“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, but the one most responsive to change.”
– Charles Darwin
Inform instructor if you are pregnant, or have any conditions or injuries.
Practice on an empty stomach.
Hydrate before and after practice, but we do not drink water during practice.
When the room gets busy please be kind and move your mat over to make space for other students.
If you have questions stand at the front of your mat and your teacher will come to you.
Your teacher is there to help you, remind you of postures and give you new postures. If they are busy, please wait patiently for them to come to you.
No need to stretch before or after practice; you will get all you need during practice.
Please wait until after practice to connect with other like-minded yogi’s. When in the practice room try to remain quiet and focused on your yoga practice.
There is no need to get off your mat for certain postures. The entire practice can and should be done on your mat.
Come to class with clean, light clothing suitable for indoor physical activity.
Patabi Jois recommended to not use a towel during yoga. When you first start practicing you may sweat a lot more than usual as your body is adjusting to the practice. Don’t be afraid to sweat. It is part of the cleansing and purifying process. If you sweat a lot you may want to bring a towel with you. Over time you will sweat less as your body gets more into a state of balance.
Please avoid wearing the following: jewellery/watches, perfume, creams or oils. We like to keep it “au natural”
Try to practice even if you are low on energy or don’t have time to complete the whole sequence. Even if you can’t make it to the Shala, a little practice is better than none.
If your time is limited, feel free to cut your practice shorter. This way you won’t have to rush and will have time to do the whole finishing sequence.
Don’t be afraid to sweat. It is part of the cleansing and purifying process.
Don’t get discouraged if you feel tired and experience difficulties, you’re not aiming for external perfection. Observe the movements of the mind without implication or judgment, ask yourself how it feels and smile often.