Wear comfortable clothing and bare feet (stocking feet are acceptable for those who are not comfortable barefoot).
Yoga is best practiced with an empty stomach and bladder.
Bring your own personal mat or you can use a loaner mat. If you commit to yoga, we recommend purchasing your own mat for hygienic reasons.
Please refrain from wearing perfume in consideration of the close space and fragrance sensitivities.
Please come to the studio clean and without strong body odors.
We honor each other's personal boundaries, physically and emotionally.
We practice nasal breathing as the foundation for our classes. Consider this: your breath, when balanced between active and calm, can be heard only to you, not the person across the room.
Please be aware of any behavior that may be distracting to a fellow student's practice or triggering to someone who has experienced trauma (talking during class, staring, heavy/loud breathing, placing your mat to close to someone else, etc.)
If you are planning to do a sequence of poses that varies a lot from what is being offered by the teacher, please set your mat up in the back of the studio space, so that you do not confuse or distract other students.
Thank you for your understanding.
We continue to offer live-streaming and recorded access to our classes. For all who enjoy attending in-studio, here are 10 things that may be useful for you to know: 1) Fresh air ventilation: Most Mon-Sat mornings we flush out the studio with fresh air ventilation for 45 minutes - we have the big rolling door open washing the studio in fresh air. We have this door open for our Strength45 and Tempo Flow classes which occur 6 days a week. 2) Medify Air Scrubber is running before and during class - scientifically proven to scrub 99.9% of viruses, particles, etc from the studio air: “Medify's MA-40 and MA-50 air purifiers, designed for commercial and residential applications, were found to remove 99.99% of airborne particles related to COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)…” 3) Catechin Filters: Our new mini splits (two directly in the main studio and one in the back room) feature catechin filters: “Catechin — which has antiviral and antibacterial properties — is infused into every molecule of these filters, which enables them to strip the passing air of odor-causing pollutants such as tobacco smoke and pet smells. An equally important benefit is that they trap and deactivate microscopic bacteria and viruses, which can diminish or prevent the spread of some diseases.” 4) We run an air purifier 24/7 in the bathroom, as well. 5) Yoga is one of the least risky indoor activities as shown in a South Korea study where Covid-infected teachers taught (without any Covid precautions) the following formats: bootcamp, Zumba, yoga and pilates. The bootcamp and Zumba classes had significant Covid transmission. The yoga and pilates classes had zero Covid transmission. Yes: ZERO. This is believed to be due to the fact that people stay on a mat (naturally distancing), breathe through their noses, and are not forcefully expelling droplets through intense exertion. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7392463/ 6) The studio is regularly cleaned by our amazing and dedicated seva crew. 7) We provide alcohol wipes for disinfecting all hard surface props (mats, blocks, dumbbells, etc). 8) We encourage and teach nose breathing. 9) We care about our community's health! Please do not come to class if you have been ill or exposed to illness. Follow CDC guidelines for quarantining AND please Covid test often. When in doubt, live-stream or recordings! 10) Masks are optional.