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Maya Shakti Studios...Yoga, Wellness, Art, Music, & more

New Students

Arrive early.

Arrive 10 to 15 minutes before class is scheduled to begin. This gives you time to get checked in and set up your space. If you happen to arrive late (and the door is not yet locked) please enter quietly and find a seat. 

Sign in at the front desk.

You will be asked to fill out an intake form before your first class. Scroll down to fill this form out online to save a few minutes.  You can also make your payment online on the Yoga Rates page to make check-in even quicker. 

After you fill out your initial intake form and make payment, you will sign your name on the class roster and check the appropriate box next to your name indicating your method of payment. 

Remove your shoes outside the Yoga Studio door.

Yoga is traditionally practiced barefoot. There may be times when you have to wear socks or shoes due to special circumstances. Just let me know before class begins. 

Turn off your cell phone.

Make a habit of doing this as soon as you enter the studio. Exceptions can be made if there are special circumstances and the phone is on silent. If your job requires you to be on call or some other concession needs to be made, please advise me before class. 

Wear proper attire. 

Wear something you feel comfortable and safe in that will allow you to move your body freely. Sweatpants, leggings, tank tops, tee shirts, and gym shorts are some options. I prefer something fitted and then I layer looser clothing over the top. That way I don't worry about accidentally being exposed or having my shirt drop over my face when I bend forward. 

Bring water!

You are encouraged to stay hydrated. Keep the bottles capped to prevent accidental spills. Juice, Kombucha and other drinks are fine by me as long as you keep a lid on them.

Sometimes we have to eat!

If you have a medical condition that requires you to have food on hand, just let me know. Diabetics, pregnant women, or those with low blood sugar are examples of people who need to keep special food with them. 

Leave the room if you need to.

Sometimes nature calls or some other needs have to be attended to during class. You don't have to ask for my permission to leave the room. The best time to step out is between poses or during a transition. Return to your space quietly and resume your practice.

Let me know if you don't feel well or need special attention!

If you have a medical condition and need my attention, you can signal to me and I will attend to you. DO NOT leave the room without signalling me if you need special  attention. 

Honor our space.

Help keep the studio clean and organized. Replace the props to their proper places. Use the provided mat cleaner and paper towels to clean your mat before putting it away. Wet cloths, if used, are placed in the hamper under the stairs and a small trash container is there for your use. 

Honor your fellow students.

Respect and support each other. Assist new students. Make them feel welcome. Create space if the room gets full by bringing your mats closer together. Stagger your bodies if necessary to avoid bumping into each other. Say hello to each other. Introduce yourself. Form friendships. This is our Yoga community. Let's nurture it and grow it. 

Respect your teacher.

Listen to and follow the instructions. Finish the entire class. If you must leave early, just let me know so I can arrange a comfortable transition for you. If you find that a particular class or style isn't for you, know this is just  part of your Yoga exploration and attend a different class. 

New students or participants of classes or activities at Maya Shakti Yoga & Wellness Center are required to complete the Agreement of Release and Waiver of Liability prior to attending any class or activity.  A physical signature on this form is required for any student under the age of 18. Please be accompanied by a parent or guardian for your first class or activity at Maya Shakti Yoga & Wellness Center. You may fill out the electronic Agreement of Release and Waiver of Liability below, or ask for a copy when you arrive at the studio.

Agreement of Release and Waiver of Liability for Maya Shakti Yoga and Wellness Center

Agreement of Release and Waiver of Liability for Maya Shakti Yoga and Wellness Center I hereby agree to the following: That I am participating in a class or activity offered at Maya Shakti Yoga and Wellness Center. I recognize that activities offered may require physical exertion, which may be strenuous and may cause physical injury, and I am fully aware of the risks and hazards involved.  I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with a physician prior to and regarding my participation in activities at Maya Shakti Yoga and Wellness Center. I represent and warrant that  I have no medical condition that would prevent my participation in classes and activities.  I agree to assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries, or damages, known or unknown, which I may incur as a result of participation in a class or activity. I knowingly, voluntarily, and expressly waive any claim I may have to Maya Shakti Yoga and Wellness Center for any injuries or damages that I may sustain as a result of participation in any classes or activities.  I have read the above release and waiver of liability and fully understand its contents. I voluntarily agree to the terms and conditions stated above.