Etiquette

You are welcome at the Jessica Dewar Yoga Studio. Please respect the student-teacher relationship and follow any request from your teacher.

Please stay on your own mat and refrain from assisting other practitioners.

Please do not take any new asanas unless agreed upon with your teacher.

Please leave your shoes at the front door on the shoe rack provided, your personal belongings against the wall at the rear of the Jessica Dewar Yoga Studio.

Please turn off your mobile phone.

Respect your limits. Acknowledge that your body and mind will feel different every day; listen to what your body tells you and practice in your own time following your own breath.

Practice with care and consideration towards yourself and others.

Please refrain from unnecessary talking.

Refrain from eating at least 2 hours prior to and 30 minutes after your practice. Sip water during and after your practice to avoid cramping. Be sure to keep well hydrated.

Personal hygiene is an integral part of practicing yoga. Please ensure that you and your gear are clean.

If you feel emotionally upset during or after a yoga session (joy, sadness, irritation, etc.) then accept the feelings and bid them welcome. If this feels difficult, you are welcome to speak to your teacher about it.

Do not underestimate the effect of traditional Hatha yoga. It is a very effective self-therapy for personal development – physically, mentally and spiritually. Consider a balanced practice integrating both activation and release, engagement and softening, as the means to your progress.