FAQs and Etiquette

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is yoga?
The practice of yoga uses physical movement and breath to harmonize the body with the mind. Derived from the Sanskrit word “yuj”—which means “to unite or integrate”—yoga is part breathing techniques, part body postures (also called asanas), part meditation. Yoga has many physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits. It helps you feel stronger, calmer, clearer, and more content. Simply put, yoga helps you feel better and more connected to yourself. When life stresses you out, yoga brings you back to center and back to joy!
What is a yoga class like?
Walking into our yoga studio is a delight for your senses. Feel the soft, supportive cork floor hugging your every step. Breathe in the calming atmosphere and relaxing music. Let your worries go as you find an open place to settle in and roll out your mat. Class begins with a few minutes for relaxation and meditation to prepare your body and mind. Your teacher will then guide you from pose to pose, gently reminding you to focus on your breathing and form. You’ll find yourself becoming relaxed and present in the moment. You’ll feel the stress of your day melting away. By the end of class, you’ll feel rejuvenated, accomplished, and radiant!
Do I need to pre-register for class or can I just show up?
You can simply drop in to most of our classes, but we do ask for pre-registration for some of our series classes. If you are brand new to yoga, we ask that you come 15–20 minutes early to your first class so we can cover a few things and get to know you and any special needs you may have. If you have any questions, please contact us.
What do I bring?
Bring a yoga mat, towel, water bottle, and an open mind and heart.
What do I wear?
Wear anything you’re comfortable moving and sweating in. Clothing that clings to the body may be helpful for staying covered during inverted poses, though t-shirts you tuck in can work just fine, too. Classes are done in bare feet.
Is there a place to change and do you have showers?
We have bathrooms available for you to change in. No showers.
Do you have any new student deals?
We do offer special promotions and offers on occasion. Sign up below to receive our email updates to make sure you don’t miss out!
Where are you located?
201 S State Street, Waseca, MN 56093
Where should I park?
Free parking is available on the street.
Can I bring my kids to a class?
High school aged students are welcome in all classes. Appropriately behaved children 13 years and older may register to attend Inner Beginner and other classes as appropriate for their yoga experience. No children can be left unattended at the studio when not in their age-appropriate class.

Etiquette

To create the best experience and practice for yourself and others, please observe the following etiquette:

Signing In

  • Please sign in at the front desk before each class (this is essential for payment purposes).
  • If you are dropping in for a single class, please pay prior to class starting.

Preparing for Class

  • Avoid practicing on a full stomach.
  • Please do not wear scented perfumes, lotions, or oils as some people may be allergic.
  • Wear comfortable athletic clothes.
  • If you tend to sweat, bring a towel to class.
  • Please arrive a few minutes before class begins.
  • Turn off all electronics and leave them outside the room (or just leave them at home or in your car).
  • Please bring your own mat for hygienic and energetic purposes. If you forget your mat, we may have a few available for your use (we also sell high quality, eco-friendly mats in our boutique). Please clean borrowed mats on each occasion before putting them away.
  • Sealed water bottles are welcome in class. No other food or beverages in the yoga studios, please.
  • Bring only what you need into the yoga practice space.
  • Tell your teacher if you have any injuries or special conditions before beginning class. She may be able to give you modifications to make your yoga experience more safe and enjoyable.
  • Remove shoes before entering the studio.
  • Roll out your mat and set up your props quietly and neatly.
  • Please be aware of the space around you so that you do not bump into your neighbors or step on their mats.
  • Move your mat to make space in crowded classes.
  • Please observe silence (or keep conversations at a low level) in the studios and hallway. You are welcome to come to class early to enjoy some relaxation if the room is available. Your practice begins when you enter the room. Please respect other students’ need for quiet and/or meditation.

During Class

  • If you are running late, please be mindful to join the class quietly. As you roll out your mat, take a deep breath and then join the class.
  • Remember that flexibility is not required. Don’t overextend yourself to complete a pose. Embrace where you’re at and do what feels comfortable.
  • Please be still during chanting and meditation.
  • Be mindful of others in class by focusing on your own practice, not comparing yourself to others. Do not measure yourself by another’s abilities.
  • Please do not use our blankets to wipe sweat from the floor or your body.
  • If you must leave the class early, please do so before savasana (final resting pose) so that it’s not disruptive to others.
Laying out yoga mat

Most importantly, come to yoga class with an open heart and an open mind.

Enjoy your yoga experience and always do what is right for you and your body. Yoga is all about taking care of you and accepting where you are! Create an intention before you begin yoga practice for yourself or perhaps for someone you know. The spirit of yoga embraces compassion, consciousness, and respect.

Thank you for participating in creating a sacred space for the practice of yoga.

Were all your questions answered? If not, feel free to contact us. We’re here to help.