New Students

We’ve got a class for you.

No matter your experience, we have the perfect class for you. Our studio offers both hot yoga and heated barre classes. If you are new to yoga, please read class descriptions carefully. Some of our classes are led by a teacher in a “follow the leader” format, making it difficult for new students to learn core concepts from the practice. We’ve designed our schedule so that our most popular class times are accessible to both newbies and veterans. Reach out if you have questions. We love to help!

The best class for beginners is Bikram Yoga.

How hot is HOT yoga?!

The heat serves many purposes. One, it increases the heart rate, which is a catalyst for a more intense calorie burn. Metabolism levels increase with a consistent practice, speeding up the breakdown of glucose and fatty acids. This helps to tone your body and lose weight. Two, practicing yoga in a heated room stimulates the lymphatic system, which is responsible for flushing out the body’s toxins. Your capillaries will dilate in the heat – oxygenating the tissues, muscles, glands, and organs – and helping in the removal of waste products. Temperatures vary between classes:

  • Warm Vinyasa: 85-90 degrees
  • Restore & Renew: 85-90 degrees
  • Vinyasa Yoga: 95-100 degrees
  • Heated Barre: 85-90 degrees
  • Bikram Yoga: 105+ degrees

What do I bring to class?

Yoga or Barre: yoga mat, mat towel, water bottle

*all props for yoga classes and all equipment for barre classes are provided by the studio

*yoga mats, bath towels and Yogitoes mat towels are available for a small rental fee

*Make sure you are hydrated. Drink plenty of water the day of class. Cold bottled water and sports drinks are available for purchase. We recommend eating only a light meal at least three hours prior to class.

I’ve never been to your studio.

Welcome! We are so excited for you to practice with us. If you don’t register for class online or through the MindBody Connect app, please arrive 15 minutes early to complete a waiver form and check in with our knowledgeable front desk staff. You can call the studio to get more information on how to register in advance. It’s super easy and gives you a little more flexibility upon your arrival. Keep in mind that all students physically sign in at the front desk.

We have both a men’s and women’s locker room. We encourage you to use the cubbies in the locker room while taking class in order to give yourself a clutter-free space in the studio.

Shoes of any kind are not allowed inside the practice space. Please leave them in the hallway.

Cell phones are not allowed in the practice space. Please silence your phone and leave it with your personal belongings in the student cubbies. You are more than welcome to give our studio phone number to your loved ones – we have someone at our front desk during all class times.

Am I in good hands?

We know so! All of our Bikram Yoga instructors have been trained by Bikram or through Betsy’s traditional hot yoga teacher training. Our Vinyasa teachers are, at the very least, certified by Yoga Alliance through 200-hour training programs. Our barre teachers are certified fitness professionals. We pride ourselves on offering classes with teachers who, we believe, are the best in the city. If you have a question, never hesitate to ask. If you are pregnant or recovering from an injury, please let your teacher know so he or she can provide you the necessary modifications.

What if I’m not flexible?!

Great! This is the most common misconception that prevents people from coming to a yoga class. Yoga is not about how flexible you are! It is about stretching your body and spine on a regular basis, which will cause your body to function at its optimal level. Aches and pain, stiffness and puffiness will be drastically reduced by a regular practice. Flexibility will automatically become part of your physical well-being!

Class Etiquette

  • Arrive on time. Pretty please.
  • Refrain from talking during class.
  • NO cell phones are allowed in the practice space.
  • Wear clean, comfortable clothing. We suggest technical fabrics that are designed to wick sweat.
  • For many new students, the most trying part of a Bikram class is the heat. On your first couple visits, your primary goal is just to stay in the room. You can do so by simply lying on your mat, facing the back of the room and focusing on your breath. If you must leave the room during class, do so quietly so as not to disturb others.
  • It is always YOUR practice, not the teacher’s practice or the practice of anyone else around you. Focus on what feels good for your body. Our classes are designed to push you beyond your comfort zone, but you should not feel pain. We encourage you to compare yourself vertically by gauging your own personal progress over time, and not comparing yourself horizontally to those around you. All of our bodies are different, and we are all in a different place.