Frequency Yoga FAQs

  

FAQ

 

 

New to Frequency Yoga? Scroll through these frequently asked questions, or click on your individual question and be taken directly to the answer. Have a question that isn’t answered here? Please contact us!

It’s my first time. What do I do?

Sign up and register online for your first class. This simplifies things and lets us know you’re coming. Arrive 15 minutes before the class time. Tell our friendly front desk staff it’s your first time and they’ll take good care of you!
   

What should I wear to class?

Wear comfortable clothing: tank tops, sports bra, breathable tees, yoga shorts, or running shorts are ideal. Avoid pants, sweats and long sleeve shirts. Undergarments or see-through garments are not permitted in the yoga room.

What do I need to bring?

A yoga mat, large towel, and bottle of water.

Please do not bring your cell phone, wallet, car keys, bag, etc. into the hot room. There are cubbies in the changing rooms, which are members-only areas, to store your personal belongings. If you are a medical professional on call, or need your phone because of an emergency, please alert the instructor before class.

Are mats and towels provided?

Mats, shower towels and Yogitoes microfiber towels are available to rent for the following amounts:

Mat Rental: $1
Premium Mat Rental (Manduka Pro-Lite): $2
Shower Towel: $1
Yogitoes Practice Towel: $2

Where is your studio located?

We are conveniently located at the southeast corner of 2nd and C St. in San Rafael.  We are on the second floor.

Our student parking lot is located on C St., between 1st and 2nd. Look for the big blue sign. There’s also plenty of free, 2-hour street parking in the area, and if all else fails, park in the multi-level lot at 3rd & C St. We validate for an hour in that lot.

When should I NOT attend yoga class?

We believe that yoga strengthens your immune system. However, if you are sick or have a cold, flu-like symptoms, or fever please stay home. Students with fever are not permitted in the hot room.

What if I’m late for class?

Each class begins on time. Our studios have a 15-minute cut off policy. Students arriving after 15 minutes of class time will not be permitted into the yoga room. However, we do offer staggered class times between our yoga rooms, so if you’re late, another class will likely be starting in the other room within 30 minutes. Thank you for respecting the 15-minute cut off. It’s for health and safety, as it’s not good to launch into the postures without the proper warm-up.

What should I eat and/or drink before,during, and after class?

Come to class on an empty stomach – but don’t starve yourself all day! You burn an insane amount of calories in class, so your body needs fuel to go!  Most people find they need to allow 2 hours between eating and taking class. However, some people with high metabolism need to eat a little “something” (like a piece of fruit, yogurt, nuts, etc.) an hour or so before class.  As you practice this yoga, your own innate wisdom will emerge and guide you as to what is right for you.

Please come to class well hydrated. You need to drink a lot of water throughout the day to ensure you’re properly hydrated for class (half your body weight in ounces). We advise all students who do lots of sweaty yoga to take an electrolyte supplement, and we offer a wide variety for purchase at the studio.

How often should I practice?

Aim to practice 3 -5 times a week. The more often you practice, the quicker you will see results. Sometimes it takes a few classes for your body to get acclimated to exercising in a heated environment. We encourage new students to practice 10 times in 10 days. Your goal is 10 times in one month.

What are your prices?

Get started with the Intro Month Unlimited – it’s an entire month of unlimited yoga for only $39 In-Studio/$30 Online (a single class is $20).  This special offer is available to new, local (within the Bay Area) students. If it’s been six months since you’ve practiced with us, you can purchase a Welcome Back Month for only $59.  For more information about our pricing, see our Rates page.

I purchased an intro month, but I won’t be able to take my first class until next week.

The Intro Month activates on the day you take your first class.  Once you  purchase the Intro Month, you have 30 days to take your first class.

What if I need to leave early?

Classes are 45, 60, 75 or 90 minutes. We suggest you select a class time when you can stay to practice the entire class. Practicing is like taking a prescription: if you change it, take something out, or stop early, it will not have the same effect. Even though you start to feel better, the medication is not fully effective until you finish the entire dose. Our classes work the same way!

Am I allowed to leave the yoga room?

We encourage all students to stay in the yoga room for the entire class length (this is one of your main goals as a new student). We suggest sitting down and taking as many breaks as needed. Moving between the high heat and the cool lobby actually puts more stress on your body than hanging out and resting for a second.

The class is a “meditation” and part of the practice is building your concentration, determination, and self control. You will be amazed at how quickly your body acclimates to the heat and your mind is strengthened and disciplined. But not if you keep leaving the room!

You do not need permission to leave the room, but it improves your practice and the benefits for your body to stay in the room for the entire time. If you absolutely must leave the room, make sure the teacher knows you’ve left and are okay, and come back as quickly as possible.

Can I practice yoga with an old/new injury?

For the most part, yes!  Yoga helps heal old injuries and prevent new ones. The heat is therapeutic for your muscles, joints, and tissue.  For existing injuries and medical conditions, the healing process can be supported with the continued practice of yoga. We ask students to notify the instructor so they can help you during class and make sure we have an alert in your file. The general guide when practicing with an injury is:  take it easy, listen to your body and perform postures to your tolerance level. You may need to “modify” the postures, just be sure to ask your instructor for help and guidance. Focus on what you can do in class – form over depth.

Can I practice if I am pregnant?

Maybe. If you have been practicing consistently for at least 6 months and you have permission from your doctor, then yes you may continue to practice. You will be required to bring a release from your doctor in order to continue to practice in the hot room. Please notify our friendly staff as soon as you find out and they will have our Pregnancy Teacher Advisor contact you about practicing while pregnant. She will connect with you and discuss the Pregnancy Series or schedule a private lesson to get started if you prefer.

I run or do other forms of exercise. Should I do yoga too?

Heck, yes!  yoga is excellent for helping align and strengthen your body and is a great compliment to all other forms of exercise.  Many athletes practice yoga to heal and recover from stress their bodies experience performing high impact sports or other workouts. We’ve had many runners say once they start practicing yoga, they are able to achieve their “personal best” in races!

I’ve never practiced yoga and I’m a little nervous. Do you have a special class for me?

All of our classes are designed for all levels. Everyone from the novice to the experienced yogi is welcome to our classes. If you’re nervous about starting off with a 90 minute class, check our schedule – we offer several 60 minute classes as well.
 

Can I bring my child to the yoga studio with me?

Yes! Parents who have an active membership at Frequency Yoga can bring their child to class for free if they are under 14 years old. We have student prices for young folks 14 years and older. Sometimes we even do special Teen Yoga classes!

For Bikram Yoga, we recommend:

Kids 12 – 18 practice the entire series.
Kids 8 – 12 practice the floor series.
For Power Yoga, Yin Yoga & Fitness Classes:

TRX Suspension Training is reserved for students over 14 years of age.
Kids may attend Power Yoga, Yin & Conditioning Classes as long as they can stay on their mat, stay focused, follow instructions and most importantly, enjoy themselves!
We have many students who bring their children to the studio to watch or wait for their parent, while the parent is practicing yoga. Your child must be able to manage themselves in the lobby area when not in class (during standing series).  Children must have a way of entertaining themselves while they wait to join the group for the floor series. We suggest that your child brings a book to read, homework, or a tablet to watch movies on (must bring headphones). Parents are responsible for the safety and actions of their children. We hope they like dogs because our adorable fluffy studio dogs may be there to play, too!

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1295 2nd Street, 2nd Floor (Corner of 2nd & C St.)

San Rafael, CA 94903 
Phone: 1-415-980-4832
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