Yoga Etiquette

What do I need to know?

If you’re a beginner, I know it takes courage to come to a yoga studio and roll out that mat for the first, second or even third time. No need to be intimidated at Shine. The benefits of the physical practices are cumulative and once you begin to feel yourself becoming stronger, more flexible and less stressed you may find yourself craving the moments of rolling out that mat. Our teachers will guide you every step of the way.

Arrival Time –

If this is your first time, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of class.
This will give you time to finish registration forms, get settled, and have any questions answered.
All other times, please arrive ten minutes before class starts.

Personal Belongings –

Place your personal belongings in a cubby before entering the yoga room. This includes shoes, *cell phones, keys and bags. The only things to take in the yoga room are your yoga mat, a bottle of water and a positive attitude ☺
*Cell Phone- Silence your cell phone before entering class. It is very distracting for other students to hear the beep, ring or vibrate of a cell phone from inside the yoga room.

Leaving Class-

It is fine to step out of class if you need to. The best time to go is when there is a period of rest. If you must leave before class is over, sit by the door and roll your mat up quietly. It is better to leave before the final rest (Savasana) instead of during.

Honor Your Body-

Yoga is a personal practice not a competitive or comparative one. Each of us has our own individual levels of strength, flexibility, and experience. That’s what makes the practice so much fun! Your body may express the postures in a way that is unique to just you. So do not push it too far, too soon. You are the only one who knows how you’re feeling at any moment, so listen to the wisdom of your body and take care of yourself. Never force yourself into any posture and modify wherever necessary. No posture is worth injury.

Look forward to seeing you at SHINE!

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