New to Yoga or New to CBY?
***If you have a Groupon deal, just print it off and bring it to your first class to get
registered. We must activate it at the studio. Arrive at least 10-15 prior to the start
of class. You DO NOT need to pre-register.
Reminder: the New Student deal is the BEST PRICE and if you bought a Groupon, you
may upgrade to the New Student deal during your first visit. Ask at the studio for details.
Where do I begin?
If you've never tried yoga, first let us say WELCOME! Our studios are inclusive environments for ALL! Don't be nervous...our teachers AND our students are very welcoming and excited to see new faces.
Most new students tend to be most comfortable in a Basic, Gentle, Therapy, Stress Relief or Heated Yin class. These are all slower paced and geared for beginners as well as those wishing for a slower-paced class. Once you get comfortable with some of the poses and you begin to build some strength and confidence, you'll be ready for just about any class on the schedule. Feel free to challenge yourself as soon as you feel ready!
How do I get started?
Two choices: some people like to register themselves online and sign into classes. Some people prefer to just show up. For your first visit, we suggest you arrive about 15 minutes prior to the start of class to get registered. We do lock the door at start time so please make sure you arrive early! You will fill out our New Student form (or print off and bring with you!) and we will get you set up. If you are debating between a single drop-in or a package, you may decide after class if you have a few minutes to stay after.
What do I need?
-If you have a yoga mat, bring it. We have 'loaner' mats for new students but it is best to have your own. Please spray/wipe down our mats after you borrow them. We have all the other yoga props you may need. We do sell the weighted eye-pillows for final relaxation if you prefer to have your own.
-You may bring water in a container with a lid.
-Many people like to dress in layers so if they get cool or warm, they can add or subtract layers. Wear something you can move freely in, but shirts that are too loose are not ideal for yoga. Yoga pants, sweat pants or longer shorts all work well.
-An open mind! Not everyone in class will be doing the same thing. As we all have different bodies, our practices will all be different as well. It's OK to come out of a pose or take a break at any time. No one will think twice! That is a normal part of everyone's yoga practice. Let go of expectations and do the best you can.
Why the New Student Special?
Habits can take a while to form, and if you do our New Student Special, you will have 8 weeks to meet the different teachers, try the different classes and see what works best for you. Take full advantage of your 8 weeks to see if yoga is a good fit for you.
If you have more questions, please also peruse our Frequently Asked Questions, which can be found HERE.