Tips & Studio Etiquette

Tips

  • Arrive 10-15 minutes early, particularly if it’s your first yoga class or first class with a new teacher.
  • Inform the teacher of any injuries, recent surgeries, or health conditions which may affect your practice.
  • Practice on an empty (or nearly empty) stomach. A full stomach can cause discomfort, so it’s best to avoid large or heavy meals right before class. If you do need to eat something beforehand, stick with a light meal or snack.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. Try to avoid anything too large or loose fitting. For instance, a top/shirt that’s too baggy can fall around your face in certain poses, which can be both bothersome and unsafe.
  • You know your body best. If a pose doesn’t feel right to you, come out of it, particularly if you’re feeling any pain. Poses can be modified for every level of practitioner or to accommodate injuries, health concerns, or physical limitations. Ask your teacher for guidance and assistance.
  • If you need to rest at any time during the practice, you are welcome to take child’s pose or lie on your back or belly. Resting shows that you honor your body and your practice and gives others permission to do the same.

Studio Etiquette

  • Please try to arrive on time. If you’re a few minutes late, enter the studio quietly and roll out your mat in an open spot. If you arrive during the initial centering or meditation portion of the practice, please wait in the back of the room until the class is moving before getting situated.
  • If you arrive while an earlier class is still in session, please wait quietly in the hallway outside the second floor studio or have a seat in the comfy chairs on the first floor.
  • Please remove your shoes before entering the practice space. Shoe trays are provided in the hallway outside the studio.
  • There are also cabinets in the hallway for storing coats, bags, and other personal belongings.
  • Please turn off or silence ALL cell phones, tablets, or other electronic devices and stow them away during practice.
  • Only water is allowed on the studio floor. No other food or beverages.
  • Please help put props away after class. If you borrow one of the studio mats, towels and mat cleaner are provided for you to wipe it down.
  • Be mindful of your fellow practitioners by practicing good hygiene and wearing clothing and/or undergarments that limit the risk of exposing private parts.

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3 days ago

Firehouse Yoga LLC

So grateful for the sunshine and warmer temps today, that I'm suspending the pre-registration requirement for early a.m. Vinyasa tomorrow! If you're up bright & early and want to join me on the mat, simply drop in at the studio. All levels welcome, 6:30 - 7:30 a.m., $10.

Registration is still open at firehouseyogalakewood.com or via the MindBody app, if you prefer to secure your spot ahead of time.

Namaste,
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4 days ago

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4 days ago

Firehouse Yoga LLC

Such a treat to host Sofar Sounds: Cleveland at the firehouse this evening! Wonderful people gathering to appreciate live music in a laid back, intimate environment. Liv Lombardi, AJ & the Woods, Blair Lehmkuhl Music, and Shut Your Mouth & Beatbox - SYMAB.com brought the house down, and I got to take the mic for a few minutes to tell the crowd about our welcoming little studio! #yogaforall

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1 week ago

Firehouse Yoga LLC

So sorry for the last minute change, but a nasty case of vertigo has me down for the count today. Iโ€™m going to have to cancel tonightโ€™s classes (6:00 p.m. Vinyasa & 7:15 p.m. Yin). I apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to practicing with you all again when the room stops spinning. ๐Ÿ™‚

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