Studio Etiquette

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You are welcome at the Jessica Dewar Yoga Studio. Please respect the student-teacher relationship and follow any requests from your teacher.


Please stay on your own mat and refrain from assisting other practitioners.


Please do not practice any new asanas unless agreed upon with your teacher.


Please make sure you arrive at the studio at least 10 minutes before your class begins. For you own safety and in respect for those who are on time, the door will be lock precisely as the class begins.

Ensure that you are able to stay for the duration of the class. Savasana is as important (if not more important) as the rest of the class and it is considered disrespectful to the teacher and your fellow students to disturb this time. It also poses a security risk if students are leaving early.


Please leave your shoes at the front door on the shoe rack provided, your personal belongings against the wall at the rear of the Jessica Dewar Yoga Studio.

We ask that you make a booking for each class you wish to attend and if you are unable to honor that booking, please be sure to cancel your spot to make room for others wishing to attend.


Please turn off your mobile phone and refrain from unnecessary talking. Keep your voice low and practice awareness of those around you.


Respect your limits. Acknowledge that your body and mind will feel different every day; listen to what your body tells you and practice in your own time following your own breath.

If you feel emotionally upset during or after a yoga session (joy, sadness, irritation, etc.) then accept the feelings and bid them welcome. If this feels difficult, you are welcome to speak to your teacher about it.


Practice with care and consideration towards yourself and others.


Refrain from eating at least 2 hours prior to and 30 minutes after your practice. Sip water during and after your practice to avoid cramping. Be sure to keep well hydrated.

Personal hygiene is an integral part of practicing yoga. Please ensure that you and your gear are clean.

Wearing of appropriate comfortable clothing to allow freedom of movement is important.

Do not underestimate the effect of a yoga practice. It is a very effective self-therapy for personal development – physically, mentally and spiritually. Consider a balanced practice integrating both activation and release, engagement and softening, as the means to your progress.