PREPARING FOR IN-STUDIO CLASS
Arrive well hydrated and please refrain from eating any heavy meals at least 2-3 hours before class.
Kindly practice good hygiene and refrain from using perfumes and oils prior to class as many people are sensitive to smells or allergic. Please be diligent with the laundering of your yoga gear.
We encourage you to bring your own yoga mat and towel. However, we have rental mats and towels available to you for $5.
Please bring water in a reusable bottle/container. With an emphasis on protecting the environment, we discourage single-use plastic bottles in the studio.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start of class for the check-in procedure and class preparation
Vinyasa Flow is a physically intense practice linking breath with movement. Students will be led through dynamic flow sequences by their teacher a few times and then be allowed to "flow" on their own for a significant portion of class. Vinyasa is a fast paced form of Yoga and works to build strength, balance, mindfulness, and heat through flowing movements and postures. This class is accompanied with loud, upbeat music (please be aware this class may contain explicit language and lyrics)*students should have prior experience before taking this class. Room is heated to 99+ degrees.
Slow Burn classes are guided by the teacher throughout the entire yoga session. Instead of flowing, students slowly move into poses, allowing adequate time to explore sensations and deepen their focus. Many poses are held for a longer period of time, building internal heat and awareness. Restorative slow burn is similar but differs, in that, students will stay closer to the earth and there are more grounding yin postures throughout each session which are held for approximately three minutes. Music may or may not accompany these classes.*Slow Burn and Restorative Slow Burn classes are great for new and experienced students.
Yin Yoga is a restorative practice designed to ease our active bodies and minds. All the postures are practiced on the floor in a seated or laying position. Each posture is held for 3-5 minutes. Yin is the perfect compliment to our Vinyasa and Slow Burn practices, providing balance through deep relaxation.
Bootcamp Blend is a challenging mix of Vinyasa style yoga, cardio, circuit, and strength training combined into one energizing class. Follow alongside your teacher and jam to upbeat music and minimal external heat.
Please visit the sign-in desk before class to be sure that you have your name on the sign in sheet and for any necessary payments.
Do your best to arrive on time to class so you can settle in and to avoid disrupting other students. Students will not be permitted to join classes any later than 10 minutes past start time.
Please remove shoes before you enter the studios.
Please observe silence (or keep conversations at a low level) in the studios and hallway as loud voices can be disturbing.
We ask that you do not bring your cell phone into the class. If there is an emergency situation, you may leave your phone with front desk staff. Additionally, iwatches must be put on theatre mode/do not disturb.
We kindly request that you stay for the entirety of class unless you have an emergency or illness. Always inform the teacher if that is the case.
Please do not leave class during savasana.
At the conclusion of class please be sure to wipe up the area around your mat to help people avoid slipping.
If you are using mat storage, please bring your mat to the front desk for cleaning and return rental mats to the front desk.
PREPARING FOR ONLINE CLASS
Take your practice anywhere!
Below are a few tips to help you prepare for your online practice.
Create a safe and quiet space where you will have limited distractions to practice yoga. Make sure you are well hydrated and refrain from eating any heavy meals at least 2-3 hours before class begins.
You will want to set up a bottle of water, towel, and any other equipment beside your mat before class begins so you won’t have to interrupt your own practice. Additionally, set your phone aside and take your watch off.
Beware, the moment you lay down your mat, kids and animal companions will most likely decide that they want to engage. Don’t let them derail your practice and instead, we encourage you to invite them in.
Finally, for those of you who want a little extra heat, we recommend getting 1-2 space heaters and placing them in the room, or on a hot summer day taking your practice outside
Please be aware of the expiration dates of each of the class packages when you make the purchase. There will be no refunds, transfers, or exchanges for unused classes. Please read conditions for contracts, yearly contracts cannot be terminated early.
It is strongly recommended and encouraged that any workshops or events are signed up for in advance.
Please know that if the event should not occur, you will be fully refunded.
If you need to cancel, please send an email to The Yoga Garden immediately: firstname.lastname@example.org.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
Should weather affect our ability to hold scheduled classes, please check one of the following before you plan to drive:
Online schedule at www.yogagardenbh.com will show any cancellations,
The Yoga Garden Facebook page will be updated regularly.
It is always encouraged that you check the online schedule prior to attending classes for any changes that may have been made.
CAN I BRING MY DOG TO THE STUDIO?
We are dog friendly! If you'd like to bring your dog, please call the studio before class and make sure its a good fit and we have supervision. Also, dogs must be current on vaccinations and get along great with ALL dogs and people.