In preparing for a yoga class please consider the following:
~ New students - you will be asked to fill out a waiver form at your first class.
~ Payment is due at the first class in a session. I take cash or checks made out to Denise Smith or Yoga for You. If you won’t be attending the first week of classes please send your payment to 761 Fieldstone Drive, Annville, PA 17003.
~ A yoga mat is strongly suggested to provide a supportive base as well as a non-slippery surface for the poses. A towel or blanket can be used temporarily if you don’t have a mat. An additional 1-2 towels/blankets are helpful for seated support and to cover during relaxation.
~ If you are uncomfortable on the floor for any reason, use a chair. Never strain in a pose or with breathing. Yoga’s philosophy is to create a feeling of inner peace, so we practice ease and acceptance in all procedures.
~ If possible arrive 5-10 minutes before class to allow yourself time to transition and acclimate. However, do not ever stress about being late; come into the class even if it has started. The unexpected has happened to all of us - no one will be upset.
~ Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes. No jeans, for example. You won’t want to eat a big meal right before class. Best to eat light 1 – 1.5 hours prior or a larger meal 2 or more hours before class.
~ Refrain from strong scents, lotions and perfumes as people can have an allergic reaction and we are in an enclosed space.
~ Remove shoes upon entering yoga space. There are hooks for coats and purses.
~ Turn off cell phone sounds and vibrations. If you have an emergency and need to watch for a call let me know and you can keep it on vibrate and use one of the other rooms if you need to.
~ Generally speaking, it takes several weeks of classes to determine if yoga is for you. Most people discontinue yoga due to feeling they aren’t doing it ‘right,’ not asking questions, and choosing to not follow the adaptations that would work for them. True yoga is about becoming experts on our own conditions, needs, and tendencies and working with them, not trying to change them or look/move like someone else. Always go with a more gentle approach until you see how it affects you. If your questions are more in-depth please contact me.
~ Everyone keeps track of their own attendance. If you miss a large number of classes due to an emergency situation contact me to discuss options prior to the end of the session. If you go beyond the number of classes you paid for additional classes are $12 each and payable at your last class.
~ Class makeups - Most likely you will have to miss a class at your regular time. You are welcome to make up that class by attending at another time and you can tell me or not. It can be the same week, or before or after you miss the class. You may also use ONE missed class to bring a friend but contact me prior to doing that.
~ In the case of inclement weather or circumstances requiring the cancellation of a class, I will contact students to announce changes and makeup options.
~ If the cost of the classes is prohibitive, contact me to discuss other payment options. In general, session refunds are not given; however, if you have a medical/personal emergency please contact me to discuss options.
~ Group classes are held at the Wellness Point, 809 E Main St. Annville, in front of the Annville Fitness Center. The number is on the mailbox. Limited parking is available on Main St/422 with a parking lot accessible from E Maple and N. Spruce Streets that is shared by the fitness center and shops. If the lot is full you may use Maple Street. Look for the Yoga for You and ENTER signs on the doors.
~ These classes are appropriate for ages 16 and older. If you are interested in yoga for the younger set please contact Pat Steely, Certified Childlight yoga instructor at (717) 926-4312 or kidfriendlyyoga.com.
Yoga for You
761 Fieldstone Drive
Annville PA 17003