If we could tell you anything it’s to get excited for this first step on what could be a lifelong journey of peace, joy and transformation! We’d love to see you 15 minutes before your first class starts so that we can get you checked in, give you the grand tour and get you set-up with enough time for you to settle in and enjoy a few peaceful moments before class begins. Bring a mat, water, a towel for heated classes and an open mind. Trust that we will welcome you with open arms and our instructors will assist you throughout class in making your experience comfortable.
As the signs on our doors say, “No shoes, no cell phones, no judgment.” This is your time to unplug and the less distractions in the studio area the better experience for you and those around you! 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.
You know your body best. Proper hydration and fuel are important for a strong practice so it can be helpful to have a small snack 1-2 hours before class. Many clients also find that bringing a water bottle to class helps them stay hydrated and feel better throughout practice, especially in heated classes.
Most athletic attire will do. For ladies, it’s generally tank tops and yoga pants. For the dudes, it’s generally athletic shorts and t-shirts. For heated classes, moisture-wicking fabric is helpful. Ideally your clothing does not become a distraction, so close fitting clothing tends to work best so long as you are comfortable! To avoid extra slippage, we recommend practicing barefoot.
Bring a mat if you have one. If not, we have a few extra on hand. Our studios are stocked with a full range of props you can use during class (i.e., blocks, blankets and/or bolsters). We also have mats and props for sale – it’s always great to have your own personal set of gear!
It will largely depend on your needs and desires, but a few great options to start are:
Restorative Flow – if you want to get both the strengthening and flexibility benefits of yoga. This class moves at a bit of a slower pace than our standard Flow classes, allowing you time to get the hang of the basics and modify poses as needed.
Deep Stretch – if you are coming in largely to build flexibility, this class focuses on holding stretches for several minutes to allow time for muscles to relax. This will help with increased range of motion and release of restrictions in muscles and fascia.
Relax & Restore – if you are craving stress reduction and/or to unplug from life for an hour while gently stretching, then this class is for you! There is a high focus on mindfulness and restoring the sense of harmony between the body and mind.
Yoga will definitely benefit you! Flexibility is an effect of yoga not a pre-requisite. Everybody comes with varying capabilities and everything we do in class can be adapted and adjusted. A regular yoga practice is a wonderful opportunity to bring balance to your body and to get stronger, more flexible and feel at ease – set your excuses aside and show up to see for yourself!
Since every child differs in developmental and physical capabilities as well as attention span, determining whether or not your child is able to fully participate in an adult class is largely up to your discretion. We do typically find that at about ages 12-13, children are able to make it through an entire class with enough focus and stamina as not to interrupt your experience or the experience of those around them. If you have questions as to whether or not your child is ready, please ask one of your instructors. Note: parents must be present to complete a waiver at their child’s first visit.
We are excited to give you the option to practice live with us in the comfort of your home! We livestream classes out of our Delaware, Dublin, New Albany & Powell studios. To participate in a live stream class, simply register for the class just as you would one of our in studio classes, booking a class marked livestream on the class schedule.
These classes are included with membership and as a part of class packages or you can purchase a single class for $17. When the class time nears, head into the GoYoga app and click the class on your home screen in the app. The class will automatically start via Zoom, so long as you have already enabled Zoom on your device.
We do offer childcare for children 6 weeks and up at select locations during certain class times. Currently, our Delaware, Dublin Grandview, New Albany and Powell locations have childcare options. To see the days and times view your preferred location’s class schedule and look for the class options listed as childcare.
For the safety of your kiddos we do limit spots in our childcare rooms to maintain a 6:1 child to provider ratio. Please pre-register your children to ensure they have a spot before showing up with them at the studio. NOTE: each child will need their own account and login in our software. We are happy to set this up for you and take care of pre-registrations. Call or text your preferred studio if you need assistance. Location phone numbers can be found here.
As a courtesy to others who may be trying to register, if you aren’t going to make a class, we ask that you cancel reservations in your online account at least 2 hours prior to the start time to avoid losing credit for the class (drop-in, class package and flex membership clients) or being charged a $10 no show fee (unlimited members). You can cancel your reservations in the GoYoga app by clicking on the class in your home screen and then the cancel button.
In the event you are waitlisted, you will receive an email and/or text if a spot opens. If you don’t receive notification, you may still show up to see if there are last minute openings. We do ask that you respect the instructor’s attempts to create space first for those with reservations. If you cannot make your reservation that has been approved on the waitlist, do your best to cancel in advance. We will not charge no show fees to those who were added from the waitlist.
For the safety of you and your 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 knocking on the doors and/or windows.
Our digital studios (online videos) are run through third party platforms and therefore you must cancel any subscriptions for those inside of those platforms. If you go into the My Account section in either Namastream or Vimeo, you will see the option to manage your subscriptions. Within that section, follow the prompts to cancel.
We ask that any changes to your membership be submitted in writing via our Status Change Form. To get a copy of this form, either email your home studio (email format is the location name @ goyogausa.com) or stop by the front desk before or after your next class.