Here are some helpful tips if it's your first time in the studio:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled start time to register.  Discuss any injuries or health issues with your teacher before class.
  • Wear something you are comfortable sweating in.  Breathable fabric is most desirable.
  • Come to class fully hydrated: Ensure you drink plenty of water throughout the day so that you are prepared.  Bring a large bottle of water with you to class or purchase chilled water at the studio.
  • Come to class on an empty stomach:  Eat something light if you need to eat prior to class.
  • Yoga mats and large towels are required in the studio.  You may bring your own or purchase/rent at the studio.
  • Stay in the yoga room during class.  Feel free to sit or lay down if you feel overwhelmed.  As you build the ability to focus your mind and still your body, the struggle will disappear.
  • If you need to leave class early, please let the teacher know before class begins, and do not leave before savasana (resting pose) begins to avoid disturbing other students.  Remember that savasana is a crucial element of yoga class — and it does not take more than a few minutes.
  • Leave shoes outside the yoga room.
  • Silence cell phone and leave them in the changing room.  No cell phones are allowed in the yoga room.
  • Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or strong scents.
  • Bring a positive attitude and an open mind 
  • Please do not talk once entering the yoga room
  • When setting up your mat be courteous of the students already in the room.  Be conscious of another person’s view of the mirror.
  • Place all rental towels and yogitoes in the return basket after class
  • Check your belongings prior to you leaving.  Lost and found is donated weekly! 
  • Please note! Due to inclement weather or less than five attendees, Sumits Yoga St. Louis has the right to cancel class.

Yoga is a practice as well as a life long process.  It is not about doing the postures perfectly.  As long as you give your best effort, you will receive the same therapeutic benefit as someone who has practiced for years and obtained a high level of flexibility, strength and balance.

We recommend practicing 4-5 times per week to obtain the maximum benefits.