Tips for your first visit
Explore these tips so that your visits to Yoga District can go smoothly.
Reserve in advance or walk-in?
If you can reserve online, please do! It will help our volunteer staff greatly with the sign in process, and it will make things faster for you too! Just come to the studio no less than five minutes before class time, otherwise your web reservation may be given to a waiting drop-in student.
If you can’t reserve online, we always leave a few spots for drop-ins. Just come to the studio at least 15 minutes before class to try to drop in. We’re sorry that we can’t accept reservation requests over the phone or email.
What to wear? No need to bother with super expensive designer yoga gear- just wear comfy clothes that move with you and provide decent coverage! No shoes are worn during yoga. Shoes aren’t even worn in the room where we practice yoga- so please take your shoes off at the door and leave them on a provided shoe rack or cubby.
Water? Bring your refillable water bottle to fill up on free filtered water at the studio, or you can use one of our cups. Drink plenty of water after your class to help flush out toxins released from muscles and organs during class. As an expression of your yoga practice, you may wish to extend your gratitude to this fluid of life as you drink it up!
Storage of stuff? Please store your personal items in provided “cubbies” inside the studio practice rooms (please don’t leave things outside the yoga room, especially valuables. And please remember to turn your cell phone off!
Gas? Food? You might be uncomfortable during class if you just ate. So avoid eating during the two hours prior to class. You can also adopt a yogic diet that is vegetarian and energizing for maximum comfort and benefit.
Can I get a mat? We rent them for a $2 donation. We also sometimes have eco-friendly mats for sale. They’re safer for the environment and for you too, since PVC mats can be toxic to you and the environment.
Can I leave my mat? Feel free to bring your own mat to class. We have free mat storage, but you need to store your mat in a bag or tied with a strap, and have your name written on your mat. Otherwise it gets mixed in with our rentals! Mats left around for a month or longer may be donated to Yoga Activist yoga outreach programs at shelters, schools, and prisons. Yoga District isn’t responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged mats you leave at the studio.
When do you open? Doors to the studios are opened within the 15 minutes before class time. We promptly lock the studio door at the start of class for the safety of students and their possessions.
More questions? Don’t hesitate to email us with more questions at email@example.com.
Thanks and enjoy your visit!
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