New to Abide?
What do I wear?
While it depends on the type of class you are taking, yoga/gym clothes are recommended. In the winter, you might dress in layers. The studio is in an old building and on the coldest winter days the space can be a little bit chilly. Yoga is practiced without shoes, but socks can be worn if you wish.
Do you have a mat I can borrow?
Yes, we have mats you can use while in the studio.
Where do I park?
There is ample, free street parking on Larchmere and the surrounding side streets.
Do you offer hot yoga?
Abide Yoga is not a hot yoga studio. We believe that the heat can be aggravating for many people, so we offer classes at around 72 - 78 degrees year round. However, in the summer, it may be a little bit warmer in the studio, so come prepared with a small towel (if you're taking a vinyasa class). Likewise, in the winter it may be cooler so wear a layer or two.
Which class should I take if I've never done yoga asana (poses) before?
You are welcome in any of the Abide classes! There is a yoga for each of us, but keep in mind there are many types of practices and many types of teachers. If you're new to yoga and looking for movement, you might start with any of the “SLOW” classes (there are several different iterations at all times of day). Restorative and Yin classes are adaptable and accessible since they are both done low to the ground. You can always give us a call or send us a message to chat and find a class and a teacher that might be a good fit if you’d like some help!
What happens if I am running late? Should I still come to class?
Be mindful to enter the studio and set up your mat quietly. If the class you are late to is full, you might not be admitted, even if you sign in in advance via MindBody. While we do our best to make room for everyone, sometimes it just isn't possible in our intimate space.
Can I bring my child/children to class with me?
If your child will follow along with the class and not cause distractions, then by all means yes. We don't have an age minimum since all children mature at different times, but use your best judgement. (Usually ages 12 and up are good to go!) If your child will not be participating in class, it might be best to leave them in the care of someone else for the hour you're practicing. Please use your best judgment and be aware that many people attend yoga to have some peace and quiet.)
Do you take credit or debit cards?
Yes! We also will gladly accept checks, cash, and Venmo.