Here are a few pro tips that may be helpful on your first few visits to the studio!

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How can I prepare before class?

Remember to hydrate before and after practice by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Give yourself time to digest a meal or snack before class. You know your body best. How and when do you need to fuel yourself to feel your best during exercise?

what time do i need to get to class?

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before class begins to complete new student paperwork and to receive a proper welcoming to our community! We'll show you where you can store your things, help you rent or purchase anything you don't currently own, and help you get acclimated to the studio.

What do I need to bring with me?

Athletic clothing is recommended – You will sweat! Please bring a mat, mat towel, and water. If you forget something or you don't own any of these things, your first mat & towel rental are free! After that first free rental, we always have them available to rent or purchase.

What can I expect during my first class?

Remember, everyone had a first time, and we're all beginners, really. Flexibility is not a prerequisite, so show up open and willing. And most importantly, don't be too hard on yourself.  Deciding to begin a yoga practice is a choice to change your life. Driving to the studio and choosing to roll out your mat is the hardest part. The rest is breath!

We pass out cool towels with lavender essential oil to enjoy during savasana; please leave them with us before you leave.

WHAT’S THE BEST CLASS TO GO TO IF I’M A BEGINNER?

All of our classes are for all levels, first time yogis to lifetime practitioners. That being said, YinPower and Revival move at a slower pace, and might feel more accessible than a Power class or Shakti Strength. iRest and Restorative are both completely passive classes and are also perfect for beginners.

WHERE SHOULD I PARK?

There’s parking out front, but it tends to fill up fast. If you can’t find a spot in the front, drive around the side of the building. Park in any of those spots, or if you keep driving around to the back of the building, there’s a big lot you can park in, too.

WHAT IF I CAN’T AFFORD YOGA?

Come talk with us, either through hello@shaktiyogaathens.com or chat with us at the front desk. We want you to be able to practice yoga.

WHAT IS POWER YOGA? IS THAT THE SAME AS HOT YOGA?

Baptiste Power Yoga is an invigorating, total body vinyasa-style of yoga. You’re going to flow, move with your breath, and sweat! In most classes, you will practice in 85-87 degrees of dry, radiating heat from the ceiling, like the sun! We use heat as a catalyst for transformation. Check out our history page to learn more about the history of yoga and Shakti’s style of yoga- Baptiste Power Yoga.

How often should I practice yoga?

Yoga is a practice that serves you best when done consistently. Practicing yoga 3-5x/week is recommended. And, what fits with your schedule and budget? What fits with how active you like to be? What fits with your spiritual practice? Your yoga practice should fit your needs. Need help? Email hello@shaktiyogaathens.com.

What is the right class for me?

Check out our decision tree.

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