Muskoka Hot Yoga Studio Etiquette Tip for Yogi’s and Yogini’s
- If you are not able to register for the class before arrival, please ensure you arrive at least 20 mins before class, especially if you are new to the studio. Drop In’s are always welcome, space can not be guaranteed.
- It is your responsibility to add and remove yourself from classes within the online registration system. You must be logged into Tula (with your password) to DEREGISTER from class. You do not need to be logged in to register for a class. Hit the “Forgot Password” link to create yourself a Tula password.
- Remove all shoes at the door before entering the studio.
- No personal items allowed in the hot studio, except your mat and water. Keep all hats, jackets, purses, bags, cell phones etc., in the reception area.
- Cell phones are to be turned OFF. Make a habit of doing this as soon as you get to the yoga studio. You will be quite embarrassed if your phone rings during class. If you are a professional that is on call (physician, EMT, Leader of the Free World) please notify the teacher and keep your phone or pager on silent and within close proximity to you. This is STRONGLY discouraged. Having a cell or pager go off during Savasana or a deep relaxation is just not cool.
- Ensure you go to the washroom before you start class. If you must go during class, do so quietly. The best time to go is when there is a period of rest, either in child’s pose or down dog. You will not earn your teacher’s respect if you routinely dodge out during difficult poses or skip part of Savasana.
- Arrive to class hydrated. Bring water to every class. It’s hot, you will sweat and you will need water during the practice. Some like to add electrolytes to their water. You can purchase electrolytes, or simply add a pinch of sea salt, or baking soda to your water bottle.
- Leave your ego at the door. This is your practice. Listen to your body, if you need to take Child’s pose or Savasana do so. There is no shame in listening to your body. Some days you have more energy than others. If Hot Yoga is new to you, it may take your body several classes to adapt fully to the energy required and the heat.
- Yes you can talk before and after class. Once class begins however, it is best to focus on your practice. Jam classes are less formal and breaking out in song is encouraged during the flow, as is shaking your tail feather on your mat if so inspired!
- Ensure you have practiced good hygiene before you come to yoga. Do not use scented perfumes, deodorants etc.
- Wear comfortable clothing. Ladies, yoga pants or shorts with a top. Men, yoga pants or shorts. Shirt is optional.
- Don’t skip Savasana. Your final relaxation in Savasana is an important part of your practice. Don’t plan to leave class early. If you must, tell the teacher in advance and take a short Savasana before you go.
Be prepared to feel amazing, calm and rejuvenated like never before!