What is Yoga Etiquette?

These rules of good yoga etiquette will help you and the people around you feel comfortable when entering the yoga room. They are based on common sense and courtesy, but deal with some issues that are specific to yoga classes and studios.

Before Class

  • Consider being prompt as part of your practice. We start class on time.
  • The studio is open 30 minutes before classes and closes 30 minutes after.
  • Remember to properly hydrate. Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Have clean feet and be perfume and lotion free.
  • No watches, cell phones or pagers in the Yoga room.
  • Please do not hold showers in locker rooms.

During Class

  • Before entering make sure the previous class has completely vacated the room.
  • Enter the yoga room in silence.Your practice begins once you enter the room.
  • Be aware of your mat placement, as to not block the view of the mirror for those behind you.
  • Bring only bottled water into class with you. No other beverages are allowed in the room. Drink between postures not during.
  • No glass containers, please.
  • Do your very best to stay in the Yoga room for the entire class. Leaving early is discouraged. If you feel you need to leave, check with the teacher.
  • Focus on yourself in the mirror.
  • Practice stillness between the postures.
  • Honor the silence of the room by moving quietly.
  • When you use Kleenex, place the used tissues between your mat and your towel.

After Class

  • Observe silence during final savasana.
  • Leave the room quietly being respectful of others.
  • Showers are on a first come first serve basis. Please limit your showers to 3-5 minutes.
  • Be mindful of the time. We open the studio 30 minutes before and close 30 minutes after each class.
  • Enjoy the peace and energy you are taking with you from class and make the commitment to return tomorrow.