Yoga and Studio Etiquette
Whether you are new to Absolute Yoga or are a longtime student, it is always helpful to review Yoga and Studio Etiqette so that you may both have and contribute to an optimal environment for your practice.
Turn off cell phones before arriving at the studio. If your cell is left on vibrate, please do not bring it in the classroom at all or the retail room as the vibration can be disruptive in a quiet class. Please do not make calls or texts in the studio or reception area.
Remove your shoes in the reception area prior to entering the classroom. You may place your shoes under our benches in the reception room. We appreciate your extra effort to keep the studio clean.
Yoga Mats are required for all styles of Yoga classes. If you do not have a mat, we have mats available to rent for $2 at the studio. Exercise mats are not a safe alternative to a proper yoga mat.
Please do not wear fragrance to class as fellow students may be sensitive or allergic to scents.
POSITIVE ENERGY ATTRACTS POSITIVE ENERGY.
Karma (Sanskrit, also karman, Pāli: kamma)
is a Sanskrit term that literally means "action" or "doing".
In the Buddhist tradition, karma refers to action driven
by intention (cetanā) which leads to future consequences.
Taking your practice off the mat...
Reflect on the poses you practiced, which aspects of your practice you felt resistance and which aspects felt more open and supple. Respect that each class will draw forth unique limitations, strengths, abilities, and discoveries about your body and mind. Understanding the challenges and growth that is derived from your class will enhance your awareness and nurture your practice.
Yoga is not about the pose. It's not the alignment of toes or hips or shoulders. It's not about the form. Yoga is an invitation to explore, not a command performance. It speaks the language of the soul. In the flow of breath and motion, yoga coaxes us from the confines of the known, across the silent threshold into vastness. Yoga is the union of prayer and movement, guided from the inside. It is healing and the joy of saying yes to life. Breathe, relax and feel the body receive its own truth. The seed of freedom flowers within each of us whenever we are open to what's real. ~ Danna Faulds
Enjoy what each practice offers you. Every instructor imparts their special talents, skill and creativity to make class unique. Thank you for being open and receptive to the variety of styles and gifts that your instructor contributes to your class experience. Absolute Yoga is grateful to have a staff with a wide range of experience and knowledge.
Advise your teacher about injuries (past or present) or health conditions that may influence or cause discomfort in your Yoga practice. No injury is too small or minor to mention. All Absolute Yoga instuctors are well qualified to offer you modifications and variations of most postures to allow your practice to be a safe one.