We aim to practice yoga in a relaxed and stress-free atmosphere where students of all kinds, shapes and minds are welcome. We practice yoga for ourselves, but always with the highest respect for our fellow students and the teachers who guide us through the practice.
We have created these guidelines to help make Østerbro Yogaforening a welcoming and peaceful space for all students, teachers, volunteers and other visitors. If you have any questions or feedback about our Yoga Etiquette, please message the ØYF Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Arrive on time
Rushing into the studio at the last moment or after a class has already begun is stressful and distracting for both you and your fellow practitioners. Give yourself a few extra minutes to acclimatise to the heat and prepare for class by arriving at least five minutes before the start of class.
- Remove your shoes at the entrance
Doing this helps maintain the cleanliness of the studio and respects a revered and cherished space.
- Leave your cellphone and bag behind
Being present in your practice includes leaving your cellphone and bag either in the changerooms or the lockers next to the entrance. The changeroom and reception area are locked during classes.
- Skip the strong scents
Perfumes can trigger allergies in other students. Yoga also sharpens the senses, meaning that scents can be very distracting during practice.
- Communicate with the teacher
Let the teacher know if you have injuries or health issues. This way they know to look out for you during class and can suggest variations of flows and poses.
- Be respectful towards teachers and the studio
Just like every yogi’s practice is individual, so is the style of every teacher. The schedule will change from time to time. Please cultivate an open mind and be open to meeting new teachers and learning something beyond your normal practice.
- Clean up your area after class
Wipe up any sweat from the floor and put props back in their proper place – nice and neat. If you are the last student using the showers, please hang the shower mats to dry.
- Be mindful and considerate
Move calmly and quietly when you enter and leave the yoga room. Other students may have already begun their practise or might be staying in savasana.
- Practice Ahimsa– Non-violence
Be careful and gentle towards others and yourself. Recognize that each day is different and brings new challenges.
- Be a part of our yoga community
Kulais a Sanskrit word for community. We are more than a studio that offers yoga classes, we are a community of yogis who care about and support our shared space and practice.
Enjoy your practice