What to expect at Wellness Haven?

Coming into a class and Leaving a class:
We suggest that that you come into a class on time and leave a class after the class has ended.
We do understand that sometimes there are situations beyond our control. In such a situation, please come into the class and leave the class quietly following the rules below:

– If the previous class is in session, please wait for the class to be over before coming in – class times are on Schedule. There is always a 10 minutes gap between classes and that is when we request that you come in. You may see a door sign hanging if the class is already in session / when the class is full / when there is a private appointment with a client or a massage appointment.
– If you are a NEW STUDENT, you will need to come in to your first class 10 minutes before starting time so that you become familiar with our studio and what to do.
– if you are unable to come sharply by the starting time, you will need to wait outside until we are done with our alternate breathing practice, so that students are left undisturbed during their practice.
– if the situation demands that leave before class ends, you will need to leave before Shavasana begins, so that the students are left undisturbed.
Each time you come into the studio:
– place your shoes, belongings in the cubby on the shoe rackDo not walk with shoes in the yoga practice space or the mats, before or after the class.
– silence your cell phone. Please do not talk on your cell phone during class time. In emergency, please step outside or into the corridor.
– sign in the Daily Attendance Sheet, as a new or existing student (this is how we keep track of your attendance, which you should as well)
– ask any questions you may have
– find an unoccupied, already spread out mat of ours and spread your own mat on the top

– Please do not bring chewing gum inside the studio.
 Independent Children registered into our classes are allowed to attend Adult classes with or without their parents, as long as they do not disturb the class..
– If you bring your children who are not enrolled in classes, ensure they are quiet when class is in progress and not on the yoga mats. They are welcome to bring their books or a toy that does not make a sound!
After the class ends, make sure you clean-up after yourself:
– place the sand bag and rolled-up strap on the side of the mat
– take your own mat and belongings
– feel free to ask questions
– take a printed schedule, although the latest schedule is always online. Always look at the holiday schedule and announcements on the schedule page for any cancellations.
– Drink water!
– We do not recommend exercise on a completely empty stomach. We recommend that you eat some very light food like dates, walnuts, almonds or a fruit before class to tide you through the class. No heavy food 2 hours before the class. No meat 3 hours before the class.
– Even though we recommend bringing in your own quality yoga mat (1/4th inch in thickness for proper support, non-slip sticky surface to prevent sliding, and hypoallergenic to keep the mat free from germs), we provide such yoga mats right at the studio – it is already spread out to welcome you with a sand-bag and a strap. Blocks and wedges are also available for your support. (These are also available for buying at our studio)
– Stretchy, breathable clothes
– A water bottle – we recommend that you drink a lot of water after the class to flush out all the toxins released during our yoga practice.
– Your :) happy
Attendance for maximum benefits:  You get what you put in!
– For maximum benefits accelerated benefits, at least 4-5 times per week
– With anything less but we cannot promise you maximum accelerated benefits, for you take 10 steps forward and 8 steps back!!
Challenge to your muscles:
If you are not used to exercising in general (and we are not talking about walking alone and a little exercise here and there!), expect to have muscle soreness in the first 2 weeks, for this is the amount of time the body needs to develop an understanding of what it means to stretch, strengthen and tone! Stick with it and the benefits will be humongous – strong and flexible body, free from aches and pains, physical issues and diseases; better sleep, for yoga is both a prevention and a cure.
After this challenge period, the body starts to sing :)
Progress is evident: 
– within a week of regular and consistent practice students see reduction in stress and better sleep.
–  after 6 classes, within 2 weeks, students tell with a smile that they could do “it”!
– after a month of regular and consistent practice, the body already starts feeling the increase in strength.
– after 3 months of regular and consistent practice, body is ready to progress even further.
– after 6 months of regular and consistent practice, you really start getting the “hang” of yoga
– after 9 months of regular and consistent practice, you start wondering why you never did it before or why you ever left it!
– after 12 months of regular and consistent practice, it becomes a part of your daily life without question.
– after 2 years of regular and consistent practice, transformation is joyous: cold, cough, allergies simply disappear and you may forget you ever had any issues!
Format of our classes:
– Besides the traditional Hatha and Vinyasa/Flow Yoga, we also spend time at the wall doing strengthening exercises against the wall or at your mat, with dumbbells, and balls for we believe in complete body workout.
– We practice one pose at a time at a very slow pace on Saturday morning yoga clinics and is beneficial to all levels of yoga practitioners, and especially complete beginners.
– Our classes begin with basic Breathing Exercises (Our Meditation/Breathing Special classes, where we go in depth of all the breathing and meditation techniques our separate and not a part of the yoga deal)
– Our classes end with Shavasana:
– Yoga Nidra
 for complete body/mind relaxation and surrender

– Gayatri Mantra Chanting for therapeutic vibrations inside the body and in the surrounding space
– Laughter yoga
 at the end of every class keeps your cells vibrating with joy and keeps you in the highest spirit.
Room Temperature:
During winter, we keep the room warm for comfort, but not hot. Unlike hot yoga practices, where the room temperature is kept around 105 degrees, we believe in using our internal body heat that rises as we move into our yoga practice to make our bodies warm, our muscles fluid, and our advanced yoga practices enables our heart rate to go up and sweat in a large space where yoga mats are 3 feet apart. There is no suffocation that is felt in a hot, closed room with high temperature, high humidity, and bodies very closely packed next to each other. We do not believe in hot yoga classes, where muscles are forced to stretch out more than the body is capable of resulting in injuries; instead we believe in generating internal body warmth which support the muscle flexibility in a healthy manner. Come and find the difference!

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