True fearlessness is not the reduction of fear, but going beyond fear.
Shambhala, The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Chogyam Trungpa
MONDAY-FRIDAY PRIVATE YOGA
Our policies: we are a small PRIVATE studio that strives to create the optimum environment for your yoga. Please help us to continue to serve our area by respecting and following our policies and practices. We love serving our community yet reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
Your Yoga Etiquette*
Come with an empty stomach
Yoga is best practiced 2-3 hours after a meal. During Yoga Class please do not drink water. Water cools the inner heat (what the yogis call “tapas”) that helps make the body more flexible. Drink plenty of water after class. If you feel the need for water drink water that is room temperature rather than cold. Please don’t bring any food or drinks into the yoga studio.
Quiet Electronic Equipment
Turn off cell phones, beeping watches and anything that makes noise when you get to the studio.
What to wear
Snug, stretchy, comfortable. When choosing an outfit, keep stretch and comfort in mind, but also try to imagine what will happen if you have to turn upside down, squat or lunge in it, and practice modesty. It is acceptable for men to take off their shirts in hot classes, though some think it inappropriate. Please avoid all distracting sexy/revealing clothing: think functional not fashion.
Refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, essential oils, and scented lotions or smelling of cigarettes or unwashed body odor. This is out of consideration for others. Even natural essential oils can be too much for some people, especially when breathing deeply as we do in yoga class.
Bring your own mat
We have shared yoga mats available. It is best however, to use your own mat. One good reason is that it is more sanitary to use your own mat, rather than a shared mat. Many classes will cause you to sweat. Another reason is energetic; doing your practice on your mat will help deepen your practice.
Don’t come to class if you are sick
Put away mats and props properly. Stack the blankets and blocks neatly. Hang up your strap.
Come in with an open mind and an open heart. Practicing with an open heart and mind allows us to remain present. This may help you become more aware and understanding, more loving and compassionate, healthier, stronger and more skillful. Practicing non-judgment will not only help you, but may benefit a friend, your family and the world around you.
*adapted from Asheville School of YOGA with permission