Welcome to Bloom Yoga!
Our range of classes are designed with your total wellness in mind. We offer a variety of different classes, services, and events. This guide gives you the basic information to get started. Remember, the hardest part is walking through the studio’s front door! Try different classes and talk with your teachers (they like questions). Over time, you can tailor an individualized practice that emphasizes exactly what you need.
Step 1: First and foremost please Register as a New Student so that you are set up on our MindBody system and can register and sign up for classes, workshops and events.
Step 2: We encourage all new students to take advantage of our New Student Pass which allows you to try out any 5 of our classes over a 2-week period for only $50 (see link above and on the right).
Step 3: Also, make sure to sign up for our Newsletter to stay informed of the latest news and additions to our classes, upcoming events, and promotions. (if you do Step 1, you’ll already be enrolled, so you’re good to go!)
Please arrive 15 minutes early. We have some simple paperwork to complete and you can meet your instructor, and speak with them about any special needs you may have.
Clothes: Wear comfortable, stretchy clothing that is not too loose. It should allow a full range of movement including twisting and bending. Please remove your shoes as you enter, and try to bring as little as possible as we do not have much space to store belongings.
Bring: Your yoga mat, towel, and water. We have free mats to use and all other yoga props for your convenience.
Avoid: Strong perfume, essentials oils, cologne, and other scents. Respect the space and your fellow practitioners by keeping you mat and body clean and odor-free.
Eating & Drinking: Don’t eat for an hour before your class. A little water is okay, but too much liquid can be uncomfortable.
Once You Arrive
Footwear: Yoga is practiced in bare feet for traction and safety. Shoes are not allowed on the practice floor.
Electronic devices: Please turn off your cell phone. If you are on call, please have your phone on vibrate.
Communicate: Let your instructor know if you have any injuries, limitations, or concerns so they can work with you.
Other people’s mats: Please do not step on other people’s mats – for some it is their sacred space.
What Type of Class Should I Take?
The first place to start is class descriptions. Read these to find classes that appeal to you. Then look at class schedules to see when the classes are available. Each class has a link to the teacher. You can read the teacher’s bio to understand their training and style.
If you need advice or have questions, please feel free to contact us and we can help to point you in the right direction.
On the Mat
Yoga practice typically involves a series of physical postures that are coordinated with full breathing and a mental focus on the present moment. It is a lifelong practice of progressive change and there’s no need to do it all on the first try.There are many modifications available for the physical poses to make them more or less challenging depending on your needs.
Remember it is not a competition with others or yourself. Challenge yourself but don’t push too hard – yoga should never be painful. If you can’t breathe, it’s a warning to back off a little and reduce the intensity of the pose.
In the beginning you may want to practice in the back row so you can observe other students – they’ll help you get a feel for the different poses and class flow.