- First time to Mountaingoat Yoga Centre? Bring this MGY Health Consent Form with you.
- I’ve never done yoga before / I’m not flexible – which class should I go to?
- I’ve never done yoga before but I’m in great shape. I am runner/dancer/done pilates etc… Do I have to start with basics?
- What are the differences between the various styles of yoga you offer?
- Can I just drop-in?
- How do I register for a class? – When does the next session start?
- What time should I arrive?
- When are your classes? – What is your current schedule? – Is your website up to date?
- How much is a class?
- Is the first class free or discounted?
- What do I wear and what do I have to bring?
- Can children do the classes – is there a minimum age requirement?
- How many people are in the class?
- I have an injury/I have health problems – can I still do yoga?
- Do you sell gift certificates?
I’VE NEVER DONE YOGA BEFORE/ I’M NOT FLEXIBLE – WHICH CLASS SHOULD I GO TO?
Start with one of our “Basics” classes (see class descriptions). Most people are not flexible when they first start out. This is why many of us begin a Yoga posture practice, to maintain or increase our flexibility. You do not have to be flexible to begin yoga. It is YOUR decsion to choose which class is best for you – read the descriptions carefully and choose wisely – our Hot Power classes are very vigorous!
I’VE NEVER DONE YOGA BEFORE BUT I’M IN GREAT SHAPE. I’M A RUNNER/DANCER/DONE PILATES etc… DO I HAVE TO START WITH BASICS?
YES. Yoga is different from other forms of physical activity and it is important that you create a solid foundation by understanding the basics before moving forward. This may mean you only need 1 or 2 basics classes or you may want to stick with Basics for a longer period of time – after doing a basics class (or classes) you can decide when its time to move to a regular class.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE VARIOUS STYLES OF YOGA YOU OFFER?
Please see our “Class Descriptions” page on our website for information on our different styles of yoga. Read our class descriptions page carefully to determine which class is appropriate for your level and ability.
CAN I JUST DROP-IN?
Yes! – all classes are drop-in. Arrive on time to ensure your space. (drop-in fee $17) *NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED *PLEASE do not call or email to inform us that you will be attending.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A CLASS? – WHEN DOES THE NEXT SESSION START?
There is NO pre-registration for any of our drop-in classes (note that pre-registration IS required for special events/workshops/trainings). Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the class if you are a first time student to fill out our new student form, get yourself orientated and pay for your class. Our classes are on-going. Start anytime. Arrive on time to ensure your space. *Please do not call or email to inform us that you will be attending, all our classes are drop-in.
WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?
Arrive 10-15 minutes ahead of time to ensure your space and give you time to prepare for your yoga practice. The centres generally open 15 minutes prior to the class start time. For safety reasons our doors are locked when class begins.
WHEN ARE YOUR CLASSES? – WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT SCHEDULE – IS YOUR WEBSITE UP TO DATE?
Our current Schedule/Classes are posted on our website. Yes, the website is up-to-date. We run over 30 classes a week 7 days a week at each location.
WHAT DO I WEAR? & WHAT DO I HAVE TO BRING?
Wear clothing that is both mentally and physically comfortable to you. You will sweat in the hot classes and you will get warm during regular classes dress accordingly. Many stores sell specific yoga wear including Winners, Walmart & Lululemon. Bring with you water a small towel (hot classes) and a yoga mat. Yoga mats can be rented ($1) & purchased at the centre. Yoga is done in bare-feet (socks if preferred) no footwear is permitted into the yoga room. Water can be purchased at the centre.
CAN CHILDREN DO THE CLASSES – IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT?
Yes, kids can join the classes – the child must be able to hold his/her attention for the duration of the class. Usually girls should be 10 and up and boys 13 and up. Parents should not adjust or comment during class as to the child’s execution of yoga postures. Teens can come on their own.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN THE CLASS?
All our classes are drop-in. It is not possible to know ahead of time how many people will be attending. Some classes are busier than others, arrive on time to ensure your space.
I HAVE AN INJURY /I HAVE HEALTH PROBLEMS – CAN I STILL DO YOGA?
We recommend consulting with your doctor first. We are not medically trained and cannot by law make reccomendations concerning your health conditions/problems. Our classes are designed for people who are in good health. Please let the teacher know ahead of time the nature of your injury and do not move into postures that aggravate your condition. You are the only person who can tell if something’s not working for you or causing you discomfort – honor that! REMEMBER: You are responsible for your heath & well-being and you will be required to fill out a waiver form. It is YOUR decision to choose the class that’s best for you, read the descriptions carefully and choose a class that’s appropriate for your level and ability.