Q & A
My first time at Yoga@SoCal, what do I need to know?
1. ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MIN. EARLY. Connect with your teacher before class for any questions or concerns that may affect your practice and take a moment to breathe. Keep in mind we have a strict late policy to protect you and your yoga teacher. This means you will not be admitted to class five minutes after the scheduled start time. In addition, when classes are full and waitlisted, all online reservations are released five minutes prior to class starting so yogis present in the studio can take class. No Late Admittance! Doors will be locked once class is in session!
2. BRING THE ESSENTIALS. Water, mat, mat towels, and hand towels. Cell phones, food, gum and shoes must be kept outside the Yoga room. We recommend giving yourself a few hours (2-3 hrs) to digest before class and drink lots of water throughout the day to be properly hydrated.
3. BE PRESENT. Practice with the class as we are all on this journey together! Honor your body and take breaks when needed. Stay for the whole class, including Savasana. In the event you will be leaving early, please notify your instructor and leave the room quietly out of respect for others.
What if I’m running late to class?
♦ All online sign ups are released five minutes prior to class. If the class is full and waitlisted, your spot will be given up to a yogi present in the studio. To avoid this, make sure check in with the front desk at least five minutes prior to class starting.
♦ If the class is not full, you can still lay down your mat up to 5 minutes after the start time.
What if I can't make it to class?
Please send us an email that you will not be taking the class. If you are five minutes late or cancel less than 4 hours prior to class, members will be charged a late fee and nonmembers will lose the class. If you are not present in the studio within five minutes of a full class starting, your spot will be given up to waitlisted yogis and you will be charged a late fee or lose a class.
Is there a late policy?
In an effort to start class on time, our students safe, and our space zen, we have a strict late policy. Please keep in mind when classes are full and waitlisted, all online reservations are released five minutes prior to class and other students will be let in. This will result in the above fees or loss of class. In addition, showing up five minutes late or canceling less than 4 hours prior to the start of class will also result in the above fees or loss of class.
What if the class I want to take is full?
We always leave two spaces open for walk-ins. Come 20-30 minutes prior to class to snag a walk-in spot or put your name on the waitlist!
What is the minimum age to practice at Yoga@SoCal?
The minimum age to practice in the heat is 14.
Are there any membership policies I should be aware of?
We require any changes to be made 30 days before the next billing cycle. This includes cancelling and suspending your membership. This must be done either in person or via email.
How Hot is Hot?
Our heated classes are 90-98 degrees. In addition, we have Infrared Radiant Heating Panels, which are safer and healthier than traditional forms of heat as they do not make any noise, rely on fossil fuels, or blow around dust and allergens. Our state of the art humidification system is always set to 40% to 60% humidity. The relative humidity makes it easier for us to process oxygen and is better for your practice than dry heat.
What if I forget my mat?
We have mat rentals available at the front desk. Your first visit with us is FREE. Rental cost: $2
Do you have Childcare?
Yes, Tues and Thurs from 8:45 am to 12 pm only. From 6 months to 12 yrs. Old. Childcare is for 2 hrs. per day (check with front desk for pricing details).
Additional Class Etiquette:
Always check-in at the front desk. Check-in on Facebook, Yelp or Instagram to receive a gold coin for a complimentary cold towel with essential oils during savasana. Leave cell phones (on silent) with personal belongings in the designated location. Phones are not allowed in the yoga room. Leave shoes in designated location. Practice good hygiene, and avoid perfumes, colognes and other scented products. Enter the room quietly.
During Class: Your goal is to stay in the room for the entire duration of the class. If an emergency requires you to leave, please re-enter between postures. Practice stillness between postures. Focus on only yourself in the mirror. Honor the silence of the room by moving quietly and not talking.
Return rented mats at the designated location. Enjoy the benefits you’ve gained from class. Remember consistency of practice is recommended, so make a commitment to yourself.
To fully experience the transformative effects of yoga, one must practice 3-5 a week.