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Home Practice: finding prop substitutes

Welcome to INYE! Yoga is a powerful and transformative practice that can be done by students of all levels, ages and abilities. While our teachers and staff will help you settle in and feel comfortable at Inye, it can take time to get familiar with this practice. Please feel free to ask any question! You might be a seasoned Yogi, with a dedicated mat and props; some might be exploring new territories through Yoga movements.

All are welcome! Here are some ideas to prepare our home practices:

1) Find a space that you can dedicate the practice to. Less to no distraction if available, this is your time to practice Self Care. Treat it with dedication & importance.

2) If you don't have a mat, or the mat glides easily on the floor, just use the floor.

3) Yoga Blocks are wonderful supports to bring the ground closer, when the flexibility is still improving. The body can only learn when in good alignment and stress free. If you do not have blocks, water bottles, thick sturdy books, or DVD collections box sets are great alternatives!

4) Straps can act as an extension of your arms, allow you to reach longer & deeper. Belt of any type is a great substitute, neck tie can also be a good choice.

5) Interested in Restorative, Yin, and HypnoYoga classes? A bolster can provide various supports to your spine, same as a firm pillow, or a rolled up thick towel (think sushi roll!)

6) Sensitive Knees? A folded towel or sweater can provide much needed relief. Remember, no pain in Yoga!

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Beginner to Yoga

Here are some friendly tips to get you started.

CLASSES FRIENDLY FOR BEGINNER YOGI:
 

  • Hatha I

  • Deep Stretch

  • Slow Release Flow

  • Gentle

  • Yin Meditation

  • HypnoYoga

  • Restorative

  • Functional Mobility

GUIDELINES FOR PRACTICE:

  • Be patient and kind to yourself as your practice unfolds.

  • Arrive ten to fifteen minutes early to prepare for class.

  • Refrain from eating a heavy meal two to three hours before practicing. Full stomach can cause damage to the system.

  • Arrive well hydrated!

  • Please remove shoes upon entering the studio.

  • Remember to turn off your mobile device to cultivate a calm and peaceful space.

  • Check-in at the front desk before you enter the change room.

  • Inform your teacher if you are working with any limitations or injuries to ensure you have a safe and healing practice.

  • Observe silence in the studio before the start of class to allow time for meditation and reflection.

  • Avoid wearing perfume, cologne or essential oil, as others may have allergic reactions to scents.

  • Wear clothing that is comfortable and wicks away sweat.

  • All classes must be pre-registered, no drop-ins please.

YOGA MAT & PROPS:

Stage 3 re-opening: Please bring your personal props and mat to class, as public prop lending options is not available. INYE also carries brand new mats and props for purchase in the studio. 

Refurbished props are also for sale now for discounted price! Please ask the staff for more information!

ATTIRE:

Comfortable clothing that is easy to move in and wicks away sweat.

CHANGE ROOMS:

Our change rooms are equipped with lockers, private showers and complimentary eco-friendly Dr. Bronner’s spa soap, shampoo and conditioner for your comfort and convenience.

ALKALINE WATER FOR WATER BOTTLES:

An alkaline water filtration system is available for your use in each change room.  We encourage you to stay well hydrated both on and off the mat!

JUST IN CASE:

Flow Water $2.25