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); Meditation & Flow (Wednesdays at 8am); Flow (Mondays and Fridays at 4.30pm); and Hot 60 / Hot 90 / Outdoor 26 & 2 (Mondays and Fridays at 6pm; Wednesdays and Sundays at 4pm; and Fridays at 9am).
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 few minutes 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?
If you're a member - Annual or Monthly Unlimited - yes you can - while the storage space lasts!
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.