1) What does Leela Mean?
Leela is a Sanskrit word meaning "play". Here it is in Sanskrit: लीला. Pretty, eh? As a yoga concept, leela encompasses the idea that the unfolding of the cosmos --including creation, destruction, and recreation-- is a dance, a product of divine joy and creative playfulness. It is a process by which the universe comes to understand itself. We experience Leela as the great adventure and the great discovery of living life.
2) What class should I start with?
You are welcome to jump right into one of our beginner or gentle classes. We offer an introductory class pass of 3 classes for $25 so that you can take a few of our classes and find the teacher that is right for you. Some new students prefer a one-on-one session before attending a class. We’re happy to set that up for you (also available virtually). Just remember, embrace your beginner-ness, it is a beautiful thing to be new and to not-know. Have fun!
3) How do I sign up for classes?
A) Create an account
B) Check the boxes next to all email communication options. This is under Subscription > Management and you will only have to do this once. You must do this prior to signing up for class or you won't receive the link
D) You will receive the Zoom link as soon as you register. Please check your spam box if you don't see it within a couple minutes. Email right away if you don't receive the class link within five minutes: email@example.com
E) To purchase a drop-in or package click here
• Please register at least 30min prior to class and click the Zoom a few minutes before class begins. You will be in a virtual waiting room until the teacher lets you in. If you need to leave the class during the session, you may have to wait til the teacher sees you in the waiting room to join again, please be patient. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any problems and we will get back to you asap.
•• Advanced purchase and reservation is not required but it is recommended for classes at busy times such as weekend mornings.
4) What do I wear?
Comfy clothing that allows for movement and stretching. Fancy yoga clothes, not required. We do recommend slimmer fitting shirts, and slim legged or cuffed pants and shorts so that you don’t accidentally reveal more than you intend to.
5) What if I have an old injury, or I’m really inflexible, or...?
If you have specific injuries or concerns you'd like to address be sure to let the instructor know before class. Your teacher will help you find ways to modify poses to benefit your body. You do not need to be flexible, or strong, or young, or female, or purple, or an octopus, or anything else to do yoga. Yoga is for everyone. Yoga is not about your ability to perform acrobatics. Yoga is about noticing how you feel and think, in order to replace detrimental habits with helpful habits. Come as you are, you are pretty great.
6) Do classes expire?
Yes, please note that class packs do have an expiration date. Expiration dates vary. Regular FIVE and TEN Class Packages expire three months after the first class. See the Pricing Page for details.
7) Can I share a class pack?
To protect the privacy of our students, classes and class packs may not be shared or transferred to other students under any circumstances.
8) Do you offer any discounts?
We do have a discounted rate for students, seniors (60+), military, police, and firefighters. We also have a Community Class offered at $12. Another option is to join our work-trade program. A bit of your time in exchange for classes. Please contact us if you are interested
9) Can I bring my child with me to class?
Given the unique needs of children, children under the age of 12 may only attend general classes with advanced approval of studio and particular teacher. We do hold series and classes specifically for children and teens. Please see our schedule or contact us for more info on these. Please also note, a parent/guardian will need to sign a release form for any minors on their first visit.
10) Can you tell me any other etiquette tidbits I should know?
Sure! First, please sign-in at least 5 minutes before class is scheduled to begin to allow time to be admitted and get settled for class. It is up to individual teachers to decide if they allow latecomers. Please make sure you are muted unless communicating with the teacher or class.