+ Is there a waiver I need to fill out?

To download the waiver please click here.

+ Does DRISHTIQ ever cancel events?

DRISHTIQ Events and Workshops are occasionally canceled if there’s insufficient interest, or if a teacher has an emergency.  If your event is canceled, you will be notified via email/phone and will receive a full refund.

+ Do you offer private yoga instruction?

Yes! To reserve a private session, simply call the studio and we’ll coordinate it for you!  Pre-payment at time of booking is necessary to confirm your reservation.  Cancellations more than 24 hours prior to scheduled session will receive full credit.   Cancellations within 24 hours of scheduled session will be charged in full.

+ Can I reactivate an expired pass?

I purchased a class pass and passed the 3-month expiration date, but I still have remaining classes on my pass — do I lose those classes?

No! If your pass expires and you have classes remaining on the pass, we’ll gladly “roll over” any unused and expired classes onto any new pass of 10 or more classes that you purchase.

+ How do I purchase class passes and/or Gift Certificates?

All Class Passes and Gift Certificates may be purchased in the studio or online.  If you plan on purchasing a class pass in the studio before your scheduled class, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the class you want to take.

+ I can’t attend an event/workshop I reserved for. Can I give my reservation to a friend?

Unfortunately, all purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable.

+ What is your event/workshop cancellation policy?

Workshop Cancellation Policy: 48 Hours before the event:  If you register for a workshop but are unable to attend please let us know at least 48 hours before the workshop is scheduled to begin. We will issue a credit to your account (minus a $5 transaction fee) and this credit can be used toward any future purchase.

If we receive your cancellation less than 48 hours before the event, we cannot issue a refund; however, if we are able to fill your space with someone from a waiting list we will give you an account credit (minus the $5 transaction fee) toward any future purchase.

+ What if I am late for class, will you hold my reservation?

If there’s a waitlist for a class, at class start time any reserved guests who haven’t checked in at our front desk will forfeit their reservation to a guest on the waitlist.

+ What if I am not flexible?

We encourage you to worry less about touching your toes and more about developing a flexible mind. You don’t need to be physically flexible. Practicing yoga will help you to develop both. All you need is to come as you are, and let the process unfold. 99% of yoga is simply showing up to your mat. It’s that simple.

+ How often should I practice?

There are no set rules for how often to practice. Our classes are an excellent path to physical fitness for busy people because you can realize many benefits from practicing 2 or 3 times a week. If you are looking to make a real impact on your body in terms of your conditioning, strength, muscle tone, or weight, you should consider coming 4 or 5 times a week.  As a new student you should try to give yourself as much opportunity to practice as possible. Feel free to call or email us to discuss how your yoga practice at DRISHTIQ Yoga can help you achieve your fitness goals, or talk to your instructor about it before or after class.

+ Is yoga compatible with other forms of exercise (i.e. indoor cycling, lifting weights, marathon running, etc.)?

Yes. Practicing yoga consistently improves your flexibility and strength, which will increase your ability for a higher endurance workout. The fundamentals of your practice will carry over into your exercise routine for proper breathing and a higher self awareness.

+ How much water should I drink?

Always come to class well-hydrated. Follow the guidelines below to prepare for class:

  • Consume 8–10 glasses of water (8 oz. per glass) daily for normal activity, not including exercise.
  • At least 2 hours prior to exercise, drink 16 oz. of water or fluid without caffeine.
  • During exercise, drink frequently, preventing thirst. Your goal is to replenish fluids at the same rate you are sweating.

+ Will I lose weight?

Many students with a regular yoga practice find excess pounds drop away without drastic changes in diet. A typical 60 minute session of our yoga classes will burn anywhere from 350-600 calories depending on a number of factors including your weight, gender and how strenuous your practice is.

+ What if I just can’t do a pose?

No problem! Everyone has a first class and has to start somewhere! The teacher will offer different variations of the poses so that everyone can benefit and each time you come to class you will learn a little bit more. Remember there is no such thing as not being “good” at yoga.

+ What is Vinyasa?

Vinyasa technically means flow with breath. It is the combination and transition of multiple postures. We combine postures on the left and the right side and take the “choppiness” out of the practice.  It is a constant flow of poses throughout.

+ Do I need to check in before class, make a reservation for class, or can I just show up?

Yes, you always need to check in for class. You can make a reservation online for classes or just show up and sign in. While it’s not absolutely necessary, we highly encourage you to make a reservation before you come to class — as many of our classes sell out.

+ I’ve never done Yoga before, what should I wear? Do I need a mat? Can I rent or purchase one at the studio?

Wear comfortable clothes that you can easily move and stretch in. Bring a mat.  If you do not have a mat, we have yoga mats and towels that can be purchased from the studio.

+ Is it ok to go running or perform any other cardio/weightlifting activity before I take yoga?

Yes! Just make sure you have hydrated yourself. Electrolytes are great to have when you are going to and from classes. Most importantly…listen to your body!

+ Should I eat before practicing yoga? About how long should I wait to eat after practicing yoga?

To start off, don’t eat two hours before practicing yoga. If you are starving and want to get your yoga on but need a little bit of sustenance, eat something light such as a banana or drink some juice to sustain you through the practice. After practicing, wait about 30 minutes for your body to re-acclimate and then grab a bite to eat. Drink plenty of water…you need water because of how much you just sweat and perhaps electrolytes.

+ Can I bring my child to class?

  • Yoga can build your child’s self-confidence, imagination and social skills while developing a healthy, flexible and strong body in a non-competitive environment.  We offer classes just for children.  See Kids Yoga Classes.
  • Children 12 years and older may participate in all classes with parental permission.
  • Children cannot be left unattended in studio while parents attend class

+ Do I have to be flexible?

Noooooo!!! You do not have to be flexible to do yoga. Ever heard of an urban myth? This is a perfect example of one. Flexibility is only one of the many aspects of it. Once you practice yoga for a period of time, you will improve flexibility with numerous of other benefits. Yoga is not just about stretching your muscles. Yoga tones and elongates the muscles. If you allow it to be, yoga can be calming, meditative, spiritual, and healing …if you allow it! So, stop with the excuses and come get your yoga on.

+ How should I prepare for a Hot Yoga class?

  • For hygienic reasons, provide your own Yoga mat & large towel to every class (yoga mats are available for purchase)
  • Do not eat 2 to 3 hours before class. If you must eat something, a banana or apple is a good option.
  • Hydrate before and after class with at least 16-32 ounces of water.
  • Dress appropriately for your tolerance to heat. The temperature in the room will eventually reach upwards of 95 degrees.
  • Honor your body. If you are not feeling well, do not take the class. Also take into consideration any cold or flu medications you may be taking antihistamines in particular dry out your system and you may be uncomfortable in a heated class.

+ How should I prepare for my yoga class?

  • Please turn off all cell phones and place them in cubbies along with personal belongings in designated area
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes before class start time, late students may not be allowed into class
  • Place shoes in cubbies
  • For hygienic reasons, provide your own Yoga mat & large towel to every class (yoga mats are available for purchase)
  • Always inform teacher of any health concerns
  • No gum, candy or food in the studio
  • Avoid wearing perfumes or cologne to class
  • If you need to leave class early please practice near the exit and leave quietly
  • Come to class with an empty stomach (avoid eating 2 hours prior to class)
  • Please drink plenty of water before and after class, especially a heated class
  • Speak up: If you feel uncomfortable please let us know so that we may assist you better

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