FAQ

In studio or virtual?

We are currently offering both in studio and virtual classes via Zoom. Feel free to join early for your first class to inform the teacher of any injuries or concerns that you may have. Our teachers are trained to work with students of all abilities and your positive experience is their top priority!

If you’re new to virtual yoga or Zoom, click here to learn more.

I’m not flexible! Can I really do yoga?

We’ve got pose variations for bodies of all flexibilities, and blocks, straps, and bolsters to make poses more accessible no matter how stiff or inflexible you are. Yoga is for everyBODY. The teacher will offer challenging but doable alternatives for students of all levels.

I’ve got an injury. Can I still come to class?

Yes, but we recommend getting to class early so that you’ll have time to check in with your teacher and let them know about your injury. Go slow, easing into the poses. It’s helpful to work at 70-80% of what you’re capable of as you learn to discern what kinds of movements help you heal and what can exacerbate your pain. If you find you need a modification or a different pose, wave your teacher over and they’ll be happy to help. Chances are, most of us have injuries ourselves, which is why we ended up here.

What is the difference between basics and gentle yoga classes?

Our basics class is for students who are new to yoga or would like a more informative practice breaking down alignment in each pose. Our gentle class is a softer, slower-paced practice, great for aging anatomy or anyone wanting a more accessible approach. Beginners are welcome at both!

How often should I practice yoga?

Yoga is most effective when practiced regularly. We recommend a minimum of once a week, but believe healing begins when you practice 2-3 times a week.

How do I register for a class?

Click here to view our schedule and sign up! 

Unanswered questions?

Email us at mahayogastudio@gmail.com.

COVID-19 POLICIES & PROCEDURES

We are so excited to welcome you back into our studio. Please review our updated policies and procedures before joining us for an in-person class. We will continue to update this page as needed to make sure we are in compliance with all CDC guidelines and city and state recommendations.

Group classes will be limited to 5 participants per Philadelphia City Hall’s requirements.

We will run group classes in the large practice room, and make our smaller room available for privates and semi-privates only.

Masks must be worn at all times, including while practicing.

Students must leave the practice room to drink water.

Advanced registration is required. Registration opens 7 days before the scheduled class time and closes 15 minutes before.

Class reservations that are not canceled prior to 2 hours before class will be marked as used, and are subject to a $15 no-show fee.

All studio classes will also be live-streamed simultaneously.

Sanitize your hands upon entry at our sanitation station.

BYO mat, props, and water bottles and take them home with you after class.

Designated mat spots are marked on the studio floor with 6ft of separation. Students must place their mats in one of the dedicated spots.

If you feel ill or have any COVID-19 symptoms please stay home and quarantine appropriately following the CDC guidelines.