What will I need for my first class?
We recommend bringing a yoga mat, towel, and a water bottle. We do have a water bottle fountain for refills and offer mat and towel rentals just in case. Wearing comfortable, fitted, flexible clothing to sweat in is also recommended.
How should I prepare before class?
It is best to come to class well hydrated and ready to sweat. Avoid eating a heavy meal 1-2 hours before class to keep your stomach comfortable.
Do you offer non-heated classes?
Yes, our slow flow, aerial, chair and back-to-basics classes are non-heated.
Can I take class if I am injured?
Consult with your medical professional. Let the instructor know about your injury before taking class so he/she can address your specific issues and give you modifications to make.
How hot are the heated classes?
Our classes are heated between 85 and 90 degrees, just hot enough for helping your muscles, but not too much to overwhelm you.
How long will it take before I’m good at yoga?
There is no such thing as being “good” at yoga—every yogi takes his or her own path. Your strength and flexibility will progress at your own pace. Our instructors are present to make sure you are safe and properly aligned; your only responsibility is to respect how your body feels with acceptance and non-judgment.
What type of facilities are on location?
The Jolly Llama has two handicapped accessible bathrooms, as well as changing rooms.
Aerial Yoga FAQ’s
What is aerial yoga?
Aerial Yoga is a new type of Yoga that uses a fabric hammock, sometimes called a yoga swing, as a tool to help students achieve the traditional Yoga positions.
What should I wear?
Wear workout wear that covers armpits and legs. Cotton or cotton blend fabric is best (non-slippery). Not too loose clothing. NO JEWELRY OR ZIPPERS as those could tear the silk.
Do I need to know how to do yoga?
Nope! Although a regular yoga practice does help, it is not necessary.
Will I get dizzy doing aerial yoga?
If one has a strong propensity for dizziness, this is not the technique for them.
Can anyone do aerial yoga?
Almost anyone, yes! We offer classes for all fitness levels. A general rule is anyone who can do at least 2 consecutive push ups can do aerial yoga.
People who are or have very high or low blood pressure, easy onset vertigo, pregnancy, glaucoma, recent surgery, heart disease, osteoporosis, bone weakness, recent head injury, cerebral sclerosis, propensity for fainting, artificial hips, carpal tunnel syndrome, severe arthritis, sinusitis or head cold, recent stroke, botox injections (within 6 hours) should not take an aerial class!
What should I bring to an aerial yoga class?
Water, sweat towel and a mat (if you want your own – we also have mats available for rent in the studio!)
Should I come on an empty stomach?
We recommend having something in the stomach to stave off dizziness, however, we do not recommend a big meal.
Are you sure the Yoga Hammock will hold me?
Every portion of the silk yoga swing is rated for over 2000 pounds. The points in the ceiling where our aerial yoga equipment is suspended have been placed by a professional contractor.
What do I need to bring to barre?
What should I expect at my first class?
Expect to sweat and shake! Classes are designed to challenge at every level. We offer modifications and challenges for everyone, regardless of experience or ability. Please let your instructor know if you have any injuries or concerns prior to class, and feel free to ask her any questions before or after class.
Is there anything else I should know before coming to class?
At The Jolly Llama Yoga Studio, we are committed to maintaining a safe space for personal transformation and expression. With that in mind, you may find it helpful to become familiar with some common yoga etiquette to ensure that each student’s personal experience, space, and growth within the studio is valued and respected.
Always check in at the front desk
Remove your shoes before entering the yoga space.
Turn your cell phone off or switch it to silent before class.
Remember to take all of your belongings with you when you finish class.
Please remember to attend to your personal hygiene and odor before, during, and after class. We provide mat spray for our students in the studio.
If you must arrive late: Please enter the yoga space quietly, set up your mat calmly, and begin your practice. We generally wait 15 minutes after class has started before we lock the door.
If you must leave early: Place your mat at the back of the room to minimize disruption when you leave the class. To respect the experience and final relaxation for your classmates, please collect your belongings and exit the class before savasana begins.