Prana Yoga Rochester

Etiquette Guidelines to Follow


Here are some tips in making sure you and your fellow yogis feel their most comfortable while at the Studio.


  1. Remove Your Shoes
    On your left, space is available for shoes, jackets etc. This helps to eliminate clutter, and keep the floors clean for barefoot students.
  2. Turn off Your Cell Phone
  3. Strong Scents
    Strong perfumes or body odor can be pronounced in a hot yoga room. Be considerate in taking a quick shower before class if needed.
  4. Eating Before Class
    Avoid a heavy meal or snack 2 to 3 hours before you plan on attending class.
  5. Arrive On Time
    Arrive at least 10 minutes before the class is scheduled to start. If you do arrive late, please tip-toe in quietly as to be respectful of those already in practice. We do not accept students arriving more than 15 minutes late. This is to not only ensure that the class is not interrupted, but more so for your own sake. The first 15 minutes of class are crucial to you and a safe practice.
  6. Speak Quietly
    Socializing at the studio is acceptable and encouraged. However, please speak quietly and enjoy the blissful peace of the space.
  7. Pre-Existing Conditions
    Please talk to your instructor about any pre-existing physical condition, old sports injuries or health concerns that might be relevant to your yoga class. Instructors will do their best to provide modifications to suit your needs.
  8. Attend Appropriate Level Class
    Keep in mind the level of the class you are attending. If you are attending a basic class, stick to the basic versions of the poses not to confuse new students. The teacher will offer you the option to take a more advanced variation when appropriate.
  9. Don't Skip Savasana!
    Your final relaxation in Savasana is an important part of your practice. Don't plan to leave class early. If you must, tell the teacher in advance and take a short Savasana before you go.