Answers to common questions about our studio and yoga
What is yoga?
Yoga is an ancient spiritual, mental, and physical practice designed to cultivate strength and longevity. Yoga teaches us to react to discomfort, fatigue, frustration with neutrality, and to be more proactive and present in the joy and abundance of life. Yoga is a journey of self exploration!
I’m just starting at yoga. What classes should I take?
The “Starter Kit” is specially designed for those who are new to yoga. It includes three one-hour private yoga sessions, four passes to Yoga Soul’s unique schedule of group class. Summit and Surrender and Sunday Stretch are mildly paced and highly instructive.
Do you have a trial option or new member special?
Yes! We offer a one-time new student special that gives you unlimited classes for two weeks for only $30!
I’m not flexible. Can I still practice yoga?
Yes! Whether you can fold yourself up like a pretzel or can’t even touch your toes, yoga can help you. The less flexible you are, the more you have to gain from a regular yoga practice.
I have an injury. Is it safe to come to yoga?
Please let your instructor know of any injury, illness or medical condition.
While you should consult a physician before starting or stopping any physical exercise program, our highly trained instructors can guide you through a modified and safe practice to suit your needs. Above all: listen to your body.
What should I bring with me to class?
The most important thing to bring to class is a great attitude and a water bottle. You may bring a towel and a yoga mat, but we are glad to provide both as needed. Leave valuables at home. Yoga Soul KC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
What should I wear to a yoga class?
Wear clothes that are comfortable and that don’t hinder movement. We recommend against wearing shorts because sweaty bodies can get slippery. Please do not use excess perfume, oils, cologne, or scented lotions prior to practice. Shoes are not allowed in the practice room.
What types of yoga do you offer at Yoga Soul KC?
Yoga Soul KC’s instructors are trained in many traditions of yoga, including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative.
What is vinyasa?
Vinyasa is an energetic asana practice that focuses on blending traditional postures with creative transitions at an energizing pace. This practice burns calories, lubricates joints, tones muscles, and improves mobility. Each class is uniquely sequenced to stimulate the brain and nervous system. Continuous instruction and ample demonstration guide you to find your strength and flexibility.
What is Ashtanga?
Ashtanga is the practice of a set series of physical poses combined with the study of the Eight Limbs of Yoga.
Your initial steps on the path of Ashtanga will be led and adjusted by a teacher, but you will be guided toward precise alignment and memorization in an effort toward improved physical stamina and mental transcendence. Mysore, Community Mysore, Led Primary Series, and Second Series are different approaches toward the same goal of practicing the set series consistently and independently.
How do I sign up for a class or membership at Yoga Soul KC?
You can find our pricing options and sign up for a membership or register for classes here or at the front desk. We use MindBody software, which will prompt you to create an account which can be accessed via the app. If you would like to discuss a membership option not listed, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m an experienced yogi. What classes should I take?
All of our classes are specially designed to accommodate and challenge everyone—from brand new yogis to those who’ve practiced for years. About 25% of our members are yoga teachers, so you will be challenged, regardless of how much experience you have.
What is the community at Yoga Soul KC like?
We work together to cultivate a deeper awareness and respect for our surroundings. Our community of dedicated yogis is supportive and welcoming.
What should I do when I arrive?
Please put your shoes and belongings nicely into a cubby, and make sure your cell phone is on silent. For some, the yoga studio is the only peaceful time they have in their day, so please respect their desire for peace. You are welcome to gather and socialize before and after class during business hours. Our studio is a community space.
Allow time to sign in and set up your practice space. In the event you are running late, please do your best to enter respectfully. And please practice acceptance and tolerance to late comers by making space for those entering the room.
Where should I park?
Although there is ample street parking in front of the studio, you may have to park across the street. Build in time to park and walk safely through the intersection to the studio.
How can I get the most out of my yoga practice?
Relax and enjoy! Try to practice lightheartedly, and observe how the mind and body react to the sensations of this ancient practice. Yoga truly is a path to wholeness and happiness; you just have to take the first step!