FIRST TIME STUDENTS
NEW STUDENT SPECIAL
We offer 2 introductory specials for all new students:
1 Month Unlimited Classes: $39* or
10 Classes for $29*
*both offers expire 30 days from your first class attended.
Single class passes are also available for $25. Introductory offers are not available once you have purchased a single class.
We highly recommend trying an introductory package in order to try a variety of classes and get the most for your investment.
TIPS FOR FIRST TIME STUDENTS
Please register ahead of time!
Drink lots of water! Try to drink at least 1-2 liters of water during the day of/evening before class. Especially if you're attending our Original Hot 90 Class, your first class will involve getting used to the heated room. Adequate hydration will help significantly.
Refrain from eating for 1-2 hours before class. Light snacks, fruits, or vegetables are recommended if you need something before you practice.
We recommend wearing moveable exercise pants, leggings, or shorts made of breathable fabric. Form-ﬁtting clothing provides more comfort when practicing. When practicing Hot 26 & 2 (Bikram style) classes, we suggest women wear tank tops and/or a sports bra, along with yoga shorts or pants. We suggest yoga/workout shorts or swimsuits for men..
THINGS TO KNOW
BEFORE YOUR CLASS BEGINS
We are open 15 MINUTES before and after each class. Our classes begin on time. If you are late you are welcome to walk around the building to our back door, remove your shoes and enter if there is space available.
Please bring your own mat, towel, water, shower towel, and any toiletries you need for your class, and a change of clothes for afterwards. Mats, towel, and water are available for rent/purchase. Come with a positive attitude and an open mind, too!
Come to class with a clean body, clean feet, and avoid perfumes or scented ointments (Tiger Balm, etc.).
Leave shoes in the lobby and personal belongings in the locker rooms. We have plenty of storage space for these items.
ONCE CLASS HAS STARTED
If you have to leave the room, please do so discreetly as to not interrupt other students during practice.
Please align your mat so that others around you can see themselves and the instructor, and if you are practicing in the front row, make sure students that are behind you can see themselves in the mirror.
Please wear appropriate clothing, nothing revealing, in the yoga room.
Please refrain from conversation while class is in session. We have plenty of lobby space for you to socialize after class!
AFTER CLASS ENDS
Exit the room quietly and respect others who choose to remain in a longer Savasana.
Take all of your belongings with you! Yoga Factory is not responsible for lost or stolen items. A Lost & Found will be maintained, with left items discarded after one week.
Be respectful of all teachers and students you encounter. This is an all-inclusive environment.
Hydrate well, and get ready to come back to class tomorrow!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I NEED TO MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR CLASS?
We ask that you register for all classes ahead of time using our Yoga Factory Annapolis App, downloaded from any app store. Space is limited, especially at our Annapolis Location.
If you are a first time student, save time by registering online here. Call Phil at (410) 533-1908 to take advantage of our Introductory Deals!
ARE TARDY STUDENTS ADMITTED TO CLASS?
Please realize that our classes begin promptly at their scheduled times and we lock the door when class starts! But if you are running 5-10 minutes late, we understand and will do our best to look out for you, especially if you are registered for class.
If you are running late at the Annapolis studio, please walk around to the Chinquapin Round Road entrance and knock on the door; just remember, we do not wear our shoes in the yoga room. :) At our Crofton location, just wave at the front door until you catch the attention of the instructor in the yoga room.
DO YOU OFFER CHILD CARE?
Yes! We have a Kids Club at our Annapolis location. This space is a serene, safe, and clean atmosphere for your children to play and learn while you are taking class!
We offer Kids Club Monday and Wednesday, from 9am-12pm, and Tuesday and Friday, from 10am-1:15pm.
KIDS CLUB PRICES
One class: $10
One month unlimited: $50
$15 per additional child, per month
IS THE ROOM HEATED?
Yes, our Hot 26 & 2 classes are heated to over 105° with a humidity level of 40%.
Yin/Bliss classes are not heated.
All other classes are warm, varying between 80-90°, depending on the class.
The warmth helps our students stretch and sweat without feeling overwhelmed. It also makes muscles more pliable to prevent injury.
WHAT DO I WEAR TO CLASS?
We recommend wearing moveable exercise pants, leggings, or shorts made of breathable fabric. Form-ﬁtting clothing provides more comfort when practicing.
When practicing Hot 26 & 2 (Bikram style) classes, we suggest women wear tank tops and/or a sports bra, along with yoga shorts or pants. We suggest yoga/workout shorts or swimsuits for men..
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO CLASS?
Please bring your own mat, towel, water, and shower towel for class, as well as any toiletries and a change of clothes for afterwards.
*Mats and towels are available to rent. At our Annapolis location there is a water fountain and at our Crofton location, water is available for purchase.
Come with a positive attitude and an open mind, too!
*Positivity and openness are an additional bonus of a consistent yoga practice :)
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PRACTICING YOGA?
⦁ Tone and strengthen all major muscle groups and restore body systems, bringing them to balance
⦁ Increase balance, cardiovascular and muscular strength, flexibility, and stamina
⦁ Promote weight loss and improve your energy levels and metabolism
⦁ Reduce the risk of sports injury and accelerates recovery time; our heated classes in particular allow for deeper, safer stretching, promoting muscle elasticity
⦁ Increase concentration and focus while reducing the effects of stress
⦁ Increase oxygen levels in the blood stream, and improve respiratory function and lung expansion capacity
⦁ Particularly in our hot classes, the yoga helps flush toxins out of the body
HOW OFTEN CAN I PRACTICE YOGA?
Unlike other forms of exercise, you need no rest or recovery days from yoga; you can practice yoga every day! You are energizing your muscles and all systems of your body. The more you practice the more benefits you will see. We recommend a minimum goal of 10 yoga classes per month to see the most benefits. Always, some yoga is better than none!
I HAVE NEVER TAKEN A YOGA CLASS. WHICH CLASS IS BEST FOR ME?
All of our classes are open to beginners, though we recommend our original Hot 26 & 2 or Yin classes if you are a true novice. Yoga is always open to individuals of all fitness levels, and we welcome you to come to our studio just as you are and practice what you wish!
CAN I PRACTICE IF I AM INJURED OR PREGNANT?
If you have never practiced before, it is not recommended to begin your yoga practice during your first trimester. However, for most pregnancies, yoga is not only safe, but beneficial to practice during your entire pregnancy. Some poses are modified slightly to accommodate the growing baby. We especially recommend the Hot 26 & 2 and the Yin/Bliss classes! Many of our teachers have continued to practice yoga throughout their pregnancies and are happy to help with modifications and adjustments for you.
Yoga is for everyone and has many healing benefits. Particularly in our Original Hot 26 & 2 (Bikram style) class, the increased circulation of oxygenated blood throughout the body instigated by the heated environment helps to heal injuries faster and also works to boost the immune system. If you have injuries or illnesses that you are concerned about, talk to us! We can always give you modifications to certain postures until you are well enough to do them as regularly intended. Do what you can, knowing you can always do more as you start to heal.
As always, consult your doctor if you have any concerns.
WHAT IF I'M NOT FLEXIBLE?
Flexibility, like strength and endurance, is built over time. One of the best reasons to practice yoga is to increase flexibility. With patience, perseverance, and regular practice, you will feel more open. Many of our classes also allow for the ability to adjust the intensity of your postures, so you can stretch as you are best able on any given day.
WILL I FEEL CHALLENGED PRACTICING YOGA?
Yes! All classes, with the exception of Yin, provide a cardio workout while stretching, strengthening, and toning muscles. Make the practice your own by modifying poses to adjust the intensity and, when needed, acclimate to the environment. The more you practice, the healthier, stronger, and more ﬂexible you will become.