Frequently Asked Questions
“Conveyed from the mouth to ear, there is tradition. There are no textbooks. There is only direct meeting, direct experience. There is no practice without a teacher. There is no teacher without a community. There are souls destined to meet—with free will and commitment, and loving-kindness and fellowship, and out of these branches the path.” — Perle Besserman
Art of Balance Yoga was established as a welcoming studio where students can practice to gain the benefits of this ancient tradition of wellness and balance to the whole being.
This is a relaxed, non-competitive Yoga studio where the emphasis is on the individual, using alignment based Yoga to achieve the most benefit for balance and strength. The studios are clean, the lighting is soft, and the teachers are skilled, professional, and kind. Please feel free to ask questions and see how easy it is to feel at home. It is our hope that everyone leaves class feeling better than when they came in!
Art of Balance Yoga Studio Guidelines
Register and pay in advance online or in person before class: All sales are final..
Be aware and listen to your body, your primary teacher, when you try something new.
Please turn off your mobile phone and enjoy your time on the mat!
When to arrive?
Arrive up to 15 minutes prior to the beginning of class to set up and settle in. Using our online scheduler is a great way to reserve your spot for a class and pay for classes too. If you get into a traffic jam we will hold the door open 5 extra minutes before locking.
What to wear?
Any comfortable clothes that move with you and provide decent coverage. We work in bare feet for all standing asanas (poses). Please leave your shoes at the door or cubby and refrain from wearing perfume or cologne since some people have allergic reactions to these.
What to expect?
A new activity poses new challenges so be mindful about the signals you get from your body, be gentle and kind to yourself and you will get a good footing as poses become more familiar. With time and practice you will begin to relax and breathe deeply and steadily, and you will begin to feel the benefits of yoga.
Bring a water bottle if you like so as to drink plenty of water after your class to help flush out toxins released from muscles and organs during class. We also have a water fountain.
Where to store my stuff?
Please store your personal items in provided “cubbies” and remember to turn your cell phone off beforehand. We have hooks for coats and a changing space if you’re coming directly from work.
You might be uncomfortable during class if you recently ate, so avoid eating one to two hours before class.
Can I borrow a mat?
We have some eco-friendly Jade mats available to rent for $1 and also have some for sale. They’re safer for the environment and for you too!
Arrive for class on time and stay until it ends. Set up your mat and any props you may want nearby. We want everyone to have the best experience possible!
Go to the Contact page to email us at Art of Balance Yoga with your questions.