NEW STUDENT FAQ'S
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I'M A COMPLETE BEGINNER~ WHICH CLASS IS BEST SUITED FOR ME?
Depends what you are seeking from your yoga experience will depend on the style of choice. The beginner Ashtanga on Thursday mornings are a great class for learning the foundations of breathing. This will prepare you for Flow + Rocket classes. Mixed level is good for beginners and experienced students. Yin, Restorative & Healing are perfect for slower pace and meditative practices. Yoga basics is good for building strength and flexibility with the use of props. Click here for a detailed description of our classes.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Comfortable clothing that don't restrict movement. Active classes are practiced in bare feet. Where slower paced you might want to bring additional clothing to maintain warmth and ease.
DO YOU HAVE MAT RENTALS?
Yes! Included in your drop in rate. We recommend if your practicing frequently to invest in a quality mat. For on going use of mat rentals $1/class. We do have Jade mats for sale that are great if you tend to slip
alot. For a more extensive look at which yoga mat is the best for you, check out this article from Consumers Advocate >> https://www.consumersadvocate.org/yoga-mats
IS IT NECESSARY TO PRE REGISTER FOR DROP IN CLASSES?
No. You can if you prefer. A link is found on our schedule page. If you have not practiced at the studio before, arriving 10 minutes before start to fill out a waiver and orientate to the space is recommended.
12pms are our busiest class during the week, please arrive early and place your mat on the stickers found on the ground.
CAN I LEAVE MY MAT AT THE STUDIO?
Yes, if you have an unlimited membership. RMY is not responsible for any missing mats so it is at your discretion. Our change rooms are small, so please be mindful if you are going away to bring your mat home with you. We do a spring cleaning of mats in April. All mats without a name tag are recycled at the end of that month.
DO YOU HAVE SHOWERS?
No. We have 1 washroom. During breaks for workshops and trainings there are public washrooms in the Bison Courtyard available.
DO YOU HAVE HOT YOGA?
No. Our building is a sustainable complex that has a shared heating system. We do have a bakery below us that generates a nice amount of heat.
DO YOU HAVE PROPS I CAN USE?
Yes. For large classes we have cylinder bolsters, foam rectangular blocks, straps, blankets and eye pillows. Meditation cushions are limited.
DO YOU HAVE WATER?
We have a water jug for students. We recommend in Ashtanga, Flow & Rocket to avoid drinking water during the class as the breathing technique used is designed to increase internal heat. This process is a purification system that eliminates toxins through sweat and generates vitality throughout the practice. Drink water before and after practicing these styles to replenish your body and mind
DO YOU BURN INCENSE?
No. At times we might clear the space with sage or other natural grasses however to respect the sensitivities of others we keep this to a minimum. Plus we have a fragrant bakery below!
I PURCHASED A MEMBERSHIP BUT I CAN'T USE ALL OF IT?
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DO YOU HAVE LOCALS DISCOUNTS?
No. Our studio is 85% local residents and the rates are fixed for everyone. We offer specials at different times of the year so stay connected in our monthly newsletter subscription below.