Welcome to Atmajyoti Yoga
Here you can read our ‘house rules’, they are good to know before you come and visit us.
Spring Semester 2014 begins January 13 and runs until June 22. The semester is divided in two periods, 11 weeks each.
We are closed for all holidays (marked red in the Swedish calendar).
Before you enter the shala & in the yoga shala
We open 15 min before class starts. Leave your shoes at the entrance and your clothes in the changing rooms. Don’t bring your purse in to the yoga room. You can bring your valuables and put them in the white cabinet in the yoga room. Turn off your cell phone or put it on flight mood, please don’t leave it on soundless, it is still heard then. Please keep a calm and quiet environment in the yoga room, if you need to speak to some one, please do it with a soft and quiet voice.
Semester card, monthly- and clip cards
Always place your card beside your yoga mat so that the teacher know that you have paid your class.
If you are late for class, please eneter the yoga room as quitely as possible.
Use comfortable clothes for training, you want to be able to move smoothly. Take off your jewellery.
Food and drinks and yoga
Please don’t eat a big meal 2-3 hours before yoga. If you are hungry you can eat some fruit, or something else that is light. Don’t drink too much before the yoga or during the yoga. It is also recommended to wait at least 30 min before eating or drinking after the class.
You can rent a mat from us for 20 kr. On Prenatal, Mother & baby yoga, Children & teeanager yoga and Ashtanga yoga for beginners – we don’t charge a rent for mats.
If you practice yoga regularly with us, you can leave your mat at Atmajyoti. Please mark it with your name and place it on the special place for personal mats. We also sell many different yoga mats.
We have one changing room for woman and one for men, both with a toilet and showers.
Allergies & hygiene
To respect allergies we ask that you avoid strong perfumes, both before the class and in the locker room. Please also make sure that you and your yoga clothes are clean and intact. If possible, wash your feet before the pass, especially if you intend to borrow our yoga mats. Clean the loan carpet with a cleaning spray that is placed near the loan mats.
Menstruation and pregnancy
At menstruation should take it easy the first few days because it is an energy demanding period for the body. If you are pregnant, do not attend any of our regular classes, but you are welcome to pre natal yoga.
Mother & Baby
Bring a blanket for the baby and some toys to look at when the mother do yoga. In the beginning, it may feel awkward with the environment, remember to always go out with your baby if it cries, you get used to both of you after a few times. Thank you for taking the baby’s diapers out as you go.
Applications and payment
Registration is binding and payment is due upon booking a place. When you sign up over the internet, you will receive an email with an electronic invoice. You will receive a reference number that you pay against, please write only the reference number with numbers so that it matched to your application. Once you register online and pay you are automatically notified. If the course is already being full to get information about it. Do you have a reference number that you received via a paper invoice please use our BG 170-7454, please write who you are and what you pay for.
Make up missed course dates and repayment
If you miss your course time one week (or more) you can at any time make up for it within the period of the course runs. You can not ‘move over’ missed the times from one semester to another. Do you get long-term sick, you get the medical certificate be refunded for the missed times, please contact us as soon as you become poor.
Food & talk
There are yoga porridge breakfast every day except Sundays and during the summer. In the kitchen, you feel like home, take yourself what you want, after eating put your plate in the dish washer and pay to a member the staff. You are welcome to sit down, drink a cup of tea and just soak up the cozy atmosphere. Please talk to, but be thoughtful as it is often ongoing new classes.
Be sensitive to how you feel. Never perform yoga under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. If you are taking any medicine you can feel free to consult your yoga teacher or doctor about the combination medication / yoga. When performing yoga you will face the joy and well-being but also sometimes resistance and fear. If you become emotionally moved during or after a yoga class feel free talk to your teacher about it afterwards.
For new & old Mysore students
At Atmajyoti we practice Ashtanga Yoga according to Sri K. Pattabhi Jois tradition. According to this tradition, we do the Ashtanga sequence with our breathing. We memorize the order and learn the names of all asanas. We do not take new positions when we think, but waiting until the teacher shows us the next exercise. Do you need to modify an exercise, ask your teacher. Do you feel unsure about the order in the sequence ask the teacher.
You are also welcome to come and do Hatha-Yin or Restorative at our Mysore / self-practice classes.
Be true to how you feel each day. Let the breath be your guide.
Respect your limits. Carry your yoga practice with respect for yourself and for your surroundings.
Always have your own yoga mat with you. We also recommend that you have a cloth mat as you lay on the yea mat when you start the seated movements.
According to tradition, we don’t do Ashtanga Yoga on Moon-days or during the first 3 days with menstruation. However, we are open Moon-days but please be extra careful with how it feels these days. You’ll find the Mon-day in 2014 here.