Yoga Etiquette Guidelines

We love our yogis and our studio, and we want to provide a fantastic experience for everyone. Please practice “Tapas” (self-discipline) at Release Yoga by observing the following yoga etiquette guidelines:


1.) Arrive Early to Class

 
Give yourself plenty of time to unpack your belongings in the cubbies and settle in for class. We highly encourage you stay until the end of class to not disturb those who are enjoying their savasana. We understand that running late happens occasionally; therefore, desk yogis will determine if you may enter class depending on your point of arrival. If you are permitted to enter by the desk yogi, please slip in quietly and take your place. If you are attending an early morning class, please be aware that a desk yogi is not on schedule and the teachers will lock the front door at the start of class.

 

2.) No Cellphones Allowed in the Studio

 
No, nope, no way...don’t even think about it! There are few times throughout our day where we have the opportunity to unplug and detach from technology. Please respect this rule and the experience of others and leave your cellphone (even one that is turned off or on mute) with your other personal belongings out of the studio. We have plenty of cubbies for your personal belongings and a desk yogi to watch over them.

 

3.) Love Your Neighbor


As our studio continues to grow, so do our class sizes! For large class sizes, please place your mat within a designated “mat zone” mapped out on the floor and greet your neighbors with a smile!

 

4.) Respect Your Fellow Yogis with Silence

 
For many yogis, each class is an escape and a time to wind down and zen out! Please respect this by keeping your voices soft and unrolling your mat out with courtesy. (Please we beg, no snapping out your yoga mat to the floors!) Settle into your space and greet your neighbors before class begins. For our extra social yogis - grab a tea and chat with your friend in the boutique area before and/or after class!


5.) Wear Proper Yoga Attire

 
We know that yoga leads to awesome spirits and bodies. Sharing your love is always welcomed. Sharing your personal parts? Not so much. Please wear appropriate clothing. Men, please wear shirts and ladies, you should know all of the rules by now! 


6.) Practice Ahimsa (Non-violence)


Practicing non-violence (ahimsa in Sanskrit) at the studio means coming into the space in a peaceful way. Gossip, angry complaining, and negative attitudes are best left at the door. Our energy and attitudes have the power to affect every one we come into contact with, so bring your best to yoga for a safe, uplifting, truthful environment!

 

7.) Other Stuff That Your Mama Already Told You


Keep our studio beautiful for everyone by wiping down your mat and practice area. Please place towels, recyclable items and trash in one of our many receptacles. 

 

Be Kind, Be Patient, Be Your Best!