YOGA TIPS, ETIQUETTE & FAQ
TIPS FROM THE MAT
- Always try to arrive a few minutes early so that you do not feel rushed. If you are new to the studio, please let your teacher know so that they can ensure you've filled out the registration form.
- Sign-in on the studio iPad before class starts (even if you've registered for the class online).
- Please enter our yoga studio space quietly, soft voices are appreciated.
- Please remove your shoes and leave them under the benches in reception or carry them into the studio to be placed in a cubbie. No shoes are allowed in the studio.
- Turn your phone off (yes, even the vibrate feature can be disruptive).
- Please do not wear any strong perfumes or scents out of respect for those around you.
- If you are running late for class, please enter the room as quietly as possible. If you miss part of the warm up, please warm up on your own before jumping into the flow.
- Don't give late-comers the "stink-eye", lateness happens - please be kind.
- Make room for others, everyone should feel welcome. Attempt to stagger your mats so that you can open your arms out to the side without bumping your neighbor. We have room for three rows in the studio.
- Props - Nobody is too cool for props... they are your friend! Gather props before the start of class and place them within easy reach by your mat (out of the way of others). Use props to support where your body is today. They really help you make the most out of the Asanas (poses).
- Try not to practice on a full stomach. It is best to eat two-three hours before class, or to only have a light snack an hour before class.
- Be careful not to drink too much water. Most of us hydrate enough ahead of time to sustain us through an entire class. You do not want to be full of water while twisting, bending, inverting, etc. - hydrate as much as you'd like to after class!
- Smile and breathe! If you are not able to do both of these things during class, check in with your body and listed. Take it a little slower, re-adjust your pose to a more comfortable level. Yoga is a practice and it takes time - no shortcuts!
No need for expensive yoga attire, comfort is key! Wear clothing that you can move in and that stays close to the body. Remember, shoes are not to be worn in the yoga studio.