Hi lovely yogis! A tradition as ancient and beautiful as yoga comes with a certain level of implied etiquette. When adopting a mindset of learning and respecting the etiquette, your experience of yoga expands. Please respect the following studio rules/etiquette when attending classes at our humble yoga abode. Namaste and thanks for being mindful of your studio and community!
Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the class start time to get settled, especially if it’s your first time to the studio, as you’ll be required to sign a waiver. You are welcome to just drop in for your first class but we recommend new students sign up online to create a profile and complete a waiver to bring with you on your first day. As we do not have a separate reception area, if you arrive and there is a class still in session, please quietly wait outside or in the cozy building lobby. We have mats to borrow at no additional charge.
If you are to arrive a couple minutes late (maximum of 5 minutes on occasion), we realize it happens to the best of us, but please don't make a lovely habit of it =) Then QUIETLY enter the studio (like a wee mouse) and situate yourself on your mat in a space you can find, without disturbing others and without asking them to move. Your fellow students have already started their practice, so please be mindful and respectful of the space you are entering into (as you would like others to do the same for you).
Teachers lock the doors 5 minutes after the class's start time. If the "Class in Session" sign has been placed on the doors and the doors are still unlocked, please do not knock as that greatly disturbs the practice for both students and your teacher. Simply allow yourself in and quietly set yourself up. If the door has been locked and the class has started, then the teacher has done so 5 minutes after the scheduled class's start time to “ hold a safe, tranquil space" for the students and we'll have to ask you to come back to another class at another time.
If you are borrowing a mat from us please spray it down/clean it after you use it so that the next person can enjoy their practice as much as you did.
- Please make sure your cell phone is on silent or turned off prior to class, so that we can be free of electronic device distractions for the duration of our practice together.
**With regards to flus/colds, although I know yoga can feel like the perfect remedy for your sick body, please think twice before attending a class if you are ill and believe you could still be contagious. As we're in such an intimate environment with one another, to respect your fellow students, teachers, and even yourselves, please try to avoid coming to class with a flu/cold.**