Yoga Studio Policies
Here are some helpful guidelines to make your next visit to a class or individual session with me a positive and enlightened one:
REGULARITY OF PRACTICE
To experience the optimal benefits of Yoga and Melt, its important to practice regularly. I recommend a minimum of 3 times per week, more if you can make the time. Practicing at home or in class 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 prepare for class. Your practice begins when you arrive at the studio space, so please remove your shoes and turn off your cell phone.
If you arrive late, come into the room quietly and do not disturb the class already in session. For your own safety and well being, please arrive no later than 15 minutes after the start time of class, or you may not be let in.
I am happy to welcome teens over the age of 14. Unfortunately, teens and children under the age of 14 are not allowed to participate in or observe classes. Unattended minors, while classes are in session, are also not allowed.
Yoga postures and The Melt Method should be practiced on an empty stomach. Ideally, wait 3/4 hours after a large meal, and 1/2 hours after a light snack.
Please consult your physician before starting any new regime, especially if you have health issues. Inform me, and the other instructors, 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 or the melt method under the influence of alcohol or drugs (including prescribed painkillers) which may alter your ability to judge your physical capabilities.
HYGIENE, PERFUMES, AND COLOGNES
Come to class freshly showered, with clean bare feet. The studio is a chemical fragrance-free environment.
Please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes, and scented clothing during class.
You must have a towel for sweat to attend class. I recommend a hand towel and a large towel for mat. I sell these at the front desk. Please purchase or bring from home. After class, fold your mat in half and then roll it to cut down on the sanitary exchange.
The studio is closed 2 weeks per year for a deep clean and to redefine the space.
YOGA CLASS CARDS/UNLIMITED MEMBERSHIPS
Yoga is a commitment that you make to yourself, and as such, there are no refunds, transfers or extensions on class cards or memberships. However, in the case of unexpected travel or illness, GLOW memberships only can be "frozen" for one month at a time, no more than twice a year. Request for the freeze must be made in writing before the "freeze" period. Frozen months do not count toward the 12 month commitment for the GLOW package.
Workshop Policy: Workshop purchases are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another individual for the same event only OR a studio credit, LESS a $25 administrative fee which may be issued if you do not notify us in writing at least 72 hours before the start of the event. No other refunds or credits are available under any circumstances.
Generally, all sales are final. Consumable products are non-refundable. Clothing and other non-consumable products, if defective, can be returned or exchanged within 7 days of purchase along with original receipt only. No other refunds are available.
Your practice begins when you make your way thru the doors of THOY. Things like being late and entering a class already in progress, leaving a class at an inappropriate time (i.e. during corpse pose), talking loudly outside the studio or having your cell phone go off during class can be a real distraction for everyBODY… remember, this is OUR HOUSE. To make sure class is a completely enjoyable experience for everyBODY, I've outlined a few guidelines for the studio.
A simple guide to enhance your yoga experience:
Preparation before class:
We will provide everything you will need for your practice: mats, props, towels and other amenities. Mats can be rented for $1 or purchased. Towels are also $1, small hand towel and $2 for large. Yoga is best enjoyed on an empty stomach, so eat lightly or not at all for 2-3 hours before. Make sure to keep hydrated by drinking water both before and after class. Tell us about any injuries. This will help us know how to adjust you or show you a modified pose if necessary.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes before class. All classes start on time.
On your first visit you will be required to fill out a new student registration form. Please be sure to sign a waiver and indicate any physical injuries or special health conditions. This form is also available for download and you can complete it before you arrive to save time.
Please do not leave the studio while class is in progress.
Our practice space is sacred. Keep talking to a minimum and at a low volume. Be mindful.
Please do not bring mobile phones, shoes or bags into the practice space. There are lockers provided and space for shoes provided.
Clothes and Hygiene:
Yoga is done with bare feet. Please wipe your feet off with the spritzer and cloths provided.
No strong perfumes or oils please!
Wear appropriate clothing, we have yoga clothes for purchase. Make sure you are comfortable and covered.
It is alright to ask for help:
One of the most important things to me is that you feel comfortable. If you need help, feel free to ask. That is what I am here for. I want to help you and make sure your experience is as positive and rewarding as possible for you. So please, do not hesitate to ask me for help when you need it. I am available for questions 10-15 minutes prior to classes, but NOT after. Please ASK and you can always book a PRIVATE session with me to deepen your understanding of the practice.
Assisting and Physical Touch:
There are lots of physical adjustments in yoga. If you do NOT want to be assisted, please let me know. Also, let us know about any injuries you may have PRIOR to practicing.
Most importantly, I invite YOU to come into this space to develop a strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit and a devotion to the welfare of each other, Our Tribe.