Spiritual Definition of Ethics: Natural expression of the law of love in the world; to guide thoughts and actions as we unfold beyond moralism. Movement toward greater unfoldement through unifying viewpoint into oneness with divine principles. Methodical steps for the mind to learn correct understanding of truth.
On this page learn and practice the Dharmic Imperatives of Yoga.
Chemical Free Environment
The studio is kept clean and free of any chemicals. We use all organic cleaning products to help those who have allergies and issues with the many toxic products on the market and that are surrounding us today. We have a commercial air purifier that constantly cleanse the air of any odors and any pollutants, allergens, bacteria, and viruses in the studio.
Compassion : No Perfume Please
We ask students not to wear any kind of perfumes including essential oils, or petrochemical based perfumes. Many of us have developed allergies to environmental pollutants and can really be put at risk when subjected to them in a workout space. So PLEASE be considerate and keep your perfumes for times when you go out, thank you!
Shaucha : Cleanliness - purity of body and mind
Shaucha is a Dharmic principle in yoga as part of the Yoga Sutras and the 14 imperatives in yoga studies.
We apply self discipline in keeping our body clean as well as our clothes yoga mats. Each of us make an effort to come to class clean as to not disturb the rest of the class.
Cleanliness in the Niyamas also implies purity of mind. This part is acquired as we practice yoga in our life. We learn to control our emotions, and the passions of the mind which gives way to purity in mind.
Ahimsa : None Violence - Cell Phones
The pollution that cell phones creates energetically around us is a subtle form of violence. Please leave it in your car!
You won't need the time during class and it will help keep down EMF electron-magnetic-field pollution or radiation from cell phones.
Cell phones are a distraction for you and others especially when they go off in the middle of class or worse yet during Savasana. Be considerate of your teacher and fellow students practice "none violence" leave your cell phone in your car. Thank you!
Tapas : Self Discipline - Being Quiet
Students come to class for peace and quiet away from worldly obligations and to clear their mind of all its contingent demands. The Yoga room is where we start practicing Tapas by applying discipline to ourselves, learning to quiet the outward chatter first to then start quieting the chatter of our mind. So please be kind and mindful by keeping your voices down especially inside the studio room before class starts.
Satya : Truthfulness - Arrive on Time
If you are coming to class for the first time arrive fifteen minutes before class to fill out forms and talk to the instructor.
All students learn to practice Truthfulness with themselves.
If you have a tendency to arrive late or at the very last minute, apply Satya (truthfulness) and ask yourself why do I do that?
It is not appropriate nor acceptable for students to come to class late on a regular basis. We all have challenges let's not have them rule our lives.
If you have made a habit of coming to class late, create a new one that will support your practice and ethics of yoga. Your class will be much more enjoyable too.
Arriving late disturb the class, your teacher, and you may feel guilty about it, which will take away from your yoga experience.
Sweet Character : Respect Yourself and Others
As we Practice Yoga we slowly move into the subtleties of its experience inwardly. What was not seen before becomes see-able. We slowly grow a respect for what it gives us by giving back to it. Practice Yoga with reverence and respect toward yourself and others. What we find okay to do in the world becomes not okay anymore in the classroom.
Do not slam doors, rush in the studio to get your spot before signing in at the front desk or paying for your class, busy talking while in class during yoga instruction, leave when you feel like it, etc.
Balance : Savasana (corpse pose) is an Integral Part of Your Yoga Session
When leaving before the end of class we are denying ourselves the full experience of yoga and its rewards. After a good yoga class we are not in our usual state of mind, we feel uplifted and may be absent minded, which is a great place to be in.
NEVER schedule anything on the heal of your yoga class that makes you leave early, or that you have to rush to an appointment.
Savasana brings you back into "balance" and has numerous benefits in integrating or assimilating what we did in class. Leave room to rest your body with Savsana and support your spiritual unfoldment.