Yoga Sol - Getting Started

Getting Started

We welcome you to fully experience the gifts of yoga: physical toning, flexibility, balance, body awareness and mental clarity. Remember, the hardest part is walking through the studio’s front door! We look forward to working with you to tailor your practice to exactly what you are looking for. We invite you to try different classes and talk to your instructors (they love individually mentoring our students).


FIRST VISIT ADVICE

Please arrive 15 minutes early. We have some simple paperwork to complete and you can speak to the instructor about any special issues you many have.

Wear comfortable clothing that allows for a full range of motion. Yoga is practiced in bare feet for traction and safety. It is best to eat lightly two hours before class. Water is great, but we suggest drinking it before and after class rather than during, as excessive liquids while moving can cause discomfort.

Please bring your yoga mat, buy a new one from us, or rent one of our loaner mats.


WHICH CLASS IS RIGHT FOR ME?

The first place to start is to read our class descriptions and find the ones that appeal to you. Then look at the class schedule to see when the classes are available. Each class has a link to the instructor’s bio, which will give you information about his/her training and style.

If you need advice or have questions, please feel free to contact us and we can help guide you.


ON THE MAT

The yoga practice involves a series of physical postures that are coordinated with breathing and a focus on the present moment. This is a lifelong practice where change happens progressively; there’s no need to do it all in your first class. Our instructors will offer various modifications to make the poses more or less challenging, depending on your individual needs and goals. You are always invited to back off a little and reduce the intensity of a pose.


CHALLENGE YOURSELF. BALANCE YOUR LIFE.

We are passionate about intelligently challenging our students to reach their individual best potential. Through the commitment to focus, doing our own best work, and enjoying the journey, amazing transformations can occur. And as we transform, we bring more and more balance into our lives.

A quick note about that “Challenge” word… We believe that recognized master teacher Judith Hanson Lasater says it best:

“How we define the word ‘challenge’ is extremely important. Taking one breath with total awareness is a challenge for any yoga student. Being able to disconnect from the busy-ness of the mind and deeply enter the state of Savasana— that’s a challenge for many people too. So what does ‘challenge’ mean? Challenge doesn’t mean pushing. It means inviting the student to explore their own freedom and their own growth in their own time and in their own way.”
-Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T.