Etiquette is not a loud and explicit rule; it is soft and subtle but necessary in order to ensure the comfort and pleasant experience of your fellow yogis and yoginis.
Be Punctual to Every Class; Rather, Make it Habit to Arrive Early
If you know you will be running late we recommend you call the studio to have your mat laid out prior to the start of class. Please enter the practice room quietly. If you are more than 10 minutes late we suggest you take the next class. Please note once class starts we will no longer disrupt the class to make space.
It’s in our nature as yogis to to be sociable although we ask you keep your conversations completely out of the practice room and to a minimum in the common areas.
Please Remove Your Shoes Before Entering the Practice Room
This request is a form of respecting the ancient tradition of the East and to provide a clean environment in which you practice. Kindly store your shoes in the shoe racks just outside the practice room.
Turn Off All Cellphones or Any Other Electronic Devices
We have become so attached to our cellphones we worry we may not be able to function without them even for an hour’s time. Trust us, you will be fine. Please turn them off and do not keep them in view. They become such a distraction to your focus and defeat the reason why you are here in the first place.
No Bags on the Practice Room Floor
Please utilize the lockers throughout the studio to stow your personal belongings. Bags are not to be left on the floor in the practice room even against the wall. They should be placed in cubicles or closet if kept
in the practice room.
Mind Your Personal Hygiene
Remember a yoga class is often a very intimate setting therefore it’s necessary your body, clothes, and mat are odor free. Refrain from using perfume or cologne. It is traditional to bathe before and after class.
Show Respect to Not Only the Teacher but to Your Fellow Yogi / Yoginis
Depending on the time of day classes may get fairly full. Please be courteous and make space for your classmates. This is EVERYONE’s practice room. Do not go off and do postures outside of what the teacher is instructing. It’s disrespectful and distracting to students.
Do Not Exit the Practice Room During Class Unless it is Absolutely Necessary
Exiting the practice room because you are tired or disinterested is highly discouraged. Hang out in a comfortable seated position or child’s pose in the meantime. Also, Savasana is part of the yoga class too. Please stay until the end of final relaxation.