• If it is your first class you will need to fill out a waiver and health form, so plan a few extra minutes. 

  • Center for Yoga is a scent free environment. Please come to class free of perfume, scented lotion or essential oils.

  • Please place footwear in designated areas. We request bare or sock feet beyond entryways. 

  • Please do NOT leave valuables in coat/shoe area. Bring them into the studio with you. There are shelves available in the studios for them.

  • Please do NOT leave valuables in your car.

  • Please turn off cell phones and put them away. Vibrate is not off. Please turn off your cell phone.

  • Yoga is an inward activity. Please observe appropriate sound usage as you enter the studios.

  • If you have a specific health concern, or are pregnant or menstruating, please inform your teacher so you are given alternatives during the class.

  • After class, please put away props please return them to the shelves ready to use for the next class.

  • Bring your own mat if you like, we do offer them.

  • If you arrive late, it's OK, we want you to stay, but please wait until the class has finished centering or OMing.

 

 

 

 

 

New to yoga?

Here are things to know

Attire

  • Wear clothing that will allow the instructor to see your alignment.

  • Avoid bulky jewelry; if possible, take off your watch.

  • We practice with bare feet. Please come with clean tootsies.

Food and Water

  • An empty tummy is most ideal, if you eat - we recommend only eating a light nutritious snack meal an hour before class.

  • Drink plenty of water before and after class. 

  • Please leave water bottles on the shelves in the studio.

Entry To Studios

  • East entrance is for Studios 3 and Massage & Acupuncture. 

  • West entrance is for Studios 1 and 2 (East Lansing Pilates)

 

Do I need to Pre-Register?

  • No, you are welcome to drop in to any class. You may want to give the teacher a call, just in case. Look at their schedule on their information page to see the dates and times they are teaching.

What is a session?
Sessions are consecutive classes that have distinct start and end dates, taken weekly with the same teacher at the same time throughout session dates.  These are best utilized for 90-120 minute classes.
What is a Bundle...
Class bundles can used throughout the studio with instructors that accept them. Bundles are typically used for the 60-75 minute classes. Bundles can be purchased in 4 to 20 classes. You need a class Bundle for each of the classes you attend if they are with different instructors. 

If you are new to yoga, it is ideal to start with a Basics, Level I, Gentle class.  The beginning classes are designed to take the mystery out of how to move the body with understanding and without pain. For students returning after a hiatus, a Basics class is a great way to start. Yoga is non-competitive, and the primary concept is to develop a deeper understanding of yourself while in the poses, as well as your challenges in terms of strength, flexibility and endurance. At the Center for Yoga you will progress steadily, safely and at your own pace with our talented teachers.

In a Beginning Yoga class, you can expect the teacher to provide clear instructions both verbally and visually, so you “experience” each pose before practicing. During instruction, you will see how the use of various props (block, belt, chair, or blanket) will help you achieve each asana/posture. In a beginning flow class you can expect to move at a slower gentler pace that accommodates your learning of the linked poses. You can expect your muscles to feel awakened and energized, or soothed, as each asana/posture addresses different muscle groups both through strengthening and stretching. The use of breath is a key component in the yoga practice and is introduced in some of your first classes.

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517.333.9883

1780 E. Grand River

East Lansing, MI 48823

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