Moving for Health
Class Information and Studio Policies
I am excited to welcome you to the studio. Movement is one of the most effective ways to support health and I congratulate you for your active participation. During the course of the series, please let me know if your needs are not being met.
Registration and payment:
Register and pay for classes by the sign up date prior to the beginning of the class series. Class rosters can be prepared and the business of payment will not interfere with class instruction. When necessary, checks can be held before depositing. Arrange with me.
The class times listed are beginning times, meaning it is necessary to arrive earlier to allow time for the bathroom, changing and settling in. Rushing to class creates tension, so allow enough time. Please do not speed, especially on winding Academy Hill Road.
Call me to let me know if you are going to miss a class. I will be concerned if I am expecting you and you do not show up. I preset the room for the number of people who are attending the class. I also need to know if there is room for someone from another class to do a make up class. If you call to cancel attending a class, let me know when you are available to do a make up class.
On occasion you may be late to class. If you are attending a Moving for Health class for your own safety, take time to do the cat back exercise and a few of the other warming up movements before joining in.
Make up classes:
Arrange a make up class with me in person or by phone anytime within the current class series. You can make up a class before you miss it so that you do not have to try to fit your make up classes in at the end of the series. You are welcome to call me on any weekday between 7 AM and 9:30 PM or on weekends between 9 AM and 9:30 PM.
Start the parking at an end of the lot and then fill in from there. You may want to back in to your space if you are one of the first to arrive. Larger vehicles may want to park at the far end of the parking area so that you do not have to back into the garage!
Do not wear perfume, cologne or essential oils to class. Many of us are scent- sensitive and get headaches from these products. A number of people are also sensitive to the laundry product “Bounce.” Thank you for considering the well being of others by not using these products on class days. Wear comfortable clothing that gives you the freedom to move. In heating season the studio will be 70 degrees. You may want to layer your clothing for your own comfort. You will want your hair out of your face. Change into your exercise clothes at the back of the waiting room; there is a sliding door for privacy. Extra clothes in various sizes are in baskets should you forget your own. Leave used clothing on the steps in the waiting room so they can be laundered. Arrange with me if you would like to leave a set of clothes at the studio.
The tap water is of good quality and there are cups in the bathroom. If you bring bottled water please use a coaster under the bottle on the studio floor and keep the capped bottle at the edge of the room.
Once you enter the studio please maintain silence or speak quietly if necessary. Silence gives you the chance to tune in to yourself before you begin moving. You are welcome to socialize in the waiting room. Please keep your voices soft if I am in the treatment room doing a massage therapy session before or after class. Please do not adjust the position of your mat during class and keep extraneous clothing in the waiting room as much as possible.
Your comfort and safety are very important to me. If you have a question or problem with a particular exercise, make a mental note and speak to me before or after class or call me to arrange a time for us to problem solve together. I want to answer your questions but I am not always able to do so while teaching. Sometimes it is worthwhile to book a private movement session with me if you have a long list of questions or problems. Most of us have had, do have or will have an injury that will require some of the movements in class to be adapted. That is what I am here to help you do.