Beginners and FAQ
We suggest that beginners take at least one Beginner level or Stress Free class before adventuring into faster-paced classes. In general, absolute beginners will be confident and comfortable in any class at The Yoga Room, especially after consistently attending a few beginner level classes! Be sure to check the schedule!
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT CLASS LEVELS AND TYPES? HOW DO I CHOOSE?
The Yoga Room offers different types of Hatha Yoga classes
- Gentle yoga
- Beginners Yoga
- Moderate Yoga
- Yoga Nidra
- Vigorous Yoga
- Restorative Yoga
- Core Conditioning
Each class on the schedule has a name and the description will help you understand what the pace of the class is and what the emphasis is. If you have never done yoga before, then it is recommended that you register for a beginner or gentle yoga session. If you are more interested in meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises), then take one of the Meditation or Yoga Nidra classes. If you would like more of a strengthening and body toning and stretching class, then any of the Yoga classes are good for you. If you are looking for more of a challenge and have some experience, then take any of the Intermediate, Advanced or Pilates classes on the schedule.
HOW DO I PAY FOR MY FIRST CLASS? HOW MUCH DOES YOGA COST?
Arrive 10-15 minutes early to meet your instructor. The Yoga Room accepts cash, checks, and credit cards. Most classes are $15 for drop-ins.
Click HERE to view prices!
Click HERE to view the schedule and reserve your spot in class!
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I SHOW UP AT THE STUDIO?
Please arrive about 10-15 minutes prior to class start time to meet the instructor and introduce yourself as a new yogi! When you arrive, you will be asked to fill out a new student form/waiver. You can give the instructor your payment in cash, check, or with a credit card.
You will leave your shoes and non-valuable belongings in the reception area and bring your mat, any valuables, water bottle into the practice space. Set up your mat like the other students or ask the instructor where they would like you to place your mat. Take any props that you might need or, if you haven’t done yoga before, take a block and a blanket.
DO I NEED MY OWN YOGA MAT?
We do keep a few mats for public use at the studio, but encourage the use of these mats for first time students who want to try a class before they invest in a mat or situations where you have forgotten your mat. These public use mats should generally not be used for regular visits to the studio.
Yoga mats are personal use items and you should invest in a high quality mat to use for your practice. Keep in mind that your mat will probably last a minimum of 5-years of daily practice, so you are making an investment in a piece of equipment that you will use for a very long time (much longer than a pair of sneakers!). You can also buy mats at Barnes and Noble, Target, TJ Maxx, Super Kmart……….almost anywhere! The Yoga Room also has an affiliate link through Manduka.com.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
At The Yoga Room, it's not the kind of clothes you wear, none of our teachers promote any type of clothing, it's about the yoga practice!!
You do NOT need any special “yoga clothes.”
Please wear: yoga pants, stretch pants, exercise pants, shorts, sweatpants, or leggings, a close fitting top that allows for a full range of movement (t-shirt, tank top, etc.) or an exercise top with shelf bra. Everyone must wear shirts (not just a bra top) for modesty.
You may want to bring a sweatshirt or warm-up jacket so that you can stay warm during more restful practices. Make sure that your selection is not so tight that you can’t move freely or so loose that you feel like your clothing is flopping around (ie. when you lean forward, is that big tent of a t-shirt going to flop in your face?). Basically, wear comfortable clothing that is not so tight that it stops your full range of motion nor too loose that your clothes get in the way. Whatever makes you comfortable!
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
- Yoga Mat (we have some you can borrow and also some for sale via Manduka.com)
- Water Bottle
- Hand Towel
- Don't bring valuables, cash, perfume, or other scented products.
*Information on these topics is from Yoga Matrika