Studio Policies

General Information

We are a hOMe studio in a residential area. When you come to class, watch for neighborhood children or pets who may be playing outside. Park in our driveway and leave plenty of room for others to park next to or behind you. There is no street parking available.

Please leave shoes or boots by the front door. There are also hooks for coats or jackets. Other personal belongings may be placed in a cubby near the practice space.

Wear comfortable clothing. We encourage practicing in bare feet, though some students prefer to keep socks on.

We encourage students to bring their own yoga mat; however, loaner mats are available at no charge.

Water is available, you may wish to bring a water bottle.

A restroom is available that may be used as a changing space.

Feel free to ask questions, especially if you do not understand something.

Please bring an open mind and a positive spirit. Be prepared to sweat a little.

Stay for savasana. This time is for you. Take advantage of this meditative, restful stage. 


Policies

Mobile devices are not allowed in class. All mobile devices should be silenced and stored with your personal belongings in a cubby.

New students are required to sign a waiver prior to participating in their first class. In addition, all students are required to sign a new waiver each year. You may print our waiver prior to coming into the studio, Lynn Van Patten Yoga New Student Waiver. 

Please make every effort to arrive on time for class, as late arrivals are disruptive.

Every student is required to check in before class starts.

After class, return all props to the place and presentation in which you found them.

Borrowed mats are to be wiped down prior to putting away.  Mat cleaner and towels are provided.


Hygiene

Avoid strong perfumes or scents. We will be in close quarters, and strong scents travel easily to your neighbor, possibly irritating their breathing.

Practice Saucha - shower or bathe before coming to class and wear clean clothing. Use a clean mat and towel.

A clean bathroom is provided for your use. Help us keep it that way and avoid plumbing issues by using the trash receptacle provided. Do not flush paper towels or personal hygiene products.


Special Conditions or Injuries

Anyone with serious medical conditions or injuries should consult a doctor prior to participating in a yoga, or other fitness class.  Our classes offer a wonderful practice and we encourage you to listen to your body, taking the appropriate modifications. The practice should not hurt.  It is your responsibility to inform the teacher if you have any injuries, or if you are pregnant prior to the start of class.


Young Student Policy

Any student under 18 years of age must have a parent/guardian’s signature on the waiver.

Our classes are designed for students 16 years of age and older. Students 13 to 15 years of age may attend classes when a parent or guardian has signed the waiver indicating their permission.

** There is no space or supervision in the hOMe studio for minors to wait while the parent or guardian takes a class**


Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Any personal information you choose to give us will only be used to help us provide you with the highest quality services, products, and support.

We will never share your personal or financial information with any other party. We do not share bank or credit card information with any outside parties.


Class Cancellation, Refund and Pass Policy

Once a punch card or pass is activated, refunds are not possible. Passes are not shareable. Each student must have their own pass.

If you sign up and pay for a series, and find that class not to your liking, you may exchange it for another class offered in the same series.

Classes could occasionally be cancelled if there is insufficient interest, or if a teacher has an emergency, or in case of inclement weather. If the class is cancelled you will be notified via Facebook post as soon as possible. When in doubt, please call or message ahead of class time. Cancelled classes will be re-scheduled whenever possible.


Workshop/Special Class Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you sign up and pay for a workshop or a special class and are unable to attend please contact us to cancel at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled time of the workshop. If your request for cancellation is received within the 48 hour period you can get a refund minus a 20% administration fee, or you can get a full refund credited to your Lynn Van Patten Yoga account (this credit can be used toward any purchase).

If we receive your cancellation request less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled workshop a refund will not be possible. Cancellation requests must be made by email to: lynnvanpattenyoga@gmail.com

Absence from a workshop or special class is non-refundable. If you cancel on the day of the workshop or after it has taken place, a refund or credit will not be possible.

Workshops or special classes could occasionally be cancelled if there is insufficient interest, or if a teacher has an emergency, or in case of inclement weather. If the workshop is cancelled you will be notified by email as soon as possible, and you will receive a full refund or full credit toward your Lynn Van Patten Yoga account if you choose.

  

Code of Ethics

At Lynn Van Patten Yoga, we strive to live and work according to The Four Agreements. They are as follows:

1. Be impeccable with your word

2. Don't take anything personally

3. Don't make assumptions

4. Always do your best

For more in depth study of these principles, we invite you to read The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz.


We also embrace the principles of classical Yoga as outlined in the Yamas (observances), and the Niyamas (abstinences, or restraints).

The Yamas are:

· Ahimsa – non-violence, or non-harming

· Satya - truth

· Asteya - non-stealing

· Bramacharya - moderation

· Aparigraha - non-grasping, simplicity

The Niyamas are:

· Saucha - purity, cleanliness

· Santosha - contentment

· Tapas - austerity, discipline

· Svadhyaya - self-study 

· Ishvara Pranidhana - surrender to higher power/God

These principles are explained further in any translation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.