The following guidelines are meant to enhance your experience at Root and help create a safe space for everyone.
Please arrive a few minutes early for class. Not only will this ensure you a place in class, it will allow you to relax, settle in, and ground yourself for that day’s practice. Being late to class can be extremely disruptive to fellow students and the instructor. In addition, you may miss information that will keep you safe and comfortable in class.
[ students are allowed to enter up to 5 minutes after class starts ]
Be silent upon entering the studio. Your practice begins when you enter the studio. Meditate, stretch, mentally prepare for class, but please refrain from talking or socializing. Our tea room, along with other areas of our wellness center, gives you plenty of space to socialize.
Be mindful of what you eat. It is recommended that you not eat for at least 2-3 hours before taking a class. If you have a special condition that prevents this, consider eating easily digested foods (fruits or yogurt) one hour before class.
Please follow class instructions. Our instructors are trained to safely guide you through various yoga postures and other exercises that promote health and well-being. Failure to follow instructions may lead to injury or feelings of frustration. Please mention any pre-existing injury or special condition(s) to your instructor at the beginning of class so that s/he can provide you with alternative exercises that will help you achieve your goals.
Please do not bring cell phones, electronic equipment or personal belongings into the studio. Locks are readily available so you can safely store your belongings in the changing rooms.
Please assist us in keeping our studio clean. We provide spray bottles and organic cleaners for your use to make sure your practice area and mat are “sweat-free” and clean before using the studio. Please make sure all props are returned neatly in the gear closet. Please pick up after yourself in the changing rooms and your locker. Share the intention of leaving the studio the way you would want to enter it.
Our studio is supportive. Think of Root as a safe, nurturing place where you can learn to be in your body while educating yourself about your body. Students learn at their own pace and are never pressured to do more than what feels comfortable. Therefore, please keep full attention on yourself by accepting where you are in your process. Rest when you need to. Listen to your body. If you feel you are not able to do a certain pose, rest and allow yourself to progress at your own pace to ensure your safety and comfort.