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Frequently Asked Questions

    

I've never been to your studio. What do I need to know?

You can register at the studio; first come, first served. We accept cash (no bills larger than $20) and all major credit cards. Please arrive 15 minutes before your first class. After you complete a waiver we'll show you around. If the class you wish to attend is full, unclaimed reservations are offered to standby students 4 minutes before class begins.  Class starts on time; late entry is not permitted beyond the scheduled start time. 

 

Are your classes appropriate for those who've never done yoga?

We're so excited to join you on this journey! All classes are mixed-level. We recommend that you position your mat near the center of the room so that you have a 360° view of other practitioners. Like a game of Twister, you'll move according to instructions given by the teacher. After a few classes, these movements will feel more familiar! Wear fitted, comfortable workout attire. We require bare feet in the practice room.

Are your classes appropriate for pregnant practitioners?

We've had many expectant mothers take classes here regularly. That being said, ask your doctor if practicing yoga in a lightly heated room is right for your circumstances. And trust your instincts -- if the heat doesn't feel great, we are happy to recommend nearby studios that might be a better fit.

I have an injury. Can I still take a class?

We recommend checking with your doctor before visiting the studio. Though our teachers know a lot about yoga poses, they do not have medical training and cannot determine what types of movements are safe for you. While practicing with an injury we encourage the use of modifications. Discontinue any movement that feels risky, uncomfortable or painful. The teacher will understand if you need a break or if you need to leave the room.

I've been practicing for a long time. Are you ok with me doing my own thing?

The energy in the room is best when we move together as a group. However, we want you to get the most out of your time at the studio. If you feel the need to deviate from the teacher's instructions please position yourself at the back of the room so that you do not distract your neighbors. If the teacher feels that you may be distracting or confusing other practitioners, the teacher may ask you to rejoin the group.

How hot are your classes?

Our classes are lightly heated, between 80° - 85°F. We find this range of heat palatable for most practitioners. Not too cold, not too hot. That being said, everyone responds to temperature differently. Take a class to decide if it's right for you. We can recommend nearby studios if you're looking for something different.

What should I wear?

Exercise appropriate shirt/top/sports bra (if applicable) and shorts or pants are required for all practitioners. Practicing in a swimsuit or underwear is not permitted. 

Can I bring my phone into the practice room?

Yes, however, turn off alarms and please silence your phone while at Unity Yoga. Even vibrate can disrupt class.

Do you offer child care?

We do not offer childcare. Children are not permitted in class and we are unable to allow children to wait in the reception area as a parent or guardian takes class.

I slip a ton during my practice. What can I do to prevent this?

We encourage the use of towels especially made for this purpose. We sell mat length grippy towels at the studio. Especially if you sweat a lot, the use of this towel will change the way you practice. You won't look back.

Do you have a Lost & Found?

We aren't responsible items left behind. It's up to you to ensure your belongings remain safe. Items left behind are kept in our Lost & Found -- contents are donated on the 1st of each month. If you are unable to stop by to retrieve your items before the 1st, please ask a friend to pick it up on your behalf.

Can I store my bicycle at the studio while I practice?

No. Because we often walk barefoot throughout the space we do not permit bicycles inside. The nearest bike rack is 1 block south, between 126th and 127th Streets on St. Nick Ave.

How do I sign up for class?

Feel free to walk in. First come, first served. 

Ahh, I'm running late! Can I enter class late?

Regretfully, no. We know this is disappointing! The train was delayed, a meeting ran over, the babysitter was late. Life can feel chaotic, that's why we practice yoga! And, we want to ensure your (and your fellow practitioners') yoga practice is safe and distraction-free. For this reason, we do not permit late entry to class. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before class begins, or risk losing your spot to someone on the waitlist.

I know class is full, but can you just squeeze me in?

Unfortunately, we cannot. We've mapped out the studio to ensure each participant has adequate space to stretch arms and legs. Your train ride is super congested, but your yoga practice doesn't have to be. We enforce strict caps on each class.