I am new to yoga and/or barre fitness, what can I expect?

You are about to embark on a journey that will change your life in ways as unique as you.

As with anything new, please be patient with yourself. Remember, it isn’t possible to get everything correct right away. Even the most advanced yogi or barre student is still in the process of learning. Come with an open mind, expect to have fun, breathe, sweat, and move. Don’t worry about doing it all perfect, just show up!

Please know that all of us at Balance.Yoga.Barre value your growth and are here to support you!

What are the benefits of a heated class?

Heating the room will increase an individual's flexibility. For example, try bending glass and it will shatter. However, if you add heat, you can mold it into any desired shape. The human body responds to heat in much the same way. The heat is a natural way for your muscles to stretch and it also helps prevent injury. Additional benefits include enhanced immune system and promotion of weight loss.

If you're not sure about the whole sweaty thing, its good to also know that the act of sweating is incredibly detoxifying! Give it a try, we promise you’ll grow to love it!

How often should I come to class?

Initially, there is great benefit to completing 10–15 classes in 30 days. This will give you a solid physical and intellectual base from which to catapult your growth. You will gain energy, decrease stress, and build a strong, pain-free body. Consistency is the key to your success! For optimal results, a practice of 2-3 days per week is ideal.  If consistent, you will create a transformation over time. For life-changing results, expect to maintain a practice of 4-6 days per week.

What do I wear to class?

Each class is heated to 85-95 degrees, so dress accordingly by wearing comfortable clothing that can handle the moisture produced from sweat. As instructors, it is easier for us to correct proper posture with form-fitting attire.

What will I need to bring?

Water is the most important item you should bring. You will also need a yoga mat and towel. If you do not have these items, we have them available for rent.

Can I eat before class?

It is best to practice on an empty stomach. Avoid eating a heavy meal 1-2 hours before class. If it is an early-morning class, protein powder or greens powder will suffice and give you the energy needed.

Please come well hydrated before class. To replace electrolytes, we recommend coconut water. It is the most natural way to get your sugar and salt levels back after sweating.

We truly believe in living a well-balanced life. We are excited to help you and encourage you along the way. Whether it be yoga or barre, we want to help you find your Balance!