IY Etiquette & Traditions


Do’s and Don’ts…

Towels, Water & Mats

Please bring a towel to every class. Water and coconut water are available at the front desk. Mats are available to borrow, if you don’t have your own. IY also carries Manduka mats for purchase.

Respect for Self and Others

It’s best to practice on an empty stomach and respectful to practice with a clean body, fragrance, lotion and oil free. Please also switch off cell phones before you enter the studio and keep them off until you are back in the hallway. Please no calls or texting in reception.

Moon Days

Mysore is not offered on Moon Days (the day of each New and Full Moon) as Ashtanga Vinyasa Tradition regards them as non-practice days. A schedule of Moon Days may be found here. All other classes are taught irrespective of the moon cycle, and if the Moon Day falls on Monday or Wednesday a special Lunar Alignment class is taught. Details of Lunar Alignment.