Class and Studio etiquette

Class and Studio Etiquette:

Participants are asked to respect others who have paid and traveled to be in a workshop. Be mindful by not talking or conversing during class. You are welcome to move to the sidelines and watch but do not be disruptive of the class.

Participants are encouraged to take care of themselves. There is a couch on the dance floor so that a participant can sit and still be part of the class. Similarly, there is a bed beside the studio floor if you wish to lay down. Some work is intense. Vertigo, dizziness and nausea are common. It is important to manage these unpleasant feelings by resting.

We were asked to assert and clarify the expectation around meditation times. There are at least 2 and often 3 meditation times per day. During this time, no one is compelled to meditate but you are asked to be quiet in and around the studio. Go for a walk if you can’t be quiet. Go to the ponds and go swimming or bask in the sun or go to the beach, but support the meditators or those wishing to rest. After all, tension masks sensation, and awareness of sensation is what leads to safe, soft, fast, and connected Contact Improvisation.

Please do not do energy work in the studio. The work we do during class is intense. Participants are pushed to their limits. You are advised to take rest during break time, not give treatments. Ironically, professionals are aware of the risks of over-doing it. Professional energy-workers know to take care of themselves and not engage in pushing it further. If you are a cranio-sacral therapist, osteopath, reiki, etc. and you want to work on someone, please take it outside of the studio and do so at your own risk.