what times do you offer classes?
On weekdays, we offer a variety of morning, afternoon, and evening classes; on weekends, we offer between 2 and 4 classes each day. Take a gander at our schedule and see what works best for you!
ARE ALL THE CLASSES HEATED?
No, not all classes are heated. And -- we get it. Practicing yoga in 108 or 95 degrees? To some of you, this sounds like madness. To others, this sounds like heaven (HELLO, detox!). If you're hot yoga-curious but just want to dip your toes in, try one of our warm classes sometime, like Warm Yin or Warm Yoga Barre, at just 85 degrees.
And -- did you know!? Thrive's back deck got a makeover: rain-cover and commercial-grade heaters. Make ANY class an unheated class by booking yourself a spot on our back deck! You'll see into and get the mic'd audio from the class happening inside.
How do I sign a friend up for class?
Practicing yoga with friends is the BEST. Whether you've got a Friend Pass or a free Birthday Drop-In or you just want to spread the yoga love, your friend will need to make their own account on Wellness Living (here!) and sign up for the class you want to take together. (They won't have to pay for the class or select a payment option to book the class: score!). If you're paying for your friend's class with a Friend Pass (#SharingisCaring), present the Friend Pass to your teacher when you check in for class!
What are the best classes for beginners?
Thrive is a very beginner-friendly studio! Our community is mostly composed of beginner and intermediate students, so we are *all* about offering up beginner-friendly modifications to poses in our classes.
This having been said, we do offer classes that are specifically designed for or are generally more approachable for our beginning students: Gentle Yoga (Mondays at 9am); Range of Motion (Sundays at 10am); Warm Yin (Sundays and Thursdays at 6.30pm); Flow (Mondays and Fridays at 4.30pm; Tuesdays at 7am); and Hot 60 / Hot 90 / Outdoor 26 & 2 (Mondays and Fridays at 6pm; Wednesdays at 7am; Wednesdays and Sundays at 4pm; and Fridays at 9am).
how can i access the live-stream class I just booked?
Easy. Peasy! Your teacher will send you an email in the 30 minutes before class begins with the Zoom link to join the class, the playlist for class, and any props you might need!
To make sure you'll get that email from us: Check out your notification settings on your Wellness Living account and elect to receive emails for "Schedule and Reminders" as well as "News and Updates".
To make sure you'll be able to access the class no prob: Download Zoom, the web platform we use for all our live-stream classes. If you don't already have Zoom on your computer (or phone) at class time, when you click the link to join class, you'll be prompted to download Zoom at that time. (Depending on your Wi-Fi and computer processing speeds, this could be easy breezy or take a minute!)
Hit up the mute button on Zoom as you arrive and feel free to leave your camera on or turn it off! See you on Zoom! : )
do YOU HAVE SHOWERS?
YES! We have two lovely showers in each of the men's and women's locker rooms. So clutch when you want to get your yoga fix in before work or play.
WHAT do i wear? What do i bring?
Wear whatever comfy stretchy clothes that you can easily move around in, a mat, a towel (for warm and hot classes) and some water. If you don't have a mat or a towel, no worries - we gotchu! We have yoga mats ($2) and towels ($2) available for rent. Forget water too? We sell reusable bottles on the cheap ($3) as well as fancy vacuum-sealed water bottles ($35) that you can fill up with our free, cold, filtered water (for the win!).
HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I GIVE MYSELF BEFORE CLASS TO ARRIVE?
If you're brand new, arriving at least five-ten minutes before class is ideal to allow enough time to check in, set up your mat, and (our fave) maybe squidge in a little pre-class savasana & decompression time.
I'M NOT FLEXIBLE... CAN I DO YOGA?
YES! Yoga builds flexibility and strength so if you're not feeling ultra flexy, that's exactly why you SHOULD do yoga. Saying you can't do yoga because you're not flexible is like saying you can't take a shower because you're too dirty (it just doesn't make sense!).
WHERE SHOULD I PARK?
Take advantage of the ample street parking in the Manette area and steel yourself for, at most, a minute of walking to get to us so you can get your zen on.
Please do not park in the RK Mart parking lot - they tow!
CAN I LEAVE MY YOGA MAT AT THE STUDIO?
Our Member mat storage space is limited, and at the moment, it's fully committed. If you're a Member (Annual or Monthly Unlimited), get on our waitlist for a yoga mat storage spot here!
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY FIRST YOGA CLASS... EVER?
First off, bring an open mind and remember that no one is an expert at something they're trying for the very first time. As hard as it may be, don't judge yourself against anyone else - be kind to yourself! Going to yoga is like taking yourself on a self-care date - enjoy it!
Second, have fun and don't take yourself too seriously. Any class you attend is going to be with other human beings, just like you, who, at one point in time, had their first class, with all or more of the anxieties you may have. Let it all go. Commit to yourself. It's going to be a wonderful ride.