You will need a yoga mat, and may also want to bring a water bottle, and perhaps a hand towel. If you use props in your practice (blocks, straps, yoga blankets, etc.), please bring them. Due to COVID, I do not have extra mats or props available. Fitted exercise clothing is recommended. Yoga is practiced in bare feet. First-timers should get to the studio 5-10 minutes before class starts to meet your yoga instructor and ask any questions. Please bring your Session Intention form that you were sent in your confirmation email so that your instructor can go over it with you before class begins. Please turn off cell phones and leave in the studio foyer.
Yes, there is a bathroom with a shower at the studio.
Founder and Registered Yoga Teacher Christy DeBurton is a thoughtful, knowledgeable instructor with more than 22 years teaching experience. She takes a unique approach with weekly classes that you won’t find at other studios by designing sessions around a speciﬁc wellness theme such as Journey Through the Chakras, Spring Cleaning for Body and Mind, Yoga for Core Strength and Balance, etc. Through these intentional offerings, students learn much more than just yoga poses each time they come to class. Class sizes are small here — a maximum of seven students — so that each student is able to receive personal attention. Finally, the yoga studio is an experience in itself, a charming ‘cottage’ in a quiet, garden setting with a high ceiling, cork floor, and lots of windows overlooking a swimming pool and pine trees.
Students enroll in a full 2-4 month session of classes as there is an intentional wellness theme and the classes often build upon one another. With a limit of seven students per class, this also guarantees you a spot each week. Classes are run in sessions because to see the benefits of yoga you need to make a regular commitment to it. It is hard for us humans to be disciplined sometimes, and registering for a session is a good way to hold yourself accountable.
Students are welcome to make up any classes they miss in the same session for which they’re registered. You just have to cancel the class you can’t attend at least two hours in advance or else you forfeit your make-up. The Yoga Room’s Class Management Online Booking System helps you with this.
We ask students to refrain from wearing fragrances or scented products (lotions, perfumes, deodorants, hairspray, fabric softeners, etc.) to class, and if you’ve bought a new mat, consider airing it out before bringing it to class. No fragrances means everyone can take nice deep yoga breaths!
Please fill out the form on the Connect page to check on availability for a drop-in to try out a class. Drop-ins are $25.
Absolutely! Classes range in challenge from gentler to more advanced. I recommend those who have never taken yoga before start with a Hatha class. PM Hatha classes are a bit gentler than AM Hatha classes.
Yoga actually promotes flexibility. You don’t have to be flexible to start doing yoga. During the workday, much of our activity — or lack thereof — shortens muscles. Think about how often you either sit at a desk, in your car or at home. Yoga lengthens and strengthens muscles while helping release stress. While becoming more flexible is a great benefit of yoga, an even greater benefit is that it helps us to live more powerfully and peacefully in body, mind and spirit. This gain happens regardless of whether or not you can touch your toes!
I do not keep the studio at a set temperature and instead strive to keep it at a moderately comfortable temperature for most people year-round. Students are encouraged to wear layers and regulate their own body temperature.
I recommend parents wait until their children are 12 years old to attend. Those 12 to 15 must practice with a parent or guardian.
A successful yoga practice requires discipline, consistency and commitment. To experience the true benefits of a yoga practice, I recommend taking at least one yoga class a week year-round. Some students take two classes a week and some even take three! The more you are able to take, the more benefits you will experience.