NEW TO YOGA?

 

You have come to the right place! Here's some quick info to our FAQ's. But also, scroll below for more detailed studio info when you have time. :) 

p.s. I don't want this list to feel to hefty, but I want you to feel like you have an idea of what to expect. We're super easy-going & will show you the ropes as you attend classes. 

The Mellow Monkey is THE studio for newbies, the inflexible, and the grumpy (happy people are welcome too!). Here's the quick gist of everything you need to know:

 

  • First class is FREE.

  • Come 15 minutes early if you need to make a purchase. Or you can pay for punch cards or membership here

  • Start with Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Everyone, or Yoga for Healing if you're not sure what would work for you. You can read about the different classes here

  • We lock the door when class starts, so always show up 10-15 minutes early.

  • No need to preregister if you're coming to a Regularly Scheduled class. Just show up!

  • If you wish to attend a Workshop or Series Class, you can sign up online.

  • We have mats you can borrow for free.

  • We have changing rooms.

  • Wear comfy clothes you can move around in. Sweat pants, t-shirts, tank tops, etc. Layers are good in case you get too warm.

  • I can't emphasize this enough: fancy yoga gear is not necessary. We love adorable yoga pants, but we equally love faded, worn-in sweat pants.

  • We practice yoga barefoot.

  • No gum-chewing during class (it's a choking hazard, and you can't learn the breath properly)

  • Regular classes are either 60 or 75 minutes long. Noted on schedule.

  • Most classes are warm for your safety (72-76 degrees). Our Intermediate Flow Yoga classes are much warmer.

  • Bring your water bottle. We have coffee mugs if you forget your water. ;)

  • No cell phones in the studio. Please turn your cell phone off & leave in lobby or your car.

  • We leave all personal belongings in the Yogi Lounge (including cell phones).

  • The front door is locked when class starts so your personal belongings are safe in the lobby. It's still a wise decision to not bring anything of value to the studio. 

  • You really do NOT have to be flexible. That's what yoga is for.

  • There is parking out front. 

  • A note about kids in class: your children are welcome to accompany you to yoga as long as they have the attention span to participate in 60 minutes of focused yoga. See rates for kids pricing. Gentle Yoga & Yoga for Everyone are the best choices for bringing your child. Kids 12 & under must be accompanied by a paid & participating adult. All children under 18 must have a waiver signed by parent/guardian.

  • We are nice.

  • Have fun!

 

EVEN MORE INFO!

 

We don't want to overwhelm you with information when you're new, but I know some of you really want to see it all! To be read at your leisure. Here goes...

SHOWING UP FOR CLASS​

  • Always come early! The Monkey lives by a train...

  • We open the front door 15 minutes before class.

  • On your first day, come 15 minutes early. There is a little paperwork.

  • If you need to make a purchase in the studio, please come 15 minutes early. Or purchase punch cards or memberships here in advance. 

  • Always sign in before class. Print your name on the paper & check in on the iPad (only after you have a paid membership or punch card in the system).

  • Introduce yourself! We want to get to know you!

  • Personal belongings are left in the lobby area (Yogi Lounge) during class. (doors are locked for safety)

  • We have 2 bathrooms & 2 changing rooms.

STUDIO HOURS

  • We are open 15 minutes before every class, or by appointment.

  • View schedule here.

SIGNING IN

  • Always sign in before class. Print your name on the paper & check in on the iPad (only after you have a paid membership or punch card in the system).

  • If it's your first time at the studio, your first class is FREE! 

PERSONAL BELONGINGS

  • All personal belonging are left in the Yogi Lounge during class. This keeps the floor of the studio clear for our students, and allows for less mind-clutter.

  • We lock the exterior doors during class, so your stuff is safe!

  • No cell phones in the studio. (Also turn your cell phones off in the Yogi Lounge because we can still hear them in class)

  • No gum in the studio.

  • No shoes in the studio.

  • Yoga is best practiced barefoot, but you may wear socks for warmth. Just be careful walking on the wood floor.

YOGI LOUNGE (lobby area)

  • Personal belongings are placed in the Yogi Lounge before class.

  • We encourage you to say "hi" to each other & help newcomers feel welcome before class! We want to get to know each other! 

  • The Yogi Lounge is our social gathering place. Please make yourself at home!

  • We have some "Sharing Shelves" in the Yogi Lounge, loaded with yoga & personal growth books. You are welcome to borrow a book! Just write your name & book in the notebook on the shelves. :)

KITCHEN

  • We have a kitchen if you need to fill up water. Or you can borrow a mug. (Water is ok in the studio)

  • If you're here for a longer workshop or daylong intensive, you may use our refrigerator, microwave, etc.

  • We have an electric kettle for hot water if you'd like some tea! Help yourself!

BATHROOMS & CHANGING ROOMS

  • There are 2 bathrooms at the Monkey (one by the front desk & one just through the yoga studio)

  • There are changing rooms next to the front desk.

PUNCH CARDS

MONKEY MEMBERSHIPS

  • Monkey Memberships may be used for all Regularly Scheduled classes, & allow you a discount to most Series & Workshops. 

  • Please read the details of your membership so you are aware of the contract length & early cancelation fees.

  • Memberships may not be shared.

  • No refunds or exchanges. 

PURCHASES

  • All purchases are final.

  • No refunds or exchanges on any purchases.

  • Punch cards may be shared or given away. (Keep that in mind if you get close to your expiration date!)

  • Memberships may not be shared.

THE YOGA STUDIO

  • The instructor usually has the props you’ll need by their mat, so you know what to get from the shelves in the hallway (through the double doors in the studio).

  • Always come early so you have time to relax, stretch, or meditate. 

  • Roll your mat out so a "blue +" (tape on the floor) is at the head of your mat. That will ensure enough room for other students if the class is more full. 

  • No cell phones or personal belongings in the studio.

  • No gum chewing during yoga (it’s a choking hazard & also inhibits proper yoga breathing).

STUDIO TEMPERATURE

  • Our Intro or more gentle classes are usually around 72-76 degrees (we need a little warmth for safety in stretching)

  • Our more active Flow classes are usually a bit warmer (75-85 degrees). The instructor decides the heat.

  • Our Hot Yoga series is on the lower end of "hot", usually around 90 degrees.

 

YOGA PROPS

  • You are welcome to bring a mat if you have one.

  • We have mats you can borrow, and all the yoga props you’ll need.

YOGA CLOTHES

  • Wear clothing you can move around easily in.

  • Gym clothes are good.

  • Jammies are good.

  • Sweats & t-shirts work well.

  • Wearing layers is a good idea in case you get too warm.

REGULARLY SCHEDULED CLASSES

  • Our Regularly Scheduled Classes are a great place to start. 

  • Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Everyone, or Yoga for Well Being are great for new students.

  • View the schedule here.

  • View the class descriptions here.

  • You can use a drop in, punch card, or membership for our Regularly Scheduled classes.

WORKSHOPS

  • Workshops are generally a topic that needs more time for discussion & practice.

  • Workshops are usually 2+ hours in length, on just one day.

  • View our Workshops here.

  • Workshops require pre-registration & pre-payment.

  • Monkey Members often get a discount on Workshops.

  • Workshops & Series fill quickly, so make sure to sign up when you see availability!

SERIES

  • Series are a weekly Specialty Class, that usually lasts 4-6 weeks.

  • Series require pre-registration & pre-payment.

  • Punch Cards may not be used for Series.

  • Monkey Members usually get a discount (or free entrance) to Series.

  • Monkey Members must sign up in the studio (our online system doesn't let me do discounts at this time).

  • Workshops & Series fill quickly, so make sure to sign up when you see availability!

HOLIDAYS & WEATHER CLOSURES

  • We post everything on our Facebook page prior to any event, or as soon as we know of a studio closure.

  • Also, click here to view our holiday & weather closure policy.

OUR INSTRUCTORS

  • We have a wonderful team of yoga teachers!

  • View our instructor bios here.

  • All of our instructors have a minimum of E-RYT 200 certification.

  • All of us continually seek ongoing training & practice.

  • We LOVE what we do.

  • We LOVE our students. You are why we are here.

  • We hope you'll come & talk to us whenever you have questions, concerns, feedback, etc.

@2018 by Mellow Monkey Yoga | 9017 E. Euclid, Spokane Valley | mellowmonkeyyoga@gmail.com 

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