Yoga Etiquette

The Cycling Yogi

Yoga Etiquette

Reach out to us if you have a question about our studio policies.

Please arrive at class on time. We lock the lobby doors at the start of class for security purposes. We do understand that life happens. If you are running late, please try and give us a quick call so we can save your space. Please do your best not to arrive after the start of class. This can be disruptive to the instructor and the rest of the class. 

If you have a yoga mat, bring that. If not, we have mats to rent for $2. Bring a water bottle if you’d like. Wear comfortable clothes you can move in. We have props to borrow, or feel free to bring your own if you prefer. If it’s your first class, please arrive about 15 minutes early to get all set up. 

Do not take personal belongings into the studio room. Leave keys, bags, phones, shoes, jackets, etc. in the cubbies.

Please respect that this is a communal space. Be mindful of those around you and leave quietly. Please do not talk during shavasana.

Perhaps bring an extra towel to wipe up your practice area, just as you would at the gym after using a machine.

This way they will be able to offer suggestions for modifications, if needed.

Taking a break is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of strength. Honor what you need—our bodies change every single day and sometimes we just need extra rest. Remaining in the room for your break is best.

Did you know that your nose acts as a filter? Cool, huh? We can also regulate our breathing when we breathe in and out through our nose. Our breath is a message to our body—calming our nervous system, nourishing our blood stream—and it allows us to take control of our movements.

Please try not to leave class early. However, we completely understand that life gets in the way of our yoga sometimes! If you must, let your instructor know before class so we know you are ok when you leave!

Be respectful of those around you. Avoid stepping on your neighbors mat, make room for your fellow yogi neighbor, smile at people and say hello! We thrive on connecting with one another.

Please share your experiences with each other and feel free to greet and welcome newcomers and show them around. We all remember our first class!

Remember, it’s OK to feel “weird” or different in every class. Whether it’s mental, physical, emotional, spiritual or all of the above… it’s OK to go through many changes in the 45-60 minutes. It’s not about what your postures look like. It’s about how you try. This is a lifelong journey—a yoga practice! Not a yoga perfect!

Yoga makes you… YOU!

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