The Yoga we teach is designed to serve students of any level of experience of ability from children to seniors, and students with special therapeutic neess. to advanced practitioners.
Whether you are just starting out in yoga for the first time or a seasoned yoga practitioner, we fully recommend attending either the basics class or the Yoga 101 5-class series. The Intro classes focus on alignment and foundation and how to breathe. The classes listed below are safe for anyone wanting basics, gentle or beginning yoga class.
Monday: 5:15-6:15 pm
Saturday: 11 am-12:15 pm
Restorative Type Classes:
Wednesday 5:15 pm
Sunday 6 pm
Yoga 101: a 5-week introduction to Yoga
Sundays: 12:30-1:45 pm (see schedule for updates)
please call 847-989-7792 to
pre-register for this class
What a Class Is Like
Classes range from 60 to 90 minutes. Arriving a few minutes early is best for your stress level and so you dont feel awkward walking in when the students are in the middle of getting centered for class. The centering exercise will most likely begin with chanting the sound of "OM", and or the "Anusara Invocation", which we have written out so you can learn it. However, you do not have to do this if you feel awkward. The goal is to help clear your mind and focus using the sound to bring you into the practice space and present moment.
The typical class consists of warm-ups, standing poses, balances poses, ab exercises, hip and hamstring openers, and backbends, followed by seated poses, twists and supine (laying down) poses, with a brief resting period called "savasana" most people's favorite part knowing their hard work is done. We guide you through all the phases including savasana, so please wait unitl the instructor brings you out of savasana and wraps the class up with an ending intention and "namaste" before leaving. If you have to leave early, please do so before the savasana (rest) period begins to respect others.
If you feel at all sore After your first class, drink plenty of water, and you can take a warm "epsom salt" bath to ease any muscle soreness. That should only occur in the beginning and subsides as you get stronger. Stretching the day after a rigorous class is recommended to keep the energy flow in the body.
Most of all, give it a fair chance. Consistent practice over a period of time definitely will lead to results. If you stick with yoga, you will enjoy greater health and well-being as a result. Consistency in your practice will help you be more steadfast off the mat in everyday life.
OM OM OM
Namah Shivaya Gurave (Na-mah She-vy-ya
I offer myself to the Light, the Auspicious Lord,
who is the True Teacher within and without,
Saccidananda Murtaye (Sa-cheed-an-an-da Mur-tie-yea)
Who assumes the forms of Reality,
Consciousness and Bliss,
Nisprapancaya Shantaya (Neesh-pra-pran-shy-ya Shan-tie-ya)
Who is never absent and is full of peace,
Niralambaya Tejase (Neer-ra-lam-bye-ya Tay-ja-say)
Independent in His existence,
He is the vital essence of illumination.
Knowing what to expect before you begin your journey into yoga can help you remain confident as you take your first class.
What to Wear
Wear comfortable clothing to your first class. It can be loose or tight, depending on your comfort level. Make sure that your pants and tops are comfortable and will not constrict your breathing or range of motion as you move through your postures.
Bring Your Own Yoga Mat and Towel
We provide yoga mats for loan at the studio and also sell them in our retail store. It is a small investment and wise to
purchase and bring your own personal yoga mat to class. Rolling out your own mat for yoga helps you to create a personal space for practice. A small towel is also a great idea, expecially in the first stages of learning yoga, as you might expect to sweat more, and also a definite must for a hot class.
When You Arrive to Class
Plan to get to the yoga studio a few (5-15) minutes before class begins to check in and pay for class. Let the staff know that you are new to yoga, and you will be asked to fill out a new student form. See the new student first week and discounted offer on our fees page. We will ask you a few short questions to put you in our database at this first visit. We will welcome you, show you around and help you get comfortable. Before you enter the actual yoga studio, you will be asked to remove your shoes and place them in the shoe bin. This is the first step to leaving the world outside class.
Pulsation Yoga: 26 S. Evergreen (Evergreen Center, downtown) Arlington Heights, IL 60005 847-989-7792