7. Don’t leave early
Zipping out the door while others are in Savasana (corpse pose, which you do at the end) also interrupts the class. Sometimes you can’t avoid having to rush out for an early work meeting or tag-teaming with the spouse to deal with kids. Ideally, leave yourself enough time and don’t book things after class, but if you have no choice, tell the teacher in advance (it’s a bit insulting to them to leave with no explanation), do your own quick version of Savasana during the seated postures and make your escape silently while others are transitioning between poses. Fold up your mat outside the room to create as little kerfuffle as possible. Boons says if you suddenly feel ill in a class and can’t continue, pack up deftly and tell the teacher privately why you’re leaving.