Etiquette

You are welcome at the MLC Yoga Shala. Please respect the student-teacher relationship and follow any request from your teacher.

On your first day of practice at MLC please practice the primary series.

Please respect and follow the traditional Ashtanga method as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and MLC. Please do not add, skip or in other ways deviate from the traditional Ashtanga sequence of yoga asanas unless acknowledged or requested by your teacher. If you do not know the sequence or if following the traditional method is not possible for you, either talk to your teacher or request guidance to find a more appropriate class for you.

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 in the lobby, your bag and clothes in the dressing room and your personal valuables on the shelves provided in the rear of the Yoga Shala. 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. Drink plenty of water after your practice.

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 Ashtanga 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.

No Mysore classes on New and Full moon. For a complete list of moon days, please see:www.ashtanga.com/html/moondays.html