We love our community and hearing your inquiries about Yoga Off East, so we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions.
Have a question that you don't see answered below? Send us a note here.
How do I get to the studio? Where do I park?
Great questions! We are located on 9th Street, just 2 blocks from Whole Foods and Duke’s East Camps . Park along 9th Street or on any of our neighboring streets such as Perry Street or Iredell Street. We highly recommend that you give yourself extra time to arrive for midday classes, as this is the busiest time of day to park on Ninth Street.
I’m new to yoga. Which classes are appropriate for me?
Yay! Welcome! If you are new to yoga, we recommend attending Yoga Fundamentals on Sundays at 11:30am. This class will move at a slower place and modifications, explanation will be offered. That said, students new to yoga are welcomed in just about any class at Yoga Off East. Please send us a note for other recommendations based on your schedule or 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. Private sessions are also available and a great way to get started!
Do I need to sign-up in advance for classes?
Signing up online via MindBody is ideal and we highly recommend it! We strongly recommend that you do so for ease of navigating our petite lobby at check-in and also to guarantee your mat space. Yoga Off East classes hold anywhere from 12-18 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 if you can’t make it to class. Traffic and schedules don’t always cooperate, we get it! To cancel, please login to your MindBody account and Early Cancel your visit or send us a text 919.275.2765. We will offer spaces to waitlisted students 5 minutes before the scheduled class start time.
Do you offer student pricing?
Yes! We love the students in our community. Bring in a valid student ID to your first class and we'll sign you up for a student membership. (All pricing online will be adjusted to the discounted rates listed below after you present your valid student ID in person.)
Single Class $14
5-Classes $65 ($13/class)
10-Classes $120 ($12/class)
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 from our friends across the street at Happy + Hale on your way 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.
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.
Can I purchase classes for a friend?
Absolutely! We offer gift cards for single classes, 5 and 10 class packages, or a custom amount of your choosing. To purchase a gift card, click here.