"I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these 'how' and 'why' questions. Occasionally, I find an answer." - Stephen Hawking
You can read more about who we are as a company on our "About Us" page. We, at YESyoga, believe in choice. That every decision you make creates the world you live in. We are here to provide you with the tools you need to create the life you want, and to create YES actions, because you are worth it. So, just say YES!
Are all of your yoga classes heated?
YES! All classes are heated between 85 and 95 degrees (which is cooler than most Houston Summer days). We welcome all levels of yogis from beginner to advanced practitioner. Classes might be challenging, and we ask that you listen to your body and take breaks as needed.
"I AM NOT FLEXIBLE ENOUGH FOR YOGA."
Flexibility is a practiced "skill." Just as you go to the gym to lift weights, you go to the grocery store to buy groceries, you take a class to learn another language, and you come to yoga to create and practice flexibility. You DO NOT have to know how to touch your toes, it is highly overrated, most of our feet stink anyway.
Is it necessary to reserve my spot in class ahead of time, or can i drop in?
It is not necessary to reserve your spot ahead of time. If you want to save time, you can pre-register online and just use the iPad to sign yourself into class when you get to YESyoga.
If you like to hold yourself accountable, it is always good to sign up in advance so you have our class on your calendar!
Where is the best place to park?
There are parking spots along City Walk, directly in front of YESyoga, however during the day most of the time these spots fill up, and they are metered parking. Parking in the parking garage behind our studio is the best place, and it's free. During the weekday, floors 1 and 2 are open to anyone. Floors 3 and 4 are reserved for office tenants. If you can't find any spots, head up to floors 5 and 6.
Most of the "reserved parking" are reserved Monday - Friday 7am to 6pm, and they will tow your car if you are parked in a spot during reserved time frames. The spots will say "reserved," otherwise they are numbered so you remember where you parked.
What do I bring with me?
Mostly just your wallet and water. We offer free mat and towel service (limited supply) or you can rent a "mat towel" for $5. We provide all the props you need for class, including blocks and straps. We do have mats and towels available for purchase at the studio - a good mat is like a great pair of shoes, why borrow them when you have your own.
How do I hydrate?
We recommend drinking water with electrolytes before, during, and after class. We do not have plastic water bottles for you to purchase, but we do have drinking fountains available at your convenience to fill up your own water bottles.
Can I bring my personal belongings into the yoga room?
No shoes are allowed in the yoga room. We ask you leave all your personal belongings in the locker area. Each teacher has their own cell phone policy so it is best to discuss with your specific teacher about phone usage.
Why don't you have showers?
YESyoga is 1811 square foot, and by the time we had two bathrooms that are up to the latest ADA regulations, laundry for all of the towels, the yoga room, and babysitting; it just didn't fit. We thought zero showers were better than a very long wait for one shower. We do offer classes before work and after work if your work facility doesn't offer showers there.
What happens if I am running late to class?
Tardiness will not be acceptable for many classes. Each teacher has their own tardiness policy, please ask your specific teacher about their tardiness policies. Classes that are early in the morning or late at night will have a strict no tardiness policy as the teacher is the one checking clients in for class.
One teacher does not teach the same way as another for the same class type, why?
We've asked our teachers to be themselves for the classes they are scheduled to teach. Each teacher teaches the class based on the class description, and they fill their class with their style. Whether it is a different style of vinyasa, different style of music, or different way they create their class - it is up to them. We encourage you to try as many classes and find the teacher that you connect with! Our teachers are a YES for uniqueness and showing up authentically for themselves to create a better class experience overall.
Will there be cocktails, wine, or other drinks served at specific classes or YESyoga events?
NO. YESyoga has a no alcohol policy. While we love to enjoy our wine at home, restaurants, or in the company of friends, we do not want to contribute to the glorification of alcohol. We also do not want to pressure anyone who doesn't drink into thinking their actions of not drinking isn't an acceptable social norm.
There is a time and place to enjoy beverages with your friends and family, and we leave that choice up to you in your every day life. However, YESyoga will be a dry studio and create inclusivity and acceptablity for all.