Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have an unlimited class pass?
 
Yes! We offer the following options (do not include special events or workshops):

$25 Try-Us-Out 2-Week Unlimited Pass (new clients only)
$79 Loyal Local Monthly Unlimited Pass, breaks down as follows:

- 2 classes per week = $9.88/class
- 3 classes per week = $6.59/class
- 4 classes per week = $4.94/class

$99 Loyal Local Duo Monthly Unlimited Pass (any 2 members of the same household). Add additional family members for $20 each per month.
 
What if I only want to take certain classes, so an all-studio pass seems excessive?
 
We offer 10-class passes for 1-hour and 45-minute sessions, which don’t expire! They save you $2 per class vs. drop-in rates.
 
What are your business hours?
 
Please check the MINDBODY app, website, or our Facebook page for the most current schedule—our hours vary day by day. You may find one of our instructors hanging out or hosting private sessions during “off hours” but it is not guaranteed that someone will be there when classes are not happening. If the “Come In” sign is on, please stop and say hi!
 
What do I wear/bring to class?
 
Wear comfortable, stretchy clothing that won’t hinder movement or get in your way. Please remove earrings or jewelry that may snag the aerial hammocks or yoga mats. Bring your own mat and water (we do have mats and towels for rent and for sale, too). We generally are barefoot or in grippy-bottomed socks for yoga--for our more active fitness sessions, ask your instructor what type of footwear is best.
 
Can I just walk in, or do I need to reserve a spot in class ahead of time?
 
We do accept walk-ins if there is space and class is proceeding; however, we highly recommend booking ahead using the MINDBODY app. Our instructors reserve the right to cancel class if no one signs up beforehand, and space in our cozy studio is limited. We also get excited to see bookings on our schedule! 
 
Do you offer other types of fitness classes?
 
Yes, we do! Check out our Barre Fitness and Body Blast sessions—the yang to your yin yoga practice.
 
Do you host other types of parties and events?
 
Absolutely. Our instructors can host a yoga or fitness party for you and your group—aerial birthday parties are popular! Or, ask us about renting our space for your special event or class (we now have a sink and tables available in our Studio B space).

Do you have child care available?

Yes, for certain classes only at this time. Our Kids Club area is staffed with certified babysitters who are either teens who have completed our approved online certification course or adult volunteers who have been vetted by Three Rivers School. Our space is equipped with a couch, table for drawing or doing homework, books and games, and a sink. Please contact Bonnie Marder at (310)902-0275 with any questions or for information about how to reserve a space for your child while you take some time for yourself.
 
Help! I’m having trouble booking with the MINDBODY app. What do I do?
 
As wonderful as technology is, it’s constantly being tweaked and can be glitchy and unpredictable at times. If you’re trying to book a class or purchase a pass and are unable to on MINDBODY, please contact the studio so we can help:
 
Phone: (541)241-6893
Message us on our Facebook page
Text Heidi: (541)420-8442 (if no response to the above in a timely manner)
 
What is Aerial Yoga?
 
Relatively new to the U.S., aerial yoga is a combination of traditional yoga poses using the support of a yoga hammock and special aerial moves that stretch and strengthen your body and lengthen your spine. Aerial can be a gentle introduction to yoga for those who are unable to hold traditional floor poses—talk to Heidi about how it can benefit you.
 
Should I talk to my doctor before I try yoga (especially aerial)?
 
Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, have high or low blood pressure, a heart condition, vertigo, a recent injury or ailment you are still nursing, recent surgery (including Botox within 6 hours before class), or neck/back issues. You don’t have to rule yoga out, however. We offer Restorative classes and sessions or you may be able to participate in our classes with modifications designed to ease your body into it.
 
 
I’m so confused… What are the different types of floor yoga?
 
Gaiam Yoga published a blog article that broke it down the best we’ve seen (rearranging of the order and some emphases added by Downward Dog for further clarification).:
 
Hatha
 
Hatha (a word broken down as ha = sun and tha = moon) yoga is a generic term that refers to any type of yoga that teaches physical postures. Nearly every type of yoga class taught in the west is hatha yoga. When a class is marketed as hatha, it generally means that you will get a gentle introduction to the most basic yoga postures. You probably won't work up a sweat in a hatha yoga class, but you should end up leaving class feeling longer, looser, and more relaxed.
 
Restorative
 
Restorative yoga is a delicious way to relax and soothe frayed nerves. Restorative classes use bolsters, blankets, and blocks to prop students in passive poses so the body can experience the benefits of a pose without having to exert any effort. A good restorative class is more rejuvenating than a nap, and can help you sleep at night or be more calmly focused during the day.
 
Vinyasa
 
Vinyasa (pronounced "vin-yah-sah") is a Sanskrit word for a phrase that roughly translates as "to place in a special way," referring—in hatha yoga—to a sequence of poses. Vinyasa classes are known for their fluid, movement-intensive practices. Vinyasa teachers choreograph their classes to smoothly transition from pose to pose, and often play music to keep things lively. The intensity of the practice is similar to Ashtanga (see below), but no two vinyasa classes are the same. If you hate routine and love to test your physical limits, vinyasa may be just your ticket.
 
Ashtanga
 
Ashtanga is based on ancient yoga teachings, but it was popularized and brought to the west by Pattabhi Jois (pronounced "pah-tah-bee joyce") in the 1970s. It's a rigorous style of yoga that follows a specific sequence of postures and is similar to vinyasa yoga, as each style links every movement to a breath. The difference is that Ashtanga always performs the exact same poses in the exact same order. This is a hot, sweaty, physically demanding practice.
 
Bikram
 
About 30 years ago, Bikram Choudhury developed this school of yoga where classes are held in artificially heated rooms. In a Bikram class, you will sweat like never before as you work your way through a series of 26 poses. Like Ashtanga, a Bikram class always follows the same sequence, although a Bikram sequence is different from an Ashtanga sequence. Bikram is somewhat controversial, as Choudhury has trademarked his sequence and has sued studios that call themselves Bikram but don't teach the poses exactly the way he says they should. It’s also wildly popular, making it one of the easiest classes to find.
 
Hot Yoga
 
Largely the same thing as Bikram. Generally, the only difference between Bikram and hot yoga is that the hot yoga studio deviates from Bikram's sequence in some small way, and so they must call themselves by another name. The room will be heated, and you will sweat buckets.
 
Iyengar
 
Iyengar yoga was developed and popularized by B.K.S. Iyengar (pronounced "eye-yen-gar"). Iyengar is a very meticulous style of yoga, with utmost attention paid to finding the proper alignment in a pose. In order to help each student find the proper alignment, an Iyengar studio will stock a wide array of yoga props — blocks, blankets, straps, chairs, bolsters are all common. There isn't a lot of jumping around in Iyengar classes, so you won't get your heart rate up, but you'll be amazed to discover how physically and mentally challenging it is to stay put. Iyengar teachers must undergo a comprehensive training — if you have an injury or chronic condition, Iyengar is probably your best choice to ensure you get the knowledgeable instruction you need.
 
Anusara
 
Developed by American yogi John Friend in 1997, Anusara yoga is a relative newcomer to the yoga world. Based on the belief that we’re all filled with an intrinsic goodness, Anusara seeks to use the physical practice of yoga to help students open their hearts, experience grace, and let their inner goodness shine through. Classes, which are specifically sequenced by the teacher to explore one of Friend's Universal Principles of Alignment, are rigorous for the body and the mind.
 
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