Roots Hot Yoga Tucson Studio Etiquette

Please respect these studio etiquette guidelines to ensure new and seasoned students have an amazing hot yoga experience!

Before Class

  • Check in at the desk before dropping your mat and heading to the changing rooms.
  • BE ON TIME! Class starts on time. Doors may be locked after the class starts. 
  • No shoes in the yoga room.
  • Please leave all personal belongings in the shelves provided, nothing is allowed in the yoga room except water, towel, and mat ( -EVERYTHING ELSE- stays outside).
  • No talking in the yoga room before or after class. Many students will arrive early to practice Savasana before the practice. Be respectful and keep all conversations quietly in the lobby.
  • Come to class well hydrated and with an empty stomach.

During Class

  • Leave your ego & negative thoughts at the door!
  • Practice the art of listening. Follow the instructor and try honestly to do what they are guiding you to do.
  • Try hard to eliminate excess movements between postures. Avoid fidgeting, wiping sweat, looking around the room. It will be hard at first, but awareness is half the battle!
  • If you need to take a break during class, do so mindfully. Be aware that while you might need a rest, your yogi neighbor is still deep in their meditation and practice. Be respectful by staying still.
  • Water breaks are at designated times in the sequence. If you need additional water during class, try to take it in between postures.
  • Do your best to stay in the room during class. Leaving the class is disruptive to your practice and to your fellow students.
  • Stay in class through Savasana, practice is not complete without final rest. Honor yourself and your fellow yogis by closing the practice together.

After Class

  • Be quiet as you exit the yoga room.
  • The floors are often slippery, use caution and watch your step.
  • Rental mats/towels should be placed in the hamper outside of the practice space.
  • The studio closes 30 minutes after class has ended.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Last, but not least, thank yourself. The work you did was hard and deserves recognition. A little bit of gratitude to yourself goes a long way!