To ensure everyone at JAI Yoga Studio enjoys a calm, courteous, and respectful environment, we ask that you…
Arrive early. Getting to class 10 minutes ahead of time allows you to settle in and start relaxing. While waiting, you can practice a pose, stretch, or just breathe and center yourself. We start and end classes on time, and the front door is locked once class starts.
If you are new, check in with the front desk (you'll need to do some paperwork) and let them know if you have physical issues that we need to be aware of. If you are returning, are preregistered, or already have an account, you may self check-in at the kiosk.
Leave everything outside the studio (other than what you need for your practice). There are cubbies in the lobby in which you can leave shoes, wallet/purse, cell phone, etc., (they will be safe since the door is locked once class starts). Items can also be placed inside the benches if you prefer to keep things out of sight.
Put your full intent into class, but detach yourself from the result. Always practice compassion with yourself to avoid strain or injury; none of us will look like our neighbor, but all of us receive benefits from every pose.
Make room for others. Respect your and your neighbor's space by not stepping on or moving their mats. Be respectful of your fellow yogis. Let us know if you need to leave early. We understand that many of you are trying to fit in a class before or during work. Find a space closest to the door so you can leave quietly before savasana.
Please keep conversation out of the studio. Leave studio a quiet place for those who are trying to slow down. If you want to talk to someone, step into the front or talk quietly in the back room.
Bring your own mat. There are many reasons to own your own mat. The most important is hygiene. A mat that is familiar and used only by you feels comfortable and will be less distracting for your practice. . If you borrow a mat, please disinfect it and let it dry before returning.
Wear appropriate, comfortable clothing (nothing too revealing or too loose, please!), be clean, and free of perfumes and scents. The yoga practice heightens all senses, including our sense of smell, and others may be allergic.
Please bring water to drink, and a towel to mop up after yourself: we are all barefoot and no one likes stepping into a sweat puddle. JAI Yoga Studio offers both bottled water and towels. Any donation given goes to help families in crisis through PATH (Palatine Assisting Through Hope). Used towels can be returned to the round basket.
Follow the teacher's instruction. The reason to come to yoga class is to put yourself in the hands of a trained professional; it is disturbing and confusing to everyone in the studio if you do your own moves. We will always give you options to modify (in the event of injury/low energy/pregnancy) or advance each posture.
Pay it forwards: the person next to you today might need your flow, breath, energy, and/or compassion. Our energy increases exponentially because we are together. Someone equally generous will be near you and give back when you need the same.
Thank you, from the JAI Yoga Studio Instructors.