Frequently Asked Questions

New to yoga?

Don’t be afraid! We love beginners and would be honored to guide your very first practice. Be sure to take advantage of our new student intro pass for a full month of unlimited yoga for just $59! Our studio offers a variety of classes from exceptional, high quality instructors. To explore the types of classes we offer, click here.

I'm not flexible, can I still do yoga?

A standard misconception about yoga is that it is only for flexible bodies. This is not true! At Grassroots Yoga, we appreciate every body and every shape. We believe that yoga is meant for everyone therefor we offer a range of classes to fit your needs and modifications for each pose. Although, increased flexibility is a benefit of practicing yoga on a regular basis!

Is there any studio etiquette I should be aware of?

Please see our Policies & Etiquette page.

Why heated yoga?

Join the infrared yoga movement! We believe that practicing yoga in a heated environment amplifies the benefits of your practice by increasing your heart rate and metabolism, which in turn helps circulation and blood flow to the limbs and flushes out toxins stored in our tissue and lymphatic system. The heat also keeps your muscles warm and pliable, and encourages a juicy, sweaty, detoxifying yoga session for your mind, body and soul! Most of our classes are heated between 90-95 degrees with a high humidity point, with the exception of Gentle Flow, Yinfusion, Meditation Flow, Seva Community Flow, and most of our workshops. Our non-heated classes tend to be between 80-85 degrees with low humidity point and no heaters are used. To learn more about the health benefits of infrared heated yoga click here.

How is the room heated?

Our practice space is heated through infrared radiant heat. Infrared heat systems are extremely energy efficient and eliminate the issue of airborne dust and emissions that forced-air can create.  It also allows the room to create humidity naturally, while forced-air needs to be supplemented with forced humidity. Our classes are kept between 80-95 degrees, depending on the class. To read about our infrared heat system in detail, click here.

Where do I park?

You may park in any spots in our parking lot on the corner of E. Main St and Jordan Ave that have a Grassroots Yoga sign, spots marked “yoga”, or street parking. Please do not park in Mission Animal Hospital’s spots, Taco Bell’s parking lot, the alley or in Seaward Plaza, as towing enforcement is in place. In an effort to be respectful of our neighbors, we only advise parking in the residential area as a last resort, being mindful not to block their driveways. There is plenty of parking on Main St. just a block or two east of the studio, or the first block of Coronado St. at Main St. Consider walking or biking to class instead of drive and we’ll lend you a mat for free! There is a bike rack right outside our front door. We recommend using a “U-lock” bike lock.

What should I bring?

The two most important things to bring to any yoga class is an open mind and compassion for yourself! However, since you’ll likely be sweating, it’s advised to wear breathable exercise clothing and to bring  a hand towel. Some students also like to bring a larger towel to put down over their yoga mat in case it get’s slippery. Yoga mats, hand towels, mat towels, and shower towels are all available to rent at the front desk. Feel free to bring your own water and refill at our filtered water station, or purchase a mason jar from us to fill up! As a Certified Green Business, we do not sell disposable bottles of water.

What should I expect?

Expect to move, breathe, sweat, and to be challenged! Expect to run into poses that you can not do. If you are trying yoga for the first time, expect that the first few classes might feel confusing or even overwhelming. Typically, the learning curve for yoga is very steep. But as you stick with it, the poses become more familiar and you learn to work with your own body and eventually class feels more natural. Most of all, expect to have fun!

Should I pre-register?

Although not required, it is highly recommended. Pre-registering ensures your spot in class up to 10 minutes before class begins. It is encouraged to pre-register so we can contact you directly with any unforeseen class changes or cancelations, and it also makes checking easier and faster! Please de-register yourself from class within 3 hours of class to avoid a late cancellation fee, and to make room for someone on the waitlist. Anyone that does not show up for their pre-registered spot and does not cancel will be charged a no show fee. To read more about our fee policies please see our Policies & Etiquette page. If you are running late and not going to arrive within 10 minutes before class, please call and let us know so we can save a mat spot for you, and delay any automatic fees.

How do I pre-register?

If you already have a MINDBODY online account with Grassroots Yoga, you can register for class here by logging in with your account information.

If you have been to our studio, but have never logged into your account online:

  • Go to our online class schedule
  • Click on the “My Account” link near the top of the page
  • Enter your email address that you used when you came to class at the studio and click “Need a new password”. Instructions on creating your password and logging in will be emailed to you within a few minutes.
  • You can now register for classes by clicking “Sign Up” next to the class you plan on attending

If you have never taken a class at Grassroots Yoga:

  • Go to our online class schedule
  • Click on the “My Account” link near the top of the page
  • Click on “Create an Account”
  • Enter your information and click “register”
  • You can now register for classes by clicking “Sign Up” next to the class you plan on attending
How do I log in with the Grassroots Yoga mobile app?

To manage your account and register for classes through our mobile app {link to mobile app page}, download the app to your phone and sign in using the same MINDBODY log in info you use to manage your account online. You can also create your MINDBODY account in the app.

Do you have locker rooms & showers?

Yes, we do! Feel free to bring your shower gear and a change of clothes, bath towels are available to rent at the front desk. Please review Locker Room Etiquette in our Policies & Etiquette page.

I don’t like to be touched…

That’s ok! We have special cards at the entrance to the practice space that go at the top of your mat to alert the instructor that you do not want any hands on assisting or adjusting. If you aren’t sure where they are, just ask the front desk and we’ll happily help you out.