New To Yoga

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If you are new to yoga, we are excited you have decided to begin your practice with us.  To make your first visit, and all your following visits, as enjoyable as possible, please review the tips we offer for our first time students.

You do not need to make an appointment to attend yoga. However, feel free to call us if you have any questions about which classes would be best suited for you.  Please make sure you get to class on time to be able to reserve your space. If you would like to speed up your registration, please click here to print your new student application form.

Before Yoga

Please, click here to print our new student application form and bring this with you to your first class.

Be sure to wear comfortable clothing that will not get in the way of stretching. Blue jeans are definitely out. Do not eat for at least an hour before scheduled practice; some students prefer to wait even longer.

Hint to students with long hair: pull your hair back and secure it slightly to the side of your head. Do not secure it exactly at the back of your head as it will be uncomfortable when you lie down or do shoulder stand.

During Class

The most important thing to remember during a practice, whether in class or at home, is that practicing is an exploration. Each pose is an experiment. Go slowly and listen to your body. Learn to determine whether you are pushing yourself too hard or lightly challenging yourself to try a little more. And remember to breathe. When you are breathing in harmony with your movements, you are paying attention in a deep way. Paying attention not only prevents injury but also is at the heart of what yoga is all about.

After Yoga

After the relaxation pose at the end of your session, note how you feel. If there is a feeling of lightness and equanimity in your body and nervous system, you are on the right track. If you are too sore the next day after your session, you may have overdone it.

Remember that yoga is not about touching your toes, but what you learn about yourself on the way down to touch your toes.

Compassionate discipline is the key.

What to bring to class

Wear comfortable clothing but nothing too baggy. We’ll supply a towel to wipe your brow but we suggest you bring a water bottle and a yoga mat. We do have a limited supply of yoga mats to borrow.

Yoga etiquette

Please arrive no later then 5 minutes before class as often as possible. If you need to leave the class early it’s polite to let the instructor know before the beginning of class, then try to position yourself by the door as to not disturb others upon your departure.

Please turn off cell phones for the duration of the class!

What else

Ample free parking is available on the South side of the studio and directly behind the studio.  Please avoid parking the spaces to the North of the building reserved for our partners which are clearly marked.

Check our class schedule for the latest class days and times as we are updating our classes on a continual basis.

We are dedicated to the success of New Day Yoga and hope to see you soon.

Please feel free to contact us for information at 913-897-YOGA (9642) or by email at stacy@newdayyogastudio.com.

Please download and complete our New Student Application Form prior to coming to your first class.

Namaste ~~