NEW TO THE STUDIO?
Welcome to Sukha Arts Center! We're glad that you've decided to come be part of our community.
Our yoga classes are usually held upstairs, but first, check-in at the front desk downstairs.
There is no need to pre register for our yoga & pilates classes, although it is encouraged to guarantee your spot in class. You can pre-register for class by downloading our app in the app store (just search for Sukha Arts Center), on the mind body app, or by calling us at 201-768-2455. Keep our yoga class schedule bookmarked so that you can drop into different classes whenever you are needing your yoga fix.
We have Jade yoga mats and props (blocks and straps) available for you to borrow at no additional charge. So go ahead and take that first step through our door and we will help you with the rest.
First things first, do not be intimidated! Yoga is not about how high you can lift your leg or how far you can stretch your toes to touch your nose. It's about connecting with your body and getting in touch with your breath.
It's important to be on time for class, so please arrive fifteen minutes early to complete our paperwork for your first class. Although you can complete these forms from the comfort of your home by signing up for your first class on our app or through the schedule on our website.
Be sure to let the teacher know that you are new to the studio and/or yoga. If for some reason you are late, be respectful of your fellow classmates and place your mat down gently so you don’t disturb the class.
Eat something light before class. It’s also not a good idea to practice with empty stomach because at the end of the day, you may start feeling lightheaded as the body needs for fuel that is not there. If you want to eat a quick snack before the class, you can grab yogurt, fruit or vegetables.
Drink plenty of water before and after the class: It is very necessary to stay hydrated during class.
Wear comfortable clothes that don’t restrict your movement. You don’t need to wear long pants or spandex, just wear something you feel relaxed and confident in. Remember that unlike running or other gym exercises, you will be bending and stretching a lot, so loose clothes tend to fall in your face during downward poses and it will become difficult for the teacher to check your alignment.
Take your shoes off: yoga is practiced barefoot; shoes are not permitted and socks are discouraged. Not wearing shoes in the yoga room is not only hygienic but it is also a sign of respect.
Keep your cell phones off and mind your manners. Maintaining silence in the room is difficult when someone’s cell is ringing—plus it’s distracting for your fellow yogis. Be mindful of the other students sharing their love and energy with you.
We so look forward to meeting you. xo