First of all, congratulations on taking the first step toward a new (or continuing) yoga practice. A regular yoga practice not only helps you feel better, but helps to strengthen, stretch and invigorate.
There are two options for those new to yoga
(or returning to practice):
- Simply drop in to a class. For local residents new to the studio, our New Client Special offers 4 in-person classes (plus unlimited online classes) for $34. Feel free to drop in any class, although some classes are more suited toward beginners: Basics, Gentle, Yin and Hatha classes (see our Schedule for times). For a very gentle, barely physical yoga experience, consider joining Friday night’s Restorative Series.
- Enroll in Intro to Yoga. For those wishing to have a more comprehensive introduction (or to fine tune your existing practice), Intro to Yoga begins the first Thursday of every other month at 7pm. Preregistration is necessary for our Intro offerings, as they always fill. Register for Intro to Yoga Series.
Frequently asked questions
What do I need to do before my first class? Do I need to pre-register for classes?
Reservations are a must. Visit our schedule to reserve your space; reservations open a week prior to class. Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the scheduled class time to check in. We will show where you can change your clothes, take off your shoes, use the bathroom and set up your mat.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothes that will stretch. Avoid baggy tees that tend to fall over your head when you bend over. The room temperature in the studio is generally 80-85 degrees (with the exception of Intro to Yoga series & Restorative Yoga, which are held at room temperature) — so dress in layers. Yoga is done in your bare feet.
Do I need to bring anything?
Please wear your mask and bring a yoga mat and water bottle, however we have both for purchase in our Twist Yoga Boutique. If you have any other props; blocks or blankets you may also want to bring those but they are not required.
What if I can’t touch my toes or have never been able to avoid distraction long enough to meditate?
You are in the right place. You are where you begin. We all have a lot to learn and breathe is a place to come practice.
Should I eat before I come to class?
Having something light in your stomach before class is fine to keep energy and blood sugar levels up, but avoid any heavy or large meals for at least 2 hours before class. Also, you will have a better experience if you come to class hydrated.
Is there a secure place to change and store belongings?
Yes, to both. We have a change room and we have cubbies in the studio where people store their valuables.