I Want To Take A Class At VIDA, How Do I Sign Up For A Class?
There are two ways to sign up for classes at VIDA.
1- ONLINE. You can buy our special new member intro deal
2-IN THE STUDIO. Drop by the studio at least 20 minutes before class time to register for a class if you have not set up an account. You can purchase a class or membership at the reception desk. In the event that classes fill-up, priority will be given to those who have signed up first. Classes will be limited to 45 participants.
What Do I Do When I Come To VIDA For My First Class?
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your first class. Please bring a towel, yoga mat and bottled water. When you come to VIDA you may check-in at the reception desk. There are cubbies for storage outside of the Hot Room. Please leave any belongings in the cubbies outside the Hot Room. Please silence cell phone and leave it outside the Hot Room with your other belongings. Also, please remove shoes upon entering VIDA and leave them in a cubby. If you forget your towel and/or yoga mat, you may rent or purchase one at the reception desk. Water is available for purchase and there is a water fountain to fill-up bottles.
Does VIDA Have Men's and Women's Showers and Changing Areas?
Yes. VIDA has both men’s and women’s changing areas and showers with full amenities. If you forget your bath towel, we have them for rent ($2) at the reception desk.
Why Is The Yoga Studio Heated?
Most of our yoga classes are practiced in a heated room. The warm temperature helps prevent injuries as you increase your flexibility. It also increases circulation throughout the body, enhances immune system function and encourages tissue repair. These classes do feel more challenging because of the added heat, which is why we encourage you to pace yourself and determine the intensity that works best for you. VIDA also offers warm classes as an alternative.
Where Do I Park?
VIDA is conveniently attached to the downtown parking garage. Parking in the garage is free. There are also spaces available on West Center Street in front of the studio.
How Often Should I Practice Yoga?
A successful yoga practice requires discipline, consistency and commitment. To experience the optimal benefits of a yoga, we recommend practicing yoga four to six days per week; however, a practice of two to three days per week, if consistent, will lead to transformation over time.
I Am Not Flexible And Know Nothing About Yoga. Is There A Class For Me?
One of the great things about yoga is a type of movement that is not exclusive to any group of people. Warm and Hot Yoga classes are perfect for those that are not flexible. All of the experienced teachers at VIDA are trained to give modifications for beginners or those that are not as flexible. One of the greatest joys for yoga instructors is to see participants grow in their practice as they become more flexible and stronger.
Is Yoga A Workout? Will I Lose Weight?
Barre, Pilates and Power Yoga are definitely considered a “workout”. Associated weight loss depends on several factors including your diet, the type of yoga you practice and the frequency and intensity with which you practice. A regular practice of yoga, barre and/or pilates combined with good dietary choices will improve overall body composition. Increased lean muscle mass will aid in metabolism and weight loss. Although the focus in yoga at VIDA is to MOVE YOUR BODY, STILL YOUR MIND we recognize that a lifestyle encompassing a regular practice of yoga, barre and/or pilates will lead to the desire to make healthier lifestyle and dietary choices.
Are Children Allowed To Attend Classes At VIDA?
Children under the age of 13 are not allowed in hot classes. However, VIDA does offer kids yoga for ages 5-12 as long as behavior is appropriate. Any participant under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
Can Pregnant Women Take Classes?
It is recommended that pregnant women refrain from taking hot classes. Additionally, pregnant women must receive clearance from their OB/GYN before participating in any classes at VIDA. There are warm classes available at VIDA that are appropriate for pregnant women if cleared for practice by her health care provider.