Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear?
Wear comfortable attire that will stretch with you and allow for a full range of body movements (yoga pants or shorts and a fitted t-shirt or yoga top). Avoid wearing clothing that is too baggy. Typically yoga is practiced with bare feet.
What should I bring?
To practice yoga, all you really need is you. To make your practice more comfortable, we suggest you bring a yoga mat, a towel, water, and sunscreen (for outdoor classes). If you’re attending a special workshop or Yin Yoga class, you may want to bring additional props such as a blanket, a bolster, or a block.
When should I arrive?
In order to avoid disrupting class (and causing yourself undue stress), plan to arrive on time (5-10 minutes prior to the class start time) to sign-in and prepare for a great practice.
How long are the classes?
Sweet Escape Yoga classes typically last 1 hour, unless otherwise noted.
What are the class fees?
Drop in students are welcome! All classes and events are priced individually (typically between $0 and $15 per person, per session). For specific class fee information on the event you plan to attend, visit our calendar page.
What is a “donation class”?
These classes do not have a specific class fee and are completely donation-based. That means that you can pay as much or as little as you’d like. Cash donations are accepted at the end of class and are not mandatory. Donations usually go to the support of the teacher. Occasionally, all or part of the class donations are given directly to a charitable organization. In this case, the organization will be specified and described in the event listing.
Can I eat before class?
Eating a heavy meal less than 2 hours before you plan to take class is not advisable. A light snack (fruit or veggies) may be appropriate up to 30 minutes before class.
Are there any rules of etiquette that I should be aware of?
General respect for others is expected, but additional courtesies include silencing your cell phone prior to class, placing your mat neatly with enough space between you and neighboring classmates to allow for uninhibited movement, and refraining from chatting during class.
What about weather?

Sweet Escape Yoga holds outdoor classes in temperatures 60° or above with no rain. Dress appropriately for the season. 60° will require more layers than 85°. Check our calendar page for updated weather and class information.

What class levels are provided?

Sweet Escape Yoga classes are great for newbies with little or no yoga experience to learn the fundamentals of attention and alignment in the yoga postures, as well as intermediate students looking to incorporate something new into their yoga experience. Check our calendar page or class descriptions for details.

What does “adjustments” mean?

Teachers may offer “hands on” adjustments to help you with pose alignment. If you are uncomfortable with this, please let your teacher know before class.

What if I’m not very flexible?

Yoga is a non-competitive practice that is wonderful for beginners and advanced yogis alike. Everyone feels self-conscious at first, but as you become more familiar with the poses, you will gain confidence and flexibility. Be sure to listen to your body throughout the practice and take cues from your teacher on how to modify poses in a way that’s right for you.

What if I have injuries or limitations?

Please let your teacher know before class – always keep your teacher updated to any injuries or illnesses you may be experiencing. Always get your physician’s approval before engaging in physical activity such as yoga.

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