You are welcome at the MHY. Please respect the student-teacher relationship and follow any request from your teacher. On your first day of practice at MHY please practice the beginner series. Please respect and follow the traditional method as taught by Mandeep Kaur Sandhu and MLC staff. Please do not add, skip or in other ways deviate from the traditional 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 in the lockers provided by the Yoga Canter.
Mobile phones are not allowed in the class so 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.