GUIDED INDIVIDUAL PRACTICE
The CAYBC is open M-F from 630am to 10am and Saturday 9–11am for walk-in yoga practice where each student, regardless of their experience level, is individually guided in the traditional methods of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. All levels (including beginners!) are welcome to arrive anytime between the above hours (last arrival is 1 hour prior to closing. Absolutely no late admittance), to learn and practice yoga in a traditional setting. For more information on what to expect, please scroll down below. We are very excited to welcome you!
Your First Visit
Welcome to practicing yoga the traditional old-school way! When you walk into the yoga room, quietly place your belongings in the cubby system, and find a place to set up your mat among the other students who will already be practicing. Have a seat. The teacher will greet you if s/he has not done so already. You will then be lead through a short sequence of postures (asanas) and breathing techniques, after which you will take rest on your back. Congratulations! You are now an active member of the CAYBC!
Each day you come to the center, you will repeat the practice you were given. The instructor will be present to give adjustments, add additional postures to the sequence, and/or make suggestions for your practice. If you have forgotten a particular sequence, the instructor is there to help you.
How Often Should I Come?
Students are required to practice at the studio a minimum of three times a week, however, it is highly recommended that students commit to the full schedule of six sessions a week in order to fully experience the transformative power of a daily yoga practice. Making your practice a regular occurrence, at a regular time, also allows the teacher to better assess your progress, and be able to make informed decisions on how you might best move along. Students who cannot commit to at least three practice sessions a week should consult the instructor about CAYBC’s wonderful led drop-in classes, which may provide a better fit for your schedule.
Repetition Repetition Repetition
Over time, students are expected to memorize the sequences they have been given, and make time to practice multiple days a week. There will be periods of time when new postures will be added to your existing sequence every few days/weeks, as well as times when you will be deepening your practice into the sequence of postures you’ve been given for longer periods of time. New students to the center—REGARDLESS OF THEIR LEVEL OF PRACTICE—should expect to practice for roughly 30-40 minutes, slowly building their practice up to approximately 90 minutes.
At CAYBC, we request that you abide by the following to the best of your ability in order to ensure the best experience for everyone.
• Last arrival for Guided Individual Practice is 1 hour before close of session. There is no late admittance.
• Enter the CAYBC quietly as classes may be ending or massage treatments may be in session.
• No food, drink, or gum is allowed in the studio.
• Leave shoes in the reception area. Bring all personal items with you into class.
• Silence cell phones.
• If you need to leave class early, please inform the teacher at the beginning of class.
• Please pay before class begins.
• Please enter and exit the practice space quietly, put your mat down quietly.