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Studio Etiquette

Studio etiquetteThe practice of yoga begins before your class starts. Aquarian Yoga Center is a sacred place for us to expand, heal and express our essence. Please be kind to fellow class attendees and try to adhere to the following guidelines and studio etiquette.

 

  • Arrive a few minutes before class begins. Give yourself time for a moment of meditation and to relax from the day. If you arrive just as class is beginning, enter quietly and find a place in the back of the class. Late arrivals can be disruptive and may not be accommodated.
  • Tell your teacher about any injuries or special health conditions before class. This will help the teacher make suggestions to make your practice safer and more enjoyable.
  • Students are always welcome to relax in the space prior to the class  – we ask that you limit your activity to relaxation, rather than starting any active asana practice.
  • Bring your own yoga mat to class for hygienic and energetic reasons. Several mat styles are available to for sale to enhance your practice. Bring a towel to class if you tend to sweat. Please do not use studio blankets without a towel if you are perspiring.
  • Please keep conversations low when you arrive and leave as other students may be relaxing or meditating. We want to create a space of healing, quiet, and relaxation as well as one of friendship.

The Essence of Yoga embraces the qualities of compassion, awareness and respect. In this attitude of awareness, we ask that you …

  • Remove your shoes after entering to keep the floors clean for others.
  • Leave cell phones outside the yoga studio or turn it off completely. If you are on call or in an emergency situation, perhaps is not the best time to attend a class.
  • Do not bring a beginner to an intermediate class. This is for the beginner’s safety as well as respect for the other students and teachers. Please ask the staff or teachers for suggestions about classes if you are uncertain.
  • Be mindful of stacking your mats and props nicely before you leave.
  • Please leave all of your expectations and judgments of yourself and others at the door.  We strive to respect diversity in all beings.

Self-awareness leads to attention to detail and to the respect for the space and people around you. Thank you for creating a sacred space for your practice and for respecting the Essence of Yoga.