STUDIO POLICIES & YOGA ROOM ETIQUETTE

BEFORE CLASS:

 

  • The studio opens 30 minutes prior to the start of class.

  • Try to arrive at least 10 minutes before class begins.

  • New students should arrive at least 15 minutes before class to allow enough time for registration and orientation.

  • Once the studio doors have been locked, no students will be admitted to class.

  • Please be in the yoga room, set up & ready to begin at the class start time and before the teacher enters the room.  This is not only respectful to your fellow yogis, but also to your own practice. If you happen to enter the yoga room after class has already started, please come in, set your things down and breathe with us. You can set your space up between breathing and half moon pose.

  • Always sign in for class by legibly printing your name on the sign in sheet at the front desk.

  • Let the teacher know of any recent injuries, surgeries, medical conditions, or under special circumstances, if you have to leave early.

  • Refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or strong scents.

  • Please come to class with clean feet & pits (wash before class if necessary).

  • No shoes in the locker rooms or yoga room; all shoes are to be placed on the racks in the hallway.

  • Please leave any personal belongings in the locker rooms (this includes your mat bag). We are not responsible for your valuables or personal items.

  • Please turn off/silence cell phones.

  • Please be silent when entering and exiting the yoga room. Many students use the time before and after class for quiet meditation.

 

DURING CLASS:

 

  • While in the yoga room, practice silence at all times. Ask questions before or after class, but not during class.

  • The items permitted in the yoga room are your mat, towel(s) and water only.  Glass containers may be used in the yoga room if properly covered with a protective bottle sleeve.

  • All students must use a water resistant mat and towel(s) large enough to fully cover your mat to keep your practice space dry.

  • When selecting your space in the room:

    • If you are a new student, avoid setting up in the front row.

    • Place your mat halfway across one of the white lines on the carpet. This helps to ensure the teacher can see everyone in the room, especially if it is a large class.

    • Make sure you can see yourself in the front mirror.  Please be considerate – do not set up where you will be blocking someone’s view of the mirror, and adjust your mat as needed to accommodate others.

  • Please place your water bottle close to the corner of your mat and refrain from drinking water until after Eagle Pose. Then, only drink water in between the postures.

  • Focus on yourself in the front mirror and practice stillness between the postures.

  • Do your best to stay in the room for the entire 90 minutes. If you feel dizzy, sit down; avoid lying down during the standing series. Staying in the room allows the teacher to keep an eye on you and keep you safe.  If you absolutely must leave the room, let the teacher know and make eye contact. When in the hall, if you feel dizzy, sit down! Come back in as soon as possible.  When you re-enter the room, come to your spot in between postures.

  • Please follow the instructions and wait for the teacher’s cues.  This series is specific and unique.  Entering and exiting the posture is part of the posture. Each posture prepares you for the next and it is important that you approach your yoga practice safely and effectively.  If you are unable to do a posture the way it is intended, please see the instructor before or after class.

 

AFTER CLASS:

 

  • Once class has ended, please remain in the room until after the teacher has exited.

  • When you do leave after your final Savasana, please do so as quietly as you can. We maintain 10 minutes of stillness and silence after class with respect to students who remain in Savasana.

  • Help keep our practice space clean.  Please check your space after class.  Avoid leaving a wet spot on the floor where you were practicing.  If you use multiple towels and still leave a wet spot on the floor, then it may be time for you to purchase a new mat.

  • Place rented mats and towels in the basket by the front desk or in the hamper in the men’s locker room.

  • Please limit your showers to 3 minutes.

  • The studio closes 30 minutes after class has ended. Students are not permitted to stay beyond 30 minutes, as the teacher must remain until all students have left.  Your cooperation with this policy is greatly appreciated by all teachers.

 

LOST & FOUND:

 

  • Boulder Bikram Yoga is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

  • We will hold items left at the studio in our lost & found until the 1st of each month, at which time items will be donated or discarded.

 

CLASS PACKAGES & RENTALS:

 

  • Mat and towel rentals are $2.00 each.

  • All class packages are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be shared.

  • All class cards expire six (6) months from the date of activation.

  • The introductory offer of one month unlimited yoga for $49 is only available to first-time new students or inactive students.  An inactive student is a student who has not been to BBY for 2 years.  Welcome back!

 

SCHEDULE CHANGES:

 

  • Any schedule changes due to weather conditions, holidays and/or special events will be posted on the studio’s Facebook page and on the studio voicemail (303-473-9003).  If the weather is questionable or you have not been in for a while (i.e., special event class cancellations), please check one of the above before heading in.

 

PARKING:

 

  • Please do not park in the spaces marked “Tenant Parking” located on the street side (east side) of the building.

  • If our parking area is full, there is street parking available.

 

YOGA & MINDFULNESS:

 

  • Yoga teaches us mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of actively focusing your attention on the present moment and accepting it without judgment.  When you are mindful, you have an awareness of your thoughts and actions – what’s going on in your mind and body – you see things and respond more wisely rather than acting on autopilot.

  • Be mindful of your thoughts, words, and actions. Class may have ended, but every moment is an opportunity to practice peace and compassion.

  • In yoga class, you learn faith, discipline, determination, concentration and patience.  Take these lessons with you and apply them to your life.