Sometimes we all need a little reminder; especially as we grow -- thanks to you! We thought it would be a good idea to give our yogis some helpful tips to keep Fusion Yoga running smooth so you can have the most zen experience possible.
1. Arrive on time and always check in
Being completely set-up in the studio at the class start time will allow you to calm your mind and warm up for your amazing yoga class. Be sure to arrive on time, giving yourself the minutes you need to check in, put away your items, roll out your mat, and gather any props you’ll need for class. We understand that sometimes there is traffic that prevents you from being on time, so if arriving a couple minutes late please be mindful as you enter the yoga studio and we promise our teachers will do their best to help you find a spot. If you are more than five minutes late we cannot allow you into class due to risk of injury.
2. Tell your teacher about any injuries
We strive to make your yoga practice beneficial for you - - so, if you have an injury or any other contraindication let us know and we can offer you modifications before class even begins so you have the best experience on your mat.
3. Devices are a no-no
Yoga class is a chance to escape the digital addictions and distractions we face in everyday life, offering you a rare chance to be fully present. By bringing your iwhatever (phone, watch, etc) to class (even on silent!), you’re distracting yourself and those around you. Please leave your device in the cubbies. If there is an emergency situation talk to your instructor beforehand as they will help situate you in the room in a place where it will not be a distraction.
4. Be aware of your space
We love the energy when our yoga classes are packed and want to share our classes with you and others. This means that we need to be neighborly. Yoga classes can get packed. Be neighborly and make space when space is needed.
5. Can’t stay for savasana? Leave before.
We all get it. Time is short, your schedule is tight, and your day is packed with need-tos and to-dos. But many of your classmates live for savasana, and by packing up and shuffling out during the most meditative and restful stage of the entire class, you’re disrupting everyone else and denying yourself the benefits.
The traditional benefits of savasana claim to restore your nervous system to its default settings and offer your mind a chance to sink into meditation. But above all, it’s a rare chance for you to do nothing for a few minutes. Close your eyes, focus on your breath, and feel the weight of your body against the floor. It’s your own little R&R opportunity. Take it.
Absolutely, positively have to leave class early? Let your teacher know before class, position yourself close to the door, and be sure to leave before savasana begins. When it’s time to leave, pack up and scoot out as quietly as you can.
6. Clean up
Yoga is a prop-happy practice. If you’re borrowing the studio’s props, be sure to return them to their rightful place upon leaving. If you’re borrowing one of the studio’s mats, be sure to clean with the provided cleaners and hang it back up. Leaving your space as clean as you found it is respectful to the studio and students in later classes.
7. Child Watch & Kids Yoga
Introducing children to yoga or simply providing them a safe space for their parents to claim the benefits of yoga bring us joy. To help minimize distractions to other classes, please quietly assist your child(ren) to and from child watch and Kids Yoga, reminding them not to yell or run. We appreciate your assistance in creating a peaceful environment for everyone.
XO, Fusion Yoga Staff