frequently asked questions:
1. If you need a mat: Mats are available at the studio for a $1 rental.
2. Registering online speeds up the arrival process. Go to our scheduler to create an account or log in using your existing account at MindBody here!
3. Doors open 15 minutes before class time. Doors will stay open until 5 minutes after the class starts, so pop in if you arrive a big late. We understand running late and want you to practice if at all possible!
4. Belongings (including shoes) can be stored safely in the studio; there is a shoe rack near the front, and a belongings rack towards the back.
5. Location: We are located in Naylor Court, close to the Mt. Vernon / Convention Center stop on the Yellow-Green Metro line, a 5-minute walk from Rhode Island Ave & 9th, and a 7-minute walk from the Shaw / Howard U metro stop.
6. Our building: We are located in Naylor Court, which is between O and N Street on 9th Street NW. The entrance to the alley is across from the BP gas station. About 100 feet into the alley, Shaw Yoga is there on the left, across from Sundevich sandwich shop. There is a walkway with lovely plants, and our logo is on the door.
7. Pop-Up Shaw Yoga: Occasionally we'll take our yoga classes to lovely neighboring locations in the Shaw neighborhood. The purpose is to establish community feeling and awareness, and to remind that yoga is fun, and yoga happens anywhere! Info will be on the MindBody schedule and on the website.
8. Class Cancellation Policy: Cancel your classes online without losing your class pass credit by logging into your account with us, and then canceling more than 50 min prior to class.
beginner? not to worry! what you should know:
1. Any of our teachers, and any of our classes, will happily cater to a beginning student. Personal attention will allow you to modify your practice and learn the basics of the poses. Power Flow classes tend to be a bit more intense, but all of our classes are accessible to beginning practitioners.
2. If you can arrive a little earlier to chat with your teacher, that may help you feel comfortable in the class.
3. Wear comfortable clothing. Know that you might be somewhat upside-down at points in the practice (only if you're comfortable being upside-down), so pants or longer, snugger shorts help you feel comfortable.
4. Yoga is shoe-less! You'll remove your shoes for practice. We're fairly certain this is one of the aspects you'll enjoy most.
5. Try to avoid a big meal for 2-3 hours before class time.