Yoga Etiquette For You and Your Fellow Yogis
- Please come to class clean and free of body odor or scents. This facility is a fragrance free zone – some people have allergies no matter how nice something might smell.
- Arrive early enough to get settled for class. If you bring friends who are first timers, they must be at the studio 15 minutes prior to the start of class, which will allow for a relaxed orientation to the class and studio.
- Make sure you can see yourself in the front mirror. Stagger the placement of your mat so you are not placing it directly in front of someone else. Newer students with 10 classes or less should set up in the back of the class so they can watch people in front of them.
- Advise the teacher of any medical conditions or physical restrictions – even if they might seem trivial to you.
- Bare feet only in the yoga studio. Leave shoes outside. Please be sure your feet, like the rest of your body, are clean.
- Refrain from talking once you enter the yoga room and please do not talk during class. This is a 90 minute meditation for you and others in the room.
- Listen to the teacher. We all move together. Stay with the rest of the class to take advantage of the group energy – it really helps!
- Stay still and focused between the postures for maximum benefit and speedy improvement. Unnecessary movement is a distraction to you and your classmates.
- No moving of the mats or towels during class, and no use of props, including hand towels. Keep the wiping of sweat to a minimum – it just comes right back! Sweat is your body’s natural cooling process so let it sweat!
- Only bring your water (or clear electrolyte drink), mat & towel in the yoga studio
- Drink lots of water before class. Stick with the designated water breaks during class for minimal distraction. We promise they will be announced!
- Remain in the room for the entire class. This alone is a great accomplishment!
- Plan to remain a few minutes after class to take advantage of the final savasana. When you are ready to leave, be respectful of your classmates and depart quietly.
Stay positive - the worst Bikram class you ever took was the one you never went to...remember every day is different, and this is a practice meant to develop a life-long high quality of life!