Your First Time?

Maybe you’re a little nervous about practicing in the heat, or maybe you don’t think you’re flexible/young/fit enough to try hot yoga. Trust us, you are going to be GREAT. Here are a few #ProTips to ensure you get the most out of your first class:

  • Choose an appropriate class – any Moksha 60 minute class will be perfect for you, regardless of your yoga experience. We recommend all new students buy our $40 Intro Month on their first visit to our studio.
  • What to bring – check out this recommended list of things to bring.
  • Minimum Age Requirement – our studio policy is a minimum of 16 years old to practice in the hot room (sorry, no exceptions). Students 16-17 years old will require parental consent, which can be sent by email to info@mokshayogastjohns.com, or have a parent/guardian attend class with you.
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Be sure to drink a lot of water before you practice, as this will have a huge effect on how you feel during class. Feel free to drink frequent sips of water throughout class – listen to your body, it knows best.
  • Come with a fuelled body, not a full belly! Try not to eat anything substantial for up to 2 hours before class starts. A light small and nutritious snack is good, like a piece of fruit, granola bar or a smoothie are great options.
  • Pre-register online Many of our classes fill up quickly, so we encourage you to reserve your spot in advance.  If it’s your very first visit to our studio you can fill out our paperless waiver here.
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes early – Arriving early helps to ensure a close parking spot, that you check-in for class on time at the front desk, that you have time to get changed and refill your water bottle, and maybe chat with your instructor or soak in some extra you-time in opening Savasana (pronounced shah-VAHS-anna) before class begins. In order to create a peaceful space free of disruption, late comers are not permitted to attend class, not even by one minute, and the front door will be locked 3-minutes prior to class start time so plan to arrive early. If a class is busy with a full wait-list (it does happen), we offer up spaces 10 minutes before class begins to accommodate those on standby.
  • Go at your own pace, no expectations – The best way to make progress in yoga is to start where you are. Try your best without having expectations. It’s ok to modify postures for your comfort level and to take frequent breaks. Your body is different every day, and from everyone on the room. Our goal is that you enjoy a safe and sweaty hot yoga experience, and you can help ensure this happens by listening to your body.
  • Our Studio Etiquette – be sure to read up on our studio etiquette to help make yoga a fun and peaceful experience for all.
  • Have Fun! Don’t take the practice, or yourself, too seriously. The goal is to leave the practice feeling better than when you started. Have fun, take breaks, and learn something new each time you practice.