Q: I’m not flexible! Can I still do yoga?
YES! In fact, we believe this is one of the primary reasons you should do yoga. Even the most challenging poses can be modified to meet your body where it is. As you continue your practice, your flexibility will improve, and you will find an increased ability to move safely and gracefully both on and off your mat with an enhanced range of movement. Which is good news for your future self!
Yoga also helps us flex our minds. Every time we come to our mats, we challenge ourselves mentally. Yoga helps us open our minds to the present, stretch what we believe we can and can’t do, and strengthen the mind/body/breath connection.
Q: I’ve never practiced yoga. Where do I start?
We highly recommend our beginner’s series if possible. (You can check our Special Events Calendar to see if one is upcoming). No need to wait for the series, though! We encourage new students to get familiar with the movements at a gentle flow, yin, or restorative class. If you have an active exercise routine, you may also choose to start with a warm vinyasa. Over time, we encourage all students to try all styles of classes.
You may also want to start with one or two private sessions if you would feel more comfortable with one-on-one instruction to learn the fundamentals before coming to a group class.
Our best guidance is to dive in. We all start right where we are. The key is to start.
Q: I practiced here when it was a different name. Are you Go Yoga?
We are not Go Yoga. Our owner, Laura, lovingly purchased & transitioned Go Yoga to Pure Yoga in October of 2016.
Q: Can you host private parties?
We love parties! Absolutely. We span the range from teaching group yoga classes to creating a full experience including yoga to delight your guests. We’ve done family reunions, bridal parties, team building, girls get-aways, advanced skill workshops, etc. We’re happy to work with you to create the perfect event for you! Click Here To Learn More
Q: What if I’m injured? Should I wait until I’m healed?
We recommend talking to your wellness advisor and/or health care team about what you are experiencing in your body. You should also listen to your intuition, as you know your body best. If you are practicing with a limitation, remember that each pose can be modified to meet you where you are. Always share your concerns with your instructor so we can work together to create the right practice for you, accommodating injury, soreness, illness, areas that need to build strength or limited range of motion as necessary.
Q: What should I bring? What do I wear?
Come to class with a mat and an open mind. If you don’t have a mat, you can rent one at the studio for $1. The room is warm, so we also encourage you to bring a water bottle and a towel. If you practice with props, such as a block or strap, you can bring your own or use those available at the studio (no charge).
Wear comfortable clothing like yoga pants or shorts and a fitted, moisture-wicking top. If your shirt is loose, simply tuck it in. We practice without shoes or socks to promote grounding and proper positioning.
Q: Why do you heat the room for some classes?
Our room is heated based on the class. A warm room helps deepen the breath, burn calories, condition your heart and detoxify your body. After a few classes, you’ll get used to it, and after a few more, you’ll love it! It’s especially inviting during cold winters.
Q: Do you have showers?
We don’t (at least not yet!) We do have a changing area.
Q: How often should I practice yoga?
If you practice yoga once a week, you’ll love it and get a great workout. If you practice twice per week, you’ll transform your body. If you practice three or more times per week, you’ll transform your life! We've witnessed incredible results from this practice, and generally, three times plus a week is a pivot point. Balancing different styles of classes best harmonizes energy and supports overall wellness most effectively.
Q: Are classes for men, seniors, and children too?
Absolutely! Everyone can benefit, and everyone is welcome. At Pure Yoga, we invite children over the age of 10 to practice with us and ask that parents thoughtfully consider a child's readiness for group classes. We have amazing pricing for kids: 6th - 12th graders can practice unlimited yoga for $30 / month and college students $55 / mo.
Q: Is yoga a religion? Can I still practice yoga if I’m affiliated with or not affiliated with a specific religious group?
Yoga is not a religion. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to practice with us, regardless of their religion and faith beliefs. Yoga is a lifestyle practice that builds physical conditioning and decreases stress. Our goal is to help you live your most healthy life in the present moment; enhancing whatever is nearest to your heart–family, faith, joy, work, gratitude, etc. Yoga does not conflict with the beliefs of any faith, and for most people, allows them to experience their spirituality more deeply.
Q: How do I get the most out of my practice?
- Be fully present. Silence your phones and put them away in the cubby
- The heated room makes perfumes and other scented body products overpowering and distracting. So, please try to limit any fragrances before and during class
- We trust your judgment! Children 10 years and older are welcome to the studio
- Free your body and mind. Practice in bare feet and comfortable clothing that will not restrict any movements
- Let go! Our studio is heated to release any extra toxins that you may be holding on to. Please see class descriptions for temperature ranges
- We are here for you, always! Before class let us know of any injuries, limitations or other circumstances that may impact your practice
Q: Are your classes led in Sanskrit?
Sanskrit is an ancient language dating back over 3,500 years. It is still used today; albeit rarely, in ceremony and ritual in some cultures. The word Sanskrit translates to "well-formed, sacred, and/or pure." We honor all of the origins of yoga; however, we are steadfast in our intention of making yoga accessible to all. Therefore, we teach poses by an English name with Sanskrit used infrequently unless the pose is universally known by its Sanskrit name (ex: savasana).
Q: How do I sign-up for classes, see my schedule, get an update on my current package or make a purchase?
You can manage all of this right from our site, by logging into your account. We highly encourage pre-registration. For ease and convenience, download the free MindBody Connect app to your phone and sync it with Pure Yoga. It’s very slick!
Q: Where can I park?
There is free parking located a couple blocks south off Hillard Ave and Lexington Ave. We also have a parking lot that is $1.25 per hour (cash only)
Additionally, the Rankin Parking Garage directly next door is free for the first hour and $2.25 for the 2nd hour. Metered parking is for two hours or less (as marked) and is $1.50 per hour. Meters accept coins or you can download the Passport Parking App to pay by phone. Metered parking is enforced Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm. Parking is free after 6 pm and all day Sunday as well as on city holidays.