(5) Shala etiquette

(5) Shala etiquette

Please don’t be late for class. Check with your teacher for the latest arrival time for each of the classes, or look on the notice board. Please be respectful of shala closing time

We want to assure anyone who comes to our shala that they are free to say no to adjustments at any time and we will respect your wishes and will not ask you to explain your reasons

Please shower/bathe before coming to class and wear clean yoga clothes

Please wash both your cotton yoga mat and your sticky yoga mat on a regular basis

Please turn your phone off or to silent and try not to be tempted to look at it during your practice

Try and be respectful of other students and the space they are practising in

If you are looking for a new posture, we know. Don’t ask. It will be given when we feel you are ready. It’s not just about the asana

Please inform the teacher of any injuries, illnesses or operations and please let the teacher know if you’re pregnant

Please keep any warm-up to a minimum

The practice is taught in a traditional style so please try to avoid use of props or deviating from the sequence. In case of injuries, modifications can be done after discussing with the teacher

Do not eat a meal for 2-3 hours before attending class

Try not to eat or drink for 20-40 minutes after class

Please bring a clean towel for adjustments, and a second one if you sweat a lot

© Saskia Randt & Miho Reineke

© Saskia Randt & Miho Reineke

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