When you arrive at the studio (5-10 minutes early), we invite you to remove your shoes and socks at the entrance and then let the teacher know if this is your first time.
Don't be embarrassed or think you should know all this stuff. You wouldn't expect to be able to pick up a violin for the first time and play a symphony so give yourself a break and enjoy the moment.
So now you're in. Pick a mat, take a seat and simply wait for the teacher to start!
You may sit and breathe or lie down - there is no right or wrong and also, don’t worry about everyone else- we are all at different stages of our practice and journey.
Allow yourself to trust in your teacher. They will help you relax and breathe correctly. The 'Am I doing it right?’ fear is normal. Your teacher is qualified and able to help you adjust your position and, remember, even relaxing is a skill to be learned.
A few Sanskrit words may come up during your class. Don't worry about them - they are simply names of postures or breathing techniques and will all become clear as you progress.
At the end of your class:
*Wipe the mat with the spray and cloth if they have been supplied
*Roll the mat and return it along with any props the teacher may have given you
*Speak with your teacher, they are generally very welcoming and they are there to help you have the best experience you can.
We are all on our own journey and everyone, including your teacher, was a beginner once.
You are doing this for you.