Studio Etiquette

 Before Class:
 

  • Be on time.  Arrive 15 minutes before class begins if possible to allow yourself to settle in.  

  • Turn off cell phones and leave them out of the room.

  • No shoes in the yoga room.

  • Use the time before class to quiet down, stretch, meditate and relax.  Maintain silence in the yoga room.

  • When finding a spot in the studio, please do so quietly. Please be considerate of those around you.

  • Please do not block another person’s view of the mirror.  In a full classroom, you need only see a portion of yourself in the mirror.  Adjust your mat as needed to accommodate others.

  • Have clean feet and be perfume free. In consideration for those with sensitivities or allergies, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or strongly scented products in the studio.

  • The yoga studio is a smoke-free environment. If you do smoke, please shower before class.

  • No gum in the yoga room.

  • ABSOLUTELY no glass bottles in the yoga room.

  • Do not bring anything but towels, mat, and water into the yoga room. Leave bags, purses and all other items in the lockers (bring a lock) or at home.

  • San Diego Yoga Center requires that all students must use a mat and large/beach-sized towel (for hot classes). If you don't have either, we have them for sale.

  • Please leave valuables at home or locked in a locker.  San Diego Yoga Center does not accept responsibility for any valuables that are brought in and are lost or stolen.

During Class:
 

  • Please be silent in the yoga room.

  • Listen to instructions and try your best. Yoga practice not yoga perfect!

  • Do your very best to stay in the yoga room. If an emergency requires you to leave, please leave and re-enter between postures. When going in and out of the classroom, please close the door gently and quietly. Do not leave the door open. 

  • Practice stillness between postures.


 After Class:
 

  • Observe silence after the final savasana. Leave the room quietly, respecting others.

  • Be considerate to your fellow yogis and limit your shower time to 2-3 minutes.

  • Please wash your mats at home.

  • Mind that you have all of your things before leaving. Lost and found is donated regularly.

  • Put empty beverage bottles in recycling bins and garbage in garbage cans.

  • Enjoy the peace and energy you’ve created for yourself here at San Diego Yoga Center!