Surrender to the sacred space: preparing for classes at Basil Yoga Center

Your practice is a time to reconnect with your body, clear your mind and find peace and transformation. If you’re new to our studio – or to yoga – here are a few tips to help you move into this sacred space and get the most out of your practice.

Getting ready for Yoga:

What should I wear?

Clothing that stretches and moves with you is best for yoga. Form-fitting leggings and tanks or tees are ideal – you’ll be most comfortable in a shirt that doesn’t fall over your head in downward dog. Most likely you’ll be working up a sweat; no need for makeup. If you have long hair, tie it back before class begins. (We have scrunchies if you need them!) Likewise, we recommend leaving your jewelry at home and wearing contacts instead of glasses, freeing you up to focus on your asanas rather than keeping accessories in place.

Should I bring a water bottle?

We offer complimentary teas and sell boxed water at the studio as an effort to cut back on plastics in the environment. If you bring your own water in, please help keep our cork flooring in the yoga rooms in good condition by keeping tea in the reception area, and making sure to put coasters under your water.

What should I do with my phone?

To support a truly clear environment, we ask that you leave your phone with your shoes (and purse, if you have one) in our reception area. If you are expecting a very important call, let our manager know when you arrive. We can hold your cell phone or take a call at the front desk, and let you know if you need to step out of class to respond to an urgent call or text.

Anything else I should know before class?

Avoid eating a full meal just before class. And remember what Mom always asked you before a car trip: do you need to stop at the restroom before getting started? Tune in to your body and make sure you’re physically comfortable before settling in for a session of movement, breathing and transformation.

Registering and paying for Yoga:

What should I do if I can’t make a class I’ve pre-registered for online?

Please cancel your scheduled session online. If you have difficulty, call our front desk and we can assist. If you do not cancel your scheduled session and do not show up, a class will be taken from your current package.

What if I can’t make a workshop that I’ve pre-registered for online?

If you cancel your reservation more than 24 hours before the workshop, we will give you a credit on your Basil Yoga account for future use. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice you will be charged in full, no refunds or credit will be given. In the event that Basil Yoga must cancel a workshop that you have registered for, a full refund will be given.

What if I can’t make my scheduled one-on-one session?

Please let us know as soon as possible. If you must cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you will be charged in full. In the event that our teacher must cancel a session, you will not be charged.

Can I freeze my class card if something unexpected happens?

If you experience an illness, injury or other unexpected emergency, please send us an email or written request to freeze your class card. 10-class cards may be frozen for up to one week. (Note: weekly and monthly cards may not be frozen). Membership with auto renew can be frozen only once per year for up to 3 weeks.  Class cards are not refundable; if you are unable to use your card prior to the expiration date, you may gift it to another student.