YOGA ETIQUETTE FOR BEGINNERS
If this is your first time in a yoga studio, don’t worry, we won’t bite!
Please download our Registration Form and bring it to your first class.
- The most important rule is to smile, relax and enjoy yourself!
- Keep hydrated throughout the day. Drinking water before, during & after you class is an important part of preparation & recovery. We do sell bottles of water at reception also.
- Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your class to sign in and get settled. We understand lateness sometimes happens so try to enter the yoga room as respectfully as possible.
- Please leave all mobile phones or any other electronic devices in your coats, bags or lockers outside. No one can answer a call when they are mid way through their downward facing dog!
- Please refrain from wearing aftershave or perfume. Some smells can be too much for some people especially when breathing as deeply as we do during a yoga class.
- Please remove your shoes before entering our yoga room as a way of respecting the ancient tradition of the East and to provide a clean environment in which to practice. Strictly bare feet only.
- If you have long hair, we recommend tying it back or using a hair band to keep it out of your face during your class.
- We always recommend you bring a towel. Big or small, it is up to you. You are more likely to need a towel for a) sweat or b) slippery mats!
- Please be considerate of students in class by keeping your voice down around the studio when a class is in session.
- Please keep the yoga room tidy during class by placing all personal belongings (wallets, phones, iPods etc) in the closet provided outside the yoga room or in the waiting room area.
- Listen to your body, pushing yourself beyond comfort and pain is not part of any yoga practice. Remember, yoga is not a competitive practice – instead it is a practice. Go at your own pace.
- Try not to eat at least 2 hours before your practice. You will enjoy your practice much more!
- Please bring your own mat and yogitoes. One good reason is that it is more sanitary to use your own mat and towels. Some classes will cause you to sweat. We do provide mats and towels but remember they are shared. They are washed and sanitized.
- Savasana is a part of a yoga class too! Please stay until the end of final relaxation. If you need to leave early, inform your teacher, position yourself near the exit, and leave as respectfully as possibly.
- If you have used any props please put them away properly. If you have sweated and used our mats, please wipe them down with our towels. Wipe off any sweat or debris.
- Let your teacher know about any injuries or health conditions before class begins. If you are new to yoga, this is important in helping make your practice safer and more enjoyable. We always recommend speaking to your doctor before commencing any strenuous activities.
- Enjoy it! Even the hard bits. You will feel great at the end of a class and even better after a nice shower. Take your new positive energy out into the world with you.
- Recommend your friends & family! Hot Yoga is suitable for adults of all ages and abilities