HOW TO BEST PREPARE FOR YOUR FIRST CLASS
Arrival: Please come to class 10-15 minutes early. Be sure to share any injuries or other important information with the instructor.
Clothing: Wear something comfortable that you can easily move in and sweat in.
Yoga Mat: Bring a yoga mat. If you don’t have one, we have Manduka mats for rent for $2. We also have various styles for sale.
Water: Bring plenty of water and stay hydrated! We sell water for $2, and also have a fountain to refill your bottles.
Food: We recommend not eating in the hour before class is scheduled to begin. If you are hungry, a light snack such as a granola bar or fruit is typically a good option. We also have KIND bars for sale for $1.
Towel: It is likely you will sweat, so it is helpful to bring a hand towel or two. We also have towels for sale for $2.
Phones: Allow your time in class to be just that – YOUR time. For your benefit and others’, silence your phone and leave it in a cubby.
Most importantly, have an open mind, a big smile, and patience: Enjoy the journey and HAVE FUN! Step in to the studio with the awareness that yoga is not about the pose. It's about what you lose, drop, create, and discover while getting to that pose!
OUR BEST ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
Do you have a gentle class or a class for beginners?
All classes at Rebel Yoga are for all levels. Come with a beginners mindset and be gentle with yourself (mentally and physically) during the practice. We also have Rebel Flow for Newbies, which is a great way to learn more about the Journey Into Power sequence including poses, modifications, breath cues, and True North alignment.
I’ve never practiced yoga before. What class should I take? Do I need to pre-register for the class I want to take?
We are so excited that you are considering taking your first yoga class! Rebel Yoga seeks to ensure that all feel welcome and that our classes are for all levels. Newbies, be a YES! It is helpful if you pre-register for your first class, but is not a requirement. Do plan on arriving about 10-15 minutes early to get settled in and share any necessary information with the instructor.
What if I have injuries or other physical issues?
Yoga is a therapeutic way to reduce physical tension and/or discomfort. Because yoga can be so beneficial, this is often a great motivator to begin a yoga practice. So don’t shy away from it, but be sure to let your instructor know of any physical limitations you might have so modifications can be recommended if needed.
I just found out I am pregnant, should I do yoga? Do you offer prenatal classes?
First off, CONGRATS!!! Yoga is a great way to support your body. There are some precautions however, so you will want to first get approval from your doctor for physical activity. If you wish to attend heated classes, be sure to specify that to your physician. We do not offer prenatal classes, but we encourage you to attend any class on the schedule and modify the poses as your belly grows. And make sure to let your instructor know that you are pregnant, of course!
Do you have kid's classes, or can I bring my child to class with me?
We are THRILLED you want to share the benefits of yoga with your child at an early age! While we don't (YET!) have kids classes, we do welcome children to classes, depending on the class and their age. Please contact us with specifics and we would be happy to give you more information.
What is the benefit of heated yoga? Do you have non-heated classes?
We do offer heated and non-heated classes. You'll see 'non-heated' noted next to applicable classes on the schedule. When you attend a heated class, you will notice the temperature is 85-90 degrees. Don't let those numbers scare you; it's a clean, feel-good heat! You'll find yourself surprised at how good it feels and start questioning why you didn't try it sooner! The heat helps your breath, skin, mood, flexibility, and joints. A good, sweaty yoga class will flush out toxins through sweat, breath, and movement. You will leave class feeling energized, positive and (our FAVORITE part) you will also have a rockin' Rebel post-class glow!