Studio Etiquette

 

Be punctual
Arrive at least 15 minutes before class so you can situate your mat in the room where you like it and begin stretching out, meditating, and/or adjusting to the room's heat and humidity. 

Observe respectful silence
The studio classroom is peaceful and quiet. If you'd like to carry on conversations with those around you, please remain in the lobby until you've finished talking. Some students practice yoga in a meditative state, so please honor and respect everyone's practice by remaining quiet and peaceful inside the studio space.

Bring everything that you need for your practice
We find that practice is more enjoyable when we have a few necessities at our disposal like a mat, yoga towel, and water. We do have mats and towels available for rental or purchase in the lobby and we also have a water cooler and bottled water for purchase at the front desk.

Work together to create space
As the room begins to fill up, work together with those around you to adjust your mat, creating spaces for new mats. When class fills up, you may only have a few inches on each side of your mat; instructors will help you adjust so that you won't disturb others as you practice.

Go easy on fragrances
Avoid wearing strong perfumes or scents to class as this may affect the sinuses and allergies of those around you. You will sweat it all off and out in the first ten minutes anyway!

Clean your immediate area
Gather your things, pick up any trash or water bottles, and return straps, blocks, and water bottles to the side of the room before you exit.  If you have a rental mat, please clean it prior to returning it to the front desk.

Plan in advance if you need to leave
Once you're in the room, try to stay there until class is completely finished. If you need to leave mid-way through, please inform the instructor in advance. We lock the doors during each class, so if you're planning to leave during class, the instructor will need to let you out. Plan for these exits in advance to disturb practice as little as possible.
 
Respect the instructor
Each instructor will guide you through your practice in her own way, so be mindful and respectful to each person's style and technique. Our guides welcome constructive criticism after each class; find them in the lobby and give them feedback. Instructors also welcome gratitude, so thank them as you leave. '

Observe final Savasana
You may feel ready to talk and walk around, but some students like to seal off their practice in complete silence. If you must leave before the final savasana is complete, please do so immediately after the final breathing exercise as the rest of the class lays down in their savasana. Once in savasana, please do your best to stay for 3-5 full minutes. This pose is as important as the others, if not more so. 

Thank you!