Asana training (the physical practice) has countless benefits including conditioning the physical body, balancing the energetic body and focusing the mind. This is the inward part of the practice where students tune into their bodies and tune out the chatter in their minds.
As one practices yoga more and more, they begin to cultivate a deeper awareness. The student begins to apply the principles of yoga off the mat in their engagements with the world around them. It is a way of being that is most simply expressed as “mindful”.
We kindly ask The Yoga Loft community to observe and practice the art of mindfulness while at the studio.
Plan to arrive early enough to check in, change, use the restroom, and set up your practice space before class begins. Arriving on your mat on-time allows you, your fellow yogis, and the teacher to begin the practice with the fewest distractions.
Please check-in at the front desk upon arrival. If you arrive less than 5 minutes lates we can let you into class, any later and it is a disruption to the teacher and other yogis.
Should you need to leave class early, please inform the teacher beforehand. Please also position yourself at the back of the room to leave as quietly as possible. PLEASE NOTE: If you do plan to leave class early, you MUST plan on being fully out of the studio BEFORE Savasana begins. Take care of yourself by winding down your practice and taking an early savasana.
Please silence or turn off your cellphones before entering the building. Cellphones should not be taken into the studio.
The lobby is a wonderful area for the members of our community to connect. Enjoy the unplugged communication with your fellow yogis! Share a smile and chat softly because voices do carry up to the studio where a class may be in progress or students may be enjoying some pre-class quiet time.
The studio is our community's sanctuary. Many students arrive to class early for stretching, relaxation or meditation. Please refrain from conversation. Silence brews serenity, and nurtures our shared space.