Information for New Students
Welcome to O2 Yoga! Whether you have never practiced yoga or are just new to our studio, this page will give you information about starting a practice at O2. People brand-new to yoga are always welcome at O2. All of our instructors are trained to teach students of all levels in each class.
Click here to download and print our consent form for new students (pdf).
NEW STUDENT SPECIAL
For new students, we offer a two specials: 2 weeks of unlimited classes for $40 and a New Student 2-class card for $20.
If you are new to yoga, we recommend taking a Basics class. Basics classes are challenging, but move more slowly than other classes. Intermediate classes are designed to help students to develop the strength and flexibility needed to explore more advanced postures while still offering in-depth instruction in basic postures and alignment. Astanga and Power classes are more advanced and are recommended for students who have previous experience with vinyasa (flow) and Astanga styles of yoga. For students who are comfortable with the Astanga Primary Series, we also offer Second Series classes the last week of the month.
All regularly-scheduled classes at O2 are on a drop-in basis. Please consult the Somerville schedule for information on class length, times, and rates.
WHAT TO WEAR
Wear light, comfortable clothing that is easy to move in for practice. Avoid large t-shirts, short shorts, and very loose clothing. Natural fibers are best. You may want to bring a sweatshirt or long-sleeve shirt to wear at the end of class as you are cooling down. This style of yoga is practiced barefoot.
WHAT TO BRING
This style of yoga is vigorous. You will most likely work up a sweat during class so you may want to bring a towel. If you own a yoga mat, please bring it to class. We have mats and towels available at the studio for sale or rental ($1); yoga mat rental is free for first-time students. You may want to bring a water bottle for after class. Filtered water for refill is available at the studio.
WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOUR FIRST CLASS
Avoid eating a heavy meal two to three hours before class; avoid eating a light meal one to two hours before class. Drink plenty of water before class.
Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before class. Classes begin promptly.
At your first class, fill out a consent form; from then on, you can give your name to sign in to a class.
You can pay for class by check, cash, or credit card (Mastercard or Visa). If you are a student, please bring your student ID to get the student rate.
Restrooms and changing rooms are available for use at the studio.
Let the teacher know if you are new to yoga or if you are working with any minor injuries or conditions. If you have a serious injury or condition, please check with your physician before beginning a yoga program.