WELCOME TO ALTAMONTE SPRINGS YOGA! WE LOVE NEW STUDENTS!!
If you are new to yoga, Altamonte Springs Yoga offers several Beginner Level classes as well as Yoga 101, an Introduction to Yoga. Check our Class Descriptions Page for the Level of the class you are interested in attending. The levels range from Beginner to Intermediate to Advanced. To help speed up the signing in process please fill out the New Student Registration before your first visit to ASY.
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If you have additional questions feel free to ask the front desk, email us or call the studio at (407) 494-5758.
If you are new to yoga we recommend the following classes:
Friday 10a Gentle Flow Yoga (non-heated), Hot Yin 7p
Sunday 6p Hot Yin
To make you feel more at home at Altamonte Springs Yoga here are a few guidelines for maintaining a peaceful, productive and harmonious yoga environment.
Preparing for Yoga Class:
Refrain from eating for 2 or 3 hours before class - if you practice yoga on a full stomach, you might experience cramps, nausea, or vomiting, especially in twists, deep forward bends, and inversions. Digesting food also takes energy that can make you feel lethargic.
Purchase a yoga mat and bring a small towel and water. We have rental mats for $3. If you decide to make yoga a regular part of your life we suggest you purchase your own yoga mat. We have mats for sale ($18-$130) and bottled water for purchase $1-$2.
Plan to arrive early to fill out the New Student Form or you can fill out the online registration at the bottom of this page.
Arriving for Class:
Arrive on time - arriving at least 10 minutes before class can help you settle in and align your intention with the purpose of the class. While you're waiting you can practice a pose, do a few stretches, or just sit or lie quietly, breathe, and get centered.
Sign In for Class - Please scan in at the computer sign-in desk before each class. To simplify sign-in, please preregister for classes online prior to arriving at the studio then, when you arrive, just scan your key card to confirm your attendance.
Signing in for class is important even if you are on an unlimited yoga package. We evaluate classes every few months; to ensure your favorite classes stay on the schedule please sign in so your attendance can be counted. Also, our teachers are paid per student signing in ensures the teacher gets paid for your attendance.
Remove Your Shoes - place your shoes in the cubbies by the front door. Since people will be walking around the studio barefoot, it is most hygienic if everyone takes off their outdoor shoes first thing.This also frees up floor space and helps to avoid any unfortunate accidents involving candles and/or tripping.
Bring only your mat, towel, water and yoga props into the studio all other belongings can be placed in the cubbies by the front door.
Do not bring cell phones into the yoga studio - make a habit of doing this as soon as possible.
Enjoy your practice and monitor your effort - take the version of the pose that best fits your energy level at the moment.
If you arrive after class has begun - please wait for opening meditation to conclude before entering the studio and be as quiet as possible.
Make room for everyone - as the room fills up during our most popular class times, please work together to create enough space for everyone. Pulling the front row close to the mirrors and staggering the rows behind allows more people to see the mirrors and the feeling of being overcrowded goes away.
Go to the bathroom during resting poses - it is fine to leave class for a few minutes to go to the bathroom; there is no need to ask the teacher's permission. The best time to go is when there is a period of rest, either in Child's Pose or Downward Dog or during water breaks.
Don't push your poses - do what you can without straining or injuring yourself. You'll go farther faster if you take a loving attitude toward yourself and work from where you are, not from where you think you should be.
Keep variations appropriate - keep in mind the level of the class you are attending. If it is an advanced class and some of the poses are too hard, it is fine to take a more basic variation of the poses being taught. Usually the teacher will offer this option. If you are attending a Beginner class, stick to the basic versions of the poses so you don't confuse new students. The teacher will offer you the option to take a more advanced variation when appropriate.
Don't skip Savasana - your final relaxation in Savasana is an important part of your practice. Don't plan to leave class early. If you must leave early, tell the teacher in advance and take a short Savasana before you go.
Wait for the instructor to close the class before packing up and leaving; class may end in meditation, with a poem, or with the word "Namaste".
Pick up and neatly put away any props (blocks, straps, blankets, etc.) and water bottles.
Quietly roll up your mat and gather your belongings; save conversations for the studio lobby or sit down and chat in our outdoor courtyard.
If you rented a mat or towel please return them to the Front Desk for cleaning.
Studio Facilities - we have mens and womens dressing rooms and a womens shower (for use by females only) available for your convenience. Please bring your own towels and toiletries.
If you have any questions please ask the instructor, the front desk or email us.