We work hard to make our yoga studio a welcoming space. Here are some general guidelines to make your visit a pleasant one.
You can park in the lot behind the studio, access is via Mill Street, and here is plenty of street parking in downtown Ben Lomond.
Please do not park in the small lot just north of the studio, it is reserved for tenants in the apartments downstairs.
Please Remove Your Shoes
There is a bench outside the front door for taking shoes off before entering the studio. Removing your shoes prior to entering the space is a sign of respect, and it keeps the practice floor clean. The teachers maintain the floors after each class, so removing your shoes also honors their service to you as a student.
Please make sure that your body & clothes are clean. Avoid wearing heavy perfumes and be conscious about your body odor. If you borrow one of our mats, please use the wipes we provide to clean it after class.
Please make sure you sign in when you arrive. This is to make sure that the teacher gets paid for your visit. If you are paying cash, we have an honor box next to the sign-in sheet which you can use to deposit your payment and make change. We accept checks & you can pay with a credit card online.
Reserving a Space in Class
Our studio has space for 20 students. We encourage you to reserve your space in class prior to coming to the studio so we can get in touch with you in the rare event the class does not meet. If your plans change, you will not be charged for the class. Signing up also allows us to contact you in case there is an unavoidable change in the schedule.
Please come to class no more than 10 minutes before it is scheduled to start & plan to arrive on time. Different teachers have different policies about arriving to class late, be sure to communicate to avoid disappointment!
Silence your Phone & Leave it Alone!
Please silence your mobile phone before class. Once class has started, please do not check your phone, step out to make or take calls, or otherwise disrupt the practice of those around you.
Young children are not permitted to attend class with their parents. We recommend Luma in Santa Cruz for family yoga.
May I borrow a yoga mat?
We have some mats available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis. We don't charge for our mats. We have EO wipes on the prop shelf, please be sure to wipe a borrowed mat off before you place it back. We highly recommend B Mat for their varied selection and excellent grip.
Do you sell mats or have a retail section at your studio?
No, we focus on the practice! There are lots of great shops around town with established retail offerings - we encourage you to patronize them! We love Luma, The Third Hand Store in Ben Lomond, and Encore Resale in Scotts Valley
What kind of yoga do you teach?
We teach a variety of styles, but we are 8 Limbs studio, meaning that we focus on the practice beyond yoga asana. This commitment to yoga beyond asana infuses our Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Gentle, Restorative and all of our therapeutic classes and workshops with qualities designed to take your yoga practice beyond fitness. If you are interested in yoga therapy, please visit Juko's web site.
Do you rent out the studio for workshops?
We do, depending on availability and what kind of event you'd like to host. Please note that shoes are ever allowed in our sacred space and we do not allow alcohol, cannabis-related events, or animals other than those assisting people with disabilities in our studio. No goats, no exceptions. Email Jerry for information.
Do you have heated classes?
No. The nearest heated studio is Yoga 9 in Boulder Creek.
What was that song you played in class? I never heard it before.
We are proud supporters of the independent music platform YogiTunes, and you can email Juko to be put on our mailing list and get links to our favorite independent Soundcloud artists with our newsletter.
I'm pregnant. Do you have prenatal classes?
Not specifically, but we offer modifications for pregnant women who attend our classes and support them to trust their body wisdom and their practice. Luma Yoga in Santa Cruz is an excellent place to find prenatal classes.