STUDIO ETIQUETTE

We strive to make the Mindful Movement Centre a clean and welcoming space for all. The studio is founded on a deep respect for the practices we teach and for the students and instructors who make up our community. Please follow these simple guidelines to ensure a pleasant experience for everyone:
 

Before and After Class

  • Please arrive at least ten minutes before your scheduled class to get changed, sign in, take a sip of water, and settle in.

  • We encourage you to sign in for classes online to secure your spot. We would hate to turn you away after you’ve made your way to the studio just because a class is full. Maximum attendance is 15 people in group mat classes and 5 in group reformer classes.

  • Please refrain from using a mobile device at the studio.

  • Please keep your voices low so as not to disturb ongoing classes or meditation.

  • Please clean up after yourself: return mats and props neatly to their proper places, ready for use by the next set of students.

  • Please familiarize yourself with the studio’s cancellation and class-expiration policies. They will be strictly enforced.

  • Please leave your shoes in the designated area by the entryway. Classes are practiced barefoot or in socks, and no shoes are allowed beyond the studio staircase.

  • Pilates and yoga should not be practiced on a full stomach, and you will do better if you arrive to class well hydrated.

  • Please refrain from using strongly scented products in the studio.
     

During Class

  • Classes begin promptly and latecomers will be admitted in exceptional cases only.

  • If you need to leave early, please inform the teacher beforehand, set up your mat close to the door, and leave quietly, causing the least disruption possible.

  • Please turn off your phones.

  • If you are new to the practice or studio, or if you are dealing with an injury or any other limitation, please advise the teacher before the beginning of class.

  • If you do not wish to receive any hands-on adjustments during class, please let the teacher know beforehand.

  • Please be mindful of your fellow students.

  • Respect your body: challenge yourself, but go at your own pace and rest if you need to.