Etiquette

Guidelines

  • Respect the student-teacher relationship by trusting requests or study from your teacher.
  • Unless requested by your teacher, do not add or skip postures from the traditional Ashtanga sequence.
  • For your safety and longevity of your practice, please do not take any new postures unless your teacher has requested you to do so or has sought advice. Stay to the traditional sequence of Primary, Intermediate or Advanced A Series to prevent you from injury.
  • Arrive promptly  5-10 min prior to all Led Guided Class
  • Personal hygiene is considerate part of practicing yoga. Please ensure that you and your clothing and mat are clean after each practice as we do sweat quite a lot during each practice. Mats must be cleaned daily with mat cleaner is stored at the Shala. Women/Men: Please dress modest and appropriately for respect of our bodies. Wear comfortable yoga clothing to be able to move and stretch.  Our Shala gets warm to a comfortable 80 degrees where a tank or tee is manageable.  We are not heated as a Bikram studio, therefore Bikini bottoms and tops are not required. 
  • Practice with care and consideration towards yourself and others. Respect your limits by listening to your body with mindfulness so that you can tune into how you do feel each day because each day is different.
  • This is your Yoga Practice. A place for mindfulness and meditation. Please share the courtesy of other practicing students by keeping the conversation down throughout the studio, direct your questions to the teacher (s) and refrain from disturbing another student’s practice.  No texting, social media posting during class, All pictures/videos taken at the shala with other students or with teachers need permission for release. Your practice should be focus, meditative and undistracted. Don’t forget to turn the volume off on your cell phone before class.  With respect to all taking practice, embrace every opportunity to be present within your practice, there is a place and time for pictures/videos as these are not part of your Yoga practice while at the shala.
Apolo Peña enjoying Viranchyasana A

Apolo Peña enjoying Viranchyasana A