Hothouse Yoga wants you to have the most enlightening experience whenever you're attending classes here, so we ask you to please follow a handful of good, wise and gracious yogi and yogini etiquette guidelines:
Please turn off all cell phones and pagers the moment you walk into the studio. And if for some reason your phone does ring in class, please don't answer it! Namaste.
Please take off your shoes in the lobby and leave them in the front foyer area.
If you need to leave class early, please let the teacher know before class begins, and please leave before savasana (resting pose) begins to avoid disturbing other students as you creep toward the door in the dark. Remember that savasana is a crucial element of yoga class – it doesn't take more than 10 minutes or so.
In order to optimize space, please place all of your bags and belongings in the locker room, rather than behind your mat.
Be generous with your space and move your mat to accommodate other students who need a place. And do try not to step on other students' mats while you're setting up.
Please use the time before class to quiet down, stretch, meditate and become attuned to your yogic frame of mind. The teacher shouldn't have to call for your attention or interrupt a loud conversation to begin class.
No chewing gum. It's a pet peeve of hothouse's nice instructors.
Be aware of your neighbors when you're practicing an asana that could interfere with their practice. Shift your body so that you give them – and yourself – enough space.
If you sweat profusely and leave a small puddle around your area by the end of class, please clean it up with a towel! Namaste.
Try not to eat a meal too close to your practice, when a full, heavy stomach and busy intestines will distract you from your practice.