I’m new to yoga. Which classes are appropriate for me?
If you are new to yoga, try a Basic yoga class, which focuses on proper alignment and modifications for each unique body. Classes listed as “open level” are also suitable; please tell the teacher that you are new so that he or she can help you get the most out of your practice. For your safety, hold off on attending classes listed as “intermediate/advanced” until your practice is more established. We regularly offer a Beginners Only Series, Vinyasa On Ramp, and Hot Yoga 101 to help educate and inform new students.
My friend loves the hot classes, but I don’t know...
Vibe has both heated and non-heated classes of all levels. Some people love the heat; others prefer practicing in a non-heated room. Many practitioners list detoxification, reduced stress, greater mental clarity, and improved digestion among the benefits of both types of classes. Try them both!
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing that allows your body to move freely. For non-heated classes, wear layers that you can remove as your body warms. For heated classes, shorts or leggings and t-shirts or tanks are appropriate.
Should I eat or drink before class?
Hydrate well both before and after class. It is generally recommended that you eat lightly before class. Give yourself 2 hours to digest meals.
What should I bring?
Bring water, a towel, and a mat. You can also rent or purchase these items at Vibe, if you prefer.
Do I need to pre-register for classes?
No, but the option is there if you are looking for ease and accountability you can pre-register for a space. Vibe opens up 15 spaces in each class for online registration and holds 20 for drop-in students.
What if I pre-register and can’t make it?
Cancellations permitted up to 30 minutes prior to each class. To cancel, please login into your mind body account, or call or email the studio at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not show and a cancellation is not received, your account will be deducted one class pass or you will be charged the per class amount if you have an unlimited month or yearly membership.
Be especially conscientious about reservations for our prime time evening classes 5:30-8:00pm start times where spots are a premium. Don’t schedule more than you are sure of and cancel well in advance to allow others the opportunity to attend.
Late policy applies to all students even with a reservation you must still arrive 5 minutes before the start of class. Our classes often reach capacity we will start offering spaces to wait list students five minutes before the scheduled start time.
All students must sign in with the front desk upon arrival in order to have a space in the class.
I’m concerned that the spiritual side of yoga will conflict with my beliefs.
Yoga classes generally focus on the practice of asanas (poses) and pranayama (breath work). There is a spiritual/ethical component to the practice that blends well with other belief systems, as it emphasizes values such as compassion, honesty, and contentment, among others.
But what if I’m not flexible and can’t do all the poses?
We’ve all seen pictures of yogis looking with legs bent around shoulders and feet by their heads, and we can all hope that those people are reaping the benefits of those poses in their bodies, minds, and hearts. But that level of flexibility—or any, for that matter—isn’t necessary to begin a yoga practice. Respect your body and its limitations. The beauty of yoga is that it meets us where we are and asks only that we accept ourselves in each moment, even as we seek transformation.