New to Yoga?

I’ve never done yoga before! What type of class should I take?

Beginners should start with classes marked with one diamond (*) on the schedule. These classes move at a slower pace and offer more description of each pose.

What should I bring?

Bring yourself and a willingness to learn. You are welcome to bring a water bottle and a mat, but these are also available for purchase and rent in the studio. Please bring a valid identification with photograph upon your first visit to the studio.

What does the $30 trial include?

$30 unlimited 30 day trial is offered to any student who is new to Charm City Yoga. This trial includes 30 days of daily practice at any of our studios. It does not include free mats and towels or free members-only clinics–those are for Members only. The trial is a stand alone offer and does not require renewal. Your consecutive 30 days start when you take your first class.
Good news! Sign up online and this 30-day membership is only $25!

What does a regular monthly membership include?

The $89 regular monthly membership is an auto-renew payment option that includes free mat and towel rentals, 10% all merchandise and workshops, daily practice at our studios, discounts with our business partners, and exclusive free members only yoga clinics. Click here to learn more…

Will yoga help me lose weight?

A regular yoga practice can promote weight loss. If you’re looking to lose weight and you’re new to yoga, try beginner classes first so you can familiarize yourself with the postures. After that, you can work up to more advanced classes where you’ll work up more of a sweat.

Just how hot is hot yoga?

The room is heated to about 95 degrees. This helps promote stretching and relaxation.

I don’t have a mat yet, do you have them at the studio?

No worries! We have mats available for purchase starting at under $20 and mats available to rent for $2.

What should I wear?

Your clothing should be loose, comfortable, and easy to move around in. A tee and shorts or pants will work just fine.

Is it OK to eat before class?

Like with any moderate physical activity, it’s best to fuel up in advance. Try to eat an hour or two before class, but certainly have something to eat before class if you’re hungry.

So many teachers!! Whose class should I take?

All of our teachers would love to have you in class. During your unlimited month, try and take the class of as many different teachers as possible. That way, you can see whose teaching style suits your practice. You might be surprised!

Is it OK to take yoga if I have arthritis?

Arthritis pain can be relieved through a regular yoga practice. Gentle and restorative classes are the best ones to start with. Heated classes can increase flexibility and loosen stiff muscles and joints. If you’re comfortable doing so, let your teacher know about your arthritis before class so she can provide appropriate modifications for you.

Can I practice while I’m pregnant?

Absolutely. If you had a regular yoga practice before becoming pregnant, you can continue to attend the same classes. If not, try Pregnancy Yoga or another beginner class. Always let your teacher know that you’re pregnant, and always check with your doctor before making any changes to your fitness routine.