New to our center?

At Balance Bethlehem, we provide a nurturing place for you to develop a personal practice. We offer our classes in a comfortable, safe space in which to explore the mind, body, and soul. Let our experienced instructors guide you to a place of self-discovery and transformation. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

  • Click on the Schedule page. Access our current class schedule(s) where you will find class and workshop descriptions. Please choose a class that best meets your physical ability.
  • Arrive 10-15 minutes early. After you enter the center, head straight to our reception desk to sign our waiver form and get a quick verbal tour.
  • Practice on an empty stomach; don’t eat a heavy meal 2-3 hours prior to practice. Drink plenty of water prior to class.
  • Dress appropriately. Wear comfortable and breathable workout clothing. Layers help to adjust for temperature changes during and after class. Be prepared to practice in bare feet.
  • Purchase a yoga mat. Having your own mat supports your commitment to your practice and ensures its cleanliness. We provide complementary studio mats and try our best to keep them as clean as possible, but having your own mat guarantees the best personal safety when it comes to hygiene. Yoga mats can also be purchased at Balance Bethlehem.
  • Remove your shoes upon entering the building. We provide a designated space to leave your shoes right by our front door. Please help us preserve the sacred nature of the studio spaces along with provide an environment with minimal allergens and germs.
  • If you have personal items you would like to bring into the studio please use the cubbies for storage. Keeping the floors clear of personal belongings ensures a safe environment for everyone.
  • Turn off your cell phone. This enhances your experience by supporting an internal focus and is a polite gesture to your fellow students. Also, keep chatter with other students to a minimum during class.
  • If you must come late, please come into the class quietly and find your place. Notify the teacher if you need to leave early and do so in a mindful manner.
  • Notify the teacher of injuries or medical conditions such as neck, back or joint injuries, heart disease, high blood pressure, recent surgery or pregnancy. This helps the teacher know how to assist you and give modifications.
  • Be Mindful. Remember that your body is different from everyone else’s. Tune in and listen to your body. Don’t be afraid to come out of a pose before everyone else does or before being told to do so by the instructor.
  • Build Awareness. Learn to distinguish between pain and sensation. Pain is a signal that you need to stop. Sensation is a new awakening from an unfamiliar movement. A regular practice will help to develop awareness of the “edge” between challenge and struggle.
  • Stay present in your practice. You can carry this off the mat and into your daily life creating clarity, balance and joy for yourself and those around you.