Studio Etiquette

Tips for Online Classes

If you’re having trouble with Zoom, try these tips:

  • Log out of Zoom, then log back in.
  • Close all of the other tabs in your internet browser.
  • Restart your device completely.
  • Plug in your device.
  • If you’re having sound problems, turn the sound on your device down.
  • The camera we use to broadcast hybrid classes is positioned so that students in-studio will not be seen online.

To make the most of your at-home yoga experience, try these tips:

  • Dim the lights in your practice space and close your door.
  • Gather your props before class: blankets, pillows, towels, a strap (belt, tie, scarf, robe strap), blocks (large books, canned goods) and eye pillow (scarf, sock, hand towel).
  • Light a candle.
  • Turn on ambient music.

General Tips

  • Please register online for classes; it helps teachers prepare for class and helps the studio keep track of business. You may always cancel if your plans change.
  • For your convenience, you may pay for classes online. This saves time and provides you with a payment receipt. We offer drop-in rates, as well as multi-class packages.
  • Leave your cellphone in your car or put it on silent and leave it in the locked hallway with your personal belongings.
  • Always sign in.
  • Avoid wearing perfume or fragranced body lotions. Many people have allergies or are sensitive to fragrances. Sometimes essential oils will be offered as part of class. These are always pure essential oils and are always optional.
  • Be understanding of differences and preferences. Some students prefer to sit in silence before class begins. There are times when the depth of a yoga experience promotes a healthy cry. Allow others privacy and space.
  • Refrain from talking during class. Sometimes the teacher will ask for input or suggestions or will ask you to give a signal (maybe a hand wave) that you would like a modification or assistance with a pose.
  • No smoking. This includes outside the yoga studio.
  • Not everyone knows this, but it is considered disrespectful to step on another’s person’s yoga mat. Please step over or around mats.

Our teachers are all warm and welcoming, and we feel grateful to have attracted such kind and considerate students. We hope these tips and gentle reminders will ensure everyone will have a positive experience at Coconut Elephant Yoga.​

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