Studio Etiquette

Guidelines to help you deepen your study of yoga

  1. Roll out your mat in line with the others in the room, and square to the room shape. This not only keeps things feeling orderly, it also will help you and those around you stay balanced as you practice.

  2. If someone else is looking for space for their mat, and you have some, offer it. People are shy about asking, and if you must walk about during class, please do not step on other people’s mats.

  3. Make sure that your body, your clothes and your mat are clean and odor free. It is traditional to bathe before and after class. Mats and carpets need to be taken home and washed on an extremely regular basis.

  4. Refrain from eating for a minimum of 3 to 4 hours before practicing.

  5. Please do not wear any perfume, cologne, after shave, essential oils, or scented antiperspirant, shampoos, or conditioners. Just like natural body odors, these artificial odors will be intensified by the heat of the practice. Some students who come to the studio are very sensitive to chemicals. Please help them. This includes all “natural” or “organic” scents as well.

  6. All props are to be returned to their original places arranged with proper attention and neatness.

  7. Maintain basic, easy silence inside the yoga room during practice times (except when interacting with the teacher about matters relevant to your practice).

  8. Stick to the series you are working on and the postures you have been given and refrain from mixing postures and sequences from other styles.

  9. A changing area and shower are available. If you want to use the shower you will need to bring your own towel and toiletries. Please help keep these areas clean and orderly.

  10. Cubbies are available to store your belongings, please refrain from storing your belongings in other areas of the studio.

  11. Plan to sweat. Bring a sufficiently sized, clean and dry  towel each day.
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