Your Visit to NAY
How early should I get there before class? | 5-10min
Doors will open 15-20 minutes before class starts. You are welcome to come any time during that window. Doors will lock when class is started. If you are new to the studio please come 10-15 minutes early to sign a waiver.
How do I choose the right class? | Class descriptions
The class descriptions will clue you in to important information like the level of experience and what the theme is. If you have specific limitations or needs, email or call us so we can help point you in the right direction. For more information on Hot Yoga, read here. Beginners: Try Relaxation Yoga or All Levels Yoga first.
Can Kids take classes? | If they're in belly.
At this time we don't have kids yoga classes. Sometimes we offer Family Yoga or day programs for older kids around the holidays. We welcome any young adult ages 12+ into our regular weekly classes with a parent/guardian. We also offer Mommy & Me Classes once a month for post-natal moms to start exercising again (suggested 6 weeks - crawling babies). For kids classes we suggest Small Town Yoga in Williamstown.
What do I wear for classes? | No shoes. Comfortable clothing.
Please remove shoes in the reception area to help keep the studio floor clean and to be respectful of traditions. Wear anything you are comfortable to move in! Baggy shirts for yoga are not always the best option as they may end up sliding over your face when in poses like down-dog. Also, ditch the socks during classes, but if you want them for cool-downs, layers are encouraged. If you can, please avoid strong perfumes/cologne/oils because it is a smaller space.
Payment | Cash, Credit
Payment is due if registering in advance. Walk-ins are welcome to weekly classes, space permitting. Fitness and Aerial Yoga classes tend to fill a week in advance since these classes have limited space.
Cancellation & Refund Policy | Standard
Notice of Cancellation Policy: We ask that you cancel any reservations you have within 4 hours (or by 9pm the previous night for morning classes) so that anyone on a wait-list has time to be notified. If you do not cancel at least 60 minutes before class starts it will be considered a late-cancel or no-show, class payment is then forfeited. Purchases are refunded to your account if early-cancelled. If you had a pack of classes the class would go back to your account for future use. If you purchased a workshop or event that is not being offered again the full purchase price will be added to your account for use at our studio.
You can also remove yourself from the wait-list in the same method you used to register. Those who are on the wait-list will be moved in automatically when there's a cancellation and notified via email. It is the responsibility of the participant to remove themselves from the wait-list if they no longer are able to attend ahead of time.
SUP classes, retreats, and some other events may have different cancellation policies. Please see the class pages for details.
Parking | Lots in front and behind the building.
There are large parking lots just in front (opposite side of Holden Street) and behind the building. Please use the entrance on the back side of the building--the same as Public's.
Namaste & OM | They are said for a reason.
In all of our yoga classes you will hear traditional words and phrases in another language called Sanskrit. This ancient language is the language of yoga which originates in India. The ancient practice of yoga is a dense and rich system of not only poses but philosophy, history, traditions, and culture. To respect this culture and history, we use many traditional names for poses but always follow with the English term to 'translate'. You will also hear two words in particular each class: Namaste and OM. You do not have to say these words or participate in the chanting of OM at the end of class. It is always optional! Exchanging Namaste is a sign of honoring one another’s goodness The gesture and saying translate to, “I bow to the light within you” or "I see you". OM (or AUM) is the representation of the universal vibration that connects us all together. It is offered in a way to seal the time spent practicing in a community and a way to share your voice.
What if I can't do certain things? | Listen to your body.
Our classes are designed to teach. We expect you to learn and understand if you do not know everything or remember everything right way. We are there to teach you. You do not need to be flexible or a certain shape or size to practice and enjoy yoga and working out. It is not a competition.
However, if, for example, you have a broken toe, we don't expect you to balance on one foot. We are happy to help modify with props, different variations, or even completely change a pose or exercise for you if it's better suited. Please notify your teacher of any health conditions or injuries that may affect your participation, including pregnancy. We will do our best to present mindful options if we are notified.
Mats and Props
Do you have mats to use? | Yes
Yes! We have yoga mats you can borrow if you do not have one. They are free to use, no rent charge. We ask that you wipe down your mat after with provided cleaner. We sell Manduka yoga mats in our retail space for those who are interested in purchasing their own professional quality mat or towel.
Yoga and Fitness Gear: How do I use it? | We will show you!
Do I have to bring my own weights? | No!
If you are unsure of how to use different equipment (straps?! BOSU-WHAT?! T-REX? Huh?) don't fret! We always demonstrate how to use equipment in classes and can provide more details if you need. We are equipped for all the classes we teach so there's no need to carry your weights in! If you like to use your own yoga mat, blanket, or eye pillows, of course you are welcome to bring them in.
I don't like working out, but I know I need to. Why should I come to your class? | We've got you covered.
Deb is fantastic at what she does. Years of teaching, coaching, and studying honed her skills as an inspiring and motivating instructor. These classes are not about pushing yourself until you cry and fall down. In fact, we encourage mindful, detailed movements in whole-body workouts. Deb's focus is making the body functionally strong so you feel better day to day.
But I love to sweat and push myself! Why should I come to your class? | We've got you covered.
Deb's classes are a little different than others, but still use techniques, equipment, and training methods that can be made harder for individuals ready for the next step. Workout-enthusiasts and novices alike will find something for them in her classes. Our goal is to balance imbalances in functions of the body. We want to help you strengthen what you need to strengthen. Don't be surprised if you get that good-sore from working out the day after, even with very subtle body work. Our workouts of choice often include TRX, BOSU, resistance bands and body-weight exercise done in a circuit. Depending on the class, interval training may be used and can help strengthen the cardiovascular system and make you sweat. We can always make it harder for you!