Mindfulness and Studio Etiquette
Studio Etiquette and Mindfulness are all part of the yoga experience. Each of our students attends yoga for a unique reason and most attend to ease symptoms of stress and anxiety. To respect the experience of our students and teachers, we ask that students be mindful before, during and after class
Registration + Arrival
Due to capacity limits, everyone is required to pre-register for classes at least one hour before class begins. If you are new to Bella Yoga, please pre-register online and arrive 10 minutes prior to class starting. This allows us to get to know you and show you around.
Always check in with the instructor or check in to your class using the iPad at the desk.
Arrive at least 10 minutes early to allow yourself to time to check in, gather your props and “center”.
Doors are locked once class begins. To give students the best experience possible, please arrive before the door is locked. Doors will remain locked until class has completely finished. For the protection of staff and students, and to minimize distraction, we do not allow the door to be unlocked once class has started.
Savasana is a very important part of our practice. We ask that you stay for savasana and refrain from talking and walking around.
Remove your shoes before entering the yoga space.
Unplug. Turn your cell phone and other electronic devices off or switch it to silent before class and place in the cubbies.
Surroundings and Space
Respect the sanctity of the yoga space by refraining from loud conversations.
We love building community. Say hello to the person next to you whom you share space with.
Please remember to attend to your personal hygiene and scent by minimizing odors and perfumes.
Always practice Ahimsa (non-harming) in thoughts, words and actions. Be mindful in your practice.
Please consider your physical health before attending a class. Please attend classes within your personal comfort level. If you are pregnant, please inform your instructor.
Centering is the practice at the beginning of your yoga class where the teacher welcomes you and provides a grounding meditation or guides you through a breath practice. This five minute centering prepares you for your practice and brings the students together as one (unites) and allows you time to calm your nervous system and disconnect from the outside world and focus on the needs of your mind and body. Centering allows you get the best out of your yoga class and it is important not only for your experience, but the experience of those around you in class and the teacher. Beginning the movement in a class when everyone has experienced this calming, grounding practice allows the class to move as one harmonious energy and produces a wonderful, supportive environment to all students and the teacher. This is why we encourage students to arrive early, find a seat, and get settled. It cultivates a peaceful experience and allows you to disconnect from the events of your day so you can enjoy your practice fully!
There is a $3 mat rental fee. If you use one of our mats, please remember to use the mat spray to clean the mats.
Please store blankets, blocks and bolsters neatly for the next class. If you are unsure of how to fold a blanket, please ask your instructor. All blankets should be turned fringe-side in.
Remember to take all of your belongings with you when you finish class.
Class Cancellations and No Show Policy
To avoid a late cancellation/now show fee of $28, class cancellations must be made 2 hours prior to the start of a reserved class. This will give us sufficient time to notify our waiting list. If you do not attend or cancel within 2 hours of start time, you will be fully charged for the class.
If you have a serious medical condition, are recovering from an illness, injury or surgery,
pleases obtain a doctor's release before starting yoga.