Etiquette

General

The Nook Urban Retreat is a mobile free zone. Please take calls outside and leave your phone in lockers during classes or treatments for yours and everyone else’s peace of mind.

Kindly remove your shoes in our shoe free zones. Mismatched socks are allowed!

No outside food is allowed. Please also refrain from using e-cigarettes inside.

Let us know you’re here! Check in at Reception when you arrive. Any no-show spots will be offered to those waiting for a space to open up.

Keep The Nook Urban Retreat nice and tidy; this includes the common areas, lockers, and studios.

Arrive 15 minutes early for any classes or sessions. No one wants to be rushing around trying to prepare for relaxation.

Massage Therapy

Showering the morning of your treatment is not only respectful of your therapist, but it also helps your skin to absorb any massage waxes.

Communication is key. Your therapist needs to know what you feel comfortable with. This includes how you feel about talking during the treatment, or if anything doesn’t feel quite right.

Undress to your comfort level. You will be draped throughout your treatment.

Respect your massage therapist.

Yoga

Keep conversation quiet and to a minimum whilst waiting for your class to begin. We hope that you make friends here, but please respect that others want to relax!

If you are running late please check with Reception before entering the class. We generally allow a 10-minute grace period for late arrivals, but later than this would disrupt the class.

Try to avoid eating a large meal 2 hours or less before your class.

Please dress appropriately and cover up in the common areas – we want everyone to feel comfortable here! To get ready for your class please use the changing facilities and refrain from getting ready in the studios.

If you have any injuries or are expecting please let your instructor know at the start of your class so that they can be mindful of any adjustments they can make for you. We recommend that pregnant women do not practise in their first trimester.

Be mindful of your limits and appreciate your body for what it can do, not what others can do. If you require a modification for a pose, please ask your instructor. Yoga is a practice, not a competition!

Respect everyone’s space – please ensure your mat does not encroach on the space of anyone else’s.

Savasana is your time. During your yoga practice you have earned this time to rest. So please take it before ending your session.

Meditation

Please use earphones/headphones whilst on your meditation app. Do not play your guided meditation on your phone speakers as this is a quiet area.

If you’d like to download a new meditation app, we ask that you do this outside our meditation nook so as not to occupy the space.

Remember that others may wish to use the meditation nook after you. Please limit yourself to a 10-minute meditation session so others can share this space.

Please only use this space for meditation. No other usage (napping, checking social media etc.) is allowed.

No food or drinks are allowed into the meditation nook.

Please leave the meditation nook tidy and clean.

Please respect the privacy of others. If someone is meditating in this space, please do not chat nearby or interrupt them in any way during their precious 10 minutes off from the world!

Do not take photos or videos when someone is meditating in this space.