I’m new to yoga, what class should I start out with?
We offer yoga basics classes daily and beginner’s workshops every three months. Both of these options are a great place to start. However, if your schedule won’t allow you to come to our yoga basics classes, we also offer power basics, slow flow and Vinyasa flow classes which are all suitable for beginners.
What should I wear to class?
You should wear light, comfortable, non-restrictive clothing. Most people wear yoga pants or capris with an athletic tank top or t-shirt, but you can wear any clothing that will allow you to move and stretch without getting in the way.
What should I bring to class?
You should bring a bottle of water and a yoga mat to class. If you don’t own a mat, you can rent a freshly sanitized one at the front desk for $2. We also sell several brands of yoga mats in our boutique. We provide small, clean towels for you to use during class, and have blocks, straps, bolsters, blankets and other yoga props here at the studio for your use.
Do I need to sign up in advance for classes?
No, you do not need to sign up in advance, but you should arrive about 15 minutes early for your first class so there’s plenty of time to enter you into our system and get you registered for your first class. After your first day, if you prefer to sign up in advance, you are welcome to use our [online sign-up tool], but please remember to sign in at the desk before each class whether you’ve registered online or not. A clipboard with a sign-up sheet will be on the front desk before each class, you just need to write your name legibly before heading into class.
I’m not flexible at all, will I be able to do yoga?
Yes, you will be able to do yoga and believe it or not, yoga is exactly what you need! The gentle stretching and deep breathing that is included in all yoga classes will improve your flexibility overtime. Most classes are heated, which helps reduce the risk of injury and aids in stretching. You’ll be surprised how much the heat improves your flexibility and how great you’ll feel after class.
I don’t know anything about yoga including pose names and the poses themselves. How am I going to know what to do?
You don’t need to know anything about yoga before walking in these doors. Just come on in, set your mat up and listen to your instructor. All of our yoga basics teachers will walk you through each pose in detail as the class progresses. They will explain how to get into the pose, what part of the body it is working and they’ll even remind you to breathe. All you have to do is listen and concentrate as best as you can in order to get the most out of your practice. If it would make you more comfortable, you’re welcome to tell your instructor that you’re new to yoga so they can help you out as needed. You can also situate yourself in the middle of the room so you can take cues from people around you during class.
I have an on-going injury, will yoga help?
When done right, yoga can help soothe and even heal on-going injuries overtime. Just be sure to talk to your instructor about your injury before class. Your instructor will be able to help you avoid poses that may aggravate your injury, and can provide modifications throughout class.
What forms of payment do you take?
We gladly accept cash, checks and credit cards including Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover
Do you offer special pricing for kids, students and senior citizens?
Yes, kids aged 17 and under are only $5 for a drop-in. College students with a college ID and high school students 18 and up are $12 for a drop-in or $100 for a 10 class package. Seniors are also $12 for a drop-in and $100 for a 10 class package. We also offer student specials during the summer and winter breaks. For details, please inquire at the front desk by calling 440-247-4884.
It’s cold and snowy outside and all the schools are cancelled, how do I know if Chagrin Yoga is open?
Here at Chagrin Yoga we strive to stay open even when all the local schools are closed due to inclement weather. So unless you see a notice on the home page of our website or on our social media channels, you can bet we’re open and the heat is pumping. Come on in and warm up with us, even on the nastiest of winter days.