Suru Yogi Guide

To get the most out of your practice, consider the following tips:

Arrive early

Give yourself enough time to get to class. You will need to check in at the front desk, remove your shoes, store your belongings, grab props and settle on to your mat.

For morning classes, we will lock the front door prior to the start of class, which means there will be no late entry. For afternoon and evening classes, guests who enter 10 minutes past the start of class will not be allowed in.

Go barefoot

Please take off your shoes and leave them at the studio entrance. You may also carry them with you to store in the change room. You may leave your socks on until the start of class, but we do recommend practicing barefoot.

JBYOB

Just Bring Your Own Body. We have grippy, cushion-y mats from B Mat in the studio for your use. If you prefer to practice on your own mat, feel free to bring it with you.

Enjoy the journey

There are numerous ways to get to our studio. We are located on the north side of Barton Street, west of Emerald Street. The Number 2 Barton bus passes by our front doors. Get off at the Barton and Emerald stop.

There are limited pay meter parking spots in front of our studio with a municipal lot across the street. Parking on side streets is also available.

There is a bike rack in front of the studio to lock up your bike.

Pick a card

We are a studio that believes hands-on adjustments can have therapeutic effects. Our adjustments are focused on alignment rather than depth. They are meant to support you, help you feel grounded and encourage you to practice safely.

We recognize that hands-on adjustments are not for everyone. To communicate your preferences, retrieve a double-sided adjustments card from the front desk. Place the ‘No, Thank You’ side up to decline adjustments or place the ‘Yes, Please’ side up to receive adjustments. You may change your decision at any point during class.

Be courteous

Please turn off your cell phone or ensure it is in silent mode. Refrain from wearing heavy fragrances to class.

Stay for savasana

As the most important pose, please refrain from skipping it. If you need to leave by a certain time, communicate this with your instructor. You may end your practice earlier to allow for your own personal savasana. Please leave quietly as to not disrupt anyone else.

Practice often

We believe that yoga is a practice that you keep coming back to, but with a different understanding each time. We offer a variety of classes to choose from — all are thoughtfully sequenced to offer a well-balanced experience. Whether you are a long-time practitioner or new to yoga, we believe in ‘showing up and doing the work,’ which can mean strength one day and being still another day. ‘Work’ may also look different from body to body and may feel different in your own body from one day to the next.

Practice safely

While our instructors are here to guide you, always listen to your own body.