Union Square wants you to have the best experience whenever attending classes, so we ask that you please be considerate to your fellow yogis and teachers by observing our Studio Etiquette. Have fun, spread the seeds and inspire others.
1-Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class time. Registering, changing your clothes and setting up your mat, with many other students doing the same takes more time than you think. Plus, you really don’t want to miss out on the precious moments opening a class.
Think of it this way: Why rush to slow down when you can be on time!
2-Nothing beats walking around barefoot, so kick your shoes off (before or upon entering) and place them neatly inside the shoe station by the registration desk. Feel the sand under your feet……
well! you know what we mean.
3- We like to promote a silent space at USQY so you can better hear your inner voice. Turn off your cell phone or as we like to say dumb your smart phones. If you badly must dial or pick up, please make sure to take it outside. Speak softly, kindly and postpone arguments for after class. Who knows! maybe by then you won’t need to have them anymore.
4- Wear comfortable clothing bringing you closer to the feeling of wearing nothing at all. Super loose or super tight might prevent you from coming into certain postures. For AERIAL YOGA, preferred apparel is tights and sleeved T-shirts. Also make sure to remove all jewelry, rings, earrings and bracelets. Clean feet por favor.
5- As yogis, we are more in touch with our senses and even though we love that you smell good, please avoid wearing perfume to class. When it comes to yoga, no smell is good smell.
6- Even though we are a little psychic and in tune with your bodies and minds, we love to know more about you. Please let the teacher know prior to class if you are pregnant of suffer from any injury or are in need of any special kind of attention.
7- We are sorry you ran fast to make it on time but still arrived after class has started. If and when that happens, please sit quietly at the back of the room and wait until the teacher directs you towards your spot.
8- Try not to skimp on yummy Savasana time (final relaxation) but if you must absolutely leave early, please notify the teacher before class and make sure to exit quietly and discretely without disrupting anyone’s peace.
9- At USQY, we are OK with being OCD and have no problem liking things consciously and neatly placed, so we created a prop room just for you. Returning the props the way you found them is highly appreciated.
10- at USQY, we encourage you to observe a great amount of thoughtfulness toward your fellow yogis in the room.
In order to allow everyone to find a spot, specially those walking in late, please place your mats as per markers on the floor, they are your magic carpet parking spaces.
And please trust that the teacher is as concerned with your well being as you are; ten minutes or so into class, they will let you know it is OK to move into the open spaces.
Remember, ALL YOU NEED IS THE SPACE WITHIN.