Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
What to consider before you arrive:
- Which class should you register in? Please check out our class description page to see the variety of classes we offer. If you have further questions contact us directly.
- Do I need to register in advance? We offer a variety of attendance options to suit your needs. You can register in advance for a full term of classes, purchase a 10 pass or pay for a single drop in class upon arrival.
- Refunds? Once the term of classes has begun there are no refunds.
- Registering for part of the term? If there is space available you can start part way through a term or purchase a pass.
- Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scented lotions. Many people are sensitive or allergic to fragrances and scents.
- Avoid having a regular meal before a class. If you need to, have a light snack, fruit, juice, tea or coffee an hour before or between classes. Yoga is best done on an empty stomach. It is recommended that you wait two to three hours after a heavy meal before doing yoga.
- Wear comfortable and modest clothing. It is preferable for the instructor to be able to see a clear outline of your legs, including knees and ankles. Feet are bare in yoga practice.
- Not flexible? You have the best reason to come to a yoga class! Iyengar yoga teachers know how to modify postures to suit your body’s needs and your flexibility will grow with a regular yoga practice.
- If you are ill, please focus on your healing at home. You are welcome to make up classes during the term.
- Please arrive 10- 15 minutes early. New students will not be allowed in to class if arriving after the class has started.
- Turn off your cellular phone before entering the studio to avoid distraction during class to yourself and others. If you expect an emergency call, put your phone on vibrate mode and inform the instructor.
- Be mindful upon arrival that there may be another class in progress. In order not to disturb them, please wait quietly in the reception area, enjoy a cup of herbal tea and browse through the books and magazines. The books and magazines are studio property. Please return them to shelves for the next student to enjoy.
- Our studio is fully equipped with mats, blankets and other props. We do not charge a rental fee for the usage of our mats. We do recommend that you use your own mat if you have one.
- Please limit the personal items you take into the studio—space is limited. Leave coats and shoes at the front entrance, and extra clothing in the cubbyholes provided across from the change areas. There is a container for valuables or purses inside the studio, if necessary.
In the studio:
- Once you’ve gathered the props needed for the class, keep them orderly while they are off the shelf and on the floor.
- Inform your instructor of any injuries or medical conditions. Ladies, let your instructor know when you have your menstrual period. Your instructor may advice you to modify certain poses or give you a special practice.
- During the class take bathroom breaks in the transition from one pose to another and after the instructor has demonstrated and explained the next pose.
- Please replace the props in their proper place and order. Fold blankets and studio mats neatly. Be mindful of the next students who will be using the props.
- Due to the progressive nature of the Iyengar system of instruction, it is recommended that you attend the classes you register for as regularly as possible and make up those you miss in a class of suitable level.
- While everyone in a class will be challenged to participate fully, this is not a competitive environment. Honour your limitations. Listen to your body. Cultivate patience and attention. This is a life long journey.