Yoga Studio Etiquette
Please support Abhyaasa’s intention to create a sanctuary from busy lives; a place to connect with others on a deep level, as well as to experience the profound wisdom that resides within yourself by following the yoga studio etiquette and guidelines:
- Try not to eat within an hour before class, as the the physical practice will better serve you with an emptier stomach.
- Make it part of your practice to arrive 10 - 15 minutes early to allow time to check in and settle on your mat. Check in for classes is in our conscious living boutique, Peace, located below Abhyaasa, during Peace business hours.
- Be sure to check in and pay BEFORE each class. When checking in downstairs, you will be given an inspirational card to place in front of your mat. Your teacher will collect the card before class begins. If you do not have a card, you will be sent downstairs to check in.
- Leave shoes on racks in the hallway. Please DO NOT bring shoes into the studio.
- Turn off cell phones before entering the studio, or better yet do not bring them at all. Please DO NOT bring cell phones to your mat.
- For class in the Sun Room, hang all items on a hook at the entrance or in an available cubby in the back of the room. For class in the Moon Room, please hang coats in the hallway and neatly place personal items on the benches INSIDE the Moon Room.
- Avoid bringing valuables with you, as Abhyaasa Yoga cannot be responsible for theft or loss of personal items. Please DO NOT leave valuables such as phones, keys, etc. in the public hallway.
- Practice mindful awareness of others in the studio by practicing silence or talking softly before class begins. This allows those who wish to meditate the quiet to do so. Please always practice SILENCE in the prop room in case students are still in practice in the other room.
- Avoid wearing strong fragrances.
- Tell your teacher about any injuries or limitations you have before class begins.
- Plan to stay until the class is over. Leaving during meditation/savasana may disrupt the practice of others doesn't allow you this important integration time in your own practice. If it is absolutely necessary, please leave mindfully and silently.
- Be prepared to leave your ego at the door, be playful, open-minded, relax and have fun!