What to Expect at Treehouse Yoga
At Treehouse, we love introducing people to yoga. We welcome new students and all levels of practitioners. You'll find our teachers and fellow students to be kind, patient and helpful. Whether it's your first yoga class ever or just the first time to our studio, below are a few guidelines.
New to Yoga
The studio opens 20 minutes prior to each class. Please arrive early to set up your mat and check in. Please respect social distancing upon entering. We have markers on the floor for you to safely wait and give space to the person in front of you to enter and exit. We do not require a mask. If you would like to wear a mask, please bring your own. The teacher will take your temperature upon arrival into the studio.
Wear comfortable exercise clothes. Yoga pants, tights, sweatpants, t-shirts and tank-tops are all appropriate. We practice in our bare feet.
We recommend practicing on an empty stomach and staying hydrated during class. Feel free to bring a water bottle with you.
Some classes include meditation, chanting, and/or a dharma talk. Participate in whatever aspects you're comfortable with but please be respectful of others' practice.
Be compassionate with yourself as you learn about yourself and your body in a new way. Feel free to look around the room for guidance as you learn new asana (poses) but please don't compare.
If at any point during class you feel uncomfortable, please sit or rest in child's pose. Trust your body and understand that yoga is an individual practice.
Please arrive early to sign in and set up your mat.
Turn off your cell phones and leave them by your shoes/belongings during class.
Please remove your shoes at the top landing of the stairs. Place shoes on shoe shelf to left of stairs. Your teacher will check off your name on her reservation list. If you are new, you will be asked to read a waiver and liability form and verbally agree to its content.
There will be a basket for cash and checks on our cabinet. We highly suggest prepayment before your class to be arranged with your teacher. Remember spaces are limited and if you have no reservation, there is no guarantee of a spot available.
Absolutely NO SCENTS, NO ESSENTIAL OILS AT ANY TIME! We share our breathing space. Some folks are highly allergic and/or sensitive to various fragrances. Be thoughtful and kind.
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MAT, YOGA TIE AND BLANKET. Blankets may be borrowed for those who are regular customers. These blankets are your responsibility to take home and wash. No personal storage of your own props or mats. Blocks and bolsters are available if you choose to use them.
Please note that the studio is on the second floor and there are stairs to climb. Unfortunately, there is no elevator.
Plan on staying through the end of class, including relaxation.
Always feel free to ask questions if you need assistance.
Breathe. Smile. Have fun!