How do I get started? Do I have to pre-register for classes?
You’re going to love this: You just show up! It would be great if you download and complete the two student forms on the Fees and Forms page AND arrive about fifteen minutes early so we can go over them and get to know you. If you don’t have access to a printer, no problem. We have plenty of the forms at the studio.
What about the workshops?
We usually post a “register by” date that requires both payment and a completed waiver form. You may mail (see the Contacts page) or drop off your checks to the studio. After the “register by” date the price goes up and availability is limited.
Do I have to bring my own mat?
Not necessarily. We have all the props you will need for class, including plenty of mats. Lots of people like to bring their own mat for sanitary reasons (we wash our mats regularly, but not nightly. Too busy practicing yoga!) and we have a place for you to store your own mat if you like. So, bring one if you have one, but don’t let the lack keep you out of the studio!
Do you offer a Free Trial class?
No, we do not. We encourage you to try a drop-in class first ($15) to see if our instructors are for you before committing to a full session. There are no refunds for sessions bought and not used.
I’m a Beginner, but the times for your Intro classes aren’t convenient for me. What are my options?
I always say the best class for you is the one that fits into your schedule. Please feel free to come to any class other than the class on Monday nights. We will do our best to make you feel welcome and will modify for you as necessary. What we ask in return is that you do the modifications asked of you by the teacher. A true Beginner has to learn their limits first and work on the postures second. Not doing as the instructor requests may result in your being asked to NOT return to class.
I’m late for class! What should I do?!
First of all, relax. Trains, traffic lights and long meetings happen to most of us. When you get to the studio please pause to listen at the door to make sure we are not in the middle of our beginning sequence (the chant and centering exercises). If you DO walk in on the chant either close the door quietly and wait outside or have a seat on the floor as soon as you come in and be as quiet as possible. The instructor will give you the “come on in” sign when she/he is ready for you to enter. Please DO NOT just come in and get your props or set up your mat. Centering is one of the most important things we do and even small movements are distracting. It is important for us to ALL respect one another’s commitment to practice.
What style of Yoga do you teach?
Iyengar-inspired yoga where we work on the precision of the poses for the most therapeutic benefit. We also have Flow Yoga which moves smoothly from one pose to the next. Trust me, you will be plenty challenged.
I’m really new to yoga. Is everyone going to be looking at me?
Absolutely not. Every person in our classes once stood in your shoes (ok, bare feet) and worried the same things. What they found and you will find is that it is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to look at anyone else if you are truly working during class. That’s the beauty of yoga: You have a large chunk of time where you can’t think of anything else besides what you are doing at that very moment. It is so refreshing!
I am the most inflexible person on the planet. I’m sure I don’t belong in yoga.
I beg to differ. If you were completely flexible, why would you need us? Those of us with the least flexibility are the most welcome in our classes.
What do I wear to class?
Anything that is comfortable for exercising. Nothing tight but also nothing so loose that it will get in your way. I generally wear some form of leggings and a tank or tee. You WILL be barefoot, so be prepared! Oh, and gentlemen, we do ask that you keep your shirts ON. We prefer to minimize distractions…
Do you take credit or debit cards?
We do! You can also pay via PayPal on our website. But cash and checks are welcomed with a big smile!
What is your refund policy?
Asana does not offer refunds on classes bought but not used. Refunds for workshops will be issued only if another student can take your place for the workshop. We appreciate your understanding.