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Guidelines to help you deepen your study of yoga...

  1. Roll out your mat in line with the others in the room, and square to the room shape. This not only keeps things feeling orderly, it also will help you and those around you stay balanced as you practice.
  2. If someone else is looking for space for their mat, and you have some, please offer it. People can be shy about asking.  If you must walk about during class, please do not step on other people’s mats.
  3. Make sure that your body, your clothes and your mat are clean and odor free. It is traditional to bathe before and after class. Mats and carpets need to be taken home and washed on an extremely regular basis.
  4. Wear clothing that is comfortable, you can move freely in, stays in place when bending over or attempting to touch your toes, and you are okay with sweating in.  No shoes or socks are worn during practice, so you can feel and learn how to ground.  
  5. Refrain from eating for a minimum of 3 to 4 hours before practicing.
  6. Please do not wear any perfume, cologne, after shave, or scented antiperspirant, shampoos, or conditioners. Just like natural body odors, these artificial odors will be intensified by the heat of the practice. Some students who come to the studio are very sensitive to chemicals. Please help them. This includes all “natural” or “organic” scents as well.
  7. All props are to be returned to their original places arranged with proper attention and neatness.
  8. Maintain basic, easy silence inside the yoga room before, during, & after practice times (except when interacting with the teacher about matters relevant to your practice).
  9. Stick to the variation you are working on and the cues you have been given and refrain from comparing yourself to what others are doing.  Trust yourself, turn & tune into your own body and practice. 
  10. A changing area and shower are available.  If you want to use the shower, you will need to bring your own towel and toiletries. Please help keep these areas clean and orderly by taking home your belongings (mat, towel, toiletries, water bottle, etc).
  11. Cubbies are available to store your belongings.  Please refrain from storing your belongings in other areas of the studio, for example, next to your mat or at the walls. 
  12. Plan to sweat! It could be beneficial to bring a sufficient size, clean towel each day.