Yoga Etiquitte

We at Kiva Hot Yoga would like to extend our appreciation to you for your commitment to enhancing your life through Yoga

In order to maintain harmony and to preserve the environment, we ask that you read and abide by the following studio policies:

Please sign in at front desk before entering yoga room. 

  • The studio will open 30 minutes prior to and close 30 minutes after each class.
  • All students MUST be on their mat in the yoga room at the scheduled class start time (not at the front doors of the building)
  • First time students must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class for orientation – this includes visiting yoga students, regardless of experience. All other students please arrive prepared for class 10 minutes early to sign in and allow your body to adjust to the heat.
  • No keys, cell phones or computers are allowed in the yoga room at any time.
  • No shoes ANYWHERE in the building past the front lobby, please leave your shoes in the front lobby.
  • No gum in the yoga room.
  • Please keep your body and feet clean when attending class.
  • Please bring a CLEAN mat. We love outdoor bootcamps too! If you mat has been in a park or parking lot, please have a separate mat for yoga. You will be much more up close and personal with this mat. 
  • Arrive on time. Yoga is a discipline; latecomers will not be admitted–it is distracting, disrespectful to your teacher and fellow students. Class starts in the room- on time. If you arrive at the front doors of the building at the start of class, you are late. (Yes, we know this is the 2nd time that we have mentioned time in the yoga ettiquette- it's that important).
  • Do not bring your bags or extra clothes into the yoga room. Leave them in the locker rooms.
  • Practice silence in the yoga room. Use the time before class to quiet down, stretch, meditate and relax.
  • In consideration for those with sensitivities or allergies, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or strongly scented products in class.
  • All students must use a WATERPROOF mat AND towel or a Breathe Mat. This is to keep the yoga room as hygenic as possible.
  • When finding a spot in the yoga room, please do so quietly. There is room for 3 rows in the yoga room. Please do not block another person’s view of the mirror. In a full classroom you only need to see a portion of yourself in the mirror. Adjust your mat as needed to accommodate others.
  • Do not walk through class during postures. If you must leave, please do so quietly.
  • Remain in class for the entire duration. This is for your benefit, as well as for the other students in class.
  • Place all towels and mats in the laundry baskets provided in the locker rooms.
  • Be considerate of those waiting and needing to clear the locker room to start the next class, limit your showers to 3 minutes.
  • Please make sure you take away all of your belongings. Lost and found is donated on the 1st of each month.
  • All new students must read and sign a waiver-release form before admittance online or when you arrive at the studio.