Welcome to MYSJ!
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! We offer an accessible and acceptable environment for all levels, all ages, all races, all religions, all countries of origin, all genders, and all sexual orientation environment. Here are a few tips to ensure you get the most out of your first class with us.
Choose an appropriate class: any Moksha 60 minute class will be a perfect place to start, regardless of your yoga experience. We recommend all new visitors start with our $40 Intro Month.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or have a parent/guardian attend class with you.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate: be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day prior to practice, as this will have a huge effect on how you feel during class. Bring drinking water with you and feel free to have frequent sips of water throughout class – listen to your body, it knows best.
Come with a fuelled body, not a full belly: we recommend a small light + nutritious snack like a banana, granola, or smoothie prior to class. Avoid eating a substantial meal for up to 2-3 hours before class starts.
Arrive at least 15 minutes early: arrive early to ensure you secure a parking spot, to check-in for class on time at the front desk, to get changed for class, and to fill up your water bottle, and to even chat with your teacher or soak in some extra you-time in opening Savasana 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. Class sign-in ends 3-minutes prior to class start time, so it’s always safe to be 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 in 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 vibe 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 before class started. Have fun, take breaks, modify as you need, and be open to learn something new each time you practice.