What is an open practice?
An Open Practice is for students to work on their own practice independently without a teachers guidance. Open Practices are a great way to begin to learn to practise by yourself, or some students come to practice together. Students use the space and props for their own practice.
How does it work?
These Practices are open to students currently attending classes at MYC with at least 12 months of general class experience. A Key is required – we cannot guarantee the studio will be open. Please get in touch to register & receive a key.
Attendance at the Open Practice counts as one class. Students can attend on their direct debit memberships or as a class on a 5 or 10 class card. If you would like to increase your membership to attend more classes, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and it can be made from the next scheduled payment date.
You can purchase a 10 class card online here.
How do I register?
1. Email Madison: email@example.com
(Madison is in the office Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 11 – 5 pm.)
2. Arrange a time to do a 5 minute induction
3. Receive a set of keys & information pack
What do I practice when I come in?
Practice sheets are available on our resources page, and we have hard copies of many sequences at The Centre to work with in these sessions. Students are also welcome to refer to any reference books from our library during their practice. We ask that these books do not leave The Centre.
What times are available?
Monday 6 -7.30am & 1 – 5.15pm
Tuesday 6 – 7.30am & 1 – 5pm
Wednesday 6 – 9.15am
Thursday 11 – 3.30pm
Friday 7.30 – 9.15am & 1 – 8pm
Saturday 6 – 8.15am & 3 – 6pm
Sunday 6 – 9.15am
Open Practices are also offered on Public Holidays. As always, please check the website for all up to date information.
During Teacher Mentoring weekends, the Centre will be used for the training during the Open Practice times scheduled on Friday and Saturday afternoons & Sunday Morning. The 2019 dates for Teacher Mentoring are:
Weekend 5: 13th – 15th September
Weekend 6: 18th – 20th October
Weekend 7: 15 – 17th November
What are the benefits?
Students can use the time to practice what they’re learning in classes, practice for a certain time or to support themselves through injury or illness. i.e. menstrual sequence or a restorative program. Therapy students can use the props to practice the sequences that are given to them in Yoga Therapy.
Open Practice Ettiquette
Please keep the following in mind when you attend an Open Practice:
– Be Respectful.
Open Practices are not a place to engage in long or loud conversations.
– Put your equipment away.
You are welcome to use all of the props at the Centre when you practice, please ensure that you pack up after yourself. Return the ropes to the wall, leave the horse and it’s wooden bricks tidy and return back benders etc to their shelves.
– Opening the Centre.
If you attend an Open Practice or simply open up The Centre before a class starts, please make the Centre welcoming for others. Keep the gates open, the top door unlatched and consider lighting some incense or the oil burners.
– Heaters / Air Con off.
If you turn on the heating or air conditioning, please double check they are switched off before you leave.