Studio Etiquette

15Arrive early, 5 to 10 minutes can help you settle in with an attitude and intention for class and your yoga practice.

Inform your teacher about injuries or limitations that may affect your practice.

Remove shoes and socks before entering the studio.

Please have clean feet and avoid perfumes and scented lotions.

Your mat, towel and water may enter the studio; everything else should remain outside in the space provided. The studio door will always be locked during class.

Turn off cell phones and pagers before entering the studio.

Come to class with an empty stomach. Be mindful about what you eat before practice. Avoid sugar and sugary soft drinks.

Keep your eyes on your own practice. Looking around at others only scatters your energy.

Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid bumping into your neighbor and stepping on other’s mats.

Hydrate before and after class. If you are well hydrated before class, you won’t need to drink during class.

Stay in the room until class is over. The final resting posture, savasana, is the most important posture of your yoga practice. Just lie quietly and be still.

Wipe up any sweat after class. If you use one of our studio mats, please wipe that off as well.

Most importantly, enjoy yourself and have fun with your yoga practice.