Yoga Tips & Etiquette
- Arrive a few minutes early to get settled so that class can begin on time.
- Remove shoes upon entering the studio.
- Turn off cell phones upon entering the studio.
- Please do not come to class if you are ill.
- Wear comfortable clothing.
- Please do not skip savasana. Savasana is the final resting pose and it is the most important part of your yoga practice. If you must leave early, please do so quietly before everyone has settled into the final resting pose.
- Please do not make a habit of leaving early.
- Do not wear excessive perfumes or oils.
- If you use one of our mats, please use the provided cloths and mat wash to clean your mat for the next person. You are always welcome to use our mat wash for your own mat as well.
- Come to class with an open mind.
PLEASE NOTE: Our front desk is not always staffed, and late entry may not be permitted. Please arrive on time so you can join us!
Frequently Asked Questions About Yoga
What is the purpose of Yoga? The word “yoga” means union. The purpose of the practice of yoga is to quiet the mind so that we can connect to our deeper selves and experience union with the world around us.
• Do I have to be flexible? Not at all. You only need to be open-minded. Flexibility will come with time.
• Do I have to be in shape? Yoga is for everyone. All sizes and shapes are
welcome. Please let us know if you have a health condition that may prevent you from doing certain movements so that we can provide modifications.
• What if I have an injury? There’s a pose for that! As with health conditions, please let us know about any injuries you are working with and we’ll make it work.
• What should I wear? Anything that is clean and comfortable and does not restrict movement (think stretchy or tie waistbands – like the pants you put on after Thanksgiving dinner).
• How much does it cost? You tell us what you can afford. We believe that yoga should be available to persons of all incomes. Our Drop in rate is affordable, while our membership and class card pricing is even better!
• Do I need to have my own mat? Most people prefer to use their own mat but we do have mats at the studio available for use. If you do use one of our mats, please use the provided cloths and mat wash to clean your mat after class.
• Which class is right for me? That depends on your goals, expectations, and experience. Please email us or call the studio if you’re unsure which class to go to. We’re happy to talk with you and help you figure it out.
• Why do I have to remove my shoes immediately upon entering the studio space? The practical answer is that removing shoes helps to keep the studio floor clean. Since yoga is practiced in bare feet, it is appropriate to keep the floor clean for the comfort of everyone. On a deeper level, the act of mindfully removing one’s shoes symbolizes leaving the outside world, along with the cares, concerns and anxieties that go along with it, outside of the studio space so that it can serve as a clean, comfortable sanctuary for all who use it.
• What if I can’t do all the postures? Join the club! Nobody can do all of the postures. We all just do our best.