These guidelines are meant to help everyone have a peaceful, clean and smoothly-run class experience! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Cascade Yoga ~ I am here to help!


Arrive 10 Minutes Early
For my classes at The Yoga Loft / Accelerated Fitness, please arrive 10 minutes before class begins. For security reasons, we have to lock the front door while class is in progress, if there is no one working out downstairs. As the name implies, the “Yoga Loft” is upstairs and it is too much of a disruption to go downstairs and open the door for any late arrivals. This also gives us time to check in, pay for classes and take care of any business or questions before class starts.
Practice Sauca (Cleanliness) and Avoid Fragrances
Please practice Sauca (the sanskrit word for cleanliness of mind, body and spirit) and arrive with a clean body, in comfortable exercise clothing and avoid using perfume, after shave, hair products with heavy fragrance, essential oils or strong deodorants before class
Wear Comfortable Exercise Clothing
Shorts, Leggings, Tank Tops, T-shirts work fine. Clothing should not be so tight that it is restrictive and not so baggy that it gets in the way!
Bring your own mat
For sanitary purposes (Sauca!), it is best if you have your own mat. If you need to borrow one, we ask that you clean it before you put it back after class. Towelettes are available for this purpose. If you need to purchase a mat, Cascade Yoga recommends the “Long Life” mats from
Hydrate Before (& After) Class
Please hydrate well before class and bring your own water bottle to class. There is a water fountain at Accelerated Fitness, but it is not convenient to the The Yoga Loft. For safety reasons, please only drink small amounts of water during class and make sure you continue to hydrate after class.
Leave your shoes downstairs
Yoga is a barefoot practice and leaving shoes outside the Yoga Loft will help keep the studio cleaner (there’s that Sauca again!). When you arrive, please check in and take your shoes & socks off at the bottom of the stairs. There are hooks and shelves for any personal belongings you need to store.
Tell The Teacher About Injuries or Other Changing Health Conditions
Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers are trained to accommodate a wide variety of issues in the context of every yoga class and level, however, we cannot read your mind (yet!). Please let the teacher know of any new injuries or changes in any conditions.
If you are having a bad period, please stay home and rest. (Talk to us afterwards about a home practice to help alleviate menstrual complaints)

If you feel so-so, come to class and let me know. I will help you with a supported, menstruation-specific practice.

If you feel fine, come to class and please still let me know at the beginning of class.

For safety reasons, women on their moon cycle (even if you feel great!) should not practice strenuous poses, such as arm balances and also should not practice twists or inversions. Your teacher needs to know you are on your moon cycle at the beginning of class to help support you with an appropriate practice.

Pregnancy & Childbirth
Teachers at Cascade Yoga can continue to teach established students who become pregnant. Please treat your yoga teacher as part of your health care team. For your safety during first trimester (and beyond) it is important that you share this information as soon as possible — your confidentiality will be respected. Please note that Cascade Yoga is not able to accept new students who are already pregnant, but welcome you as soon after delivery as your medical team clears you to return to normal exercise!
Leave valuables at home
There is no secure storage available at the studio
Inclement Weather Policy
We follow the Bend-La Pine school district for declaring “snow days” and cancel yoga classes when school is cancelled due to snow or ice. We will post on our Facebook page if classes are canceled. You can check our public Facebook page even if you do not have a Facebook account:
Low Attendance Policy
For my classes at Accelerated Fitness / The Yoga Loft, if for any reason there is low attendance in a class (Holidays, weather-related issues), if we are open and able to make it ourselves, we will still teach you! If only one student is in attendance, we will teach a 30 minute “mini-private” at no additional cost than your monthly tuition. If two students are present, we will teach a 1 hour semi-private, at your regular monthly tuition rate. If three students are in attendance, then we will teach a full class. Students have the option to take the shorter private / semi-private, or just cancel.

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