Are your classes appropriate for those who've never done yoga?
We're so excited to join you on this journey! If possible, start with our Intro classes. Though not easy, Intro classes will introduce you to the movements included in a Vinyasa practice. If your schedule does not permit you to attend Intro, try a Core class. 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.
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?
Odor-free fitted attire made for exercise. Sweat-wicking clothing must be washed differently than regular laundry. To prevent pilling, turn clothing inside out. Our method: before washing, soak for 15 minutes in a sink full of water with 1 cup of white vinegar. When washing, use fragrance-free laundry detergent. Skip fabric softener and dryer sheets -- these can interfere with sweat-wicking properties of the fabric. If the clothing still smells funky, it's time to toss.
I've never been to your studio. What do I need to know?
You can register online or at the studio. We accept cash and all major credit cards. Please arrive 15 minutes before class. After you complete a waiver we'll show you around. Mats & towels are included. Late entry to class is not permitted. To avoid the late-cancel fee ($10) or the no-show fee ($15), cancel your reservation at least 2 hours before class time.
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.
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. If you pay-per-class your unused class will remain on your account for future use.
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.
I pre-registered for class. Does that guarantee my spot?
Only if you arrive at least 5 minutes early. 4 minutes before class we release unclaimed spots to those on the waitlist.
How will I know if I am off the waitlist?
Waitlisted students will be notified at least 2 hours before class start time via email if they have been added to the class. Ensure that you are subscribed to receive these email alerts by adjusting your notification settings in your account. If you do not receive an email notification at least 2 hours prior, we recommend arriving early to the studio to standby. We release unclaimed reservations to the remaining waitlisted students 4 minutes before class begins.
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 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.
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.
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 offer child care?
We do not offer child care. 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.