Allow for digestion. Most people find it uncomfortable if they eat 2-3 hours before class. A light snack is usually ok, but it depends on your sensitivity.
Dress comfy. Wear comfortable clothing that allows easy movement. Yoga couture not required!
Bring your mat. We recommend that regular students own their own mat, but we do not have space for mat storage at our studio. We also provide community mats.
Come clean and unscented. With all the deep breathing, your neighbors will appreciate if you skip the perfume and essential oils.
Come early. Aim to arrive 15 minutes before class begins, and you'll have plenty of time to find parking, set up your space, use the bathroom, and get settled. Arriving late is a stressful way to start a yoga class!
Turn off your phone. Even phones on "silent" often still make a loud buzzing sound when they ring. Unless you absolutely must be available in case of emergency, please turn your phone off or leave it in the car.
Talk to the teacher. If you have any physical conditions that requires modification, tell your teacher. Examples of what the teacher should know about: unregulated high blood pressure, recent surgery, herniated discs, osteoporosis, epilepsy, pregnancy. If you prefer not to be adjusted by the teacher, let them know.
Blanket origami. Return your props neatly. Try to refold your blanket to match the pile.
Take your time. After a deep practice, it can be jarring - and potentially hazardous - to jump right in your car and drive away. Make sure your feet are touching the floor when you walk out the door!
Hydrate. Drinking water helps your body flush out toxins released by all the stretching and twisting.
If it's snowing like crazy and the roads are terrible around class time, or there's a tornado warning, we may cancel. We will post cancellation notice on the home page of this site and our Facebook page. Check before coming to class if you have any doubts.
Our reservation system exists to encourage attendence and commitment, not to penalize you for the inevitable uncertainties of life. If you realize you cannot attend a class you have reserved, it is helpful to us if you can cancel it ahead of time. If you make a class reservation but end up not being able to attend, we will refund your class credit unless the class is full with a waitlist, and thus someone is turned away because of your reservation. In most cases, however, we will be able to give your space to someone on standby and you won't be charged.
For cancellations at least two weeks prior the start of the event, you may request a refund minus credit card fees. For cancellations less than two weeks prior to the start of the event, you may request Grateful Yoga credit for your total payment amount. For cancellations 24 hours or less before the event, no refunds or credits will be given.