I’m new to yoga. Where should I start?
Great! Check out our New to Yoga page—don’t be shy!
When should I arrive?
Our doors open 10 minutes before each class starts.
If you are running late, don’t worry; the side door of the Paper Lantern Room should be unlocked for you (knock gently if it isn’t), and the Gold Circle Room is always unlocked during class. There are room usage schedules posted by both rooms so you can find your class. If you do need to enter late and find the class sitting in silence, please wait quietly by the door until the class begins to move.
We close the main door to the office shortly after class begins, so budget a few minutes to arrive early.
Our front door is open while classes meet. If you are running late, check the room usage schedule by the door so you can find your class. If you do need to enter late, please wait quietly by the door until the class begins to move.
Where should I park? Rack my bike?
Carr Mill Mall lot has ample parking. On weekends, if it’s busy, consider parking at Fitch Lumber across the street, or at the nearby public parking lots on adjacent streets. You’ll find bike racks near the base of our steps, by the Tandem Restaurant patio, and there’s another bike corral across Weaver Street, in front of the Beehive.
There is a lot for our building on the south side of Hunt Street, facing the long side of the building, as well as ample street parking. After 5 p.m. and all day on weekends, you are welcome to park at the Durham Senior Center lot, directly across the street from our building. You’ll find bike racks on the east end of the building (to the right when you are facing the long side of the building, on Hunt).
You are welcome to park downstairs, upstairs, or on the grassy lot to the right of the driveway. Please don’t block that lot, though, as we need it for overflow on weekend mornings.
What should I bring?
We have mats for you to borrow and all the props you might need. Feel free to bring your own yoga mat, if you like.
What should I wear?
Something comfortable that lets you move around freely and that doesn’t bunch up around your face if you expect to get upside down. We have bathrooms for changing if you’re coming right from work. And we keep a supply of emergency yoga clothes in case you forgot your gym bag.
Is your studio hot?
No. We offer room temperature yoga and, in classes where it’s appropriate (Flow Yoga, Intermediate Expansion, Advanced Practice), guide you to build internal heat. In Sanskrit, we call this internal heat tapas—it’s different from the Spanish meaning!
How should I register?
We love for you to sign up online, which saves both you and us time. If something happens and you don’t show up, we don’t charge you! Signing up online will make for a quick check-in (just say your name), and will save your spot. You can also walk in and buy classes in person, of course, and our smiling desk staff is in place before bigger classes.
And you can use the MindBody app on your mobile device!
Can I have a taste before buying a class pass?
Yes, locals get their first class free! We’ll take care of this at the front desk—just walk on in.
Should I eat before class?
Not too much! There are many fantastic local eateries in walking distance to enjoy after class in Carrboro and in Durham.
Can I bring my kids?
Kids 13 and up are welcome in our adult classes. For younger kids, 10–12, please discuss with the teacher; if kid, teacher, and parent are on board and there’s an adult taking class with the child, they are welcome. Check out our kids’ yoga offerings, too.
For liability reasons, we don’t allow children to wait in the lobby while classes run.
If I sign up online and can’t make it, what should I do?
Click Manage Schedule at the top of the page—you can cancel from there. If you find yourself away from the computer and can’t make it, don’t worry; when you don’t show up, your unused class reverts to your account.
Do you offer work-trade?
Yes, we do. We ask for a one-year minimum commitment and offer both desk and cleaning crew duties. Write us for details.
I’m a teacher. Are you hiring?
We have a big, wonderful staff in place already. When we do hire, we like to choose from among the folks who have been practicing at the studio regularly, as they understand the studio culture and student needs. We definitely extend our $12 student/teacher rate to yoga teachers! We also offer work-study options that give folks a good grounding in our studio procedures, which is a prerequisite for teaching here. Write us for details.