General InformationIt is best to practice on an empty stomach. Nothing to eat 3 to 4 hours before you come to class. Bring a water bottle to class, and try to drink a little extra water a few hours leading up to class. Please refrain from wearing any perfume, after shave or strong scented body lotion. Please leave your phone in the car, this is your time, the outside world can wait an hour.
Mat InformationFor health reasons I do not have community mats. You can purchase mats at Target, Walmart, Marshall, TJ Maxx and any sporting goods store. I suggest that you start with an inexpensive mat. Yoga is not for everyone. If you find that you want to continue and establish a regular practice, I can give you lots of suggestions about what type of mat you can upgrade to. Mat Etiquette: It is considered poor yoga manners to walk on someone’s mat.
Proper AttireShirts: should be comfortable, but not too big. (It will just get in the way). Should be snug enough and long enough to so that when you bend over to touch your toes, there is no gap between the bottom of your shirt and the top of your pants. Pants: should be comfortable and easy to move around in. If you are wearing shorts, they should also be snug enough and long enough so that they will not ride down your legs if you should do a pose that requires you to put your legs up in the air.
Currently the best way to enter the building is from the back parking lot. It's a bit of an adventure.
If you are heading north on Main Street, take a left on Haynes Street. (This is the same street for the main entrance to the hospital). Take your first right on to Guard Street, and then you will see the entrance to the armory on the right.
If you are heading south on Main Street, you are going to turn right on to Armory Street (This is the street with the sign for the Emergency Room Entrance for the hospital). At the stop sign turn left onto Guard Street and you will see the entrance for the armory on your left.
Pull into the parking lot and look for these two brown doors under the stairs. There is large black and white sign that says 'ENTRANCE' with a smaller sign underneath that says directory.
Enter here and go all the way to the end of the hallway. You may hear one of the DJ's or bands playing their music. You may also see some remnants of some renovations that are being made to the building. At the end of the hall you will see another set of brown doors. Go through those doors and head up the staircase that you will see on your right. At the top of the stairs turn left, and you will see yet another brown fire door, with two signs on it. One says "Ellenanne Yoga Studio" and the other says "Tania Palermo - Studio on Main". (Yes, you have gone through 3 different fire doors. Can you tell that the landlord is a volunteer fireman?).
Once you go through this last fire door, you will see the studio straight ahead. Welcome.