Yoga Etiquette

Arrive on time

Being in a hurry is already a tizzy-inducing situation, but rushing into a yoga class is stressful for both you and your classmates.  Be sure to arrive on time, giving yourself a few minutes to check in, put away your items, roll out your mat, and gather any props you’ll need for class. Got a few extra minutes before class begins?  Sit quietly and focus on your breath, or do a few gentle stretches to warm up. And please, avoid picking your toes. (I wish I were kidding.)

Remove your shoes

Yoga is practiced with bare feet, shoes are to be kept in the lobby. This shows a sign of respect for our practice.

Tell your teacher about any injuries

Tell your teacher before class begins if you are suffering with an injury, are pregnant or new to yoga altogether.  

Mind your personal hygiene

This advice swings to both ends of the spectrum. First, please bathe, brush your teeth, wash your hair, and use a clean mat and a clean towel. Second, mind heavy perfumes, oils, and colognes, as strong scents travel easily during class. Regardless of which end of the spectrum you’re on, you’re subjecting those around you to your personal biome. Please make it a tidy and pleasant one.

Devices are a no-no

Want to get the stink-eye from classmates?  Just bring your iWhatever to class. Whistles, dings, and blips are incredibly distracting and, frankly, downright rude.  For many studios, this behaviour borders on unforgivable, and could get your device—or you—kicked out of class.   Just put it on silent, right? Not so fast. For many (if not all), yoga class is a chance to escape the digital addictions and distractions we face in everyday life, offering you a rare chance to be fully present.   By bringing your phone to class (even on silent!), you’re distracting yourself and those around you.   Expecting an important call or a do-or-die text? Consider skipping class altogether, and returning when you can fully focus.

Minimize conversation

Happy Hot Yoga is a space for reflection, self-study, and focus, and maintaining a quiet atmosphere supports this frame of mind. No talking is allowed in the room before or after class.  Please wait till after class to have a chat and share you thoughts.

Can’t stay for savasana? Leave before.

We all get it. Time is short, your schedule is tight, and your day is packed with need-tos and to-dos, but many of your classmates live for savasana.  By packing up and shuffling out during the most meditative and restful stage of the entire class, you’re disrupting everyone else and denying yourself the benefits. The traditional benefits of savasana claim to restore your nervous system to its default settings and offer your mind a chance to sink into meditation. But above all, it’s a rare chance for you to do nothing for a few minutes. Close your eyes, focus on your breath, and feel the weight of your body against the floor. It’s your own little R&R opportunity. Take it.

Thanks so much for your co-operation with this all, our community is about everyone and we really want everyone to have the best yoga class