What basic studio etiquette should I follow?
- Please remove your shoes before entering the studio. You may leave them on the carpet in the lobby.
- Sign-in at the front desk before class.
- Keep voices low when socializing in the common area, as other classes may still be in progress.
- Don’t wear strong perfumes, as they may bother other students.
- Inform your instructor prior to starting if you have any physical problems, recent illnesses or past injuries.
- Listen to your body.
Do I need to preregister for classes?
It is not required but recommended. Classes with no pre-registered students may be canceled, so please let us know if you're coming at least an hour before class. If a class is canceled, it will be shown on the website. Walk-ins are always welcomed but not guaranteed a space in class.
What classes should I take if I am new to yoga?
We offer many classes in all areas of the study of yoga. As a new student, you should explore our schedule until you find the perfect class that fits you. There is no prerequisite for any of our classes and you are welcome to try out any class you like.
Don’t be intimidated if you feel as though you’re struggling, yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory. It is most important that you listen to your body and do only what you’re able to.
I have a Groupon and I am not sure how to register.
Sign up for the class online that you would like to attend and when asked for payment select the option that says 'register as unpaid'. Bring in your groupon as payment when you arrive for class. Groupons are for new clients or clients who have not practiced in over 6 months. Groupons have expiration dates of 30/60 days and are not allowed to be shared or transferred once redeemed. Once groupons expired, the unused classes are lost.
Do you offer prenatal classes?
Yes. Even if you don’t see a prenatal class on the schedule, prenatal classes are available by appointment. Many of our teachers have experience supporting women through the phases of pregnancy, birthing and post-delivery with yoga. Please call the studio at 773.637.0560 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
What should I wear to yoga class?
Wear something comfortable. You want to be able to move freely, but your clothing shouldn’t be so loose that it gets in your way. It’s also important that your instructor is able to see your body alignment during poses to ensure safety. Bare feet are best.
What should I bring?
You don’t need to bring anything but yourself. Community mats, blocks, straps and blankets are all available for your use. That being said, if you have your own mat, it is recommended you bring it with you. If you don’t own a mat and would like to, you can purchase one at P.S. Yoga. In addition, you may want to bring a reusable water bottle, which you can fill at our water cooler, and a towel can be a good idea if you think you may sweat a lot.
When should I arrive for class?
If this is your first time at the studio, please come 10 or 15 minutes early for class, so you can register and get oriented to the studio. Otherwise, try to leave yourself enough time to set up and spend a moment unwinding from your busy life before class starts.
What if I arrive late for class?
Arriving late is fine, but sometimes the teacher will lock the front door if there is no front desk receptionist available that. Recommendation is to call the studio at 773.637.0560 and let them know and they will set up a mat for you. Check in at the front desk as you would normally and enter the class quietly and respectfully.
What if I have to leave early?
No problem. Just let your teacher know ahead of time. Prior to leaving, take at least five minutes to rest on your back in the final resting pose (savasana) and please leave quietly.
Can I leave my mat at the studio?
Yes. Students who are coming to the studio regularly may store their personal mats in the cubbies towards the back of the studio. Please make sure to have your name on it as a way for you to identify it (yoga mats tend to all look alike). Mats that are not being used or cannot be identified may be removed to make room for others. P.S. Yoga does not take responsibility for mats that are lost or misplaced.
Can I bring my things into the studio space with me?
Yes, there are cubbies in both studios where you can put your personal belongings. Please leave your shoes on the carpet in the lobby though and silence any phones that you bring into the building with you.
Can I eat before coming to class?
It’s commonly recommended that you practice yoga on an empty stomach. Refraining from eating for about two hours prior to class will make it a much more comfortable experience for you.
Is there parking?
You have three free parking options. First, you may park in our parking lot, located next to Century 21 Realty. You may also park behind the studio along the railroad tracks. Finally, there is two hour parking available on Neva, one block east of Harlem.