FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I NEED TO MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR CLASS?
It is HIGHLY recommended that you make a reservation using our 'Yoga Factory Annapolis' App downloaded from any app store. Space is limited, especially at our Annapolis Location.
Walk-ins are always welcome, plan to arrive 15 minutes before class.
If you are a first time student, save time by registering online here.
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!
If you are 5-10 minutes late, 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. :)
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 childcare Monday – Friday during all morning classes!
KIDS CLUB PRICES
One class: $5
One month unlimited: $40
$10 per additional child, per month
IS THE ROOM HEATED?
Yes, our Bikram classes are heated to over 105° with a humidity level of 40%.
All other classes are warm varying between 80-90°, depending on the class.
The warmth helps our students stretch and sweat without feeling overwhelmed; and also makes muscles more pliable to prevent injury.
WHAT DO I WEAR TO CLASS?
Wear moveable exercise pants, leggings or shorts made of breathable fabric. Form-ﬁtting clothing provides more comfort when practicing.
When practicing Bikram yoga we recommend wearing sport tops, tank tops, yoga shorts are recommended for women, and yoga/workout shorts or swimsuits are recommended for men.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO CLASS?
Please bring your own mat, towel, water, shower towel for class, as well as, any toiletries and a change of clothes for afterwards.
Come with a positive attitude and an open mind, too!
*Mats, towel, and water are available for rent/purchase.
** Positivity and openness are an additional bonus of a consistent yoga practice :)
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF PRACTICING YOGA?
⦁ Tones and strengthens all major muscle groups, and restores body systems, bringing them to balance
⦁ Increases balance, cardiovascular and muscular strength, flexibility and stamina
⦁ Promotes weight loss, and improves your energy levels and metabolism
⦁ Reduces the risk of sports injury and accelerates recovery time; our heated classes in particular allow for deeper, safer stretching, promoting muscle elasticity
⦁ Increases concentration and focus while reducing the effects of stress
⦁ Increases oxygen levels in the blood stream, and improves 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 90 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 school 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, the Original Hot 90 class and Yin class are safe to practice during your entire pregnancy. Some poses are modified slightly to accommodate the growing baby.
Yoga is for everyone and has many healing benefits. Particularly in our Original Hot 90 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 more reservations or concerns.
WHAT IF I'M NOT FLEXIBLE?
Flexibility, like strength and endurance, is built over time. One of the best reasons to practice is because you are not flexible. With patience, perseverance, and regular practice, the more open you will feel. 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.