In order to maximize your yoga experience, we recommend observing the following guidelines when coming to class. 3 Bridges Yoga is recommended for those 18 years of age and older. Classes indicated on the schedule with a * are open to teens ages 14-17 accompanied by an adult. We are a drop in studio so you don’t have to preregister for regular classes.
How to prepare
- Avoid eating before class and drink plenty of water.
- Please consult your physician before starting any health and exercise program. New students to 3 Bridges should attend a beginners class first if possible.
- New students should arrive 15-20 minutes before class to check in and get acclimated to the studio. You will need to fill out a consent form and let the teacher know of any injuries or limitations.
- Regular attendees should arrive no earlier than 30 minutes and no later than 5 minutes before class to avoid disruption.
- Please refrain from wearing heavy perfumes or scents.
- Please take off your shoes when entering the studio. We practice yoga barefoot. There is space provided for your personal belongings.
- Cell phones should be turned off and not on the mat.
- Changing rooms and bathrooms are available.
What to wear and bring
- Comfortable, breathable clothing but avoid large or baggy clothing. Expect to sweat.
- Yoga Mat. We do have loaner mats but regular students should bring their own.
- Water for after class. We accept cash, check and credit card for payment.
- Newer students should set up their mat in the middle or back of the room.
- Do your best with each pose and posture.
- Find the appropriate balance of effort and ease in the pose. Yoga works best when you can breathe and be stable while finding the right amount of effort and challenge. This will help prevent injury from pushing yourself too far.
- If you are late, please enter quietly and set up in the back of the room.
- Be prepared to stay for the duration of class and please don’t chew gum.
- Say Namaste at the end of class as a gesture of respect and recognizing the effort that everyone put in.
Developing Your Ongoing Practice
- Start slow and practice when you can. We recommend 3 times a week to start, then working towards 5-6 days a week.
- You’ll find that the more you practice, the better you will feel and the more you will want to practice.
- Yoga will help lose weight, relieve stress, build strength, heal chronic injuries and give you an overall sense of well being.
- Have fun with it. Take time to let your practice and breath develop. And dedicate your practice to someone or something that could use positive energy.