New to Yoga?
If you’ve never done yoga, or are just getting serious about your practice, you’ve come to the right place to feel welcomed, encouraged and engaged.
There are many reasons to practice yoga. No matter what brings you to the mat, your exploration of breath and movement will bring benefits to your mind and body.
Benefits of a regular yoga practice:
- Stress Relief
- Pain Relief
- Perfects Posture
- Inner Calm
- Increased Joy
- Inner Peace
- Prevents Cartilage Breakdown
- Muscle Tone
- Increased Breathing Capacity
- Cardio Health
- Increased Energy
- Boosts Immunity
What to Expect
There are a lot of things that avid practitioners simply do out of habit, but we understand how intimidating it may feel when you’re new to yoga. One thing you always need to understand… We’re here to help. Ask us anything, chances are we’ve experienced or dealt with anything you bring up and we’ll be sure to answer your questions with compassion and understanding.
Here are a few things you should know about before you roll out that yoga mat:
- Bring a water bottle
- We rent mats & towels
- Wear non-restrictive clothing
- Avoid using perfumes, colognes or scented oils in class
- Show up 10-15 minutes early
- Start with a gentle class
- Listen to your body, don’t over do it
- Check in with the front desk
- Sign our waiver form
- We have ample parking
- Allow a couple of hours after eating before you practice
- You’ll be practicing barefoot
- Talk to us about any health conditions or injuries ahead of time
We strive to provide a safe and peaceful environment where our community can leave their daily life at the door and step into a place of calm and community. YAM is a wellness studio that offers the complementary therapies of yoga, infrared heat, and massage. We provide a welcoming and supportive atmosphere where people of all ages, physical conditions, and fitness levels can optimize their body’s capacity to heal and strengthen. The shared benefits of yoga practice, infrared heat, and therapeutic massage increase circulation, improve range of motion, boost immune function, reduce pain, and deeply relieve tension in the body. Our goal is to provide you with a warm space to de-stress, to explore and enhance your connection with your body, and to strengthen your foundation of physical and mental wellbeing.
Things to consider
Personal Items & Valuables
Although we have cubby space in the lobby for your personal items, we do not have lockers. The lobby is attended by a staff person during class, however we are not responsible for any personal belongings. We advise that you leave these items at home or locked in the trunk of your car. We can store your credit card information in our system so that you do not need to carry it with you.
We ask that you silence or turn off your cell phones before going to class. Note that some alarms will sound even if your phone is on silent.
- Mats & Props
Our studio has mats and props that you are welcome to use. Most of our students bring their personal mats.
- Hot Yoga Classes
We do not recommend Hot Classes for beginners, the elderly, or pregnant women as these classes are led at a challenging, fast pace in a very hot environment. When attending a HOT class, be prepared to sweat! We request that you bring your own mat, towel, and bolster/blanket (if desired).
Frequently Asked Questions About Yoga
Every studio does things slightly different from one another. But we all seem to get many of the same questions asked as new clients walk through our door. To help make things simple, we’ve provided a few answers to those FAQs. In the event that you have other inquiries, please feel free to drop us a line or ask anything at our front desk.