tips for students

get the most out of your next visit

Living Yoga students Donna Richman and Lindsey Miller in high plank.

  • Stop eating 3 hours before your class. It’s best to practice on an empty stomach.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day, especially if you're taking a hot yoga class.
  • Wear clean, stretchy clothing that moves with you. Gym clothes will do the trick.
  • You must present proof of vaccination against COVID-19. You are also encouraged to wear masks in class.
  • Rental yoga mats and towels are available at the studio; they are complimentary for Members and New Students.
  • You may use our communal yoga props or bring your own to class.

  • Arrive 15 minutes before your class so we can check you in and show you around.
  • Parking spots can be hard to find, especially in the mornings. Budget plenty of time if you are driving.
  • Public transportation is best. Take the E/F train to Kew Gardens — Union Turnpike.
  • Turn off phones or silence them. Take all valuables into the practice room with you.
  • Speak softly. Silence is golden.
  • If you arrive late, wait until after the Om to join the class.

  • Tell your teacher if you are working through injuries, limitations or other conditions.
  • Take a spot near the front so you can see and hear the teacher clearly.
  • Ask questions if you're confused.
  • Request modifications and use props if a pose is too challenging.
  • Don't compare yourself to others. It’s not a competition. It's OK if you don't know many of the poses (that's why you're taking the class!).
  • Use your best effort in each posture and practice without any expectations or judgment. Your class will be much more enjoyable.
  • Learn the difference between discomfort (good) and pain (bad). Long, deep breaths will help you hold the pose.
  • Take a child's pose or lie down if you feel exhausted or lightheaded.

  • Don't skip out on savasana (corpse pose). It's the best part of the practice, when we get to recharge our batteries.
  • Give yourself a hug for a job well done.
  • Wash your hands and clean and disinfect all mats and props when class is over.
  • If you brought a change of clothes, there are changing stalls in the studio but no showers.
  • Sign up for your next class on our website or the My Living Yoga mobile app.

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