Frequently Asked Questions - Classes

FAQs - Classes
I just feel a little too out of shape/injured/uncertain to jump right into a class. What are my options?

Our Gentle Yoga and Yoga Basics classes are designed for uncertain beginners. You may also want to schedule a few private sessions to determine what kind of modifications you need in some postures. We can also help you develop an at-home practice plan that will get you on track for beginning level yoga classes.

Should I buy my own yoga mat? What products do you recommend?

We have all the needed props, along with cleaning spray you can use on our mats. However, we encourage students to buy their own mat so that they feel more committed to practicing and are able to roll it out at home.

We have had good experience with Hugger Mugger yoga mats, especially the Mandara.  They also make high-quality meditation cushions and bolsters We are also fans of Manduka.  

Why should practice at Grateful Yoga instead of my health club?

We certainly understand that for many people, it is much more cost effective to take classes where you work out. In some cases, your gym may offer excellent yoga classes.  Many people find that a yoga studio is more peaceful place a gym.  You can feel the difference when you come into a room that is only used for yoga and meditation. Plus there’s no mirrors or obnoxious music to contend with. If you have never been in a yoga studio class, come give it a try and see if a more personal connection to a community of practitioners appeals.

Do I need to make reservations in advance for your classes?

It is not required, but recommended.  Some of our classes can be full, especially Monday mornings and Saturdays at noon.  If you want to assure yourself of a spot, you can reserve a spot through our online booking system, Mindbody Online.

Workshops and Lela's prenatal classes do require reservations.

What makes Grateful Yoga different from other places where I can take yoga classes?

Grateful Yoga aims to create sangha, a community where students and teachers support each other in the practice of yoga. We cap our class attendance at 16 people. This means that each person is a valuable part of our class. You will be remembered, you will be assisted (if you like) and you will be able to ask us questions. 

Our space is simple and elegant, with low overhead. This allows us to focus more on what we love doing - teaching yoga. Grateful Yoga is our livelihood, but our main intention is to have a positive relationship with our students, to transmit the ancient practices of yoga and to enjoy ourselves. Operational simplicity allows us to offer a sliding scale for instruction and make donations to local charities. We have consciously chosen to "keep it simple" for you and for ourselves.

Reserve a class

Occasionally our classes are full - book in advance to guarantee your spot.

Join the Summer Intensive

Grateful Yoga wants to make it affordable to practice several times a week this summer, so we offer the Summer Intensive Membership - unlimited attendance in drop-in classes for three months, starting any time in June. $99/month x 3 months. Come twice a week and pay $11/class.

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