FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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What should I wear, what should I bring, and when should I arrive for my first yoga class?
For your first yoga class, be sure to bring a bottle of water and a yoga mat. If you don’t have a mat, no worries, we have a limited number for newcomers to borrow. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing. First-timers should also get to the studio 15 minutes before class starts to meet your instructor, ask any questions, and complete necessary paperwork. We want to share yoga with everyone, so come to work hard and have fun!
How do I sign up for class?
Students can reserve classes in advance via our website or MindBody mobile app. If an online reservation is available, classes will have a 'Book' button under the class name.
Can I attend classes if I've never done yoga before?
Absolutely! In fact, we encourage it by offering a free class to all new students.
Is there a good place to put my mat if I'm attending my first yoga class? What help is provided to new students?
I arrived a few minutes late to class and the door was locked. Why?
We lock our studio door during class for the safety and security of our students. Our priority is to promptly begin and end each class on time. We recommend getting to the studio 5-15 minutes before class starts so you can set-up and prepare to get your yoga practice on.
What if I'm not flexible?
Yoga actually promotes flexibility. You don’t have to be flexible to start doing yoga. During the workday, much of our activity or, lack there of, shortens muscles. Think about how often you either sit at a desk, in your car or at home. Yoga lengthens and expands muscles while helping you release toxins that build up in your body over time. Becoming more flexible is a great benefit of yoga, but the ultimate goal is to live more powerfully in mind, body and spirit. This gain happens regardless of whether or not you can touch your toes!
What are some of the benefits of yoga?
There are countless benefits to yoga. You’ll turn stress into sweat, rigid into fluid, and our community can turn strangers into friends. Plus, you’ll increase circulation, flexibility and strength, while enhancing sleep quality. A regular yoga practice (at least 3x/week) has been shown to improve the symptoms of many chronic diseases (e.g. arthritis, diabetes, and thyroid disorders).
When can I expect to see progress in my yoga practice?
Yoga has a popular mantra: “Where you are is exactly where you’re supposed to be”. We believe in this wholeheartedly. Everyone responds differently to yoga, based on age, physical condition and genetics. So don’t measure “progress”. Embrace where you are in your yoga practice, and let go of expectations. Yoga is a living practice...enjoy the journey!
My instructor says "Namaste" at the end of class. What does that mean?
Our yoga instructors often end class with the ancient traditional phrase "Namaste". This gesture is an acknowledgement of one soul to another. "Nama" means bow; "as" means I; and "te" means you. Therefore, Namaste literally means "bow me you" or "I bow to you”. This gesture is a deep form of respect and a wonderful way to seal your yoga practice and hard work.
What does "Yoga" mean?
Yoga can be traced back to ancient India more than 5,000 years ago. Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning to join, or yoke; a union. Conceptually, yoga is the practice of fully uniting the body, mind and spirit.
What is your class cancellation/no show policy?
Students are required to check in at the studio so that we know you were in class.
What is your refund policy?