There is something really special about a community of people coming together to move, breathe and take care of themselves and we are excited to have you as a part of our family! While we want this to feel like home to you, we realize walking into a new place for the first time can be unnerving. Rest assured in all of our studios you will be met with smiles and set up for a successful first practice with us! We do recommend arriving 10 minutes early for your first class so that one of our team members can get you set-up in our system, give you a tour and explain the basics of how we work.
Yoga will definitely benefit you! Flexibility is an effect of yoga not as pre-requisite. Everybody comes to the mat with varying capabilities and everything we do in class can be adapted and adjusted.
If you have a mat, we encourage you to bring your own. If not, we have a few courtesy mats available to borrow at each location as well as mats for sale if you’d like to purchase your own mat. Our studios are outfitted with all props you need for practice including blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters.
We recommend moisture-wicking attire that fits close to the body and is easy to move in. We do not suggest loose clothing (i.e. oversized t-shirts or sweat pants) as it can become uncomfortable when you sweat. Please make sure your clothes are laundered and fresh-smelling (yoga clothes do not last forever). And, bring a change of clothes.
You know your body best. Proper hydration and fuel are important for a strong practice so we like to have a small snack 1-2 hours before class.
As the signs on our doors say, “No cell phones, no shoes, no judgement.” This is your time to unplug and the less distractions in the studio area the better! If you are on call or have a special circumstance, please let your instructor know before class and place yourself near the exit of the studio room in case you do need to slip out.
Our Grandview, New Albany and Powell locations offer childcare for children 6 weeks and up during select class times. Please click on the Childcare tab in our online schedule to view availability. For the safety of your kiddos we do limit spots in our childcare rooms to maintain a 6:1 child to provider ratio, so please pre-register your children online to ensure they have a spot before showing up with them at the studio.
For the courtesy of others who may be trying to register for a class, if you aren’t going to make a class, we ask that you cancel that reservation in your online account at least 3 hours prior to the class start time to avoid losing credit for the class. In the event of a waitlisted class, you will receive an email notification if a spot opens. If you don’t receive notification, you may still show up to see if there are last minute openings, we simply ask that you respect the instructor’s attempts to create space first for those with reservations. For the safety of clients and their belongings, in most instances we lock the studio doors at the time class is scheduled to start. If you arrive and the door is locked, please respect the experience of those in class and refrain from pounding on the doors and/or windows (yes, this happens!).
“I am a 60 year old grandmother who has found a home in the GoYoga community. I always feel welcomed and the instructors are caring and well trained. Yoga has given me strength in my body and soul and quiet in my mind.”
Barb C.New Albany
“I don’t come here for a work out. I come here for a work in. I am beyond grateful for every teacher at this studio because they allow my practice to be my own. I don’t know where I would be without GoYoga and the family I have created here.”