- All practitioner must contact the studio before you come for the first time of practice. A one month commitment it required for either class option offered.
- New students are welcome, space is limited, there is a waitlist. When contacting the teacher, a start date will be decided on.
- Practitioners with a regular practice from out of town are welcome! Get in touch with the teacher and let him know about the days you plan to practice.
- First time practice at the studio, students practice only first series!
- Please turn off your cell phone during practice.
- Come early enough before lead classes to get settled in on time.
- Please be on time per the times given, last start times are strictly enforced and this means to be on the mat and not arriving!
- Be quiet and respectful when entering the studio.
- Silence in the studio!
- Do not throw your mat down, and speak softly when you must converse.
- Be respectful of the space, of your neighbor, and be prepared to practice near other practitioners.
- If you need the teacher’s attention, wave, look, to get the attention and speak softly! Don’t talk across the room! Remember silence in the studio!
- Practice more than you talk about practice, during the time of practice or any time of the day! Simply do not talk, during practice keep conversation to a minimum, and ask only things directly related to the momentary practice of yours. See above of how to get the teachers attention. Before or after practice you can ask, talk in more detail about issues and questions.
Things to pay attention to
- Bring a yoga mat, yoga rug (optional), and towel. A yoga rug is recommended when you sweat a lot, and if you prefer a rug on top of the mat for your practice.
- Wear comfortable clothing, that are not too loose, you can move well in, and can absorb your sweat.
- Come clean to practice, no strong-smelling perfumes and deodorants.
- Keep your rug and mat clean, wash as needed to avoid bad smells, best once a week.
- When you are sick, especially contagious, practice at home or take a break to recover.
- When injured, practice in a healing manner, even if you just sit on the matt and breath, if in doubt ask your instructor.
- Pay attention to your rhythms; monthly, annually, seasonally, moon phase, or anything else you notice going on physically, mentally, and spiritually. You will learn a great deal about yourself and the environment.
- "Women's Holiday", women on their menstrual cycle do not practice during the heavy part of their cycle. Traditionally women take a break for one day of the cycle. However, every person is different, so you decide how much time you need to take care of yourself, usually 1-3 days. No practice of mula bandha, uddijana bandha, and inversions during the heavy part of the cycle. Send your energy deliberately down towards the earth, apana - the opposite of drawing it up during practice.