EIYC Student Guide

 A.  Coming to classes

Our students come to classes in two ways:

1.  BOOK FOR THE TERM

Book your place in the same class with the same teacher at the same time every week for a term. This is the route we recommend. It means your teacher gets to know you and can teach you better. We give a 10% discount on the price of a single class when you book and pay by the term.  Register first and then check the class timetable and follow the booking instructions.

If you book after the beginning of term you don't lose out. Make up classes you miss for this or any other reason by attending another additional class in the Centre at the same or lower level. (That could mean two classes a week some weeks.) You've got the whole term to make up any missed classes, but you can’t carry them over to the next term.  Our students value this facility, but occasionally that might mean that too many people want to go into a class.  If this happens, to avoid overcrowding, you, as a ‘making -up’ student, may be turned away and asked to try again in another class.  A good idea is to check our class timetable for classes that are ‘open’ to bookings and go to one of those, not the ‘full’ classes.


2. PAY AS YOU GO

Sometimes work or other commitments mean it’s not possible to book a whole term of classes, even with the making-up option.  Or you might want to try us out before you decide.  For these reasons you may wish to come to single classes and pay as you go.  
 
You can’t book single classes online. Register with us online or at the Centre so that we have your details. Then check the class timetable, select a class which says ‘open’ to more students  and go to the Centre 10 minutes early.  You just pay the standard class fee in cash when you arrive.

Students booked into a regular class have priority, so be sure to check the class timetable for the class on the day you wish to attend:  if it is not full, there will normally be a space for you. Occasionally too many people want to go into a class.  If this happens, to avoid overcrowding, you, as a ‘pay-as-you-go’ student, may be turned away and asked to try again in another class. Check the news section on the front of the website where there is often a notice recommending the less full classes.
 
If you can, it’s best to stay with the same one or two teachers, as it gives them a chance to know you and your yoga.  And make sure you tell any new teacher before the class starts of any health issues you might have.
 
 

B.  Progressing in Yoga

Some of our students happily stay in the same class at the same level for many years. However, more benefit can be found in yoga with a progression to a fuller practice and we recommend that students do consider moving on to higher levels at the right time. We know this can be daunting, especially when students are attached to a particular teacher. 
The Centre may sometimes, therefore, with everyone's agreement, move a whole class, with its time slot and teacher, up a level.  

That won’t always be possible and so the Centre will encourage students to attend workshops, during our events weeks, to meet other teachers from the Centre and to experience the opportunities to work at a higher level. Students are encouraged to attend these workshops and, if they welcome the challenge, to move to higher level classes.  We have some of the best teachers in Scotland and they welcome taking you on that adventure.
 
 

C.  Class Practicalities

Clothing

Bare feet and freedom of movement are essential.  So for women we recommend footless tights/leggings or gym shorts and tee-shirt.  For men, we recommend tee-shirt and gym shorts, including underwear please. There are changing facilities at the Centre.
 

Food

Do not eat heavily for at least three hours before coming to class.
 

Class Times

As there is no place to wait in the Centre during classes please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before the start of classes
 

Equipment

We provide all necessary equipment.  There is no need to bring your own.

 

Hygiene

Since classes take place in bare feet, please cover any foot infections or wounds.