Vernon Yoga Etiquette
Mission Statement: To create a welcoming, safe and comfortable place to become happy and healthy.
- Please remove outdoor shoes at the studio entrance. When putting shoes back on, make sure they are yours. Many students have the same great taste in footwear.
- Please sign-in at the front desk upon arrival. If you have a Pass Card, please also date stamp and initial one spot on your card each time.
- Walk on floor between mats. A student's mat is their own personal space. Please don't step on it.
- Enter and settle down quietly. Before class begins, many people like to prepare for yoga with peaceful silence. Therefore, please speak softly when chatting before class in the studio.
- Try to be punctual. However, no one will be turned away from class for being late. Often the days we just can't seem to get it together are the days we need yoga the most. If this is you, locate your spot through the door or window before you enter to be most discrete.
- Avoid private conversations during class. it is difficult for students in the back row to hear instructions over other voices. However, please feel free to ask yoga related questions during class.
- Please turn cell phones off. However, try to maintain focus if one rings. Some students are on-call, or have other situations where an emergency call might be expected. If this is you, be sure your device is handy so you may answer and sneak out of class with minimal disruption.
- Please keep a minimal amount of things on the studio floor. By all means, keep your props, water, towel, etc etc etc handy, but if you don't need it, hang or store it in a designated area.
- Please stick to the poses the rest of the class is doing except where necessary (injury, pregnancy, etc). It is completely acceptable to modify a pose, but please don't do your own different practice.
- Be mindful of personal hygiene. Avoid excessive perfume or cologne. Try to wear clothing that is comfortable, free from offensive slogans, or anything too revealing.
- It is completely acceptable to find Child's Pose for a break at any point during class.
- Observe silence during final resting pose, Savasana. It is how the body assimilates what it has learned, and allows the mind to gather strength and energy for the rest of your day.
- If you have any questions or comments, it is totally and completely acceptable to contact Carla before or after class, by phone, email, Facebook, or smoke signals.
- Remember your payment arrangement with Vernon Yoga and please renew without a reminder. For your convenience, each student has a Student Card located in the two small white binders at reception containing your current payment information. Cards are alphabetized by first name.
- Practice "Ahimsa" (non-violence) always. People have good intentions and do not deliberately try to disrupt your yoga experience. More importantly, be kind to yourself if you incidentally cause an interruption. You are human and you are forgiven. Namaste to you all.