Beginners: What You Need to Know to Get Started
Here’s some helpful information for new students to get started
The first time you come in, please try to arrive 15-20 minutes early for your initial paperwork, get a tour of our space, and meet your instructor.
To speed-up the check-in process, it’s helpful to have completed a Registration & Release Form in advance (print it out and bring it with you — or you can complete a form at the studio if you forget).
We have a special promotional offer for new students: “2 WEEKS FOR $25″ – enjoy unlimited classes (as many classes as you like!) for a one-time charge of $25! But wait… there’s more! We currently have a “BONUS OFFER,” available which allows new students to purchase their first, regular class pass at 30% off our regular prices … a fantastic deal! (The bonus offer is only available for a limited time though and not applicable to our Prenatal or Baby & Me classes.) If you’d like to purchase your bonus offer on-line, please email FrontDesk@FusionYogaSac.com for the promo code. If you’d prefer to pay for just one class, the cost for a single class/”drop-in” is $16. (You can also find our rates on our website – see “rates” tab for more.)
Got questions…? Please email us at FrontDesk@FusionYogaSac.com … or send us a text at (916) 600-6557.
If you’re new to yoga, here’s some tips for class…
If you have a yoga mat, bring it along. If you don’t own a mat, you can borrow one of ours. (You might want to consider buying your own mat – not only is it a commitment to your practice and will allow you to use it at home, but also for hygienic reasons. Mats can be purchased at places like Target or Amazon.com, etc. )
Wear something that allows you to bend and move easily. Most exercise clothing will work… shorts, sweat pants, form-fitting tees, tank tops, as well as clothing specifically marketed as “yoga” clothing. (Target or Lucy has a good selection.) We practice with bare feet. Avoid wearing anything with fragrance.
Try not to eat a heavy meal 1-2 hours before class as having a full stomach can make you somewhat uncomfortable. A light snack – such as fruit, yogurt, or nuts is usually okay.
A hand towel and a bottle of water are nice to have, but optional. (Washcloths are typically available for your use.) Bottled water is available for sale in the lobby for $1.00. (We also have a water cooler for refilling your water bottle for $1.00. No charge for a drink.)
If you’d like to know more about yoga, you’ll find some helpful information in our 12-page “A Brief Introduction to the Practice of Yoga” handout.
If you’re new to Fusion…
We’re located at 1620 Executive Court, Sacramento, CA 95864. (Executive Court is located just off of Arden Way, between Fulton and Morse Avenues – closer to Morse).
Our class schedule can be viewed on-line at www.FusionYogaSac.com (then click “class schedule”). Lots of information is available on our site, including upcoming events, rates, and more. Review the schedule and select a YOGA BASICS class (or any class labeled as a “1″ or “2″ on the printed schedule or marked as “ALL” on the on-line schedule). For the time being, avoid classes labeled as “FLOW” classes until you have an opportunity to learn basic postures and how to safely transition and care for yourself in a faster-paced class. (Although, if you’re familiar with flow or vinyasa and like the challenge, then please join us!)
Be sure to stop at the front desk to sign-in. (Signing-in is mandatory for each and every class you attend).
Try to arrive ahead of time as classes start on time. Providing the front door is unlocked, we allow late arrivals. (If there is no front desk attendent, we typically lock the door 10-15 minutes after class starts. If there is an attendent, then the front door is left open.) If you’re late, wait until the opening meditation is over with before joining the class. (Wait to see that students are transitioning into a posture. If they’re holding still, wait until there’s obvious movement or an invitation from the instructor or assistant to join the class). On the other hand, if you need to leave before class is over, be sure to let the instructor know BEFORE class starts and position yourself near the back of the room, if possible. (Try to leave quietly and before our final relaxation/savasana.)
Let the instructor know ahead of time if you’re new to yoga…. and/or if you have an injury or illness that you’re working with. If you prefer to *not* be touched, inform the instructor BEFORE class starts.
Please speak quietly in the studios as well as in the lobby as oftentimes there are classes or healing sessions in progress.
We have two changing rooms for your convenience and ample parking.
NO CELL PHONES ARE ALLOWED IN THE STUDIO (including in the lobby). Please turn phones all the way off. If you need to use your phone, please be respectful and step outside.
If you have any questions, please email FrontDesk@FusionYogaSac.com
We’re looking forward to working with you soon!