Whether this will be your first yoga class ever or just your first class at Red Dragon Yoga, welcome! We’re happy you are here and want to prepare you to have the most positive first experience with us.
How To Prepare
Before your first class:
Register online and fill out all information for your check. Use online booking and download our app here.
What To Eat
It’s best to practice on an empty or nearly-empty stomach. If it’s been many hours since your last meal, a light snack such as fruit, some nuts or slice of cheese is a great idea.
What To Drink
It’s important to be well-hydrated before you come to class. Drink water, coconut water or other electrolyte-rich, non-surgary, non-carbonated beverages in the hours leading up to your first class.
What To Wear
Moisture-wicking tights or shorts, athletic tops, tunics or tees that won’t restrict your movements are best. Leave your sweatpants and sweatshirts for after class — they will be too warm in the studio.
What to Bring
- Yoga mat
- Water bottle
No yoga mat, no problem! We’ll lend you one of ours for FREE on your first visit. Mats and towels are all available to rent for $4 thereafter. We also have mats, towels, and other accessories available for purchase in our retail store.
What NOT To Bring To Class:
- Shoes, socks or slippers
- Cell phones
- Heavy, jangly jewelry
- Food, chewing gum or candy
- Heavily-scented skin and hair
- Your pets (only Downward Dogs are allowed in the studio).
Where To Store Your Stuff
Men and women’s changing rooms have personal cubbies and hooks for your personal belongings. Please store valuables in one of our short-term lockers or leave them at home.
What To Expect In The Studio
Make sure to identify yourself as a newcomer to your instructor. This will help him or her assist you and will result in a more enjoyable class. It can be helpful to take a spot in the middle or back of the studio. That way you will be able to see both the instructor and other students moving into the postures in front of you.
BE PATIENT and GENTLE with yourself. Do not compare yourself to other students or attempt to go further into postures than you feel ready to. Getting used to the heat will come surprisingly quickly. If you feel overwhelmed at any time during class, go into Child’s Pose for as long as you need to.
What To Do After Class
Be sure to drink lots of water directly after class and when you get home. A warm bath in epsom salts can prevent and soothe muscle soreness.