- Hydrate, before, during and after class. Come to class fully hydrated and drink lots of water after class to replenish lost fluids from your yoga practice. Please drink lots of water before you come to class and as needed during class. Please eat 2 to 3 hours before class.
- Be quiet and respectful of others in the yoga room. The Gathering Room is meant for social interaction, please stay as long as you want. However the yoga room is intended to be a quiet place, so please enter and leave quietly.
- Remove your shoes before entering the Yoga room. This is actually a symbol of you leaving behind whatever you brought in with you before entering the yoga room.
- Wear comfortable clothing. Shorts, leggings, t-shirts, tank tops, etc. Men usually wear shorts and t-shirts.
- Bring your own mat and towel or you can purchase a yoga mat in our gathering room. Mats are also available for rent for $1.
- Try to stay in the room for the duration of the entire class. Come down into child’s pose or savasana if you need to rest, but please try not to leave the room.
- Be on time out of respect for your fellow students and their yoga experience. It is disruptive to have students entering after the start of class. We lock the doors at the start of class for your safety. Ideally, you will come 5 minutes early. If this is your first class, please come 10 minutes early. Please sign in at the table found when entering the studio.
- Bring your cell phone into class. Please put your phone on vibrate when entering the studio. The cubbyholes for your personal belongs will be close enough to hear a ringing phone. Please try to keep yoga as a time just for you.
- Wear shoes or socks during class. Yoga is done barefoot. We have cubbyholes to store your socks and shoes until after class.
- Wear perfume or scented lotions. Some of your fellow yogis may be sensitive to these smells.
- Come to class late or leave early. People coming in and out disrupts that energy. If you know you are going to leave early, please tell the teacher in advance. If you are tired or out of breath, lay down on your mat, the whole class if necessary. Just being in the room allows you to experience the energy. Bit by bit, you will get stronger.
- Talk in the yoga room. The gathering room is a great social area to meet and talk with your instructor and your fellow yogis, and we encourage you to do so. The yoga room on the other hand is a place for focus and meditation, so please be quiet and respect the space of your fellow yogis.