Etiquette and Guidelines:
Things to pay attention to:
- All practitioner must contact the studio before you come for the first time of practice. A one-month commitment it recommended for either class option offered, except for Introduction classes.
- Practitioners with a regular practice from out of town are welcome! Contact the teacher, let him know about the days you plan to practice, he understands, what your level of practice is or have any issues we should know about.
- 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. You need to have permission to participate in the Led Class!
- Get tissues, blocks, strap etc. before class, so you don’t have to interrupt your practice.
- 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!
- Silence in the studio!
- Be quiet and respectful when entering the studio.
- Do not throw your mat down and speak softly when you must converse. E.g. don’t let the mat unroll, catch it with your foot and then swing it forward! Simply lay it down and unroll it!
- We greet each other quietly and respectful, e.g. a nod, a wave, a smile or Anjali mudra.
- Students respect the teacher and the teacher respects students!
- Let the teacher know about hands on adjustments, this is not required but can be helpful. Every student is respected for their choice how to be adjust or does not want to be adjusted. During the first visit the teacher will talk to you about adjustments.
- Be respectful of the space, of your neighbor, and be prepared to practice near other practitioners.
- You can greet and talk to your neighbor after class!
- 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!
- The student needs to surrender to the practice, no back talk when given advice and help. That’s the ego acting out! Any questions about physical issues, will be addressed to ensure a safe practice.
- 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 attention. Before or after practicing you can ask, talk in more detail about issues and questions.
- Focus on yourself, your practice, not on others!
- You will progress to the next asana, when the teacher see’s that you are ready. Keep on practicing and it will happen!
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.