Studio Culture and Policies

All of our Studio Policies are informed by our commitment to Core Values of kindness, honesty, authenticity, and social change. In order to hold and maintain safe space for all bodies to practice, we follow certain guidelines. We are committed to showing up for you, and we kindly request that you reciprocate that by staying within the boundaries we set. You can read more in the FAQ section below.

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Core Values

KINDNESS

The first place to show kindness is on your mat...to yourself. Mind your mat and the rest will follow.

HONESTY

Safe space starts with telling the truth, in your words and in your actions.

AUTHENTICITY

Your imperfections are what make you beautiful.

SOCIAL CHANGE

Why is that bothering you? Figure it out and then do something about it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you mean by "donation-based"?


Simply put, donation-based means you can pick your own price, and that we will never turn anyone away for lack of funds. We do need a certain amount of income to keep the doors open, so we suggest a minimum donation of $15/class. If this amount doesn't work for you, feel free to choose a price that fits your budget.




What if I have an injury or a disability?


We request that you are given a doctor's approval before beginning any type of movement practice after sustaining or recovering from an injury. Because we teach from a body-positive, trauma-informed, and adaptive perspective, we are usually able to accomodate for movement limitations or disabilities. Please inform your instructor or the General Manager of your situation before beginning any classes.




What do I need to bring?


Most importantly, bring yo self! We highly recommend purchasing a good quality mat before beginning classes, but we also have mats for rent and/or purchase in the studio. We also provide all necessary props, blankets, towels, and water.




What if I'm running late?


We kindly ask that you do your best to arrive to the studio on time, preferably about 5 - 10 minutes before class time. It is important that all students and instructors have time to prepare for the class, and arriving late creates disruption. We lock the doors to the studio promptly when classes begin.




What if I need to cancel my class?


Our studio has limited space, so not showing to your class causes us to lose the opportunity to offer your space to someone else. We kindly request that you cancel your session as soon as possible if you feel you cannot make it. If you do not cancel and then do not show, you will recieve a no-show charge (or have one visit charged to your pass), and will not be eligible for a refund. Due to limited space and equipment, advance payment is always required for some classes, and you will be charged the minimum donation rate of $15/class whether you show or not.




Do you offer Prenatal Yoga?


We do not offer a regular Prenatal Yoga class, although we do occasionally offer a 12-Week Prenatal Yoga Series. We kindly request that all prenatal or postpartum students have a doctor's approval before attending any classes. Good class options for prenatal or postpartum women are Restorative Yoga or Yin Yoga, as well as Slow Flow or Yoga for Beginners. Please let your instructor know if you are pregnant when you arrive to the class.




I've never done yoga before...will I be able to participate?


Absolutely! In fact, you're our favorite kind of student. Our Yoga for Beginners classes are a great place to start, but we also welcome beginners into many of our other classes. The exception to this policy is in any class where safety could be a concern, such as in Aerial Yoga or Hot Yoga.




Do you offer discounts for students or military?


Through the support of our nonprofit Project Create Space, we are pleased to be able to offer up to 8 classes each month at no cost for Educators and First Responders. If you fit into one of these categories, please notify the General Manager and you can recieve this benefit. You will be required to show a relevant ID and/or other supporting documents for verification, and we kindly request that you notify us immediately if your status changes. Since all of our classes are offered on a pay-what-you-can, donation basis, these are the only discounts we offer.




Is there a weight limit for Aerial Yoga?


While we do not have any weight limits for our yoga hammocks, we do ask that before attending an Aerial Yoga class you are able to do the following things related to strength and flexibility: 1 - Hold Plank Pose for at least 30 seconds 2 - Bring your knee up to the height of your hip without assistance (including using your own hands) 3 - Stand with your feet wider than hip distance apart and fold forward unassisted Your Instructor or the General Manager may ask to see you complete these tasks before allowing you to participate in an Aerial Yoga class. These requirements are for your safety and the safety of other students (and the Instructor) in the class.