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Welcome New Students!

We are so glad that you decided to explore yoga with us.  Yoga is a beautiful art designed to connect mind, body, and spirit.  It can be practiced by everyBODY, regardless of age, size or ability.

Yoga helps to build strength and stamina and increases flexibility.  It also helps to offset the negative effects of stress and a busy lifestyle. We have many class options for you to choose from. If you are brand new to practice or to our studio we suggest that you start with our Intro to Yoga class.  Students normally stay in this class for 2-3 sessions and then graduate to one of the other classes based on individual needs.

Below please find details on what you need to know about coming to class.  We are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to email us at info@spiritualessenceyoga.com or call us at (301) 574-FLOW(3569).

First Visit

Please arrive 5 minutes before class to fill out the registration form.  Let your instructor know if you have any special needs or concerns so that they can be properly addressed.

General Studio/Class Courtesies

  • Please remove your shoes upon entering the studio.  There is a shoe rack as soon as you come in.
  • Arrive to class on time.  Classes close 8 minutes after the start time.
  • If you are late enter and setup your mat quietly.
  • Make sure you have all of your belongings when you leave.  We have a lost and found basket in the bathroom area.

What to bring

We have all the supplies you need to practice at the studio.  Students are encouraged to bring their own mat if they have one, a small bottle of water, and a hand towel.

What to wear

Please dress comfortably in slightly fitted clothing. Avoid wearing baggy clothing as it makes checking alignment difficult.

Eating before class

Yoga practice is best done on an empty or near-empty stomach. It is advisable to eat no less than 2 hours before class.

How often to practice

Yoga offers immediate benefits.  As with any positive life changes, consistency is key.  In order to reap the full benefits of practicing yoga it is advisable to dedicate at least one day a week to come to class.  We have a full class schedule to accommodate your needs and schedule.  We also offer Bodywork services to complement your yoga practice.

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