"These hot room etiquette guidelines are designed to create an environment where anyone and everyone will feel welcomed and be able to experience the life-changing benefits yoga is designed to provide. Remember, while each practice is individual, we share the studio with each other."

*  First-time students need to arrive early. Arrive at least 15 minutes before class so that you don’t feel rushed and also to give you the opportunity to meet the instructor.  We want you to feel relaxed and settled so that you make the most out of your experience!

  • Classes start on time. Classes are closed after the instructor begins, and entry into the class after this time is not guaranteed.
  • Classes are either 60, 75 or 90 minutes long. Each class is intended to be practised in its entirety. Leaving early needs to be cleared by the instructor before the start of class, and should be limited to emergency situations only.
  • We offer Sumit’s Hot Vinyasa Flow, Bikram Hot Yoga, Hot Core Pilates and Yin Yoga. We love yoga and we embrace all styles of yoga!! We are respectful to the origins of each discipline and we would ask that you are too please… to help us kindly do not substitute postures from other types of yoga in your class this would be gratefully appreciated and will also help those newer to the practice to follow rather than get confused. If you are pregnant or have an injury, notify the instructor before class and they may suggest alternate or modified postures for your specific situation.

  • Hand towels and props. 
    We believe the only thing you need to progress in yoga is your own body, wherever it may be today. Sweat is part of your body’s natural detoxing and cooling processes; unnecessarily wiping it away hinders both processes. Hand towels are may be a distraction to you so please consider if you need one or not.  With yoga props, these are available for your use.  Unsure if you need them or not please feel free to ask our friendly instructors!
  • No shoes or socks in the yoga room.
  • No mobile phones in the yoga room. We understand emergency responders may need to keep their phones on them at all times. Notify the instructor before class if you need to bring electronics into the studio.
  • No chewing gum or food in the yoga room.
  • Come to class with a clean body and feet. We work hard to keep our studio clean and well maintained. Perfume and cigarette smoke can be very disturbing to others while practising.
  • Students in the front are examples to those behind them.  Please help instructors maintain the focus and discipline of the room if you choose to practice in the front.
  • Be considerate to other students in the yoga room. Our community is pretty big, so it’s unlikely you’ll be lucky enough to get a private lesson in our regularly scheduled classes. Remember what you do in the yoga room can be very distracting to others around you. It is important that everyone can see themselves in the mirrors, so do not set up directly in front of another student and make room for each other as necessary.
  • Maintain the silence and meditation of the yoga room.  Yoga does not include esoteric spiritual practices in the posture series, so we ask that everyone respect the silence of the yoga room to allow others time to focus and meditate as they choose. Keep social conversation outside of the yoga room.
  • The changing rooms are available for everyone to use. Please be efficient in the use of your time in the showers and changing rooms. The Yoga Garage encourages all students to be in and out of the changing rooms within a reasonable time after your class has finished!

  • Treat others how you would like to be treated. Rude, insulting, or offensive behaviour directed at students and staff at The Yoga garage will not be tolerated. Students exhibiting this behaviour will be asked to leave.

Come with an open mind, a positive attitude, and be ready to have fun!

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