For New Students


New to yoga? We made a handy guide to show you the ropes.

Welcome!  If you’re entirely new to yoga, we’re glad you’re beginning a new journey.  This should help answer any questions you may have. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns and we’ll happily offer some guidance. 


Do I need to reserve a spot online before coming to class?

All of our yoga classes are drop-in, however, if you reserve online, you are guaranteed a spot in class.


How do I register for class?

It’s easy! Choose a class that suits your needs and schedule from our list.  We highly recommend you create a profile in the Mindbody Online system, buy your class card and pre-register for first class. We also ask that you arrive on time for class (ideally at least 15 minutes before), so that classes can begin on time. Follow our easy registration process, and you’re all set. You can sign up in advance and pay for your class online, or just come in and we’ll help you.


What is Yoga?

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, originating in India. The word yoga in Sanskrit literally translates to “yoke,” meaning to join or unite. The goal of a yoga practice is to bring the body and mind together into one experience.

Built on three main structures— meditation, breathing, and physical postures— the yoga practice is designed to increase the body’s efficiency and overall health.

Lotus Yoga & Fitness Studio is devoted to helping people of all abilities, regardless of age, gender, or experience, to relax, unwind, and move their bodies. Our classes are welcoming to every BODY. 


I’m a yoga novice, which class should I take?

Most of our classes are suitable for new students as we always offer modifications for anyone new to yoga. We encourage brand new students to first attend any of the Gentle Yoga classes, or the Fundamentals of Yoga class, as they are perfect for beginners.  Our skilled and caring instructors will break down the fundamentals of a yoga practice in a way that is safe and comfortable, but still challenging. New students are allowed to take any class they choose, but you may be more comfortable in a beginner-style class at first.


I have an injury, can I still do yoga?

Sure! Speak to the teacher about any injuries before class begins. If something hurts, back off in that pose. Feel free to ask the teacher about modifications for poses that cause discomfort before or after class.  Yoga will increase your overall strength, which can offer support to the areas surrounding an injury. Please keep an open dialogue with your teacher about how your body is feeling. We want you to feel fantastic!


Your first class:

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class to fill out the necessary paperwork. Bring a yoga mat if you have one, towel, and water bottle. If you don’t have a mat, we have several mats available at not additional charge.  Shoes are not allowed in the yoga room, but we provide cubbies for safe keeping during class. Please, NO cell phones in the practice room. Silence your phone, and leave it in the cubby with your other belongings. Please speak quietly in the yoga room.

There’s no competition in yoga. Our goal is for every student to feel comfortable in their own skin while moving and breathing their way through a unique practice. Do what you can, and the rest comes with time. Each of us is put together a little differently, so even though similar, we don’t all move the same the person on the next mat. Be mindful of what’s happening on your own mat, and you’ll leave feeling refreshed, at peace, and blissed out.


Every Class:

Some guidelines for every class to make the experience good for you and others in class: 

  • Please arrive on time, as Classes start promptly on time.
  • We have some complimentary mats available for students, if you have a mat of your own, feel free to bring it with you.  Just enter the room and roll your mat out quietly.
  • Please try not to disturb the class.
  • Please do not talk during class.
  • Please silence your cell phone and leave it outside the practice room.
  • Please do not wear any shoes in the yoga room.
  • Please do not wear perfume or any strong scents.
  • Please do not practice if you’re sick.
  • Please wear athletic clothes or anything comfortable that will not restrict movement.
  • Please, if you must leave the room during class, do so quietly so as not to disturb others.
  • Please come with an open mind and open heart.
  • Please bring a water bottle.  In the event you forget, we have water bottles available for purchase.  Please do not bring an open-container into the yoga room.


We teach yoga that relies on intuition and accommodates every BODY
no matter age, flexibility or experience with yoga.


If not now, when?

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