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What You Need To Know

All Greenville Yoga classes are small and geared to individual student needs. You will easily find one that fits into your schedule. You don’t have to learn a routine or have any physical skill. You just start where you and your body are and develop.

Classes designated as Level 1 & 2 or Slow Flow are perfect for your first class. If you view our schedule, classes with an * are perfect for your first class.  If you have physical challenges, you might want to start with our Yoga for EveryBODY classes. You do not have to attend a beginner’s yoga class to start. Select a time that suits your schedule and show up. All of our teachers will take good care of you when you arrive as well as during class.

What should I wear?   We have no mirrors in our yoga spaces so don’t worry about what you look like. Wear comfortable clothes that you would wear to an exercise class. Yoga is done barefoot, so no shoes required.

What do I need?   We have everything you need at each studio. You will want to eventually buy your own yoga mat for hygienic reasons.

What do I do?   Arrive five to ten minutes before the class start time. Pay per class – no membership needed (cash and checks only). Tell the teacher if you have any physical challenges or injuries and that this is your first class, or first in a long time. Pick up a mat if you didn’t bring one, and roll out your mat in the studio. Lie down, or sit, and become quiet.

What do I do with my things?   Shoes and personal belongings are left in the cubicles outside. This action represents leaving all your baggage outside the yoga space.  The doors are locked about 10 minutes after class has begun.

What happens when the class does something I can’t do?   Feel free to ask the teacher to adjust the pose for you. Just raise your hand, and the instructor will be happy to come over and show you a better suited pose for you. There are 840,000 different poses, so there is always something else to try. If you get over-tired or feel in over your head, you are always welcome to come out of a pose and rest.

What is the word people say at the end of class?   At the end of class, we close with the word “Namaste”.  Namaste, simply translates as “I see”.   It can also mean “the divine in me sees and recognizes the divine in you”. It is a traditional greeting used in India even today. It is a way to remind us of our connection to one another.

What if I am pregnant?   We offer Prenatal Yoga on Tuesday mornings at 10:45am. This class is perfect for pregnant students. If you cannot attend this class due to your schedule, try any of our classes that are Level 1 & 2 or Slow Flow. All of our teachers are trained in prenatal yoga and will be very comfortable having you in class. Please tell the teacher before class begins that you are expecting, how far along you are, and any complications you may have (especially high blood pressure).

Why should I start yoga?   You can ask 10 yoga students and get multiple answers. Strength, peace of mind, flexibility, overcoming physical challenges, better sleep…but most of all – it’s fun. The only way you will know is come to a class and try it.