Sat Nam Yoga Faq

Answers to Common Yoga Questions

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Getting Settled

Please respect your sacred space

Remove your shoes and turn off phone ringers before entering the studio. Please mind your noise level while classes are in session.

What is the quickest way to sign up for class?

Preregister for classes by downloading the Mind Body Connect App (MBC) on your mobile device. Preregistering helps your check in move right along! Spend more time getting settled on your mat, rather than spending these precious warm up moments waiting in line at the front desk.


Shoe cubbies are located in the hallway just before the entrance.

Check in at the front desk first.

Coat closet and cubbies for personal belongings are located just past the front desk.

If you are attending a workshop keep your personal items to a minimum.

Class Preparation

Go Barefoot

Yoga is traditionally practiced barefoot to maximize energy flow. It’s a fact! More than 72,000 nerve endings converge at the bottom of your feet so, kick off your socks and wake them up!

Be Light

We recommend that you do not eat 1-2 hours before practicing Yoga or Meditation. This will help you gain the maximum benefits, plus it is easier to exercise on an empty stomach. If you must eat, go for something like an apple or yogurt and keep it light.

What to Bring

Yoga mat
Dress in comfortable clothing

New to Kundalini Yoga?

Borrow a mantra tune in sheet at the start of class. You can find one in the prop closet.

Yoga Mat and Blanket Rentals

Some people prefer to bring their own props, feel free.
There is a $2 rental fee for Mats and Meditation Blankets. No charge for yoga props, chairs, straps, meditation shawls, head covers or blocks. Help yourself.

Yogi Tea Time

Join us for a cup of yogi tea after class. This is a perfect opportunity to share your experiences, meet the community and ask your teacher questions. Afterwards, it would be really awesome if you washed your own tea cup in the dispensary room located just off the Boutique.

Yoga Lingo

Kriya a yoga sequence
Asana a yoga posture
Pranayama breathing techniques
Mantra a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation.
Mudra hand positions, physical gestures that have an effect on the energy flow of the body
Bandha locking/contraction of muscles to focus and contain energy in specific parts of the body or to direct flow up the body
Savasana at the completion of each yoga class, our final resting pose is used to integrate the practice, relax with attention, that is, to remain conscious and alert while still being at ease. Remaining aware while relaxing can help you begin to notice and release long-held tensions in your body and mind. This is a practice of gradually relaxing one body part at a time, one muscle at a time, and one thought at a time.

Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Day Closed
Christmas Eve Closed
Christmas Day Closed
Memorial Day Closed
Independence Day Closed
Labor Day Closed

Yoga Holidays and Sat Nam Celebrations

2/14 Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga
3/20 Spring Equinox Yoga Mala
5/8 Mother’s Day Yin Yoga Jai Ma!
6/21 Summer Solstice Yoga Fest
8/26 Yogi Bhajan Ji Birthday Sadhana Celebration
9/10 Annual YogaThon Open House
9/22 Autumn Equinox Yoga Mala
12/21 Winter Solstice Late Night Gong Bath

Young Yogis

We admire you wanting to bring your children to class, but we currently have a minimum age requirement of 15 years wise. We have had kids and tween yoga classes in the past and there’s always a possibility of bringing them back if the interest is there. Please contactΒ us if you have any questions about age policy or interest in kids yoga.

Celebrate Your Birthday at Sat Nam Yoga

Our birthday party rate is $300 (up to 10 people). $10 per person additional. This includes: 90 of instruction, 60 min for cake and hanging out, 30 staff cleanup. Contact Karampal for more info


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