Class Etiquette at The Yoga & Fitness Studio

Yoga strengthens the body and quiets the mind. It is a focused practice that requires concentration and consideration for others. In order to create the most beneficial practice environment for all, please consider the following:

Arrive on time – Life is busy and ordinary delays are to be expected. However, if you arrive once a class has begun, please prepare yourself outside of the studio. Enter the class quietly with your mat ready to be unrolled. If the instructor is leading a centering in preparation for class.

Before Coming To Class – In order to deepen your practice and receive its maximum benefits, refrain from eating 2-3 hours before class. Always be sure to adequately hydrate before and after practice. Please refrain from coming to class if you are ill—close proximity in combination with deep breathing is conducive to transmitting sickness. Also, please avoid applying perfumes, colognes, or scented lotions before class and be mindful of your personal hygiene in order to insure a clean environment for practice.

Quiet Environment – Please be conscious of your noise level before, during, and after class. People often arrive early or stay longer to meditate or increase the duration of their final relaxation. If you require assistance during class, remember to speak softly so that others’ practices remain undisturbed. Also, cell phones are prohibited in our studio. If you must bring your cell phone, please make sure that it is switched off or on silent before class begins.

Respect for All – Please respect the instructor and follow instructions by keeping your variations appropriate for the level of the class. Always acknowledge your body’s limits and do what feels comfortable for you. If you have any injuries or medical conditions that may affect your practice, please inform the instructor.

Savasana – The final relaxation is an integral part of yoga practice. Please incorporate time into your schedule to include Savasana. If you must leave early, please be mindful of your classmates and be prepared to step out quietly before the relaxation portion of the class begins.

Above all else, always remember to breathe, relax, and have a good time!


The Yoga & Fitness Studio, Shop 5, Rossvale Shopping Centre,
16 Brampton Ave, Cranbrook, 4814 QLD