• Yoga Etiquette

  • Yoga Etiquette for Grace Yoga at Mercy Center


    The Grace Yoga community continues to grow! We are grateful for the expanded support and want to continue to provide a sanctuary for all students. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with general yoga etiquette.

    Remove shoes and leave them at space provided by door along with any other items and belongings. Please do not keep them next to your mat in the practice area. This ensures an uncluttered practice space and plenty of room for all students. 

    Please do not bring your cell phone in to the practice area. If you need to send a text, check email, or make a phone call, please do so in the hallway outside the room. Be sure your phone is silenced or turned off. If you have a smart watch, make sure it is on silent.

    Be Punctual and Considerate and make it a habit to arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to your class. By arriving early, you honor your space and practice by giving yourself time to wind down and be present before the start of the class.

    There is a 5-minute grace period for all classes There are circumstances that prevent early arrival. Please be kind and generous to those arriving within the 5-minute grace period. Move your mat a bit to make room and make others feel welcome to the space. 

    If you arrive later than 5 minutes for a class, it is the Grace Yoga Studio policy to not let you into class even if there is space. This allows students to have an uninterrupted practice.

    Minimize Conversation Make it a custom to fall silent as you pass through the yoga studio doors. Your practice begins as soon as you cross the threshold. Practice focusing inward as you arrive and set up. Refraining from unnecessary conversation will set you up for a beneficial practice

    Hygiene Please be mindful that yoga is practiced in an intimate setting. To show respect to those around you wear clean clothes each time you practice and use a clean mat. Wearing some form of deodorant is recommended. Try to refrain from using cologne and perfumes before practice. Some yogis are highly sensitive and strong smells during a deep pranayama practice can be distracting.

    Make it a practice to stay for Savasana. This is an important part of your practice that yields the benefits of the work proceeding it. If you know you must leave early alert the instructor before class so they may signal to you an appropriate time to leave during a break.

    If you arrive early and there is a class still in session, please wait quietly in the hallway outside the room until the door is opened by the current instructor. 

    Please take the time after class to neatly replace all props. Leaving the prop room as you found it is a kind gesture for the next class.

    Please remember to always check in for your class!