yoga etiquette

Etiquette

In order to create a peaceful yoga environment for all of our students to enjoy, we have the following rules:

  • Please arrive to class at least 10-15 minutes early. We lock the door when class begins! The studio is open 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after each class.
  • Cell phones/pagers are not allowed inside the yoga room.
  • Please refrain from conversation inside the yoga room.
  • Please remain inside the yoga room during class.
  • Gum is not allowed inside the yoga room.
  • Personal items are not permitted inside the yoga room.
  • Please do not walk through the yoga room while a class is in session.
  • Bring only your mat, towel and water into the yoga room.

new students

Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled start time to register. Discuss any injuries or health issues with your teacher before class!

Wear something you are comfortable sweating in. Breathable fabric is most desirable.

Come to class fully hydrated. Ensure you drink plenty of water throughout the day so that you are prepared. Bring a large bottle of water with you to class or purchase chilled water at the studio.

Come to class on an empty stomach. Most people find they need to leave at least 3 hours between their last meal and the class.

Yoga mats and large towels are required in the studio. Please bring your own or you can purchase or rent mats and towels at the studio.

Stay in the studio during class. Feel free to sit or lay down if you feel dizzy or nauseous. As you build the ability to focus your mind and still your body, the struggle will disappear.

If you need to leave class early, please let the teacher know before class begins, and do not leave before savasana (resting pose) begins to avoid disturbing other students. Remember that savasana is a crucial element of yoga class — and it does not take more than a few minutes.

Yoga is a practice as well as a lifelong process. It is not about doing the postures perfectly. As long as you give your best effort, you will receive the same therapeutic benefit as someone who has practiced for years and obtained a high level of flexibility, strength and balance.

We recommend practicing 4-5 times per week to obtain the maximum benefits. Of course, you will receive the same benefits with a reduced practice – just in a longer time.