-Remove shoes before entering the sanctuary.
-Arrange the props neatly by your mat and replace them even more neatly than you found them. Blanket tassels face the wall!
-Practice in a way that is healing and helpful to you. If you get injured or hurt, the person most affected is you. Don't push yourself into injury, be gentle and content with what is physically available within your own limits. Over time and steady practice you will find new limits, respect those as they arrive.
Tapas- right effort
-Arrive on time for class. Leave the frantic mind behind.
-Take time to check in with yourself before and after class. Notice what changes physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually.
Ishvara Pranidhana- dedication to the highest
-Stay for Savasana. The more excuses you make to leave early the more this applies to you. Listen and act on the wisdom of your inner teacher.
Yamas and Niyamas are principles that guide yoga practice. These ten precepts constitute the first two limbs of yoga and provide a recipe for living in the world with ease. Yamas help us to live harmoniously with the external world. Niyamas guide us through the internal realm.
Ahimsa- non harming
-Practice in a way that is healing not harming to yourself. Modify postures whenever necessary.
-Speak up if you have injuries or do not like physical adjustments. We are sensitive but not necessarily psychic.
-Sign-in right away. That means before you go to the lounge or studio. Let us say "hi" before anything else. We're glad to see you!
Brahmacharya- energy moderation
-Turn off your cell phone. Unplug from virtual reality to discover a vast inner world of awareness. It is our responsibility to help you "un-plug" for a few hours each week.
-Whether you've been practicing for years or are new to yoga there will always be postures that feel unattainable at times. Part of what we love about yoga is that there is no ceiling, don't worry about "mastering" a single posture.