♥ You are welcome to practice yoga with Happy Hippiez Yoga.
♥ Please respect the student-teacher relationship and follow requests from your teacher. If for any reason
a request cannot be followed, feel free to let your teacher know. Never take on postures that do not feel
right for your body.
♥ Please remain silent or use a very calm and quiet voice upon entry, and be respectful of the space
and calmness of other students.
♥ Please do not disturb the peace.
♥ Please refrain from unnecessary talking.
♥ In case of participating in any of our Mysore classes, please respect and follow the traditional Ashtanga method as taught by Happy Hippiez Yoga. Please do not add, skip or in other ways deviate from the traditional Ashtanga 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 try out any new asanas unless agreed upon with your teacher.
♥ Please note that footwear should be removed on entry to the shala. Please leave your shoes in the shoe racks upon entry, or in any of the other designated areas.
♥ Please do not wear shoes in the yoga practicing spaces.
♥ Your bag and clothes shall be left in designated areas of the shala, and shall not be placed near your mat and the practice area, to make sure we do not interrupt any other students, and prevent injuries. Personal valuables can be placed in a designated area in the yoga shala.
♥ Please turn off your mobile phone.
♥ Respect your limits. Acknowledge that your body and mind will feel different every day, and make sure you 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.
♥ It is recommended to practice on an empty stomach. We advise to refrain from eating at least 2 hours prior to and 30 minutes after your practice. However, this is only a recommendation. Always listen to your own body with care.
♥ Do not drink water during or immediately after a session. Wait at least 30 minutes. 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. Always make sure you are clean and fresh when you attend any of our yoga classes.
♥ Please wear clean clothes during our yoga classes. Wear comfortable clothing in which you can move easily.
♥ Please make sure to clean yoga mats regularly. When borrowing a mat from our studio, make sure you clean the mat before leaving the shala and before returning the mat. Mat cleaning spray bottles, and towels to whip the mats, can be found in the room where classes are taught. Ask your teacher for more information. Storing mats unrolled, or leaving them out in the sun are also good ways to eliminate bacteria and reduce smells.
♥ If you feel emotional during or after a yoga session (joy, sadness, irritation, etc.) then accept the feelings and welcome these emotions. If this feels difficult, you are welcome to speak to your teacher about it.
♥ In the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga, the days of the full moon and new moon are considered 'yoga holidays'. We do not practice Ashtanga Yoga on those days. For a complete list of Moon days, please have a look on our website.
♥ We do not offer any Mysore classes on New and Full moon days. For a complete list of Moon days, please have a look on our website.
♥ At Happy Hippiez Yoga we believe in creating a safe space and a rich community, completely focused on respect, support and healing. Always respect both the physical and mental integrity of any participant and teacher. Sexual behaviour or sexually suggestive behaviour shall NEVER be tolerated at Happy Hippiez Yoga.
♥ If you struggle with a posture, our experienced teacher will help you. Hands-on adjustments and guidance are given throughout the class, always with consent of and respect to the student. Yoga blocks and straps are available in our studio for use, to get into the postures with more ease. Alternative options are also suggested for many of the more challenging yoga postures. You can always ask your teacher for help.
♥ Happy Hippiez Yoga reserves the right to deny any participant and/or member entrance to any of our classes, workshops, events, training, and retreats, and terminate their participation, in case they do not comply with the Happy Hippiez Yoga Etiquette, as described here and on or website. Happy Hippiez Yoga reserves the right to do so without reimbursing any money.