Do I need to reserve ahead?
Reserve ahead if possible, to avoid lines at class time. Please use our online scheduling system to secure your spot ahead of time. Try to arrive for class 15 minutes early.
Are most classes small?
Some class times are more popular than others, if you prefer small, try all our afternoon/ evening times. You can reserve ahead, so you are IN. Please no phone. If you see that a class is no longer available for online sign-in, it doesn't mean the class is full just that the signup period has passed or we have reached our limit for pre-registration. Arrive 15 mins early you just may slip in..We do try to save some spots for walk-ins.
Do you have mats to rent/buy?
YES. We do offer and sell the Manduka Pro-Lite mat. If you prefer, you may rent Mat/towel rental: $2. If possible, bring your own mat.
What should I wear?
We encourage you to simply be comfortable. Soft cotton clothes are very natural and comfortable. Please arrive, freshly bathed, and avoid wearing heavy perfumes. Other yogis may be allergic.
What if I am late for class?
If you are more than 10 minutes late for a full class with a waiting list, we may have to give your spot to someone who is on the waiting list. Fill out a newbie form if you haven’t already. Pick up a rental mat if you need one. Prior to entering the studio, take your shoes off. There are cubbies in the studio you can use for your items. We are a cell phone free zone - please turn off your cell phone when you are in class. Our studio space is small, and classes fill. You can lock mat bags, purses etc in Abby's trunk if need be.
What is Jivamukti Yoga?
The core philosophy of Jivamukti is grounded in the original meaning of the Sanskrit word "asana" as seat, meaning relationship to the Earth, which implies all of life. Citing Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, which states that asana should be "sthira and sukham" (steady and joyful), Jivamukti Yoga maintains that one’s relationship to others should be mutually beneficial and come from a consistent (sthira) place of joy and happiness (sukham)." This radical philosophy is then practiced through five tenants, Shastra (study of yoga texts ) Bhakti (devotion to the big picture) Ahimsa (kindness to all beings) Nada (music and mantra) and Dhyana (meditation). You'll find this philosophy offered in all the Jivamukti Open classes.
What is an "IN CLASS PRIVATE"?
An ICP is an "In Class Private" in which one of our certified yoga instructors will be with you during the entire yoga class. The instructor will offer hands-on assists, supporting you and your needs throughout the class so you can still be part of a full yoga studio experience. This is extremely helpful for those who are working on alignment, breath, or simply love hands ON!
Once I've arrived and am all signed in?
When entering the studio: breathe. let go. You've arrived! Let your teacher know about any health concerns you have. Practice self-compassion, find your edge and take a breather if needed. Let your practice be a place of growth, challenge, tranquility, and transformation. We do have studio eyepillows for use in savasana. If you decide to use one, we encourage you to place a tissue between the eyepillow and your eyes. Neatly return blankets, folded properly, eyepillows and straps. Return rental mats to be washed, and used towels in the towel basket under bench. Yogi Tea is complimentary. Feel free to hang out with other students and teachers (quietly) before or after class. Be sure to ask questions if you have them – we’re happy to help!
Still have questions?
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