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!
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.
Wear comfortable clothing, bring water bottle, and a sweat towel.
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.
Mats, shower towels and Yogitoes microfiber towels are available to rent for the following amounts:
Mat Rental: $1
Shower Towel: $1
Yogitoes Practice Towel: $2
We are conveniently located at the southeast corner of 2nd and C St. in San Rafael.
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.
We believe that fitness routines 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.
Each class begins on time. Our studios have a 5-minute cut off policy. Students arriving after 5 minutes of class time will not be permitted into the 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 5-minute cut off, it is for everyone's health and safety.
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 train, 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 train hard to take an electrolyte supplement, and we offer a wide variety for purchase at the studio.
Aim to train 5-3 times per week. The more often you train, the quicker you will see results. We encourage new students to aim for 6 sessions in their first 10 days.
You can find information about some of our options under the 'Rates" tab. We also offer heavily discounted monthly memberships in-studio!
Classes are 45, 60, 75 or 90 minutes. We suggest you select a class time when you can stay to practice the entire class. Training 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!
We encourage all students to stay in the 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 studio room 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
As a studio, our policy is children 13+ can take class with a parent or guardian participating in class and next to them at all times. We also require a parent/guardian signature on the child's client intake form.
*Minors aged 16-17 can workout without a parent present but require parent signature and permission.