Ashtanga Yoga Puerto Rico

Tips & Suggestions

Here are a few suggestions that we feel will help make your experience with us the best it can be.


How to begin yoga classes
at Ashtanga Yoga Puerto Rico

There are only a few things that will ensure a smooth and easy practice for your first class and then you will easily be able to find the classes that fit best for you. Always feel free to give a call with any questions.

Always begin with a beginner's class.

The Beginner's Ashtanga covers all foundations of our practice and gives the teachers the opportunity to get to know the student and their individual practices. This is a beginners class, which some students find very challenging. Even once students advance; they always revisit either the Modified or Full Primary once a week. This keeps the body conditioned for these postures and keeps the practitioner humble.

Commit to the class and this is how you can make a commitment to yourself.

Everyone is allowed to rest when needed, but if you need to leave early, then please let the teacher know so you can set up your mat by the door. If you find yourself unable to finish class please move with your mat to the back of the room and remember to rest in savasana for at least 5 minutes before you leave.

All yoga asana is done with smooth and controlled movements.

Stay within your physical boundaries. You are here to practice pranayama (breathing), dharna (concentration), and dhyana (meditation). The postures just happen to be in the mix with the other limbs, so don’t let them be a boundary to the true goal of yoga.

Students are allowed to modify or take advanced variations of postures in classes that flow with the timing of the class.

Students benefit best when everyone stays in rhythm with each other and respects the teacher’s presence and rhythm. If you want to take advanced variations of postures, then please avoid the Beginner's Ashtanga or Full Primary series. These are set sequences and they are not to be changed once the student reaches the full image of the asana. Variations will change the effects of these classical series.

Please park in the Loiza Street Station Parking lot or at Ocean Park.

The Loiza St Station Parking lot entrance is found between Leela's and Laboratorio Borinquen. Parking is first come first serve, if the lot is full, please find parking in Ocean Park or the surrounding streets Please do not park in Tres Palmas’ parking or block cars in the parking lot unless you are positive the car belongs to someone in your class. Always allow enough time for parking when coming to yoga class. This will avoid any unnecessary interruptions to your experience.

Things to bring to class

Here are a few suggestions of things you could bring that will make your class a little easier. Yoga does not require many things to practice besides yourself and the simple desire to know about yourself a little deeper, but a few helpful hints from below will defiantly ensure a smoother class.

Have a clean body and mind.

Avoid yoga class without a clean body. Showers are available 🙂 Always come with good intentions. Even if you feel bad, you know you will feel better afterwards.

We have mats! We encourage you bring your own.

We do have rent mats for $2. Please spray mats, wipe down and place in back of room to dry after use. Having your own mat does tend to make for a more comfortable experience, so it's always good to bring your own.

Consider bringing a towel large enough to cover your mat

We sweat a in Ashtanga & Rocket yoga! It's always good to have a towel for comfort so the hands and feet will not slip. We can provide one for you at $3 a towel. It’s also sanitary issue: we strive to keep our studio a clean and comfortable place at all times for our students.

The rest is up to you.

Yoga is very simple not much is needed for your practice. We do have a few community blocks and straps, but if you would like to bring anything that aids in your practice, please feel free.

Things not to bring to class

No cell phones.

Why bring it? If you do, then please turn off the ringer (no vibrate). If it does ring its ok to leave your mat and turn it off or one of the teachers will turn it off for you.

Ambitions and judgments.

Always come in positive spirits. If you come with bad intentions you may receive ill effects.

Heavy smelling perfumes or products.

No creams should be applied to skin so the pores can breath and the sweat can be released. Do not take aspirin or pain medications before class because they mask the pain and can cause more harm than good. If your doctor has prescribed pain medications, then you should ask your doctor if practicing stretching and participating in physical activity is permitted during your treatment.