Starting yoga can be a very exciting experience. It can also sometimes be intimidating. At 8th Limb Yoga, our passion is introducing and sharing the wonderful benefits of yoga to new people. We want you to feel very comfortable from the time you walk in to the time you leave. Our studio is small and very welcoming. We have all of the things you need here for a class (yoga mats, yoga props, blocks, blankets, chairs, etc.). All you have to do is bring yourself. Read on for more details about our studio and what to expect when you arrive.
What to expect when you come to 8th Limb Yoga
If you are brand new to yoga, and have never stepped foot into a studio, you may be wondering what to expect once you walk in the door. Our studio is smaller than most studios. The number of students in each class is limited which allows for a more comfortable and cozy atmosphere. Also, there is less of an intimidation factor here than you might find at a larger studio. Here you will be amongst friends as most of our clients are also new to yoga. We endeavor to cultivate an encouraging and uplifting environment as we learn and continue to grow our individual yoga practices.
If you are just dropping by: If you drop by the studio, its possible that a class may be in session. If this is the case, a sign will be on the door and some informational flyers will be there for you to take with you. When there are long spaces of time between classes, the studio will be closed until about 15 minutes before the next class. A schedule should be available near the door for you to take or you can view on our website at any time.
Your first class: The time has come. You are ready to take your very first class! How exciting! You may be wondering what to wear, what to bring, where to put your things, etc. Hopefully this summary will give you all of the details you need to enter the studio with ease. If you have any additional questions at all, please not hesitate to reach out to us. Call or text Alisha, the owner at any time at (716)289-6263 or shoot us an email at email@example.com.
What to wear - Just wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in and have breathable material. Socks and shoes are not typically worn during yoga. We have cubbies by the door when you enter for you to leave your shoes and/or belongings. If you need a place to sit to remove your shoes, we have a cubby bench by the reception desk toward the back of the studio. You can sit down there to remove your shoes and place them in a cubby under the bench. If you are more comfortable wearing socks, please try to wear socks that have grips on the bottom to avoid slipping. Your jewelry is fine to wear as long is it is comfortable and not too long or dangly. If you have long hair, you may want to bring a hair tie as some of the postures will cause your hair to fall over your eyes occasionally.
What to bring - Just bring yourself the first time. No need to worry about bringing the correct type of mat, or special yoga props. We have all of that here. Yoga mats (and yoga towels for hot yoga) are free to use your first time and only $2 to rent each following time. We also have yoga mats for sale. All of our other yoga props are free to use every time. This would include items such as yoga blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters). We also have a water dispenser/cups for you to drink from at anytime (free), or bottled and sparkling water for sale. As you start coming to more classes, you will figure out what items to bring that are best for you and your practice.
Where to park - There is a large parking lot right in front of the studio. As soon as you turn in off of Gold Hill, you are in the parking lot - access here is very easy!
What to expect when you walk in - When you walk into the studio, you will find cubbies directly to the right. Drop your shoes and belongings here. There are additional cubbies under the bench toward the back of the studio. Upon entering, you will notice you are right in the studio. The reception counter is placed in the back of the room. Please come to the desk to sign a waiver and ask any questions. Here you can also get a yoga mat. Once you have what you need, just find a spot on the floor and place your mat facing the door side of the room. Get comfy, settle in, and prepare to start your journey to incredible health for your body and mind.
Restrooms/Changing Rooms - If you need to change clothes at the studio, we have a spacious, handicap accessible restroom with a comfortable bench for changing clothes. Since our studio is small, we do not have showers or separate changing rooms. If you are on the go, you will find several products for freshening-up in our restroom.
How to sign up for classes - You have a few options here. Since our class sizes are limited, reserving in advance is recommended to ensure your spot for the class. You can sign up here on our website. You can also sign up through MINDBODY. Alternatively, you can call and reserve your spot for a specific class. Finally, feel free to just drop by for the class you want.
Other things to note - Due to the small size of the studio, we do not have front desk staff to sign in students as they arrive. The instructors will sign you in and handle any questions or payments. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to get checked in and settled for class. Doors will typically be locked 10 minutes after class has started. We do this for two main reasons. First, for the sanctity and peace of the class, and second, for safety purposes.