We all have questions when we go to a new studio...Whether we are new to the practice or have been a yogi for a long time, we most likely will need a little guidance. So, here we try to answer some of our most often asked questions...If your question is not answered, PLEASE FEEL FREE to reach out to us, either on the contact page or by phone (203)522-5600
Yoga is meant to be relaxing, not stressful, PLEASE don't worry about anything, we are here to guide you-Hope this is helpful & see you on the mat!
Class cards/Prices & Policies: All class cards can be bought either in-house or on line here. Class cards are not transferrable between students, nor are they returnable. 5 & 10 class cards have a 1 month expiration. We accept cash, checks and all major credit cards.
When purchasing a monthly renewal membership ($108.00), it entitles the student to take unlimited regularly scheduled yoga classes. This membership does not include special workshops or special series. When purchasing an auto-renew membership, the student gives permission to renew this membership automatically on a credit card each month on approximately the same date. The student agrees to the 3-consecutive month commitment, after which they may cancel at any time by providing notification in writing 10 days before the next scheduled charge to said credit card.
Classes denoting student discounts require a current/valid student ID
If there are remaining classes on a class card that has expired, students may purchase the class extension. This will put the expired classes onto a new class card. The new card purchased must be of equal or greater value to the card that previously expired. This only applies to 5 and 10 class passes.
There may be some occasions where, for the safety of staff and clients, we will cancel classes (for example, weather conditions). This does not allow for extensions or added days on a class card.
Please be aware, there will be no refunds.
What do I wear?: Please, don't worry too much about this, it seems to be a source of anxiety, don't fall into that thinking! Just wear something you feel comfortable and relaxed in. Ladies can wear yoga pants, sweats or shorts and tighter fitted tops (maybe wear something a little looser over it if that makes you uncomfortable), whereas guys may put on shorts and baggy t-shirts. Try to avoid wearing clothes that are too loose so that some body parts do not become unnecessarily exposed (YIKES)—and you will likely end up spending more time adjusting your clothing instead of concentrating on your practice. Remember, you will be bending and stretching a lot, so loose clothes tend to fall in your face during downward poses (So distracting and annoying) and it will become difficult for the teacher to check your alignment.
What do I bring?: Yourself, maybe your water (in a container with a lid) but we do sell it, and a good attitude. We have mats, blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters available for use free of charge. Of course, you are welcome to bring your own personal props and mats if you like!
Get here early: There will be someone at the studio 1/2 hour before the start of every class. For your first class at the studio, arrive 15-20 minutes early to fill out paperwork, use the rest room, and find your way around. If you are a regular, arrive at least 10 minutes before your yoga class to get a spot where you feel most comfortable. If you arrive more than 10 minutes after the start time of class, you will be not be allowed to enter the on-going class and asked to take another class.
After you arrive: Shut off your phone! They can be left in the cubbies in the practice space BUT we do NOT want it ringing OR vibrating during class...If they are not shut off, they cannot be in the room...That simple !
Head down to the class to get settled in.Take off your shoes and socks before you walk into the practice room; we have cubbies for your shoes in the locked hallway just outside of the practice room, and your valuables may be brought into the space.
If you are not sure, ask the front desk or just watch what everyone else is doing. Follow the lead of how mats are being set up as different teachers will teach from different areas of the room, so you can make sure you unroll it facing the instructor. If you notice that everyone is facing you, you might want to turn around! :)
Communicate: Before class starts, introduce yourself to the instructor & classmates. We would love you to feel comfortable and become a part of our community. Tell the instructor whether you have any injury, especially a recent one, are pregnant, or have any other concerns, so he or she can give you modifications or suggestions and know if there is a concern to be on the lookout for.
During class: In general, there is not a lot of talking (besides the instructor) during class. If you have a question, feel free to ask but general chatting is not encouraged. At the beginning of class, there is usually a Dharma talk, or food for thought, or meditation or some mindful practice-please be respectful of others and stay as quiet and still as possible during this. If you are entering the class late, please refrain from entering the room until movement has started. Please remain still & quiet during the ending of class as well. There is a period of Savasana, a final resting pose, that is quite sacred. For some of us, it is one of the few moments of our day where we can be quiet. Thank You for honoring these moments.
To eat or not to eat: You should practice on an empty stomach. Please bring a closed water container to class but it is strongly suggested not to eat a full or heavy meal before class.
Parking: There is a lot behind the studio available for you to park in free of charge.
Special Scheduled Classes: Classes with *** have a minimum number of 3 students required to run, preregistration is required before 10:00pm the evening BEFORE the class to ensure the class will proceed as schedule. If there are not 3 people registered for the class, we will post on the website after 10:00pm that the class is canceled. PLEASE NOTE: If you preregister and do not show, you will still be charged for the class . Thank You for your respect of this policy.