Yoga Etiquette

  • Make it part of your yoga practice to arrive early. Getting to class about 10 minutes early can help you sign in, settle in and align your attitude with the purpose of the class. While you’re waiting you can practice a pose, do a few stretches or just sit or lie quietly, breathe and get centered.
  • Remove your shoes before entering the classroom
  • Please turn off cell phones, pagers & anything that makes noise and leave outside of the classroom.
  • Keep your eyes on your own practice. Every body is different. Wandering eyes can promote comparison and competition.
  • Be aware of the space around you. Try to avoid bumping into your neighbor and stepping on other people’s mats.
  • If you must leave class early, please set up your mat close to the door and leave quietly.  It is always helpful to let the teacher know that you plan to leave early so that they don’t follow you out of the classroom to make sure you are OK.
  • Always practice with a mat, towel and water bottle.  These are available for rent and sale if you forget something.
  • Pick up and neatly put away any props you use.
  • Please wipe up any sweat around your space.  Avoid wringing towels out in the classroom.
  • Please observe the silent space of the classroom.