I have never been to a Yoga class before. Which class is right for me, and how do I start?
You do not need to pre-register or make any kind of commitment to the studio (but hopefully you will make a commitment to Yoga for yourself!). All you need to do is show up to a class about ten minutes prior and fill out some brief paperwork. We recommend those new to Yoga start their practice by coming to any of our Gentle or Beginning Level classes. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, and try to come to class on a semi-empty stomach. Although we encourage regular students to purchase their own mat, we have plenty of mats and props for you to use, so the only things you need to bring is yourself!
Do I have to be flexible to start practicing Yoga?
No, Yoga will help you become flexible at your own pace. It will also help you strengthen your muscles and get in better shape. The most important thing is just to start.
How much is a class?
Your first class is $17, and if you are a local resident, your second class is FREE! You can continue to pay $17 for a single class each time you come, but many students who come with some regularity purchase a series of classes. The larger the series of classes you buy, the less expensive the class!
How do I get to Yoga Madre and where should I park?
We’re located in the heart of Sierra Madre, at the southwest corner of Baldwin & Sierra Madre Blvd. Our address is 16 W. Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre CA 91024
2nd Floor • Enter around back
Where to park:
1) Along Baldwin
2) In the east public parking lot across the street (next to Taylor’s)
3) In the south public parking lot (behind Corfu, The Bottle Shop, etc.)
After you park, enter from Baldwin (behind Happy’s) and come upstairs.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Yoga is practiced barefoot, so please leave your shoes on the stairs and come on up. Other small items can be placed in the cubbies before entering the Asana room. Please turn all cell phones off, and do your best to be on time for class so as not to disturb your fellow yogis. And most importantly, remember that Yoga is a personal experience, and never a competitive workout or sport. Yoga will make you stronger and more flexible, but these changes come slowly, and with regular practice. Pushing yourself too hard in any physical modality often leads to injury, so the most important thing is always to be patient and compassionate towards your body and your self.