The Juice Box Yoga community takes pride in being known for having the most well maintained and best disciplined studios in the country. Much of the growth and healing in the yoga come from the discipline of the classes themselves. We hope you will find practicing at JBY a relaxing and grounding experience.
These etiquette guidelines are designed to facilitate the maintenance of one of the busiest studios in the nation, as well as create an environment where anyone and everyone will feel welcomed and be able to experience the life-changing benefits yoga is designed to provide.
Remember, while each practice is individual, we share the studio with each other.
STUDIO ETIQUETTE & CONDUCT
First time students need to arrive early. First time students who do not arrive at least 15 minutes before class begins are not guaranteed entry into class. You will need time to be sure your registration and payment are taken care of, and to meet the instructor.
Classes start on time. Classes are closed after the instructor begins. Entry into the class after this time is not guaranteed.
Classes run for their full designated time. The series are intended to be practiced in their entirety. Leaving early needs to be cleared by the instructor before the start of class, and should be limited to emergency situations only.
When we do Bikram yoga, we do Bikram yoga. We’re not here to make judgments about other types of yoga – they all have their place. Nonetheless, do not substitute postures from other types of yoga in Bikram classes. If you are pregnant or have an injury, notify the instructor before class and they may suggest alternate or modified postures for your specific situation.
We do not use hand towels in Bikram classes. While some yoga encourages the use of hand towels and other props (our Warm & Mellow classes, for example), we believe the only thing you need to progress in Bikram yoga is your own body, wherever it may be today. Sweat is part of your body’s natural detoxing and cooling processes; unnecessarily wiping it away hinders both of these processes and hand towels become a distraction.
Leave shoes and socks outside the yoga room.
Leave cell phones and electronic devices outside the yoga room. We understand emergency responders may need to keep their phones on them at all times. Notify the instructor before class if you need to bring electronics into the studio.
Leave chewing gum and food outside the yoga room.
Come to class with a clean body and feet. We work hard to keep our studio and rental equipment clean and well maintained. Perfume and cigarette smoke can be very disturbing or distracting to others while practicing.
Students in the front will be examples to those behind them. We encourage students to practice in the front rows, but remember that others will be watching you. Instructors count on your help to maintain the focus and discipline of the room.
Be considerate to other students in the yoga room. Our community is pretty big, so it’s unlikely you’ll be lucky enough to get a private lesson in our regularly scheduled classes. Remember what you do in the yoga room can be very distracting to others around you. It is important that everyone can see themselves in the mirrors, so do not set up directly in front of another student and make room for each other as necessary.
Maintain the silence and meditation of the yoga room. Most of our yoga does not include esoteric spiritual practices in the posture series, so we ask that everyone respect the silence of the yoga room to allow others time to focus and meditate as they choose. Keep social conversation outside of the yoga room.
The changing rooms are not your personal day spa. Please be efficient in the use of your time in the showers and changing rooms. JBY encourages all students to be in and out of the changing rooms within the 30 minutes between classes if at all possible. We ask you to respect the time and space of other students, as well as the requests of staff to make efficient use of time before and after classes.
Treat others how you would like to be treated. Rude, insulting, or offensive behavior directed at students and staff at JBY will not be tolerated. Students exhibiting this behavior will be asked to leave.
Come with an open mind, a positive attitude, and be ready to have fun!