What is the class protocol?

  • Doors open 15 minutes before start of class time. The doors will not open early.
  • Please remove your shoes before entering the Yoga room
  • Check your name off with the teacher as you come into class
  • Come on time to class and do not leave early
  • Turn phones off
  • Use the toilet whenever you need
  • Focus on yourself
  • Attend regularly so that learning is systematic
  • The Institute policy of 2 make-up classes per term (for 10 week Practitioner Yogasana Programs) encourages discipline
  • Make-up classes do not carry beyond the term
  • It is best not to come to class if you have fever or a contagious illness
  • Your personal belongings and valuables remain your responsibility at all times. Yoga Mandir does not provide secure lockers for student belongings.


  • Teaching instruction is directive – not conversational.
  • Sanskrit is the key language of Yoga and poses are named in English and Sanskrit. In time it is expected that you will get to know the Sanskrit names.