Am I a good fit for The Yoga Room? Is The Yoga Room a good fit for me?
The Yoga Room and its classes are designed for students who are ready to make the commitment to an ongoing, weekly class. Students are strongly encouraged to register for a full session to have consistency in their practice and to see the most benefits. My classes are mindful, tranquil and alignment-based (even Vinyasa) so that students can build a sustainable practice. Students are required to manage their cancellations, make-ups and drop-ins in my online booking system. If you are looking to just drop in to classes occasionally on short notice or want to do super-fast yoga to loud, pop music in a sweaty room, The Yoga Room is probably not the right fit for you. ;)
What should I wear, what should I bring, and when should I arrive for my first yoga class?
You may want to bring a yoga mat, water bottle, a perhaps a hand towel. If you don’t have a mat I have extras here students may borrow until they get their own. If you use props in your practice (blocks, straps, etc.) please bring them. Fitted exercise clothing is recommended. Yoga is practiced in bare feet. First-timers should get to the studio 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.
Is there a place to change or shower?
Yes, there is a bathroom with a shower at the studio.
Why should I choose The Yoga Room over other yoga studios?
Executive Director and Registered Yoga Teacher Christy DeBurton is a thoughtful, knowledgeable instructor with more than 20 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 theme such as Journey Through the Chakras, Spring Cleaning for Body & Mind, Yoga for Core Strength & Balance and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga. 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 7 students–so that each student is able to receive individual 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.
Why do students have to sign up for a session of classes?
While not required, we strongly encourage you to commit to a full session as there is an intentional theme and often the classes 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.
What if I have to miss a class during a session?
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 2 hours in advance or else you forfeit your make-up. The Yoga Room’s Student Class Management/Online Booking System helps you with this.
Is there a fragrance policy at The Yoga Room?
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!
How do I sign up for a session of classes?
Please contact me directly at email@example.com to check on class availability and request to be put on our email list to find out about upcoming sessions.
How do I sign up to drop in or just try out a class?
Please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to check on class availability for drop-ins if you do not already have an account for my online booking system. If you are interested I can also create an account for you.
Can I attend your yoga classes if I’ve never done yoga before? What is a good first class to try?
Absolutely! Our classes range in challenge from gentler to more advanced. We recommend those who have never taken yoga before start with a Hatha class. PM Hatha classes are gentler than AM Hatha classes.
What if I’m not that 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 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!
What are heat levels like in yoga classes?
We do not keep the studio at a set temperature and instead strive to keep it at a comfortable temperature for most people year round. Students are encouraged to wear layers and regulate their own body temperature.
Is there a minimum age to attend classes at The Yoga Room?
I recommend parents wait until their children are 12 years old to attend. Those 12 to 15 must practice with a parent or guardian. If parents would like to bring a younger child, please contact me to ask about using the loft space for the two of you during a class.
How many classes a week should I take?
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 of my students take two classes a week with me, and some even take three! The more you are able to take, the more benefits you will see.