Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to bring?
Bring a mat, but if you don't have your own, there are mats you can borrow or some for purchase. Also bring some water to stay hydrated during and after class.
What do I wear?
Wear something comfortable that breathes. Yoga is practiced barefoot, so leave your shoes and worries at the door!
What if I have a injury?
Please let the teacher know of any injury or limitations that you may have, so that they can make suggestions or give some options for you to practice safely. Please never practice yoga when you are feeling ill or think you have a fever. We would rather you take care of yourself and come back to practice when you are feeling better. Modify all techniques as needed.
Can I bring a water bottle?
Yes, yes and yes. Please stay well hydrated. We live in a very hot environment here in the Valley and staying hydrated is a difficult task. Please try to practice yoga on an empty stomach, you will be moving and twisting and maybe even going upside down! With all that being said, please make sure you have eaten healthy thru the day and you don't come in with a low blood sugar and crash. Eat smart.
Is there a Hot Yoga Class?
Umm, yes, we live in the Valley, its HOT here 6 months out of the year, most of the classes will be hot because we don't have AC. We will have air circulating with fans when it is extreme. Working within our space and within our environment is what we do here. If you need AC, you might have to go to the gym and take a Hot Yoga Class.
Is yoga a religion?
No, Yoga is not a religion. Here at Painted Elephant we practice yoga as a physical practice, much like you would practice dance. Our yoga space is about cultivating a space that people feel accepted, regardless of religion, race, sex, size and shape, age. All that comparison stuff goes right out the window.
Some Rules for Yoga
- Arrive a few minutes before class begins to set your mat out and get your props. If life has you running late, try to quietly find a spot and place your mat down and join in.
- "Just Do You" - do not compare yourself to anyone else in class. Your body and its geometry is unique to you.
- Do not make a habit of leaving during final savasana, it is a wonderful final pose and it is disrupting to others. Make yourself important enough to give yourself 60 minutes.
- Please don't hold private conversations while your teacher is giving instruction and working hard at creating a great space and vibe.
- Come to class with an empty stomach and bladder.
- Please leave your phone on silent and leave any valuables in your locked car.
- Leave your worries at the door, they will still be there when you leave.
- Please pay for your class, don't be that person. We have made classes affordable so that we can all enjoy.