FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I'm new. Which class should I start with?
What should I wear? What do I need to bring with me?
Am I going to be the only person who...(fill in the blank)?
What do I do when I get to class? Where do I park? When should I arrive?
I showed up to class right on time. Why was the door locked? (in person classes)
Most of our classes are designed for all levels. However, you can feel confident attending any of the Yoga Foundations classes if you are not sure where to begin or are just getting started with yoga (you can read about them here).
Additionally, our occasional Sunday Refresh and Renew Restorative and weekly Yin classes are great for beginners.
If you are looking for more of a challenge and a class that moves at a faster pace then we suggest trying the Vinyasa classes
Please take some time to read the class descriptions and if in doubt, ask any of our teachers for recommendations.
You can read all the class descriptions here.
If you are interested in one on one yoga sessions to help get you started or assist you with specific needs you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Wear anything that is light, comfortable and doesn't restrict your movement. We recommend dressing in light layers just in case you get chilled or too warm.
Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. We have a water station for warm tea as well. We have all the props you need, however if you have a yoga mat and blocks we suggest you bring them with you if you can.
In classes we often use, in addition to a yoga mat, 2 yoga blocks, a strap, and two yoga blankets, especially in the Foundations and Restorative/Yin classes.
If you would like to buy your own, you can purchase them at the studio when in stock or check out our yoga props info page to find out what we recommend.
Seriously no. You are not going to be the only person:
with mobility issues
who doesn't bend like a pretzel
who has NEVER done yoga
who feels overweight
who feels their muscles are too inflexible
who thinks they are too short or too tall
who wonders if they're too old
who doesn't know the postures
who wobbles and feels unsteady
who feels nervous
who wonders if they'll fit in (YOU WILL)
who feels lonely (we will be your community)
who worries about feeling judged (you WON'T be)
who passes gas in class. No seriously. Happens all-the-time.
who snores in savasana (Guilty as charged)
DO WE NEED TO GO ON?
You are not alone. You will fit in. You will be a part of our community. Come as you are.
If you are new to our studio you will see parking on the North side of the building. If the parking lot is full there is free street parking all around the neighborhood. Plan to have enough time before class to secure a parking spot and you will enter through the main entrance on 7th st.
In general, the doors to the studio open about 10-15 minutes before class. If you arrive much earlier than this, we suggest you wait in your car until closer to start time or you can wait outside the studio door until a teacher can open it for you.
It is general yoga studio etiquette to remove your shoes before you enter the actual yoga practice space. We have plenty of room in the building for you to remove your shoes and place your belongings in a cubby. We have 3 bathrooms available for use to change clothes if needed as well.
Because we share building space with other healing practitioners we ask that you use soft voices when in the common areas and halls so that we can all experience a sense of calm from the busy world.
We aim to begin class promptly at the start time noted on the schedule. This means if you show up to a 5:30 class at 5:30 or 5:31, there is a good chance the class has started and you are locked out. Bummer! It has happened to most of us a time or two!
We lock the doors during class times for a couple of reasons. The first is for the safety of the other students/teacher. We don't want anyone just wandering into the studio during our classes after all. The second reason is to preserve the integrity of the class experience for our students. It is distracting when someone walks into a class late, no matter how quiet they try to be. The beginning of class is an important time for students to practice mindfulness and relax away from their busy schedules and life stress. We want to make sure we honor that time for everyone.
If you run late and are locked out, we know you will understand! Just let us know what happened and we can make sure you receive a credit for the class. We know life happens and can’t wait to see you next time!!