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Yoga Etiquette

Be on time for class

We occasionally lock the lobby doors at the start of class for security purposes when we do not have staff at desk.

Be equipped

All students must have a yoga mat, a large towel and water. All of the above can be rented or purchased at the front desk! Alkaline, ionized, mineral rich water is available to fill up for $1. No glass containers.

Use the Cubbies

Do not take personal belongings into the studio room. Leave keys, bags, phones, shoes, jackets, etc. in the cubbies.

Be quiet when in the room after class

Please respect that this is a communal space. Be mindful of those around you and leave quietly. Please do not talk during shavasana.

Wipe up your area

Perhaps bring an extra towel to wipe up your practice area, just as you would at the gym after using a machine.

Inform the teacher of any injuries before the class begins

This way they will be able to offer suggestion for modifications, if needed.

During class, if you need to stop for any reason, please sit or lie down on your mat

Taking a break is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of strength. Honor what you need—our bodies change every single day and sometimes we just need extra rest. Remaining in the room for your break is best.

Breathe slowly

Did you know that your nose acts as a filter? Cool, huh? We can also regulate our breathing when we breathe in and out through our nose. Our breath is a message to our body—calming our nervous system, nourishing our blood stream—and it allows us to take control of our movements.

Inform your teacher if you must leave early

We completely understand that life gets in the way of our yoga sometimes! Let your instructor know before class so we know you are ok when you leave!

Love Your Neighbor

Be respectful of those around you. Avoid stepping on your neighbors mat, make room for your fellow yogi neighbor, smile at people and say hello! We thrive on connecting with one another.

Help us keep our studio and yoga family a safe haven for all

Please share your experiences with each other and feel free to greet and welcome newcomers and show them around. We all remember our first hot yoga class!

Remember, it’s OK to feel “weird” or different in every class. Whether it’s mental, physical, emotional, spiritual or all of the above… it’s OK to go through many changes in the 60-90 minutes. It’s not about what your postures look like. It’s about how you try. This is a life long journey—a yoga practice! Not a yoga perfect! Yoga makes you… YOU 😀

More Learning Resources

Learn about yoga postures and their benefits.

Yoga Posture Guide

Read our tips for staying hydrated.

Hydration Guide

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