shala notes

The primary purpose of our practice space is to deepen our sadhana, spiritual practice, through concentration, self observation and compassion. It is an environment in which we quiet ourselves to cultivate both the internal and external limbs of an age old tradition.

 

Slowing Down

  • Hatha yoga is practiced for purification, concentration and liberation
  • slowing down encourages this process and soothes the nerves
  • everyone has taken time, resources and sacrifices to be here
  • please don’t rush when you practice in particular towards the end during your finishing postures
  • allow for the therapeutic and meditative aspects of the experience to spring forth

Attendanding the practice:

  • time of your practice in Mysore classes is flexible
  • led class is a joined practice, come punctual!
  • opening chant starts at 7:15am in the Mysore classes and at 7:00am in the Led class
  • last entry to the mysore class is 9:00am
  • if you need to start your practice before the 7:15am, you are welcome to do so

If anyone is concerned about her/his safety for any reason please reach out. Together we will find a solution.

 

Opening Hours

Open:  Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 10:00 am

Closed: On moon days and official holidays

 

Moon days

New and full moons are observed and the dates are always displayed in the calendar.

 

Library

Books are available to all the students and are meant for self studying and deepening your understanding of Yoga. You can borrow one book at a time for two weeks. After this period return the book for at least one week. If the book is there after one week, you can borrow it again. When taking a book home, fill out the registry form.

 

Satsang

Once a month, we are gathering together after joined practice to study Yoga Sadhana:

  • foundational yoga philosophy
  • breath, asana alignment, vinyasa, bandhas and drishti
  • time to answer anything that might come up for you that is not answered already by your practice

This is a complementary meeting to your asana practice.

Parents are welcome to come to the Satsang with their beloved ones.

During the Satsang we will share a vegan chai. Please bring your own cup along.

 

Ladies

Please observe your monthly holiday and take rest during your first two to three days of heaviest menstruation. On the other days if you come to practice do not do the reverse asanas (closing series).

Ladies holiday is a time for introspection and paying special attention to your subtle energies. Respecting the downward flow of Apana vaayu that is dominant in the body at this time is essential to the practice of yoga for women.

 

Practice Attire

  • practitioners from all stages of life including families, families to be, young, elderly and those from the local community are welcome. Therefore please wear respectful attire accordingly when coming to the practice
  • if you are unsure about what to wear please feel free to ask

Practicing Space

  • respect that the space is intended for quiet
  • clean after yourselves
  • refrain from bringing phones into the practice room
  • personal belongings are meant to be stored on the shelves by the entrance, or in the lockers
  • have a scarf with you, or a blanket to prevent rapid temperature loss in Shavasana
  • wash your yoga rug and mat

Shala Fees

  • bring with you to your first day of class at the beginning of the new month
  • bring fees in an envelope with your name and amount written on it and place it in a silver box by the entrance

Month starts and ends according to the Gregorian calendar.

Monthly studying fee is 10 000 Yen.

Student / discounted studying fee is 7 000 Yen.

 

Upon previous agreement one time entry fee can be applied.

One time entry fee is 2 000 Yen.

Student / discounted fee is 1 500 Yen.