Our Studio FAQS

Our Studio FAQ

Attn New Students,

Which classes are livestream and which are in studio?

Classes labeled LIVESTREAM are streamed to your home with live teachers. Classes labeled SHALA are in studio.

LIVESTREAM CLASSES: All of our classes unless they are outdoors, will be livestreamed. Please pre-register through our online schedule no later than 5 minutes before class starts or you may not get your link from FitGrid.

How do I sign up for and get my livestream class link?

Learn Here

As we transition back to in person classes, we will continue to simultaneously livestream them. So many students love our livestream classes for their convenience, comfort and safety. This is a wonderful way to continue to be a part of our Shala community especially if you are not comfortable practicing in person.

SHALA CLASSES: For our in-person classes, please pre-register through our online schedule. Numbers are limited in order to preserve physical distancing.

How do I get to Shala, where do I park and what are your safety procedures?

Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before class and please do not arrive late as we will lock the door once class starts. We can make an exception if you give us prior notice.

TO ENTER: When you arrive at 2507 W Glass Ave, park in front of our house only, or in our driveway. Make sure that you park in a way that others will still be able to park there as well. Walk through our driveway below the house, around to the back where you will enter.

Please read and follow our studio and safety policies. Wear a mask during arrival, entrance and set up. Once you are on your mat and properly physically distanced, you can choose to remove your mask. When class is over, please put your mask back on before leaving your spot.

Which class package should I purchase?

We encourage all new students to begin with our 30 Day Unlimited Yoga Special for just $49. Try all of our different in studio and online classes and meet our wonderful teachers. This is an excellent opportunity to see which classes best suit your preferences, schedule and ability.  After you complete your 30 days, we’ll help you find the best package for you.

Drop-in anytime, to any class for just $20 (15% off for student/senior/military). PLEASE NOTE: All purchases are NON-REFUNDABLE. Please thoroughly review your options before making your purchase. Namaste.

Learn About our Classes

I am new to yoga- which class should I try first?

We encourage new students who do not have any movement or medical issues to try all of our classes. Come daily and sample all of them! 🙂

If you need something more gentle, try Beginner Yoga, Yin Yoga, Mindful Body Yoga, Gentle Kundalini with Sound Healing, Yin/Yang and our Sadhana and meditation classes; pace yourself in class and rest when needed; try committing to at least 3-4 classes in the first week (come every day if you can!). This will create a strong physical base along with an intellectual understanding of the postures and breathing techniques to build upon.  When you’re ready, increase the intensity and build strength, focus, and flexibility in the Slow Flow, Flow, Power Flow, Kundalini Flow, Kundalini Fit, “Hot” 26×2 series and Buti. Note: Doors open 10-15 minutes before classes begin. Please arrive early to settle-in. 

Spokane Yoga Shala classes are designed for ALL levels of yoga students. We are here to support you and eager to set you up for success on your yoga mat.  

What should I wear/bring to class?

Wear light, stretchy clothing that you are comfortable to sweat in. Have a mat and water bottle plus any other props you may need such as blankets, blocks and bolsters.

Can I bring my cell phone to class?

Please leave all of your non-essential belongings in your car. To maintain the peaceful environment for everyone, cell phones are not permitted. *Unless you are a Dr on call, or have an exceptional circumstances. If this is so, please let us know before class. This is also relevant for livestream classes when you are in your own home! You will be doing yourself a huge favor by putting your cellphone in another room while you practice. 🙂

What if I’m not that flexible?

We encourage you to develop a flexible mind. You don’t need to be physically flexible to practice yoga. All you need is to focus on letting go, breathing, moving, and respecting your limitations. A yoga pose will expose blocks and imbalances and regularly practicing yoga will increase your body’s flexibility level.

The ultimate benefit of yoga – to harmoniously unite body, mind and spirit in a healthful physical and meditative practice – can be experienced regardless of whether you’re able to easily touch your toes. 🙂

What if I have pre-existing injuries?

You will practice to your own ability. Please inform the teacher in advance about your conditions so that they may suggest modifications to your yoga postures. Feel free to talk with any of us before or after class. Email Ara at spokaneyogashala@gmail.com if you have any specific questions or if you want to set up a private session to help you get started with a safe practice. We can show you how to modify so you can come to many classes and still do your practice safely.

How often should I practice?

We recommend that you take 3-7 classes per week in order to experience the full physical and mental benefits of Yoga. However, if you practice just once a week with consistency, you will still receive noticeable benefit. It is important to be practical and set a routine that fits in with your daily life. Consistency is key. No matter how often you practice, it’s most important to stick with it to create a new pattern of health and well-being. 

How do you heat your studio?

Stay tuned as to our heated yoga schedule. Right now we are offering a 26 & 2 option online so it’s up to you to create a heated environment – or not. 🙂

Are showers available?

Not at this time.

If You Have More Questions, Please Email Us.