New Students FAQ
I’ve never done yoga. Where should I start?
All of our classes are open to all experience levels. If you are looking for a class specifically designed for new students, we also offer Beginner Yoga on a weekly basis. This is an ideal class for people new to yoga or anyone looking to brush up on their fundamentals.
We suggest you read through our class descriptions and select a class based on what sounds most appealing. If you are looking for a more physical practice, check out our Vinyasa Flow and Hot Power Flow classes. If you prefer a class more focused on stretching and breathwork, our Slow Deep Stretch is likely a great fit for you.
We encourage new students to try a wide range of classes and teachers to experience all the different styles of yoga available at Homegrown. We also love chatting with people about what classes might be the best fit so you can always call us at 478-297-4023.
What can I expect from my first class?
If you are brand new to the studio, please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before your first class. The first time you walk into the studio, you will be greeted by someone at our front desk and made to feel right at home! If you have not registered online for a class, that is 100% okay! We will get a few pieces of information from you and explain your purchasing options.
You will leave all your belongings in cubbies provided in our lobby and only bring the necessities into the studio space (see next question!)
What should I bring?
Bring a bottle of water, mat and small hand towel for all classes. If you don’t have a mat, you can always borrow one at the studio free of charge! For all heated classes, you will also need a large towel to lay over your mat – a beach towel will do or you can bring a towel specifically designed for yoga, such as a Yogitoes towel. Mat-length towels are also available to rent at the studio for $2. For your safety, a mat-length towel is required for all heated classes.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable breathable clothing, and be prepared to sweat (especially in heated classes!). Shoes and socks should be left in the lobby area – barefeet only in the studio!
What and when should I eat?
You will want to practice on a relatively empty stomach, but make sure to hydrate well both before and after class.
What’s special about your hot yoga classes?
In our hot classes, you can expect the room to be heated between 80 and 90 degrees. Practicing yoga in a heated room has multiple benefits: it detoxes your system by helping flush toxins from your body and skin, and also facilitates greater flexibility and openness in your poses. Plus, it makes you feel amazing – try it out once, and we promise you will love it!
What else should I know?
Always arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the start of class. The studio doors are locked 10 minutes after the start of class.
Make sure to check in at the front desk before each class, and let your teacher know of any injuries or conditions that may impact your practice. Turn your cell phone to vibrate or silence before the start of class.
Yoga is about listening to and respecting your body. You should always hear what the teacher says, but you want to listen to what your body is telling you. By moving at your own pace and taking breaks when you need, you will get the most of your yoga practice.