Yoga Etiquette

Etiquette is an accepted social behavior in a particular setting; it defines the properties of conduct as established in any class or community or occasion. Etiquette is not a loud and explicit rule; it is soft and subtle and yet always carries you further when you observe appropriate etiquette in the right setting. Master the etiquette of the occasion and you will immediately draw favorable attention of the crowd. Yoga, which everyone can do, is no exception and a tradition as ancient and beautiful as yoga comes with a certain level of implied etiquette.

  • arrive early
  • mind your personal hygiene
  • turn off (or silence) all electronics including phones
  • go easy on perfumes or colognes
  • respect your teachers and peers
  • the studio is a quiet refuge for everyone to relax
  • clean up your practice area
  • don’t skip Savasana