The 13 Types of People You Meet in Yoga Class
For me, yoga is the perfect exercise: a respite and refuge from stressful days with the added bonus of physical fitness. And it’s better as a group activity u2014u00a0the energy of a room full of like-minded people can add positivity and a sense of community to your practice. But there’s a downside too. Yoga attracts many different kinds of people, and sometimes those people are not quite so like-minded. Like, they’re not quite clear on the rules for when to get there, when to leave, and why you shouldn’t bring your cell phone. Yoga class is a varied cacophony of people and personalities, so this is devoted to them u2014 and you, because, honestly, many of us have been some of these types. Yes, even the farter. It happens to the best of us.
| The Woman Who Can’t Part With Her Cell Phone
Don’t you answer that phone. Don’t you dare!
| The Show-Off
Yeah, we get it. You’re amazing.
| The Farter
One time is one thing. Making music several times during class is totally another.
| The Loud Breather
Ohhhhhm my god, be quiet.
| The Looky Loo
You know her. She’s looking at you; she’s looking at her, at him, at the teacher. Girl, mind your business!
| The Gigglers
We’ve all been there. It’s why I avoid going to yoga with friends.
| The Newbie Guy Who Doesn’t Really Know What He’s Doing
Oh, but he tries.
| The Latecomer
You’re ruining my Asana!
| The Early Leaver
Where are you going?
| The Chatters
I mean, go to happy hour.
| The Mirror-Obsessed
I see you seeing you.
| The Savasana-All-the-Time Yogi
Are you snoring?
| Teacher’s Pet
She can turn off the lights herself.