Yoga Class Etiquette
Yoga Class Etiquette helps us to be respectful of others and ourselves. It removes unnecessary distraction and allows us to focus on the present. We have prepared a list of guidelines to ensure that all of our members will benefit and optimise their practice in an accessible environment.
Before Yoga Class
Call or email us to make a reservation to secure your place in a selected class.
Read through our class description when selecting a yoga class and we are happy to answer any queries regarding your choice of classes.
Arrive at least 15 minutes early to register for the yoga class. Classes will begin as scheduled.
Remove your shoes and place them in the designated area as you enter the studio.
Dress in simple, light-weight attire to be comfortable in class.
Be considerate and keep your voices low in the studio as classes may be in session.
Avoid eating heavy meals 2-3 hours prior to your practice. Drink adequate amounts of water.You are also advised to bring along a water bottle to keep yourself hydrated at all times.
Inform your teacher before class if you are a beginner, are pregnant, or are suffering from a medical condition or an existing injury.
Ensure that your mobile phones are switched off or in silent mode while in the studio.
On your first visit you will be required to fill out a new student registration form. Please be sure to indicate any physical injuries or special health conditions.
Yoga Class in Session
Remain silent when the class starts and refrain from talking to others unnecessarily during practice. But do share your smiles and laughter in class.
Avoid strong smelling perfumes or lotions, and be mindful of your personal hygiene.
Remember return props to storage neatly when used during the class.
Clean your own practice mat before you leave. Wipe cloths and spray bottles are available.
Although mats, towels and all other yoga props needed for the practice are provided, we encourage you to use your own yoga towel if possible for hygiene purposes.
Try to stay in class through the entire session. This ensures you get the optimum benefits from your yoga practice.
Practice with awareness and understanding of your own body, avoid overexerting yourself. Yoga is not a competitive sport so rest whenever needed.
If you must leave early, inform the instructor in advance (before the class commences) and take care to leave the room quietly to reduce distraction to your classmates.
We prefer that you stay through the end of class for Shavasana as it helps to integrate the practices done in the class earlier.
Drink plenty of water before and after each class, especially if you are practicing hot yoga.
We all come to practice with tolerance and understanding. We hope to cultivate that mindfulness and tolerance beyond the mat to share the joy that you have cultivated internally. We hope to create a dynamic and pleasant experience for all of you! Namaste.