Yoga Etiquette

 What you need to know before and while visiting the studio:

Visit our Online Schedule and choose your class. Make sure to read our class descriptions to ensure you are taking a class that is appropriate for your practice level to avoid injury. Most of our classes are slightly heated so make sure to understand the temperature of the studios as well.  This is very important especially for seniors and/or pregnant practitioners in order to have a safe practice.  Please note pregnant woman should never practice in a heated room.  

You can find the class descriptions by click on the class name.

- Come to class on a relatively empty stomach as a rigorous yoga practice can disturb digestion. Wear stretchy or loose fitting clothing. Bring your own yoga mat, towel and water (props provided by the studio) or you can rent a mat and bath size towels from us.  Spring Water and VitaCoco Water are also for sale at the studio.

- Slow Down. Plan to arrive 15-20 mins. early to unwind and center yourself before your practice. If you are new to the studio you will also need the time to fill out a waiver/liability form.

- If you signed up online, remember that you are still required to check in with our staff at the front desk when you arrive. Keep in mind sometimes there are 2 classes happening at the same time so be sure to specify which class you are attending.  Plan to arrive on time. If you arrive at the time of class or after class has started and the class is already full, even if you signed up online, we will ask that you return to a different class.

-Our yoga studio is here as a sanctuary for relaxation and comfort. Please turn your cell phone and other electronic devices OFF when entering the yoga studio to maintain a clear and present energy focused on your practice, and keep your voice low in the waiting areas.

-Yoga is traditionally practiced barefoot so please remove your shoes and socks upon entering the studio and store them neatly in the shelves provided.  Please refrain from leaving your shoes in the middle of the way where other students will be walking.  

-While in the studio, you can leave your belongings in the cubies available to you but we ask that you leave your valuables in your car or at home, as the studio will not be responsible for lost or stolen items under any circumstances.

-Students can arrive a maximum of 10 minutes late.  Latecomers should wait in the reception area for seated meditation/centering to finish before entering the practice room.  After 10 minutes or if class is already full, latecomers will not be admitted into class.

-Classes can be full so stagger your mats and create space to accommodate those around you.

-Once in the practice space please keep conversation to a minimum. Speak softly and if possible be silent so that you and others can be centered for class. Also take great care while placing your mat and props on the floor so that they do not make sounds that can disturb others.

-Let the instructor know before your class, or during if needed, of any relevant medical conditions/injuries/pregnancy. Also let instructors know if you are going to be leaving early, and if you would rather no hands on adjustments during class or during the final relaxation in savasana. Remember: Most of our classes are heated so check the schedule and become familiar with classes descriptions and temperatures. If you are pregnant you should never practice in a heated room. We kindly ask that you return to a non heated class.

-During class, please refrain from any full inversions (headstand, handstand, shoulderstand) if you are menstruating, have a neck/head/back/spine injury, or migrane. You can ask the instructor to give you a modification.  If at any time you feel dizziness, pain,  shortness of breath, or any other discomfort in any pose or sequence, stop doing it at once, drink water, let your instructor know,  perhaps step outside of the room for fresh air. Taking care of your body and honoring its limitations is very important at all times.

-Our yoga studio is Your yoga studio. Please treat it with care:

At the end of class, return all props to the place you found them and take care in folding the blankets properly. You can refer to the wall picture if you are not sure how to fold your blanket or ask your instructor.

If you rented a mat, please clean it thoroughly with the wash provided and hang it to dry.  A desk staff can direct you to were to hang your mat if you are not sure.  Remember someone else will be using the mat after you, and you may be using it after them, so be mindful of this practice.

If you rented a towel or used a complimentary lavender/eucalyptus face towel after class, please please it on the USEd Towels bin provided. If you are not sure, please ask your teacher or one of our friendly desk staff.

For studios that offer complimentary tea. Glass tea cups are not allowed in the practice rooms under any circumstances.  After finishing your tea please dispose of the tea bag and remaining liquid and then follow studio instructions to take care of your used tea cup.

-Remember to take all of your belongings with you before leaving. We do have a lost and found box in case you happen to forget something, but keep in mind that after 2 weeks of having something there without being claimed, the items will be donated or disposed of.

-Tell us how we are doing or how we can improve the studio. You can contact us by email, let us know in person, or drop a note in the suggestion box at the studio.

We hope you enjoy your visit !

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