FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
At yogaRIOT we make it easy to explore all of the amazing benefits of yoga. Our staff and teachers are trained to make your first yoga experience relaxing and enjoyable.
I’m worried I’m not flexible/fit/thin enough for yoga.
Yoga is an amazing way to get fit and will help your body find your optimal weight. Yoga builds muscle, dynamic tissue, and burns fat. Yoga improves fitness quickly and helps the body get in shape for all the activities you enjoy.
Do I need to know the postures before I can practice?
I’m worried I’ll look silly if I don’t know what to do.
How should I prepare for my first class?
What should I wear to yoga?
What equipment do I need for yoga?
How hot is the studio?
How often should I practice?
We enjoy Dave Farmar podcasts when we can’t get to practice in the studio. Dave is a Master Baptiste teacher and his classes will feel very reminiscent of the classes you take here at the studio.
What is the best class for a beginner to start with?
If you’re not certain you’re ready for a regular yoga class, begin with emPOWER on Sunday afternoons. This class will help you prepare yourself to make modifications and prepare yourself to flow with the community in POWER classes.
Where should I park when coming to your studio?
What if I'm running late for class?
Beginning February 1st, 2019 our policy has changed to include locking the doors at the beginning of class. If this is your first time to yogaRIOT, please come at least 15 minutes before the start of class so that we may orient you. If you have been to yogaRIOT before, download our app and sign-in before you come to skip the line.
What if I need to leave early from a class?
How do I use my Groupon, Living Social, or YELP pass?
Please note your Groupon, like all offers and memberships, does not cover our ADD-ON classes which you’ll find clearly marked on our schedule, drop in fees will apply.
During your new comer experience you have access to $10 off our $69 Unlimited membership for 6 months. You can only take advantage of it during this period! For more information, ask us at the front desk.
How do I cancel?
Does yogaRIOT have a phone number I can call?
At yogaRIOT, we do not conduct business by phone. All questions, comments, concerns, and cancellations are processed through email. We are prompt in our email responses and will get back to you as soon as possible.
What is your Refund Policy?
Returns on retail purchases in exchange for studio credit may be made up to 48 hours after purchase.
We do not offer refunds or transfers on membership, intro offers, single classes, or class packs. Classes purchased through the MINDBODY app using Dynamic Pricing are limited time offers and are non-refundable or transferable.
What are hands-on assists?
At yogaRIOT, all of our yoga teachers are trained to give hands-on assists. This means the teacher will touch the students in a typewriter fashion as they move through the room.
Hands-on assists are never forced and any student is free to opt out at anytime, and for any reason, even after class has started, by kindly saying “no hands-on assists, please.” It is a way to help students go deeper into their postures and give a tactical understanding of possibilities as you practice.
Hands-on assists are always given over the clothing and do not include vulnerable areas of the body like the spine.
Please let your teacher know whenever you would like to opt out of hands on assist.
I've injured myself. Should I stay away from yoga?
Yoga helps most of life’s physical ailments. Many joint and soft tissue injuries can be aided in healing through the practice, with appropriate modifications.
Come to yoga when you are healthy, come to yoga when you are hurting. But don’t come to yoga when you have a fever. The heat is hard on your heart muscle and you need to rest.
The simple act of intentional breathing in an infra-red heated room can create a tremendous amount of healing in the body.
If you are injured, or physically/emotionally unwell, come early, set your mat up in the back of the room, and breath. Be open to what happens, and you may even surprise yourself.
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