Yoga Class Etiquette
New to yoga? There are a few basic things you should know. These rules and suggestions help maintain an enjoyable environment.
- Classes begin promptly and are subject to room capacity. Please arrive at least 15 min early to sign-in. The doors will be closed once class begins.
- Please keep your voices low once you enter the building as others may be in meditation.
- Please turn your cell phone off the moment you enter the building; this ensures everyoneʼs privacy in the change room and a peaceful experience.
- If you have reserved online, your spot will only be held until 10 minutes prior to the class start time.
- There are no lockers in the changing rooms. Please donʼt bring any valuables.
- Personal items will not be permitted in the yoga room. You only need a mat, towel and water.
- Towels and mats are available for rental.
- Always respect the silence within the room. Please enter very quietly so you do not disturb the other students in class.
- Please abstain from wearing perfume as the hot temperature amplifies odors.
- We practice quite close to each other. Please wash your yoga mat and clothes regularly so that your fellow yogis have an enjoyable class.
- If you smell of alcohol or cigarettes then you will be asked to leave the studio.
- Practicing in your underwear will not be permitted.
- Stay in the room until the instructor closes the class with “Namaste.” Out of respect for your instructor and fellow students we start class and finish class
together. If you cannot stay for the entire class then we ask that you donʼt take the class.
- If you sweat a lot then please bring an extra towel to wipe the floor around your mat.
- You will see that there are bird stickers on the yoga room floor. Please line up the top center of your yoga mat with a bird sticker.
- Take it easy. Donʼt be scared off by the heat – but donʼt push yourself too hard, either. Go at your own pace and listen to your body over the instructor. You donʼt have to do everything your first time! If you need a break, then just lie down, breath, and take some water. Please stay in the room. If you leave, then the instructor will have to stop the class to check on you.
- Hydrate, and hydrate some more. Come to class well hydrated, eat lightly 2-3 hours prior to your practice, and drink plenty of water during and after your class. Adding electrolytes can also be beneficial.
Spin Class Etiquette
Spin shoes are to be worn in the spin room only. Please remove your shoes before leaving the room, even if it’s just to use the washroom.
Caution Spinning Wheels
Be careful and do not walk in front of spinning wheels.
All For One
We are a team: we start class together and we finish together. Please arrive on time and stay for the whole duration of the class, including the final stretch. If you are not able to stay for the full 50 minutes we ask that you do not take the class.
The Front Row
The front row sets the example for the class; if you’re having an off day, please pick a bike in the back row so you can modify your ride without leading anyone astray.
We move through the class as one, however, it is essential that you listen to your body and go at your own pace. If you need to take a break, reduce the tension on your bike and peddle slowly, but please STAY IN THE ROOM! Staying on your bike will ensure your safety, increase your fitness level (even if you take it easy), and will help to maintain the positive energy in the room.
Talking and Cell Phones
Talking during class is disrespectful to your instructor and distracting to your fellow spinners, so just don’t do it!
Nobody wants to be “that smelly spin guy/girl” so please make sure you wash your spin clothes after each use.
Share the Love, Not the Germs
We are all about sharing, but not when it comes to germs! If you are sick, please stay home and give your body a chance to recover.
Ear plugs are available at the front and remember we have free hand weights on our bikes so please be careful inside the spin room.