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frequently asked questions

Have a question regarding The Cosmos Yoga + Wellbeing Studio? We hope that we answer any questions you have in the FAQ. If not, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

VISITING US FOR THE FIRST TIME

  • Please arrive between 10-15 minutes before the class start time to ensure your spot in class. We’re also big fans of a chilled ambiance + love to see you ease onto the mat before beginning your practice.
  • Did you reserve a spot online prior to class? If not, please do so to guarantee your spot. Need to cancel? Please do so online, via your account, at least 4 hours prior to the class start time.
  • Wanna Walk-in? If you have existing class credits or a studio membership, you can also try to grab one of our Walk-In spots we reserve in each class {with the exception of our Baby + Me classes}. We can’t guarantee a spot but we’ll always do our best. More info on Walkin’ in here {Please note: Walk-in spaces do not apply to OneFit students who still need to sign up online 15 minute before the start of each class}
  • Mats & Props are all provided, however, bringing your own mat + towel to place on top is a great initiative for sweaty classes. 
  • Wanting to take your water into class? Please bring a non-breakable water bottle so that we don’t have glasses flying around. Spill something? Please clean it up for your Cosmic mates, who plan to stay on their feet.
  • We recommend wearing comfortable clothing that does not restrict your movement. Whether it’s an old pair of PJs or lululemon’s latest pants, we’re happy if you are. Show up in something you can enjoy your practice in.
  • If you’re attending a Meditation class, Yin Yoga or any other relaxation practice, we advise you to bring some cosy socks + a jumper into class.
  • Please leave valuable + sentimental items at home if you’re worried about their safety. Need to bring something to class? We provide a small lockers for your keys, crown jewels, etc. Please note that technological items (or anything that beeps + pings) cannot enter the practice room.
  • We’re a modern bunch – even our yoga teachers won’t throw dirty looks at your iPhones. In fact, we encourage you to take pics of the updates + info that you’ll see on our walls as we’re big fans of preserving trees, one flyer at a time. What we ask is that phones are on silent when you enter the studio + not brought into the practice room.

ARRIVING AT THE STUDIO

  •  To maintain the peace, we do not have a doorbell – this means being on time is of utmost importance. 
  • Please place your shoes inside the changing rooms with your other belongings. 
  • Make sure to check-in with the host upon arrival {includes OneFit students}.
  • Need a hug? We’re believers. Feel free to say hi with a hug + watch the boundaries between strangers slip away.
  • Please leave phones on silent + inside the changing rooms.
  • Help yourself to tea +  waters but please don’t take the cups into the practice room.
  • We’re into saving paper here – so any paper we do use {such as our recycled cups} get recycled again. 
  • Talking about saving paper, we’re also into recycling plastic, paper & glass  – you’ll see different recycling bins in the studio for that.
  • Please make yourself at home + feel comfortable to pour yourself a tea + check out any books and vinyls in our cosy lounge. 

IN THE PRACTICE ROOM

  • Grab yourself a mat + some props (tip: copy the teachers mat}
  • As teachers, we came together based on our passion for people. The chances are that we have already met, laughed + chatted together. However, if you managed to sneak into the practice room, please do say hi before the class begins. We’re all about you & it’s handy to know your motivations and any history of illness or injury. Speak up, cosmic lovelies.
  • Please leave all mobile phone {and all other vibrating, ringing devices} and glasses/tea cups outside of the studio practice rooms. Be here now, without distraction. 
  • Be yourself + acknowledge others. Do you need time to sit, lay, stretch, close your eyes, be upside down? Go for it. Or perhaps you spotted a friend on another mat who looks keen for a cuddle? We share our space with each other and as long as we are respectful and aware of those around us, we can wash away the rules within the practice room and be ourselves – with one another. The yogic perspective of internal and external compassion and awareness can be applied in all aspects of our lives. Come to practice as yourself, with yourself + extend your good vibes to others.
  • At the end of class, you will find our lavender + tea tree mat spray alongside some cotton hand towels. Please clean your mat well + fold the hand towel, placing it back in the basket for the next class. We re-use these towels throughout the day to reduce the use of paper + washing.
  • Please neatly place all mats, cushions, blocks + blankets away with care for the next bunch of students.
  • Have feedback? Please let the host or teacher know or drop us a line. We’re here to serve you + always appreciate your thoughts + suggestions.

FACILITIES

  • Male + Female Changing Rooms with small lockers.
  • WCs. 
  • Large Practice Room with all necessary Mats + Props. 
  • Small, Cosy Lounge with water and tea.
  • Ventilation {gentle and natural system for safe breathing} and Fans. 
  • Underfloor heating system for the ultimate dispersion of warmth. 
  • Bike areas around the neighbourhood {but please be aware of our neighbours and their entryways}. Parking Garage for both Bikes and Cars can be found a few minutes away at De Hallen. 

YOUR HEALTH AND WELLBEING

  • If you are pregnant, have a severe and/or recent injury health concern, please consult your doctor before practicing.
  • If you are pregnant, have an injury or health concern and yoga or other movement-based activities have been recommended by your doctor, please do let your teacher know before the start of our practice. We will do our best to recommend alternative exercises when relevant, or ask you to skip certain exercises.
  • Try not to eat anything too heavy within 2 hours of practicing with us. This will allow you to get better results from your class + also better digestive results from your food, hehe.
  • Listen to your body before class. If you are feeling stressed, your practice may help you. However, if you are feeling seriously unwell please choose to rest.
  • Listen to your body during class. We are often working with our comfort zones in yoga – trying to go a little bit deeper, a little bit further. However, if you feel any pain in the exercises, please return to a comfortable position.
  • We are not doctors. Our advice is given with good intention, yet without medical expertise. If you ask us for advise regarding your health, we might have some awesome suggestions; however, please always see your doctor for anything concerning your medical, emotional or psychological wellbeing.
  • Looking for a great Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Masseuse, Nutritionist, etc.? Feel free to ask our team {or email Natasha} for recommendations – we are more than happy to share our personal favourite places to go + people to see!

LOST PROPERTY + LEFTOVER ITEMS

  • Lose Something? Leave It Behind? Sister Studio 191 West, just around the corner from The Cosmos, has a Lost Property Box where we safely place all items. To reclaim your treasure, please visit us during class {opening} hours.
  • Due to our very small team and community-managed program, we are not able to respond to emails regarding leftover items. If you think you have left an item at one of our studios, please make your way back to the studio during our opening times + one of our hosts/teachers will be able to assist you. We will obviously make an exception for wedding rings – so yes, please do email us if you have left your wedding ring in one of our studios.
  • Please know that we can store lost property item up to 1 month, so please make sure to collect your item as soon as possible. Most of the time, the most treasured items are collected within days + even though we wish we could store leftovers longer, after one month {when the box is overflowing + our storage space gets limited} we do deliver the items to The Regenboog Groep.

JOINING OUR TEAM

  • We are always open to new team members – both Karma Yogi Hosts and Teachers. 
  • Tell us about yourself, your goals and your practice + we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible. Please consider that all instructors must be fluent in English {as all of our classes are taught in English} and have at least 2 years of teaching experience.
  • To join our Karma Exchange Program as a Volunteer Host {VH}, please know that we ask for 4 hours of Hosting per week in exchange for a The Cosmos Membership. A 4 month minimum commitment is required. To apply, please send us an email introducing yourself, your interests and your schedule of availability.
  • Registered disability + looking for a community to join? Experiencing some hard times + need some friendly faces to get you through? We have a small number of Volunteer Assistant {VA} positions in each studio which are blank canvas positions + allow us to work with you to create an exchange that fits your strengths + capabilities.
  • Please note that all our classes are taught in English + therefore we ask for your application in English too. Shoot an email to Natasha at: natasha@studio191.nl

RENT OUR STUDIO SPACE

  • Are you interested in holding your workshop, event, launch, training, meeting, lecture, presentation, dance practice, etc. at one of our studios? Send us all the details to: natasha@studio191.nl
  • Please note that the studio is only available for rent outside of class schedule times – this means that we cannot cancel classes from our existing schedule for an event – so please do check our online schedule prior to enquiry.
  • Due to health + safety, we are not able to rent the studio spaces for childrens’ activities. However, we are keen on offering more for prenatal + postnatal women.
  • The Cosmos is keen to support beautiful initiatives whenever possible. We are particularly passionate about working with facilitators of health, wellness, mindfulness, group coaching + lifestyle education. If you have a workshop, event or course that makes a difference to the local community, please get in touch.

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