Yoga is a restorative practice with deep roots that is very much alive, flourishing, and progressing in the here and now. It is a system that works on every level of the human being to attain optimal health and integration of the body, mind, and spirit. The word “yoga” itself means integration or union.
To help your first yoga experience flow as efficiently and delightfully as possible, we would like to offer a few guidelines about how to approach yoga classes in general and classes at Oshnik Yoga in particular.
Come to your practice free of any and all odors.
This includes body odors, cigarette smell, or any perfume or essential oil, as it could be distracting or overwhelming to other students during practice.
Park in designated parking lots
Please be aware of our marked parking. The lot directly across the street belongs to the church and can be occupied, so please utilize the parking spaces in front first.
Please arrive on time for class.
Out of respect for the teacher and others practicing, please arrive on time. Better yet, arrive 5-10 minutes early so you have enough time to use the restroom, set up your mat/ props, and center before class begins.
Please put your phones on silent or leave them in the car.
It is distracting to both students and staff members to have phones buzzing and ringing loudly in the cubbies. Avoiding this contributes to keeping the studio calm and relaxing for everyone present.
If you like to do your own thing during class, please plan on being at the back of the room.
It can be confusing to other students when someone is doing something completely different than what the teacher is instructing. We want everyone to enjoy their practice and feel able to personalize it in their own way. Just be respectful of others who are wishing to follow the lead of the instructor at the front of the room.
If you need to leave early, leave your mat and props as they are.
Please let a staff member know if you are leaving early. You can leave your props and mat as they are, and a staff member will clean it up after class. This ensures you are able to leave as quietly as possible and minimize disruption to other students.
Care for the props and studio space as if it were your home.
When you finish a class, please clean the studio mats thoroughly, and put all props back as nicely as you found them. This creates an organized and clean space for students to practice in.
Remember that we are all community.
Be kind and courteous to one another, to your teacher, and to the staff. Our hope is that you leave feeling better than when you arrived. As you leave, pause in gratitude, for you are part of something very special, and we are honored to have you here. Namaste.