We love our tribe and hearing your inquiries about Yoga Off East, so we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions:
I’m new to yoga. Which classes are appropriate for me?
Yay! Welcome! If you are new to yoga, we recommend starting in a Slow Flow or Slow Flow + Restore class. These classes will move at a slower place and modifications will be offered. That said, courageous beginners are welcomed in any class at Yoga Off East. Please let your teacher know when you arrive if you are new to yoga so that he or she can help you get the most out of your practice.
Do I need to sign-up in advance for classes?
Signing up online via MindBody is ideal and we highly recommend it! You are not required to pre-register, but we strongly recommend that you do for ease of navigating our petite lobby at check-in and also to secure your mat space. Yoga Off East classes have up to 18 students. Signing-up in advance will guarantee your spot in class. We suggest downloading the free MindBody app for a quick and easy way to manage your account and sign-up for classes!
What if I signed-up in advance and can’t make it?
Cancellations are permitted up to 30-minutes prior to each class. To cancel, please login to your MindBody account and Early Cancel your visit. If a cancellation is NOT received and you do not show, your account will be deducted for one class. We will offer spaces to waitlisted students 5 minutes before the scheduled class start time.
Are Yoga Off East classes heated?
Yoga Off East classes may be warm (up to 85 degrees), but we are not a heated yoga studio.
What should I wear to yoga?
Wear comfortable clothing that allows your body to move freely. We recommend that you avoid baggy clothing that would make it difficult for your teacher to see alignment in the poses. Please avoid all perfume and strongly scented fragrances.
Should I eat or drink before class?
Hydrate well both before and after class. It is generally recommended that if you do eat before class, you eat lightly. Give yourself 2 hours to digest meals whenever possible. That said, we believe you should take care of yourself first and foremost, so if food is in order before yoga, try a healthy smoothie or juice from Happy + Hale on your way back to the studio.
What should I bring to class?
An open-mind is encouraged for yoga! In terms of tangible items, bring water and a mat (a yoga towel can be helpful if you sweat a lot or have a slippery mat). Manduka ProLite Mats are available to rent for $2/class and SmartWater can be purchased at Happy + Hale.
What is the difference between a class and a workshop?
A class occurs at the same time and day every week. Students are welcome to drop in or attend regularly. Sign up for classes here. A workshop is a specialty class or event that has a specific focus and objective to support our students’ progression in the practice. Details and registration for workshops can be found here.