Frequently Asked Questions
Do you rent yoga mats?
Yes, if you do not have a yoga mat or forgot to bring yours we have yoga mats for rent at the front desk.
What is Your Cancellation Policy?
We require clients to cancel at least two (2) hours prior to class without penalty. Cancellations must be made online through MindBody or by calling the studio. All late cancels and no-shows will be charged $10.00 for unlimited membership packages or deducted one (1) class from class packages.
When Do You Publish Your Class Schedule?
The studio schedule is released for booking every Monday by 9 am. You may book up to two weeks in advance. When you book your class, please arrive at least 10 minutes early to sign in and get set up.
Do I have access to all the amenities at the Charlotte Athletic Club when I visit?
Yes, you can access all of the gym amenities if you have purchased a class day pass or a have a monthly membership.
Do You Have Lockers and Showers?
We have full private showers, restrooms, & changing rooms for your convenience with full amenities including towels. Our lockers are “keyless” so no lock needed.
Do I Need Shoes?
We are true Yogi’s and do not wear shoes in Yoga class. To utilize the other work out areas you must wear socks or gym shoes.
What should I wear to class? What should I bring?
Please bring a bottle of water, a towel and a mat if you have one. Note that the studio provides towels, rents mats and sells water. Try to wear tight-fitting exercise clothing that allows you to sweat. Come with an open mind and be prepared to have fun.
What are some of the benefits of yoga?
Some of the significant benefits include stress reduction (if you allow it), increased blood circulation, improved flexibility, increased strength, improved sleep and relaxation.
When Can I Expect to See Progress in My Yoga Practice?
Each individual will respond differently to yoga based on a variety of factors including age, physical condition and genetics. What is far more important than measuring “progress” is to simply embrace where your practice is and let go of any arbitrary self-imposed “goals.” Yoga is truly a life-long pursuit, one that you can go on exploring as long as you live and never learn all there is to know. Yoga and exercise is about the journey, so enjoy the ride.
How Often Should I Practice Yoga?
A successful yoga practice requires discipline, consistency and commitment. To experience the true benefits of a Yoga practice, we recommend practicing three to six days per week. A practice of two to three days per week, if consistent, will create transformation over time. Develop consistency in your practice and you will see results.
What If I'm Not That Flexible?
Flexibility is something Yoga gives you; you don’t have to be flexible to start a Yoga practice. Yoga brings flexibility to the body. When you sit a lot during the work day, or when you’re engaging in repetitive motion activities, you’re shortening your muscles. Yoga allows you to lengthen and expand and release toxins that build up during these activities.
- Increased flexibility is not Yoga’s only benefit or objective. The ultimate benefit of yoga – to harmoniously unite body, mind and spirit in a healthful physical practice – can be experienced regardless of whether you’re able to easily touch your toes.
I arrived a few minutes late to class and the door was locked. Why is that?
We are so sorry. It’s our priority to honor and respect our student’s time. Therefore, we promptly begin and end class on time, and we lock the door in between classes out of respect to the students who are taking class. Please show up to class at least 5 – 15 minutes early so that we can provide a timely and enjoyable class for everyone.
Why is The Studio Heated and Will That Make Class More Challenging for Me?
Hot Yoga classes are practiced in a heated room to help stretch muscle fibers and tendons and help prevent injuries to these areas while stretching. The heat also helps increase circulation to tissues and organs, enhances the functioning of the immune system and providing great healing influence to the entire body.
The heat will make the classes more challenging. We encourage students to pace themselves and determine the intensity that works best for them. If you ever feel like you are overheating we suggest you relax and go into a child’s pose position.
Can Beginners Attend Yoga Classes? Do You Offer Help For New Students?
Yes. We have an encouraging environment where all levels and abilities can practice Yoga. Ask one of our Yoga instructors or front desk personnel for the best class to fit your needs.
My Son/Daughter Would Like to Attend Class With Me. Is This a Possibility?
The minimum age required to practice at Tryon St Yoga is 12 years of age. Students between the ages of 12 – 15 are not permitted to attend heated classes. Students ages 12 – 15 are not permitted to practice without their parent or guardian present. To attend heated classes, students must be 16 years of age. All minors (under 18) must have a parent signed waiver prior to practicing (the parent or guardian must sign the waiver in person at a studio).
What does Yoga mean?
We are glad you asked. Yoga can be traced back 5,000 years and is a Sanskrit word meaning to join, or yoke; union. Its full meaning is about the union of body, mind and spirit. It also is about the ending of the chatter of the mind, so that the mind can experience stillness. A meditative mind can be nurtured.