Your Own Private Oasis.
Of the many frequent questions we get are; "Can I do Yoga if ....my age, my size, my injury, my inexperience"?
The answer 99% of the time is YES you can!
Make Perfect Balance Yoga your personal oasis. A place to try out new things, maybe feel new things, maybe even discover a new kind of strength, a new body, a new kind of courage, a new determination, a new cause, a new friend, a new you, a stronger you!
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Have a question? Check here, in our list of frequently asked questions first:
What is the best way to contact Perfect Balance Yoga?
The best way to get in touch with Perfect Balance Yoga is by emailing FUN@pbyoga.com.
You can also reach us by phone at (559) 222-6212. Please give us up to 24 hours to return phone calls, but we usually get back to you sooner.
How do I prepare for class?
- Come to class hydrated; don't try to play catch-up with drinking water during class or chug a lot of water right before class.
- Avoid large meals up to three hours prior to class.
- Arrive at least 15 minutes early before your first visit to complete the new student form and get settled.
- If new, you may want to set up in the back row so you can follow students who practice regularly.
- Listen to the instructor's guidance as they describe the poses. They will provide cues to help you achieve proper alignment and improve depth.
- Take a break or skip a pose or two if it becomes too challenging.
- Don't get discouraged. With each class, it becomes much easier to make it through all the poses.
What are the studio policies?
- Please sign into class BEFORE entering the practice room.
- No shoes, cell phones or scents in the studio.
- All children under the age of 18 must have a liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
Perfect Balance Yoga is not responsible for any lost items.
What should I bring to class?
A yoga mat is required for all classes. Rental mats available at the Front Desk for $2. (mats not available for Hot Yoga classes).
- Yoga mat
- Towel - Hand towels are complimentary, if you need a larger towel, please bring one with you.
What should I wear?
Wear light “stretchy” (but not loose) clothes in which you can move easily—but cover appropriately when moving through postures. For Gentle, Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga classes, extra layers are recommended to stay warm.
What is basic class etiquette?
- Be on time and only leave early if you must. It's always polite to inform your teacher ahead of time if you plan to leave early. There is a 10 minute grace period for students who arrive late to class, but after 10 minutes we regrettably must turn students away. This prevents disruptions to the flow of the class. If you are late, wait for the teacher to acknowledge you and find the best space for you. Please note the Late Policy is only 5 minutes for all Yin and Restorative Classes.
- Remove your shoes in the lobby before entering the studio.
- Turn off all cell phones and pagers. Do not bring your cell phones into class with you, even if they are on silent or vibrate. If you are on-call, please let the instructor know and turn your phone to silent. They are distracting to other students.
- Be considerate of your neighbors' space and making noise when you set up your mat.
- Tailor your practice by skipping a pose or by modifying its depth, but do not digress too much from the teacher's instruction. The positive energy in the class depends upon everyone following the basic flow that the teacher is teaching.
- Avoid perfumes or smelly lotions.
- If you notice the students around you in meditation, please be considerate and stay quiet.
- Observe silence during practice. Avoid self-deprecating words.
- It's great to see friends but please have conversations in soft voices.
What classes are appropriate for beginners?
If you are new to yoga, most of our classes are great for beginners. Our Back to Basics Series is the perfect answer. Mondays and or Wednesdays from 7:30-8:45 is a wonderful way to set a routine and learn yoga. Also, any of our Restorative, gentle, Community, and morning flow classes are wonderful for beginners.