IYT was founded on the belief that yoga is truly for every body. Large, small, shapely, injured, strong, young, old, flexible or not... there is a yoga practice that will help you find inner peace, strength and balance. Explore this website to learn more about all that we have to offer. Our mat yoga program ranges from yoga in chairs, to strong vinyasa and Ashtanga-styled yoga and everything in between. There really is a yoga for you. Let us help you find your way. Most our yoga teachers are thoroughly trained through Yoga Alliance approved programs - this means that they have a minimum of 200 hours of training, while some have 500 - 1,000 hours of training. As a teacher training school, our newer teachers are mentored as they grow to offer you the best and safest experience possible.
Why Aerial Yoga? The style of aerial yoga that we teach at IYT is just that... yoga. We view aerial yoga as a fun supplement to a mat yoga practice in that it increases strength, flexibility and balance. Some people come in to practice only aerial yoga, some only mat yoga. We believe that the two support one another beautifully! Just like our mat classes, there are varying approaches to aerial yoga that range from restorative to deep stretch to fun, well-rounded classes that are accessible to nearly everyone.
Sometimes you want or need a more individualized approach to your wellness goals. Whether it's due to specific health conditions or simply personal preference, we've got you covered with private yoga sessions, yoga therapy sessions, private gong healing, massage therapy, Ayurveda, Reiki and personal fitness. Explore the pages of our website to learn more about these services.
Interested in learning how to teach yoga or deepen your personal knowledge of yoga? Our teacher trainings are highly regarded professional trainings, our curriculums are Yoga Alliance approved and our programs are exceptional. Reach out to us to learn more!
Guidance for New Students
Arrive to class at least 10 – 15 minutes early. You need time to check in and set up your mat. If you are late, quietly join class and sign in afterwards. Don’t arrive more than 10 minutes late because you will not be warmed up for the poses, risk injury and disrupt the class. We don’t always have the front desk staffed to let you in late, and our teachers lock the door at class start time.
Stow your gear – store your shoes, socks, jackets, purse and turned-off cell phone in the designated area. Our practice space should be clear of any extra “stuff.” Please don’t wear shoes in our practice space. Instructors will always lock the front door for the duration of the class to ensure the safety of your belongings.
It is worth repeating… cell phones OFF. Or better yet, left in the car. Vibrate and within reach are not appropriate in yoga. This guideline applies to “smart” watches as well.
Respect your fellow yogi: Yoga is a practice that draws the attention inward. Talking among students is inappropriate as it distracts other students. Please remain quiet during class, feeling free to flag the teacher if you have a question about a pose. Keep conversation prior to the start of class quiet and to a minimum. Many people take advantage of this time to meditate or set an intention for their practice. The lobby is a perfect place to catch up with friends and meet new ones.
Personal hygiene – Please avoid heavy perfumes and scents applied prior to class. It can be a major distraction to others. Be conscious of body odor and use deodorant. We breathe deeply in yoga and strong scents can interfere with that. Avoid smoking prior to entering the studio–the smell lingers on clothing and hair and is offensive to those around you.
Please come to class hydrated and on a light stomach; this is the best preparation for your practice.
Flatulence happens… this is not something you need to worry about. We’re all human here.
Remember that this is your practice. While we ask that you stay through the entire class, feel free to take a resting pose at any time during class. If you experience pain, back out of the pose or ask the teacher for an alternative option.
Yoga attire – wear supportive, comfortable, stretchy clothing that isn’t too loose. A hair band is convenient to pull up long hair. You may bring a small hand towel and a water bottle.
Supplies – Some yoga mats are available to borrow or buy, but most people prefer to bring their own mat for hygienic reasons. We sell high quality Manduka mats with a lifetime warranty. Blankets, blocks and straps will be provided. The studio provides mat cleaner or wipes for you mat or loaner mats.
Sign in with instructor or front desk staff before setting up in practice space.
Leave the young children home. You cannot reap the benefits of a yoga practice if you are concerned about the whereabouts of your child.
The studio is a place of peace; leave criticism of yourself and others at the door.
What’s the word we say at the end of class? Namaste – a traditional greeting in India. A translation could be “The Light in me recognizes the Light in you.”