I’ve never done yoga before, what is the best class for me?
We try to regularly offer Beginner’s Series throughout the year, which is a less intimidating way to start. However, any Basics class, Restorative class, or Therapeutics class is also a great place to start! Our classes are typically small and our teachers provide personalized attention and can offer modifications if needbe. When in doubt, just come check us out!
What should I bring/wear to class?
We have some mats for rental, but we recommend bringing your own. We have blocks, straps, blankets, and bolsters to use. You may also want to bring a water bottle (we have bottled water for purchase, and filtered water for refills) or a towel. We recommend wearing clothes that you are comfortable moving and sweating in, and shoes that are easily removed. Most importantly, bring an open mind!
Can I still do yoga if I have an injury?
Yes! Depending on the injury, there are usually modifications that can be made to make yoga poses more accessible. Please notify your teacher of any injuries or limitations before class.
*yogahour is not the best option for those with significant injuries or limitations.
What should I do before my first visit?
To save time, you can go ahead and fill out our new student registration form. You are not required to sign up for classes online, but it will save you time and ensure you have a spot in class. You can cancel your class registration up to 1 hour before the class starts. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to get acquainted with the teacher and the space.
How can I access my Yoga Collective MindBody account?
Our MindBody site can be accessed here. Log in to the toolbars on the bottom left. From here you can purchase new packages, register for classes or workshops, and view your account information. You can also download the MindBody Connect app for smart phones through the App Store. The app will connect all of your MindBody accounts at other studios too.
Do I need to pre-register for class?
You are welcome to sign up for class before you arrive or you can just drop-in. Pre-registering for class ensures that you have a space. You can cancel your class registration up to 1 hour before class time. If you are a no-show, you will be charged for the class.
Where should I park?
We have a small parking lot in front of our building. You may also park across the street in the Opus 1 parking lot if our lot is full. Please park in the row of spaces closest to Alco St.
What is Om?
At Yoga Collective, we sing Om in our classes. Om is comprised of three sounds: “ah-oh-mm”. The vibrations created by Om is considered to encompass all other sounds, therefore representing everything from large to small, from the universal to the individual. Participation is totally optional. At our studio, the purpose of singing Om is to establish a clear space for practice and connect us as a group; it has no religious intent.
What is Namaste?
Namaste is traditionally used as a greeting. In sanskrit, nama means “bow”, as means “I”, te means “you”. Namaste literally translates to “I bow to you”. The general meaning behind namaste is “the light within me recognizes and bows to the light within you”. It acknowledges that at our core we are connected and therefore see and respect each other on a deeper level. At our studio we say “namaste” after each class primarily as a way to honor ourselves, each other, and the practice of yoga. We do not use it in any religious way. Many people will say it back, but it is optional.