
Most importantly enjoy this special time and have FUN!