Talk to your teacher
Inform your teacher about any injuries or medical conditions you have before class so he/she can offer appropriate modifications to poses. After class, don’t hesitate to ask questions or give feedback to the teacher. We’re here to help you grow in your practice so let us know what you need.
Honor your body
Don’t push it. Each of us was created with a unique body, capable of doing unique things. Straining or trying to get into the “perfect” pose without respecting the limits of your own body will only lead to an injury. Instead, work with where you are, not from where you think you should be.
Aim to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before class so that you have to sign in, get settled and breathe. If you do arrive late, please enter the studio quietly and remember to sign-in with the instructor after class.
Please keep your “footprint” as small as possible in class by placing backpacks, purses, keys, etc in the cubby spaces provided. You may bring a water bottle, towel with you into class along with your mat. If the class is full or near full, line your mat up with the tape on the floor.
A yoga studio is like a sanctuary where people go to relax and find their zen. Be mindful of this by turning off your cell phone before class, saving conversations for before or after class, and avoiding the need to make distracting sounds during class (grunting, over-enthusiastic sighs, bursting into enlightened song, and the like).
Skip the scents
Please avoid applying strong perfume, cologne, or other scents before coming to class.
Bring a towel
Our classes are sweaty on purpose—it helps detoxify the body—but please bring a towel to wipe your brow and any excess sweat you drip on or around your mat.
Stay until the end
Many people say the best part of a yoga class is the “nap” at the end. This period of deep relaxation, savasana, gives you the opportunity to allow the benefits of your practice to really sink in, and is essential to the practice. We encourage you to take a deep breath and stay.
Wear clothes that you’ll be comfortable in during class, keeping in mind that some of our classes are warmer than others and you’re likely to sweat (a lot). Avoid baggy clothes that will get in the way of your practice, as well as clothes that are too tight or revealing.
Honor the space
Please respect areas designated for Mighty Staff by steering clear of them and do not turn off the heaters or open windows. If you rent a mat or use blocks, please clean them at the end of class with the spray bottles provided.
Leave cell phones outside the studio
Please do not bring your cell phone into class. We suggest that you leave it in the car or turn it off when you enter the studio and place it with your other belongings in the cubby spaces provided.