New Student Info & Studio Etiquette
What to Wear
Please wear what is most comfortable to you. Most students will find leggings and a fitted top best. All classes are done in bare feet. Our studio is kept warm but not hot.
What to Bring
Students are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat. You may also borrow a studio mat. Borrowed mats must be cleaned with the supplies provided after class. You may also bring a reusable water bottle. All other props are provided.
Cell Phone Free Zone
Devanadi is a cell phone free zone. Please silence phone upon entering the studio, as well as avoid texting and engaging with social media during classes, workshops and trainings.
Students are encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start of class to allow plenty of time to check-in and settle into a comfortable place for your practice. To save time, you may fill out a New Student Form before coming. If you find your favorite class is always filling up, we encourage Signing In, to our online system to save your spot. Please wait in lobby if the teacher is already in centering and you may join the class with the teacher’s invitation. Classes and workshops are closed 15 minutes after the start time. It is NOT necessary to pre-register for Drop-In Classes but is recommended for busier classes. If you need to leave early for some reason, inform your teacher, set up your mat space by the door, and make sure you take your own savasana (rest) before leaving so that you can enjoy your whole experience at Devanadi.
Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word meaning non-violence – especially in yoga by not harming your body, forcing any movements, or doing more than your higher self knows to. Practice Stira and Sukha, or steadiness and ease. Do no harm in thought, word, or deed and please treat everyone including managers, teachers, and other students with kindness, compassion, and respect.
Satya means truthfulness. Be honest in all of your communications. We also ask that you please remain true to your intention for registration, participation and payment for the classes, workshops, trainings & wellness appointments.
Meaning order, tidiness, or cleanliness, saucha reminds us to “leave no trace,” even in the yoga classroom. Mindfully place your belongings including shoes, coats, bags in the cubbies provided OR in the coat rack/boot areas provided in the building. Shoes must NOT be left outside the Devanadi studio door, and please remove shoes before entering the studio. When you enter the studio, please set your mat in alignment with the other rows. At the close of the class continue the practice of Saucha and Karma Yoga by replacing all props to the place and presentation in which you found them. If you borrowed a studio mat wipe down prior to putting away. Also avoid wearing perfumes, smoking, or having strong body odor when coming to class as many students have scent sensitivities. Please refrain from chewing gum while in class.
One of our class traditions at Devanadi is to remember to not point our feet, where we emit our negative and waste energy from, to other people including our teachers, guests and other students. In Savasana, please turn around so that your feet are pointing away from your teacher. This is a time-honored tradition in the East, and shows respect for all beings. Also when leaving the studio, please keep your voices low as there are other businesses and renters doing wonderful healing work. Let’s not disturb them!
Please do not use cell phones in the yoga studio. Please leave your cell phone in the car or in your bag and make sure they are turned off. We suggest that you do not bring any valuables into the yoga studio as we are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
New to Yoga & Appropriate Class Level
Beginners are welcome! We encourage beginners to attend our 6 Week Beginning Yoga Semester Sessions to learn the basic poses and become oriented to the layout of a yoga class. Plus many of our classes are open to ALL levels such as: Restorative Yoga, Intro to Meditation, AM Yoga Warriors, etc.