1. For new students, arrive 30 minutes before class starts, for
registration and to get yourself settled.
2. Please make sure you are on time (10 minutes early is advisable).
Students will not be allowed to enter the studio once class has started
(the main entrance will be locked). Late arrivals are disruptive and
may not be accommodated.
3. Keep very quiet in the practice room. Mobile phones should be turned
off. This room is for releasing and distressing. For some, this is the
only peace during the day. If you have questions please ask, the
teacher can answer them during or after the class.
4. At any days before the class starts, it is very important to let the
teacher know if you have any illness and injuries, not only during the
first day of registration. This will help the teacher suggests
modification to make your practice safer and enjoyable.
5. If you have high blood pressure, low blood pressure, glaucoma, or
are menstruating, refrain from inversions such as headstand and
shoulder stand. The teacher has other poses for you to practice.
6. It is best to use your own mat as it is more hygienic. A good
quality of mat at an affordable price is available at our store. We do
offer some mats to students for free, based on first come first serve
7. Wear leggings, yoga pants, tights and a top that will allow the
teacher to see how you are aligned. All clothing should be comfortable
and allow the body to move and breath.
8. Yoga must be practice with an empty stomach. Students should allow a
minimum of 30 minutes after a light meal (oats, fruits, milk, etc) or 3
hours after a normal meal before practicing.
9. After practicing, take an hour off before bathing and eating.
10. Please bring a small towel to wipe off your sweat.
Self- awareness leads to the respect for the space and people around
you. Thank you for creating a sacred space for your practice and for
respecting the spirit of yoga.
A Few Reassuring Notes
It is not only the flexible who practice
yoga. Most people start with rather stiff and inflexible bodies, like
some students and teachers. Flexibility comes gradually
with practice. Staying focused, be patient and flow with breathing is
more important than flexibility.
Class Content and Teacher Style
The style of yoga that Qi Yoga teaches is traditional
Traditional Hatha Yoga is the combination of these 4 elements:
Chanting of ancient Sanskrit Text
Pranayama (breathing techniques)