Tips & Studio Etiquette


General Tips

  • Inform the teacher of any injuries, recent surgeries, or health conditions which may affect your practice.
  • Practice on an empty (or nearly empty) stomach. A full stomach can cause discomfort, so it’s best to avoid large or heavy meals right before class. If you do need to eat something beforehand, stick with a light meal or snack.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. Try to avoid anything too large or loose fitting. For instance, a top/shirt that’s too baggy can fall around your face in certain poses, which can be both bothersome and unsafe.
  • You know your body best. If a pose doesn’t feel right to you, come out of it, particularly if you’re feeling any pain. Poses can be modified for every level of practitioner or to accommodate injuries, health concerns, or physical limitations. Ask your teacher for guidance and assistance.
  • If you need to rest at any time during the practice, you are welcome to take child’s pose or lie on your back or belly. Resting shows that you honor your body and your practice and gives others permission to do the same.

Studio Etiquette

  • Please try to arrive on time. If you’re a few minutes late, enter the studio quietly and roll out your mat in an open spot. If you arrive during the initial centering or meditation portion of the practice, please wait in the back of the room until the class is moving before getting situated.
  • If you arrive while an earlier class is still in session, please wait quietly in the hallway outside the second floor studio or have a seat in the comfy chairs on the first floor.
  • Please remove your shoes before entering the practice space. Shoe trays are provided in the hallway outside the studio.
  • Please turn off or silence ALL cell phones, tablets, or other electronic devices and stow them away during practice.
  • Only water is allowed on the studio floor. No other food or beverages.
  • Be mindful of your fellow practitioners by practicing good hygiene and wearing clothing and/or undergarments that limit the risk of exposing private parts.