STUDIO POLICIES, ETIQUETTE & FAQs

POLICIES

Reservations

We recommend you make a reservation so you are assured of your spot in class.  If you are not able to make a class, please remove your reservation at least 2-hours prior to the class start time.  We allow drop-in participants on a space available basis.  Those on the wait list will have the first opportunity for any openings.

How to Sign Up for a Class

Online: Click here to reserve your spot

Our App: Download the Studio app (search Studio Alaska) to view schedules and sign up for classes on the go.
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Need assistance? Email [email protected] 

Drop-ins are welcome on a space-available basis.

Class Timeliness

Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes prior to the class start time to allow time for check-in and set up.

We have a 5-minute grace period for you to enter the class after the start time.  After the 5-minute window, to respect the class experience of all participants, we will not allow anyone else to enter Studio.

If a class is full, pre-registered spots will be given away to stand-bye students 3-minutes prior to class start time.

Mat Rentals (Currently Unavailable)

Mats are considered personal space, so we recommend you bring your own to class.

Age Policy

Our yoga practice is for participants 16 years of age and older, unless indicated in a class type and description allowing youth to participate in special class programs.

Cancellations

We have a 2–hour cancellation policy. You can cancel 2-hours prior to the class start time. If you are attending a 6am Yoga class, the waitlist will freeze at 10pm the night before. If you cancel after 10pm the night before class, it is considered a late cancel.

ETIQUETTE

Studio Vibe

We are a community of seasoned yogaholics, weekend warriors, yogi newbies, fitness fanatics, and just about any other kind of yoga lover you can think of. We are here to strengthen, empower, and guide you through your adventures in yoga. All levels welcome.

Be Mindful of Time

Give yourself 10-15 minutes before class starts to get your spot set-up, settle in, and bask in the breathtaking mountain views from Studio: this will make your yoga experience much more enjoyable.

Wear the Right Clothes

Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely. Please bring your mat, yoga towel and water bottle. We have a Brita Hyrdration Station if you need to fill up before or after class. Shoes should be taken off and stored in the lobby, no shoes in the studio.

Go Easy on the Perfume

Yoga practice in a community space requires that we avoid wearing heavy colognes or perfume. Observe good general hygiene, and save the perfume for your post-yoga after-shower celebration.

Be Aware of Your Space

Be conscious of your fellow yogis and mind your steps so that you don’t end up on your neighbors mat. If the class is a bit full, be efficient with your space and make room for your fellow classmates.

Turn Down the Volume

When you enter Studio briefly greet your friends, settle into your mat, and relax until class starts. Please help us maintain a quiet and peaceful ambience inside Studio.

Check Your Distractions at the Door

Please keep distractions (cell phone, conversations, today’s to-do list) outside Studio. They will be waiting for you when class is done.  If you must have your cell phone, please keep it on silent.

Clean Up

Please clean up all of your belongings at the end of each class, and if you really got your sweat on, there are spray bottles and towels to clean your area.

YOGA NEWBIES & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are some of the benefits of hot yoga?

There are all kinds of benefits associated with hot yoga. Improved flexibility, strength, breath, toning, you name it, yoga is probably good for it. Moving in a heated room also elevates the heart rate, which makes the body work harder. It’s really great for people who want a more intense workout, those who want to develop strength and flexibility, and those who want to tone along with a cardiovascular workout.

I’m not flexible: can I still do yoga?

Saying you’re not flexible enough to do yoga is like saying you are too hungry to eat. The first thing to remember is that flexibility is a product of yoga, not a prerequisite. Second, yoga is not solely about flexibility: it is also about strength and stability. Just as the tighter, more stable yoga student must learn to become more flexible, the already-flexible student must work to increase strength and stability.

What should I bring to class?

Though you may see many yogis running around town with all the lavish yoga accoutrement, you don’t necessarily need that for your first yoga class. Here is a simple list of the 3 things you should be bringing to Studio:

  1. Mat
  2. Towel
  3. Water bottle

Are beginners welcome at Studio?

Of course! Studio welcomes everyone from the devoted to the aspiring student. The great thing about yoga is that it can be as mild or intense as you make it, so go at your OM pace and enjoy! Everyone has to start somewhere, all classes are beginner friendly!

What are the heat levels like in Studio classes?

Classes range from 85 degrees to 105 degrees plus. Check class descriptions for details. If you are new to hot yoga, keep in mind it can take 7-10 classes for your body to acclimate to the heat.

Is yoga a workout?

While it may seem mellow compared to heavy lifting or HIIT workouts, hot yoga can be challenging for any fitness level. Each posture combines flexibility, strength and balance to work your whole body from your bones to your skin. With persistence, patience, and dedication, you can lose inches and develop muscle tone and strength that might never come from other forms of exercise.

What and when should I eat?

Avoid eating at least 1-2 hours before class, you will be bending and twisting which usually doesn’t bode well on a full stomach.

How often should I practice hot yoga?

When it comes to yoga consistency is key. You can do hot yoga daily as long as you stay hydrated and get enough sleep. Regular yoga sessions improve balance, posture, flexibility, strength, cardiovascular health, digestion, mental focus and concentration, and lower blood pressure and stress levels.