What is proper yoga etiquette? This is stuff you probably could have figured out yourself.
But here are a few ideas we came up with to make class more enjoyable for you and your
Don't wear perfume or other fragrances when coming to class. These scents can cause
your fellow students to have an allergic reaction, or just make it hard for them to breathe.
Turn off your phone
Or better yet just leave it in the car.
If you're sick, stay home
We want you to get better! And your fellow students like you... but going home with your cold, not so much.
Use your inside voice
While your are waiting for your class to begin, it is the quietest part of the preceding
class. Please keep your voice down.
Take your shoes off before entering the studio. This helps keep the floor clean for
Arrive on time
Give yourself time to park and arrive a few minutes before the scheduled time of your
class. You'll enjoy your class more if you don't arrive stressed from rushing.
If you arrive late
If you must arrive late, enter the studio as quietly as possible. If the class is in meditation,
just set your stuff down and join the meditation. Only when meditation is over should you
go ahead and set yourself up. Practice being quiet and unobtrusive.
If you need to leave early
Position yourself near an exit, and let your teacher know ahead of time.
Share your space
If your class is getting crowded, first congratulate yourself for being cool, and then make
room for your fellow yogis!
Let the next class in
There never seems to be enough time between classes. As you are finishing class, please
be aware that there might be another class entering the studio. Socializing after yoga is
great – but do it in the lobby or at one of our nearby cafés.
Respect the props
Props are provided for your use during class. Return them neatly when done. If you
doubled your mat, please re-roll them each one at a time. Fold blankets into eighths and
Do not tandem park unless you are certain that the car in front of yours belongs to
another student attending the same class.
Everybody screws up at some point, so don't get too annoyed if a fellow student is not
following proper yoga etiquette! Chances are that eventually that ringing cell phone in
savasana will be yours.