YOGA SOURCE CLASS ETIQUETTE:
Please be on time
Arriving a few minutes early to class gives you the opportunity to meditate or stretch and prepare yourself for your class. Speak softly out of respect to all those in the center. If you arrive late, please wait to enter the asana room until after meditation/chanting. The teacher will help you find a space. If you must leave early, do so before savasana so as not to disturb your fellow students.
Please Sign in every time
Please make this a part of your practice. This is to ensure that we get an accurate count of all students. This is how your teacher is paid.
Remove your shoes
Upon entering Yoga Source as a way of respecting the ancient tradition of the East and to provide a clean environment in which to practice.
Inform your teacher about any injuries before class begins
This is the only way for the teacher to know how to adjust you and give modifications.
Practice on an empty stomach
To ensure to get all of the benefits of your yoga practice, we recommend that you refrain from eating 3 hours before class time. Also, try not to drink water during class. This will maintain the internal heat of your body as well as keep the asana room clear of bottles. Drink plenty of room temperature water after class.
Purchase a yoga mat
Although Yoga Source provides yoga mats for use, they are primarily for new students. We recommend, for your own personal hygiene, that you purchase your own mat. Owning your own mat is a commitment to your practice.
Attend only the level of class recommended
To honor everyone’s path in yoga we ask that you only attend an advanced class if you have an on-going, consistent practice or by permission of the teacher. Although we appreciate your desire to progress, it can be dangerous to yourself and your fellow students. Please respect your guests as well. If they are new to yoga, take them to a basics class. It will be good for both of you.
Cleanliness is divine
Respect your body temple and those around you. Not everyone believes in that “natural scent”. This includes your yoga mat. Wash them regularly with hot, soapy water and spritz with yoga mat mist. Also, refrain from wearing any perfume or fragrance to class.
With a purchase of a class series you have 6 months from the date of purchase to use all of the classes purchased. The class series are non-refundable and non-transferable. There are no exceptions and no extensions.
Leave all cell phones and pagers outside of asana room
We understand that there are times in which you need to be available, in this case please speak to someone at the front desk and they will gladly assist you. Respect for everyone at Yoga Source is our wish.
Yoga is so much more than the poses that we do. It is a process of understanding and respecting yourself and those around you. It is the cultivation of humility and generosity. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and wish you a joyous class.