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Frequently
Asked Questions
   
Where do I park?
Where should I put my coat and shoes?
What should I wear to class?
Is there somewhere to change my clothes?
What should I bring to class?
What if I arrive late or need to leave early?
What are the check-in procedures?
How do I pay for class?
What about eating or drinking before class?

Reminders

Cell Phones
Scents and Cleanliness
Physical Conditions/Injuries
Menstruation
Shhhhhhh...

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First Time at Hart Yoga? Hereís what you should know...

Please arrive a few minutes early to meet the teacher, become familiar with the studio and fill out a brief registration form/waiver.

Where do I park?
There is ample parking at the rear of the Salmon Falls Artisans Showroom Building. The entrance to the upper floor is via an enclosed stairway at the end of the porch, conveniently located by the parking lot. Come up the stairs, and enter Suite 8, which you will see directly in front of you.
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Where should I put my coat and shoes?
Please remove your shoes prior to entering the studio and place them under the bench and along the wall in the upstairs foyer. You may hang coats on the coat hooks down the hall in the kitchen area. Feel free to bring valuables and personal belongings into the studio.
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What should I wear to class?
Wear clothes that donít restrict movement. Tights or sweats are always a good option. Especially in cooler weather, itís a good idea to wear layers of clothing that can be taken off or put on as needed.
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Is there somewhere for me to change my clothes?
Yes, there are two spacious bathrooms located just down the hall.
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What should I bring to class?
Just bring yourself. We have plenty of mats, blankets, blocks, belts, and bolsters. However, you are welcome to bring your own props if you choose, and I encourage you to bring your own personal mat. For fitness and Pilates classes, we also have physio balls and hand weights, as well as other props that are specific to the classes.
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What if I arrive late to class or need to leave early?
If you arrive late, please be respectful to the teacher and your fellow students. Enter the studio quietly. If possible, select a space at the rear of the studio and gather your mat and props in a way that minimizes distractions.

Likewise, if you must leave class early, please let the instructor know in advance and exit quietly.
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What are the check-in procedures?
After you have hung up your coat and removed your shoes, visit the sign-in table. You'll find a sign-in sheet with spaces for your full name and the amount you are paying for today's class. Place your payment in the small box on the table. If you have purchased a 10-class card, take your orange class card from the small card file, fill in today's date in one of the spaces provided, and put the card in the payment box. Gather the props you'll need and find a space that appeals to you.
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How do I pay for class?
You may pay with cash or a check payable to Hart Yoga, or you may purchase individual classes and 10-class cards via PayPal. The teacher will gladly show you the sign-in process. Please visit the Tuition section for complete information regarding rates and payment options.
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What about eating or drinking before class?
It is recommended that you not eat a heavy meal within 3 to 4 hours prior to the start of class. If you need to eat a snack, make it something light (like a piece of fruit or a small serving of yogurt) an hour or so before class. Keeping hydrated is a good idea, so drinking water before and after class is recommended. Most teachers are fine with students drinking water from a closed container during class, but please do not bring open containers or glasses into the studio; keep them in the kitchen.

And, of course, do not consume alcohol before class.

Itís also good to wait an hour after class to eat a full meal.
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Reminders:

  • Please shut off your cell phone prior to class. Ringing phones are very disruptive to your fellow students, as well as to the teacher.
  • Please avoid wearing fragrances and other scented products to class; some of your fellow yogis may have chemical sensitivities. Be mindful, too, of saucha (purity, cleanliness), as personal body odors can be just as instrusive as commercial scents. And please make sure your feet are clean, especially important in warm weather when many people wear sandals.
  • If you have any physical conditions or injuries that may impact your participation in class, please notify the teacher prior to taking the class. In most cases the teacher will be able to help you modify your practice to accommodate these situations.
  • Women: If you are menstruating, the teacher can advise what poses may be inappropriate for you to attempt during this time in your cycle. If you are pregnant, please tell the teacher immediately! It is very important for your health and safety that you modify your practice under the guidance of your teacher or switch to a prenatal class.
  • Remember to enter and leave the studio quietly out of respect for our neighbors. Avoid loud conversations in the foyer and hallway outside the studio. If you arrive before the studio is open, please wait quietly in the common area. Chairs have been provided for your comfort. You may also wait in the kitchen area down the hall.

If you have any other questions, please contact the individual instructor of the class you plan to attend or Lindel Hart.

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