2017 Studio News

Studio Etiquette


Arrive for classes and private sessions on time, allowing enough time to sign in and set up your practice space.

Never answer your mobile phone or respond to texts during class or a private session. Silence your ringers and alert tones and do not leave phone on "vibrate" as this disturbs whoever ends up near your phone during class. All devices must be either switched to "airplane mode" or powered off during your class or private lesson.

Do not leave during final relaxation. This disturbs everyone else who is being still and silent. The final relaxation is an important part of every fitness class. For many, it is the bridge between the healing environment of the classroom and the outside world. If you must leave early, position your mat near the door and leave before final relaxation begins. In a guided class, if you must leave early, please inform the teacher before class begins, then make sure you allow enough time to put your belongings away and to be out the door before the start of final relaxation.

Please do not wear any perfume, cologne, after shave, essential oils, or scented antiperspirant, shampoos, or conditioners. Just like natural body odors, these artificial odors will be intensified by the heat of the practice. Some students who come to the studio are very sensitive to chemicals. Please help them. This includes all “natural” or “organic” scents as well.

Make sure that your body, your clothing, and your mat are clean and odor free. 

Roll out your mat in line with the others in the room, and square to the room shape. This not only looks neater, it will help you and those around you stay balanced as you practice.

If someone else is looking for space for their mat, make room. People are shy about asking. Be kind and welcoming.

Respect the personal space of others. If you must walk about during class, please do not step on other people’s mats.

Clean, white hand towels are offered free of charge. Please place used towels in the hamper provided by the exit. Do not use the white hand towels to clean your mat. 

After class, kindly show your respect and gratitude by assisting the instructor in neatly replacing and storing all props.