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What can I expect in my first class?

By Liseli Harloff

TUE APR 13, 2021

If you are thinking of trying Yoga you came to the right place! We may have already met but if we have not my name is Liseli Harloff, I am a 200 hour registered Yoga Alliance teacher. I am currently working towards my 500 hours to better serve you.

Most of my classes are geared towards gentle Yoga movements to help manage back pain, increase flexibility, stability & balance. Coming to your first class can be intimidating, I am here to make it the best experience ever!

  • What to bring?

Yoga mat

Water

Towel

  • Do I need blocks, straps or props?

Blocks and straps are super helpful but not necessary, I would recommend investing in these items after you have taken a couple of classes. Good and inexpensive Yoga props can be found at TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Walmart.

What should I wear?

  • Something comfortable that you can move in. Socks may feel cozy but you will have better grip in certain poses with bare feet.

What do I do when I arrive?

  • Come in and set your Yoga mat down somewhere you feel comfortable. Please remember to silence your phone, watches, ect.

  • Do I have to wear a mask?

I leave that up to each individual. Our classes are very small, please try and give each other distance. If you borrow a prop please leave it out so we can properly disinfect it after use.

  • What is the class like?

We will move mindfully through several poses throughout the class. We normally begin laying down and work our way up to standing poses, at the end we lay back down for Savasana. Savasana is a very important part of Yoga please don't skip this part, it allows your body to return to baseline. This time of quiet stillness allows the mind and physical state to take in all the goodness you just practiced.

I hope this helps you come to class feeling confident and ready to try something new. Be gentle with yourself, if a pose does not feel good DO NOT DO IT! I will offer you a modification or substitute for a pose that you prefer. I am only here to guide the practice, always listen to your body and practice accordingly.

See you on the mat!