NEW TO YOGASPORT
If you are a first time student, please arrive 15-20 minutes before class to fill out a waiver, make payment and get acquainted with the studio. We lock the door during class sessions so if you arrive late, you will not be able to take class.
- We have towels, mat towels and mats for rental. Water, electrolyte replenishers, and a small variety of yoga gear is available for purchase.
- Please leave all items in the ZEN Den prior to class except your mat, towel and water. The doors will be locked throughout the class.
- If you need to change clothes, we have three changing rooms in the YS Zen den. There are also bathrooms located in the back hallway of the studio.We ask you leave shoes and all possessions in the cubbies in the ZEN Den during class. Many of our clients choose to lock their purses and other personal items in their car trunks.
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BEGINNER STUDENTS – NEW TO POWER YOGA
We invite you to join us for an instructional course to guide you through the fundamentals and alignment of the practice. Several times a year, we provide workshops which develop a solid foundation for your practice through demonstration, discussion, adjustments, and guided practice. These workshops are a perfect opportunity to take classes with other beginners, learn the basics, and get a solid foundation so you will feel confident attending any of our ongoing classes.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW LONG ARE THE CLASSES?
Our classes are either 60 or 75 minutes. Check the current schedule for exact times and days.
DO I NEED A MEMBERSHIP?
No. You can pay per session at the drop-in rate, purchase a 10 class or one-month pass or sign up for our auto-deduct monthly membership.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Please bring an empty stomach, yoga mat, large towel and water. We rent mats and towels and sell water in the studio. We also sell mats in the studio.
HOW DO I PAY?
YogaSport accepts personal checks, cash, Visa & MC. Due to credit card fees, we prefer cash.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Wear comfortable, light clothing that allows the body to move. Baggy shirts and shorts are not recommended. Keep in mind that the room is heated and you will sweat!! Tank tops and shorts or yoga pants are best.
WHERE DO I PARK?
We have a free, covered two-level parking garage underneath our building. When you are at the light at Lemmon and Douglas, take Douglas North (towards the building) and turn right into the garage entrance. If the first floor is full (this is rare), remember to look for the level 2 sign. There is always plenty of parking, so don’t worry, we won’t make you cross Lemmon Ave in your yoga clothes!
CAN I ATTEND A CLASS IF I AM A BEGINNER?
Absolutely! Our classes have students of all levels and our teachers always show modifications for more difficult poses. However, if you feel that the Power Flow classes flow a little fast for you as a beginner, we highly recommend our Power Yoga Beginner Series or one of our frequent Beginner Workshops. Our Dallas beginner yoga classes are very popular for students new to yoga.
WILL CLASS BE CHALLENGING FOR ME?
Yes. Regardless of your yoga experience and athletic ability, YogaSport classes will challenge every individual. In the words of Power Yoga teacher Jene Rossi, “(Power Vinyasa Yoga) will leave you completely energized and feeling like you’ve just been massaged and had your butt kicked all at the same time.”
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I PRACTICE?
For good results, we encourage a minimum practice of 3 times/week. For life-changing results, 4-6 times/week.
IS THIS HOT YOGA?
Our room is heated to 90 degrees. The heat warms your muscles and helps them to stretch more and work optimally within a greater range of motion. Over time, this will help build strength and flexibility. We recommend taking 10 classes to get used to being in a warm room, but be aware: once you are used to the heat, you won’t want to do yoga in a cold room again! Please make sure to drink lots of water before class and bring a full-length towel.
HOW CAN I STOP SLIPPING ON MY MAT?!
Many people slip on their yoga mats because they sweat during practice. Don’t worry, this is a common occurrence in a warm power flow studio and we have solutions. We recommend trying a Yogitoes non-slip towel, which provides a comfortable, non-slip surface that is perfect for power yoga practice. Yogitoes are available for sale in our studio.
DO YOU HAVE SHOWERS?
No, we do not have showers in the studio.
YOGASPORT’S NEW STUDENT TOP 10
Welcome to YogaSport, Dallas’ only Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Affiliate Studio! We’re very happy you joined us. This list should help you on your journey as a newbie at our studio. When you come to class, don’t forget to bring a yoga mat, a bottle of water, and a towel. We rent towels and mats and sell water, if you ever need them. Also, we lock the outside doors for safety once class begins. Don’t get locked out! Show up early to get a spot and decompress.
1. COME BACK.
You’ve probably just finished your first class, and you’re thinking—Wow. I feel energized and alive. Or, you might be thinking – Whew! I’m a little tired. Either way, we encourage you to come back and attend class three times this week. It’s going to take you about 10 classes to get used to the heat, the humidity, the sweat, and of course, the yoga. Most likely, you’re going to be sore. The great part about that is, your body is changing, and it is already stronger. Know what makes you feel better? More yoga!
2. YOU MUST DRINK WATER! GOT IT?
Staying hydrated is very important. 2.5 liters before and after class should do the trick. And no, coffee and soda don’t count, so put down that Diet Coke and fill up your eco-friendly reusable water bottle several times today. We also suggest replenishing with electrolytes. We sell Rehydrate, a tasty electrolyte replenishing powder you can add to your water.
3. STAY IN THE ROOM DURING CLASS.
We turn up the heat to around 90 degrees so our muscles can properly loosen up. If you feel dizzy, child’s pose usually does the trick. Of course, if you have to use the restroom, please feel free to do so.
4. GET COZY WITH YOUR SWEAT.
You might find that it’s rolling off you in waves, and that might make you a little self-conscious. Don’t worry about it. That’s what we want to happen. It’s healthy and cleansing. Trust us – the person next to you is not thinking about your sweat hitting the mat. Speaking of mats, you might want to bring a Yogitoes or full-length towel to put on top of your mat, since sweat – even though it’s awesome -can cause some major slippage.
5. COME TO CLASS WITH AN EMPTY STOMACH.
For us, not eating for about two hours beforehand usually does the trick. This helps you avoid nausea and feel as light as possible. However, this does not mean you shouldn’t all day, so please come nourished.
6. ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY.
You might not have noticed, but we put curtains over our mirrors here at YogaSport. That’s because we want you to enjoy your journey, which is about so much more than watching the girl next to you do a headstand, or thinking about how funny you look during tree pose. We are proud to have assistants in many of our classes to help guide you and make sure your form is spot-on, so you can just relax, be in the moment, and move like you’ve never moved before.
7. EVERY CLASS IS DIFFERENT.
Our bodies feel different from day to day, so it’s only natural that our yoga practice would change daily, too. This is a good thing. If you’ve got cement legs one day in class, the next day you’ll probably feel like the strongest version of yourself (and vice versa). You may also feel weepy or emotional during certain postures. This is also a good thing. We tend to hold stress and tension in our muscles, so you are releasing emotional – as well as physical – stress from your body. It’s all part of the yoga experience.
8. TRY DIFFERENT TEACHERS.
All of our teachers are trained in the Baptiste method, and of course, they’re all amazing. But it’s good to get some variety in your life. You never know – changing teachers might challenge you – or relax you, or inspire you more than you ever thought possible.
9. SHOWER, PLEASE.
This might seem simple, but it’s important. As we mentioned above, there’s a lot of sweat involved with our kind of yoga. Which is great. But this means you need to wash your Yogitoes after every time you practice (adding 1/2 cup of white vinegar with your detergent to your wash works wonders on sweaty smells). We also recommend wearing Dri-Fit clothes, and of course, washing those after each practice, as well. Your yogi neighbors and instructors thank you in advance.
10. MAKE YOURSELF AND YOUR PRACTICE A PRIORITY.
We just met you, but we already like you. You owe it to yourself to make your yoga practice a priority. As difficult as it is to say no to drinks after work – or to wake up extra early in the morning to come to the studio – you will always feel better when you do. Empower yourself to make a healthy choice, and consider it your new version of happy hour.
If you have any other questions, please ask. We want you to feel relaxed and comfortable at YogaSport and we hope to see you again very soon.
OUT OF RESPECT FOR YOUR TEACHERS AND CLASSMATES, PLEASE RESPECT THE FOLLOWING:
- Make it a part of your practice to arrive five to 10 minutes early.
- Align the front of your mat with the tape marks on the floor.
- Dispose of gum/candy.
- Please have clean feet and avoid perfumes and scented lotions.
- Remove shoes before entering the studio.
- Tell your teacher about any injuries or limitations that might affect your practice.
- Bring only your mat, towel and water into class. Place everything else in the Zen Den cubbies.
- Turn off cell phones before entering the lobby. Please keep all phone conversations outside.
- Come with an empty stomach. Allow two to three hours for digestion after meals.
- Be prompt. Arriving late to class is disruptive to others. If you do arrive after class has started, quietly enter the studio and slowly roll out your mat. We lock the doors during class so if you are late, you will not be able to take class.
- Hydrate before, during and after class. However, if you hydrate all day, you should not need much water during class.
- Stay in the room until class is over. Our teachers will end class together, so don’t worry if you have fallen asleep during Savasana.
- Bring an open mind and playful spirit!