In preparing for a yoga class please consider the following:
~ 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.
~ Remove shoes before entering yoga space.
~ 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.
~ 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. 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.
~ 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