I’m new to The Yoga Harbor!
We love seeing new faces! Register by filling out this form prior to your arrival. You will have the option to fill it out in studio if you are unable to do so now. Try to arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of your first class so we can show you the ropes.
Your First Class
Bring a bottle to refill at our water station. Bring a yoga mat. If you don’t have one, supply rental mats for a $1 donation. 100% of donation proceeds go to Prison Yoga Project.
We’re not huge fans of rules, so we only have a few. Take off your shoes when you come in, try to be kind, and ask questions when you have them.
I’m new to yoga!
Everyone starts out as a beginner. We are here to answer any questions you have, from how to use your yoga props to where to put your shoes. Here are some tips to get you acquainted with the process:
- Arrive early your first visit, and we can show you everything!
- It is customary to take your shoes off when you walk into a yoga studio. We have a shoe rack by the door to stow them away.
- You may take your belongings with you into the yoga room, placing them in our cubbies to keep them nearby when you practice. For safety, please keep your belongings stored in the cubbies and off the studio floor.
- Take a break from your phone! Put it in airplane mode or silence the ringer.
- Ask the teacher which props you will be using. Or, ask any student. Yogis are nice people and happy to help.
- Tell your teacher if you have any injuries or concerns. If something hurts, let us know right away. Yoga is not supposed to hurt.
- Let us know if it is your first time. We all had a first time, too, and we love meeting people who are just starting their journey.
- Don’t worry about making mistakes. Yoga doesn”t have to be so serious, and etiquette faux pas are part of the process.
- Do you have hot yoga classes?
Our classes are heated to a comfortable temperature between 75 and 82 degrees. We believe this is the ideal temperature to prevent injuries that occur from under-heating or overheating your body. This is far from what qualifies as “hot” yoga, where temperature varies from 92 to 105 degrees. You will likely feel our studio is warm and cozy but never too hot. If you tend to overheat, please let us know, and we can set you up in the cooler areas of class & give you tips to stay cool.
- Do I need to register online?
Nope, but it goes faster if you do! Register here, then sign up for a class on our schedule page.
- Do you provide yoga mats?
We have mats for rent for a $1 donation. 100% of collected donations are given to Prison Yoga Project in efforts to improve the lives of our fellow humans.
- Do you have class “levels?”
We sure don’t. We believe all students are all levels; people can be masters at some poses and total beginners at others. All of our classes are suitable for all levels of experience, flexibility, strength and fitness. You will have options for every pose to make it work for your body.
- But what if I’m a REAL beginner?
We have a workshop series perfect for you! Demystifying Yoga is a course to help you break down and dig in to yoga topics from philosophy to aligning your down dog to breathing and meditating. Find out more here >> Demystifying Yoga.
- What if I just want to relax?
We hear ya! If you’re primarily looking to relax your body and mind, build flexibility, and disengage from stress, come to our Move + Meditate or HEAL classes. They’ll be your secret weapon for a better tomorrow.
- I have an injury and am not sure if I can do yoga:
Please inquire with your doctor to see if it is safe to start a yoga practice. Inform your teacher when you arrive of any concerns you have. We are here to help. Our HEAL class is the best option if you aren’t sure what you’ll be capable of prior to attending class.
- I’m pregnant. Do you have prenatal yoga?
Congratulations! We do not regularly offer prenatal-specific yoga classes. However, pregnant ladies are welcome in any class. Just let your instructor know you are pregnant (you’re welcome to do so discreetly). With a few simple modifications, all of our classes are safe and healthy for expecting mothers.