Please do not hesitate to make contact with the studio owner, Mary Bartel, to discuss your specific needs or to ask questions.
GROUP CLASSES provide a gathering of like minded folks (community or sangha) looking to enhance their sense of well-being. Our movement classes are adaptable to meet the needs of students with general good health and fitness. Therapeutic classes, workshops, and programs are offered throughout the year with specific focus.
PRIVATE CLASSES yoga one-on-one is an opportunity for personal and/or spiritual growth. Often new students to yoga want one or more private lessons to become familiar with what a class is like, learn some of the techniques and general movements and poses before attending group classes. Or, you may be someone who wants to learn specific techniques or poses. Teacher to one student is how yoga was taught in the beginning - practices tailored to the individual to help he/she in attaining balance, harmony, and ease of being.
SEMI-PRIVATE or GROUP PRIVATE CLASSES are wonderful for an occasion like a wedding party, a group of friends or family, or a couple. The class level and style would be as you wish.
YOGA THERAPY is beneficial for anyone who may be new to yoga or if you have physical needs that you wish to address. Mary, a Structural Yoga Therapist and Meditation Instructor, consults, assess, and provides guidance in how to be comfortable in group classes or she develops a personalized home practice for your specific needs (physical or emotional). Check the Yoga Therapy link for more information.
SIGNING IN. Drop-ins are always welcome for group classes unless it is noted to be a closed program on the schedule. Sign in at the desk in the studio. First timers will be asked to complete a waiver and health history form.
WELCOME. Please remove your shoes in the entry way and place them on the shoe rack. Coats or jackets may be hung in the entry way or inside the door to the right on hooks outside the rest room. Avoid eating for two hours before the class. Turn off all cell phones.
Please try to arrive 5-10 minutes before class. Classes begin promptly. Latecomers enter quietly with your mat already unrolled to place down.
MATS & PROPS. The studio supplies mats if you do not have one with you free of charge. We ask that you spray and wipe it down with the cleaner provided. We supply all other props that may be needed including blankets, meditation cushions, blocks, straps, and chairs.
WHAT TO WEAR? Please dress comfortably and that will allow the body to stretch easily. Any kind of fitness wear, yoga pants, sweatpants, shorts (not short loose shorts), and T-shirts.
MULTIPLE CLASS CARDS. You may save per class by purchasing a multiple class card. Check the class schedule page for pass options, and use policy.
STUDENT DISCOUNTS. Drop-in rates and class passes are offered for students, check the class schedule page for options.
PRECAUTIONS. Please let the instructor know before class if you have any health concerns or physical limitations. Women who are menstruating or are pregnance are encouraged to practice gently, omit inversions, and heating breath work. Emphasize relaxation and slowed rhythmic breathing. One-on-one pre-natal sessions are available for women and their partner.