Studio Etiquette

Book Class Ahead of Time

In order for our instructors to plan ahead and to use our time wisely we ask that you book your class ahead of time. If we have no one booked for the class within an hour before class start, we will cancel class.

Remove Your Shoes

Yoga is practiced barefoot so please leave your shoes and socks in the cubbies provided.

Turn Off Your Cell Phone

This is a time to be free of distractions of daily life. If absolutely necessary to bring phone in please silence, not set to vibrate or leave with other belongings in lobby area.

Arrive 5-10 Minutes Early

Students arriving 10+ minutes late will not be allowed to enter as it is disruptive to class. Arriving early allows plenty of time to settle in, get centered, and prepare for practice. Unroll your mat quietly, so as not to disturb students who are already there. Check in with your mood and begin to let go of outside thoughts and concerns. Lie quietly, or do some gentle warm-up poses.

Don’t Skip Savasana

The final relaxation pose, called Corpse Pose — “Savasana” (shah-VAHS-uh-nuh) in Sanskrit — is vital to your practice. It’s a time for stillness and deep rest that lets your body fully receive the benefits of yoga. If you absolutely must leave early, let your teacher know prior to class and leave quietly before Savasana starts. Be sure to allow sufficient time to collect your mat and belongings.

Put Your Props Away After Class

If you’ve used blocks or straps, place them back the way you found them. If you borrowed a mat from the studio, wipe it down before replacing it.

Respect the Space

Practicing yoga in a group setting creates a sacred, safe zone. Observe silence before, during, and after practice. Allow room for other students to come in by filling up the front of the room first moving to the back. Respect other’s space and try not to step on other’s mats.

Practice Cleanliness

Apply the yogic principle of saucha, which means “cleanliness” or “purity.” Personal hygiene is an integral part of practicing yoga. Ensure that you and your mat are clean before practice. Further, avoid heavy fragrances.

Honor Your Limits

For your safety, as well as respect for the teacher and other students, do not go to a class that is beyond your current level. Work from where you are, not where you think you should be. Never force to hold or attain a pose. Ask for modifications and practice your moves with control.

If you have an injury, illness or medical condition please let your teacher know before class. This includes if you are expecting.

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