Common Questions of First Time Organic Yogis
Which class should I come to? If you have never been to yoga, we suggest starting in a warm or non-heated class. Try a non-heated or Slow Flow before moving into a faster vinyasa or hot class. However, we know your schedule determines when you can come so all of our classes are open to students of all levels. Be sure to let the instructor know ahead of time if you have any injuries or conditions that you think may affect your practice.
I'm new to the studio. Curious about Organic? Try our introductory special - take any three classes for just $15. Yoga is for everyone, but it is important to find a teacher and class that you resonate with. Sequence, style, pace and temperature vary between teachers. Try three and find what works for you.
Do I need to pre-register? You do not need to pre-register for scheduled mat classes. Drop-in's can just show up to the studio before class. Please allow enough time to get checked in and set up. For aerial, hammocks should be reserved in advance by sending us a message with your name via the Contact Us page of the website, Facebook messenger or by texting the studio 607.221.6877. Please arrive 10 minutes early so that we can adjust your hammock to the correct height. If you reserve a hammock and are no longer able to attend class, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance so we may open it up to someone on the waitlist.
What should I do before class? Be sure to drink plenty of fluids during the day so that you are well hydrated for class. Avoid eating too much an hour or so before practicing yoga. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete a waiver and to get checked in.
What about after? It is normal to be sore for a day or two after taking a yoga class. Like any other form of exercise, it is important to rehydrate and replenish the body with water and a healthy meal.
What do I need? If you have a mat, please bring it with you. There are mats at the studio to borrow if you do not have one of your own. We suggest bringing a towel and a full water bottle.
I want to try aerial yoga. What should I know? You do not need to bring a mat for aerial classes. We suggest wearing a top with short sleeves and leggings instead of shorts. For your safety and the safety of our hammocks remove all jewelry before class, please! It is normal to have some soreness or bruising from the pressure of the hammock. Being mindful of the body during practice will minimize motion sickness.
I'm pregnant. What classes are safe for me? Congratulations, dear mama-to-be! Prenatal yoga is the best place for any pregnant yogi, so we recommend joining our prenatal yoga program beginning at the end of your first trimester. If you practiced yoga regularly before pregnancy (2+ classes per week for at least 1 year), you may be able to continue practicing gentle, non-heated vinyasa classes. Please email us to discuss which classes are appropriate. Please notify your instructor prior to class if you are pregnant so she or he can give you modifications for twists, backbends and core work. We do not recommend practicing hot or aerial yoga classes while pregnant. Click here for more information on prenatal yoga.
Where can I park? The studio is located on the corner of Arch Street and Main Street in Johnson City. Free parking is available directly across the street in the city lot near the gazebo.
I need a gift card. You can purchase gift certificates from our Online Store here. Please specify the name of the recipient in the "send an additional note to merchant". Gift cards can be picked up in the studio or can be received by email to print at home - choose 'pick up' or 'electronic' from the drop down menu in your cart.
I purchased a class pack online but have not received anything yet. Don't worry - this is normal! When you make an online purchase, you should only receive a confirmation email. Bring this email to the front desk at the studio and we will set up your account and membership card. If you need a gift card, please follow the instructions above or email us.