Respect for the Teacher
- Please visit the sign-in desk before every Yoga Underground class, so that we can correctly compensate our dedicated teachers according to class attendance.
- Allow yourself plenty of time to park, sign in, and settle quietly onto your mat before your scheduled class time. The silent introspection before class is one of yoga’s precious gifts. Take advantage of it.
- On your first visit to Yoga Underground, please arrive 10-15 minutes early to fill out paperwork and meet the teacher prior to the beginning of class.
Respect for the Studio
- Please silence and stow cell phones and electronic devices in the reception area cubbies (or leave in your car) before entering the practice space. No cell phones are allowed on the practice floor. Revel in this technology break to focus on yourself!
- As you claim your space, please gather props and roll your mat out as quietly as possible, with respect to other students who may already be settling in for class.
- Yoga is practiced barefooted or in yoga grip socks. No shoes allowed past the reception area. (PiYo students with particular foot issues may wear shoes specifically carried in for studio use. Speak to your teacher. No street shoes on the practice floor ever.)
- We provide most props and clean them regularly. You may consider purchasing your own props to bring to class or for home practice. For hot classes, or if you tend to perspire, please bring your own towels from home.
- We have a limited number of mats you may borrow for class, but if you practice regularly, purchasing your own personal mat is more hygienic. If you don’t know where to buy one, speak to your teacher for recommendations. Please spray and wipe studio mats thoroughly with the cleaner provided before returning them to their designated spot.
- Keep in mind that studio props are shared. If props become sweaty or soiled during class, please spray clean them and wipe thoroughly. Please do not use prop blankets to wipe sweat from the floor or your body. (Thanks!)
Respect for the Class
- When you’re waiting outside, please be aware of a class currently in session, and keep voices and other noise to a minimum.
- Doors will be locked during class to avoid interruptions and to safeguard your stowed belongings. If you are unavoidably late, your teacher will check the door after silent meditation at the beginning of class. Wait outside the practice space until the teacher invites you in, then please join class as quietly as possible. Be sure to complete the check-in process with your teacher after class.
- If you enter the studio during meditation, please wait for a signal from the teacher after it’s over before entering the practice floor.
- Show kindness in crowded classes by moving your mat to make space for other yogis.
Respect for Fellow Students & Yourself
- Please observe basic hygiene when attending yoga class. Don’t forget your feet! 🙂
- Refrain from perfumes and oils, as many people are allergic.
- Yoga clothes should be stretchy and invite movement within the body. It is helpful, but not required, for your teacher to be able to see the general outline of your body for alignment and safety reasons. Loose clothes are comfortable–we agree. But remember that non-fitted shirts tend to ride up during inverted postures such as downward facing dog, and short shorts may be uncomfortably revealing in certain postures, too.
- Always practice at your own particular comfort level on a given day, and let the teacher know if you have any injuries or would like modifications for any pose. Taking a break in child’s pose, Savasana, or seated is encouraged whenever you might need it. Trust your body!
- It is best to practice yoga on an empty stomach. Eating two hours prior to class is not encouraged. If necessary, choose something light like a piece of fruit.
- You may bring water to class or use the water provided in the reception area.
- Come often. The more you practice yoga, the greater the benefits.
Enjoy your class!