Studio Etiquette

  • Sign in at the front desk and confirm that your class card is current.

  • Speak softly in the practice space and hallway. 

  • Avoid wearing strong scents such as perfumes, deodorants, essential oils, or cologne.

  •  Arrive in time to get settled before class starts to respect your teacher and fellow yogis. Arrive 15 minutes early if this is your first time to fill out any necessary forms, get changed if needed, and settle in. 

  • Once you arrive, remove your shoes and socks before you walk into the practice space and place them in the designated shoe-storage area in the hall.

  •  Turn off your cell phone, or avoid taking it into the practice space with you.

  •  Communicate with your instructor before class about any injuries, limitations, or concerns so that she can help you stay safe. 

  •  Enter the room quietly to respect the sacredness of the space. Keep noise to a minimum when setting up your mat and collecting your props, and be sensitive to whether conversations with others may disturb those around you. Also, please quietly close the door behind you to maintain the temperature of the practice space and to reduce any noise from outside.

  • Walk around other people’s mats to show respect for their safe, sacred space.

  • Enter quietly if you arrive If you are late, and it's okay with the teacher, enter the studio and gather your props quietly, and choose a space for your mat that is close to the entrance so as not to distract other students. If possible, join the sequence as your teacher cues it. If there are some warm-up postures you need before you can join in the sequence, then quietly take these and join the sequence as soon as you can. If you arrive more than ten minutes after class has started, please come back for another class. The first ten minutes provide centering and warming up, and joining in a class without having had this can risk injury and be distracting for fellow students. 

  •  Participate in Savasana (Corpse Pose), the last pose of class. Savasana consists of lying on your mat with your body relaxed and eyes closed so that you may absorb the benefits of your yoga practice. Savasana is one of the most important parts of yoga class, so please remain in the pose until your teacher lets you know when to come out of it.

  •  Stay for the entire class. If this is not possible, then please let your teacher know before class starts, and take a short Savasana before you depart.

  • If you borrowed a mat from the studio, wipe it down with the provided spray sanitizer and a paper towel. Wipe any moisture on the floor around your mat from your perspiration or water bottle with your towel. Return any borrowed props to their area.