6. The whole class heard you make that mortifying noise, but it didn't bother any of us.
"Passing gas is so common in yoga. You're doing twists and forward bends, you're moving around your internal organs and stimulating digestion. On one hand, it's a good thing to relieve some of that gas, but of course it can be quite embarrassing. I just ignore it and move on."
— Kristin McGee

7. The whole class can hear you breathing, and it bothers every one of us.
"You'll get these guys who breathe so heavily it sounds like they're in a porn movie. I'll tell them, 'It's not supposed to sound like gasping air, but like you're enjoying the fragrance of an amazing wine.' When everyone does it together, it sounds like an ocean."
— Kristin McGee

8. We can tell when you're hungover.
"You can smell it on students: Their sweat gets that metallic scent. It's not my place to call them out on it, but I'll probably suggest that they should drink more water."
— Annie Carpenter

9. Please save the essential oils for your home practice.
"I've noticed that people become very attached to wearing essential oils during practice, and they're even stronger than perfume. Popular scents like bergamot, patchouli and lavender—while some people love them, others hate them, and you don't want to overpower everyone in the class."
— Kristin McGee

10. We're sometimes appalled at your lack of consideration.
"I often see people leave the room to go to the bathroom by walking across other people's mats. If you need to leave the room, please walk on the wood floor. And please also open and close the door quietly. Being mindful in transitions starts from the time you park your car in the lot to the time you leave."
— Annie Carpenter

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