written by Sunee LaClaire
1. Come to class on time and by “on time”, we mean 10 minutes early.
Give yourself time to sign in, go to the bathroom, greet other community members, hug someone you have not seen in a while, get some tea, turn off your phone, remove your layers, gather your props, and breathe. It’s hard to get that done in less than 60 seconds. We reserve the right to close the class 3 minutes after the official start time.
2. Don’t feel the need to rush out after class.
Stay for tea, check out the upcoming offerings on the board, make a new friend or greet an old one. Please just keep in mind if there is another class entering, a prolonged or excited conversation might be better up the street at the coffee shop so that other students can have their opportunity to achieve a state of bliss.
3. Remove your shoes before entering the studio.
4. Take care of yourself.
In all the ways that you know how (and hopefully we can help you learn many more) make sure that you set yourself up in class to take the best possible care of yourself in the space. That might mean getting to class extra early to have a conversation with the teacher, using modifications and props, or speaking up if you need extra support. We are here to help you take care of you and we take that seriously. If you are not feeling well, taking care of yourself might mean staying home until you feel a bit better.
5. Share your thoughts.
Your constructive feedback is not only always welcome but it is relied upon to continue to improve and grow the YogaSole experience for everyone. If you have something you love or something you’d like to see at the studio or in the classes, let us know! We take all feedback under serious consideration and do everything we can to make sure your experience at the studio is a wonderful as we can make it.
6. Leave your devices in the cubbies.
Unless there are extenuating circumstances, you don’t need your phone or smart watch in class. Create a true yogic experience by making sure your devices will not make any noises during class and then leave them with your shoes outside the studio so you can be fully present during class.
7. Connect with and support the community.
We are a community studio and the essence of what we do extends far beyond group yoga classes. There is a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and experience that walks through the door daily and practicing yoga with friends elevates the experience that much more. YogaSole works to support our members, other neighborhood businesses, and nonprofit ventures both locally and globally. We welcome you to check out some of our non yoga offerings. If you have something to share with the entire community, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can post it on the Community Board of our website.
8. Check the Lost and Found occasionally.
We amass a rather surprising amount of lost items. Please check the bins occasionally to see if there is anything you may have accidentally left behind. We will remove all left items every quarter and donate them to appropriate charities.
9. Spread Love.
The studio is a safe space for all who enter.
10. Spread Joy.
If you love YogaSole, help spread the word by referring friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers. If you have the time and inclination, please leave us a review on Google or MindBody.