REGULARITY OF PRACTICE
To experience the optimal benefits of Yoga, it’s important to practice regularly. We recommend a minimum of 2 times per week, more if you can make the time. Whether in class or at home, practicing Yoga on a consistent basis will accelerate your learning and greatly enhance your overall health.
ARRIVAL & REGISTRATION
Please arrive to the studio 10-15 minutes early to register, pay and get ready for class. Your practice begins when you arrive at the studio, so please remove your shoes & turn off your cell phone.
If you arrive late, come into the room only when the instructor signals you to do so, and sit down by the door until the opening meditation has finished so as to minimize disruption.
HYGIENE, PERFUMES AND COLOGNES
Come to your class freshly showered, with clean bare feet. Orcas Mandala is a fragrance-free environment.
Please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes and scented clothing during class.
Students under the age of 14 may attend class with prior Instructor approval. For optimum learning, we recommend younger students schedule one-on-one sessions.
Wear athletic clothing that you can move in that is flexible and non-binding, such as shorts, T-shirts, tights and leotards. We practice on bare feet.
MATS AND PROPS
We have public mats and props available for your use during your private and small group sessions. You may want to purchase your own mat for reasons of personal hygiene and regularity of practice.
Payment is due on the same day of a session or class. We accept credit, cash and checks.
Please understand that for all scheduled appointments, we require a minimum of 24 hours’ notice to cancel or there will be a full service charge.
Yoga postures should be performed on an empty stomach. Ideally, wait three to four hours after a large meal, one to two hours after a light snack.
Please consult your physician before starting any new exercise regime, especially if you have health issues. Inform the instructor of any serious health conditions such as neck, back or joint injuries, glaucoma, heart disease, high blood pressure, recent surgery, and pregnancy.
Do not practice Yoga while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (including prescribed drugs) which may alter your ability to judge your physical capabilities.