Practical info

For an optimal yoga experience

My Delight

To book a class, workshop or other product at Delight Yoga you need an account. If you do not have an account yet, it is easy to create one yourself. Click on Sign Up in the top-right corner and follow the instructions.

Online bookings

You can reserve your class by booking online. Bookings are open 8 days in advance for all classes and can be made through the regular schedule. When you’ve booked a class, you can find this under ‘my classes’ in your account. As we have very limited space we need to do our utmost with the limited mats. Therefore, we ask you to please be very mindful of your registrations and cancellations.

Cancellations

Can’t make it to class? Please always cancel your booking, and try to do so at least 6 hours before the class so that somebody else can get your spot. With our limited capacity, we want to make sure as many people can practice with us again. To cancel, go to your account and cancel the class in your schedule.

Waiting list

When a class is fully booked, you can put yourself on the waiting list through the regular schedule. Whenever a spot opens up, everybody on the waiting list will receive an e-mail. First come, first serve.

Terminations

Your membership will automatically renew until termination. If you do not wish to continue with your membership, you will need to cancel your subscription before the expiry. We recommend cancelling at least 24 hours before the expiry to ensure a charge is not processed. You can terminate or pauze your membership in your account.

Covid-19

You can find all our safety guidelines and measures at the announcements above regular schedule and the frequently asked questions. To ensure everyone’s health and safety, we ask our community to follow the guidelines, keep a safe distance and respect each other's space. We sincerely believe we will get through this together with love, kindness and compassion towards ourselves and others.

Payment

In the studio you can pay with PIN and creditcard. Online you can pay with iDeal, Credit Card or PayPal. It is also possible to transfer the payment through a bank transfer. Please transfer the complete amount to:


DELIGHT YOGA


BTW Nummer: NL8515.29.963B01


IBAN/Rekeningnummer: NL27 RABO 0167 9952 27


KvK Nummer: 55015441


BIC: RABONL2U


Please add your name and your purchase in the description of your bank transfer, and send an email to info@delightyoga.nl so we can process the payment.

Eating and yoga

To avoid poor digestion, it’s highly recommended not to eat 2 hours prior to yoga practice. If you are very hungry, have something light, such as a fruit. As a rule: never practice yoga if you are too hungry, or too full. It’s also highly recommended to not drink within 30 minutes before, or during yoga practice. Furthermore it’s recommended to wait 30-45 before eating and drinking after yoga, to allow your mind and body to assimilate relaxation or shavasana.

Hygiene

If you can, have a refreshing shower before yoga, or wash your hands, feet and face. It’s not advisable to smoke before yoga. After practice, leave the sweat on your body so that the skin can re-absorb the eliminated hormones and minerals.

Menstrual Cycle

Respect the cycle of the body, and take it easy during your period. During the first days of menstruation avoid intense practice and especially inverse postures such as head- and shoulder stand. Also avoid intense belly movements such as in navasana (the boat) as well as strong backward bends and twists. Let the teacher know, and you will be given adapted postures.

Injuries

Please let the teacher know if you have any injuries, pains or if you have had surgery that may be relevant to yoga practice. This could be anything: knee pain, back problems, high bloodpressure or other complaints.

Pregnancy

We recommend our students not do yoga in the first trimester, and just to attend the Prenatal classes after the 3rd month. We give pregnancy yoga weekly, you can find them on our schedule.

Before entering the class, please always tell the instructor that you are pregnant or have just given birth, so that he / she can show you custom poses where needed.

Energy in movement

If you feel nauseous, have a headache or other complaints after yoga, it can be due to a variety of factors. Yoga postures or asanas stimulate many systems of the body, and elicit many processes, as for example, the elimination of toxins. When these toxins circulate through the body, you may experience physical effects. Other causes for feeling uncomfortable may be mental. Speak with the teacher for advice and guidance. It’s not abnormal to be emotional during or after yoga (sorrow, joy, anger, bliss, etc.). Observe arising and passing emotions and… breathe!

Clothing and props

Wear clean and comfortable clothes made of natural fibers. Practice yoga barefoot and remove jewellery and watches. We provide yoga mats and pillows to use during classes, but you are welcome to bring your own mat. It may also be useful to bring a towel and a blanket or shawl (for meditation and relaxation).

Incense

Please avoid wearing perfume during yoga practice, to help your breathing and as a courtesy to fellow students. We use incense in the studio to cleanse the air and steady the energy in the room.

Silence

Please respect the silence in the yoga room. When you enter the room, simply find yourself a mat and lie down in relaxation, so as to calm your mind and body before yoga. In order to ensure nice and quiet starts of classes, we kindly ask you to be present 10 minutes before the class commences.

Listen to yourself

Remember that it is your yoga practice and your body. Be patient and be mindful. Differentiate between ambition and enthusiasm. Meet your ambitions with calmness, curiosity and observation. Don’t push yourself too hard when pressing your body into postures. Listen to your body and get to know your own limits – respect yourself. Keep focusing on the essence of yoga practice: breathing and awareness.

Workshops

All workshops

The Mind Retreat

With Satya Katiza & Kevin Sahaj

01 January 2021

1 January - 10 January 2021, Mandali, Italy An unique opportunity to dive within the Infinite Universe of the Mind, guided by Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj in a 10 days retreat. Introduction This Retreat is a silent 10 days training where we’ll investigate the Mind as true scientist within our own laboratory.