FAQs

  • What is Yoga?
    • Yoga is many things to many people. To us at Bloom, Yoga is essentially the practice of physical postures to develop a strong and flexible body, in order to relieve stress and produce a feeling of overall well-being. The practice of Yoga enables you to become more comfortable and connected, body and mind.
  • What are the benefits of Yoga?
    • Where to start? Different people find different benefits from the practice, but here are some of the most common: · Increased flexibility · Increased strength · Better balance · Better posture · Deeper breath · Clearer mind · Decreased pain · More energy · Reduced stress
  • I’m new to Yoga and/or I have an injury. How should I start?
    • Welcome! We have a few great options for you to start with. If you’ve never taken a yoga class before and want to see what it’s all about, you can register for our monthly Free Intro class. It’s a great way to learn about yoga and what to expect in our regular classes. If you’re just getting back into yoga or are looking for something a little more in-depth, Yoga 101 is perfect for you. Yoga 101 is a four-week workshop that focuses on the fundamentals of yoga. At the end of the four weeks you'll have a solid understanding of poses and alignment. You can find information about upcoming Free Intro and Yoga 101 sessions on our calendar. If you’d prefer to jump into an ongoing class, any of our Level 1 or Gentle classes will be a good fit. See our current class schedule for details
  • Is there a free class I can attend to see if I like it?
    • See above. Our monthly Free Intro class is a good way to find out if our classes are for you.We also offer a free Community Class taught by Bloom Teacher Trainees. While this class is not recommended for new students or those with particular health concerns or injuries, it's a fun option for those who already have some familiarity with yoga and are open to being taught by one (or more!) brand new yoga teachers. See our Class Schedule for details.
  • Do I have to be in shape or be very flexible?
    • At Bloom we invite you to come as you are. You don't have to be fit or flexible to benefit from yoga, and our teachers are great at modifying the practice to meet the needs of each individual student. Our non-competitive class environment will make you feel right at home, whatever shape, size, or age you are.
  • Is there a conflict between Yoga and my religion?
    • No. People from all different religious backgrounds come here and that’s because nothing we do here approaches any religious teaching. If you're concerned about this, stop by and take a look around. You won’t find any altars or religious iconography in our studios.
  • What should I wear?
    • Wear loose, comfortable clothing and dress in layers so you can adjust should you get hot or cool.Yoga is best practiced barefoot, so be prepared to remove your shoes. Preferably you will remove your socks, but If you do need to leave socks on, that's fine, too!
  • Can my friend use my class card?
    • Yes, we love sharing! Just stop by the front desk and we'll get you set up.
  • Is it okay if my child waits in the lobby while I take class?
    • We do not offer childcare at our studio and children may not be left unattended in our lobby. We do offer weekly classes for kids only as well as special workshops for families to enjoy yoga together!
  • Are you a ‘green’ business?
    • We built the studio using sustainable materials such as bamboo flooring and painted using zero-voc paints to reduce the toxins released into the air. We purchase our paper products like tissue paper, toilet paper, and paper towels from recycled content suppliers like Seventh Generation or TreeHugger. Our cleaning products are typically organic and non-toxic. We use reusable mugs for water (instead of disposable cups) and we recycle as much as we can. In a nutshell, we do our best to be green wherever we can. Let us know if you have any comments or suggestions.
  • I saw that picture at Bloom. Can Zach really levitate?
    • He won’t say. When pushed, he’ll claim that "it’s amazing what the mind can accomplish."
  • Should I tip the massage therapist after my massage?
    • It's customary and certainly appreciated, but by no means is it required.
  • Are you ever closed for holidays?
    • Bloom is open 364 days per year! However we do offer a reduced class schedule for some holidays. Check out our Holiday Schedule or Class Schedule page for details.