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“Yogettiquette”

Yoga is, in addition to being a strength/balance/flexibility/relation practice, also a meditative practice. It is designed to relax the body and calm the mind. Thank you for honoring the spirit of yoga. In order to enhance your yoga experience and that of all students, please observe the following guidelines.

  1. Please make every effort to be on-time and even a little early. This will help settle the mind and transition from the hectic demands outside to the quiet focus inside. Turn cell phone to silent, or better yet, leave it in the car. Remember, we all deserve an hour to ourselves.
  2. If you are delayed and need to enter after class has started, please do so quietly. Be aware of jingling keys and loud footsteps and when unrolling your mat be considerate of those around you.
  3. Please be aware of the placement of your water bottle, blocks, etc. so they are not accidentally knocked over.
  4. If you need to leave class early, please exit quietly before the closing relaxation period has begun.
  5. If possible, please bring your own yoga mat, blocks, straps. Sometimes there is not enough equipment for everyone and it is more sanitary to have your own.
  6. Invite friends and family and share a copy of this with them ahead of time so they may participate in a meaningful way.
  7. Go at your own pace, rest when you need to and never take any pose past the point of gentle tension. Listen to your body and go gently beyond your comfort zone when you feel strong and take it easy when you are challenged. Breathe.
  8. Feel free to bring a blanket for extra warmth during the relaxation period when the body tends to cool down. This may also serve as extra padding during class.
  9. Questions and comments are always welcome after class.
  10. Remember consistency is the key so the more you practice, the deeper your practice becomes.

We are proud and honored to be your yoga instructors and deeply appreciate your participation in our classes. Many thanks.

Namaste,

Linda Ciotola