Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I take a class?
We often say, 'how quickly do you want to see transformation?' Whatever your goals, be they releasing stress, finding relaxation, learning to quiet the mind, or improving physical health, the more often you practice, the more yoga will become a part of your daily life both on and off the mat. At least once per week, but 3 or more and you'll discover change quickly.
What are your hours?
Dhanwantari Center is open 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of a class. As we are a small studio, we do not hold regular staffed hours. Please contact us if you would like to stop by and take a tour. We'd be happy to set a meeting with you!
What classes are good for beginners?
Beginners are welcome in any class that is not described as 'intermediate-advanced.' Specifically, try our BASICS Class. Intimidated to join a class? You may prefer one-on-one sessions with an instructor. Also try our Yoga 101 Course.
Do you ofter Hot Yoga?
No. Let us explain why. The excessive heat can be dangerous for the majority of people for several reasons. 1.) Heat allows more pliable and flexible muscle tissue which is part of the appeal of hot yoga. But, this does not allow the needed feedback from muscle tissue that says "oooh that's enough stretch" and often you will not be aware of the damage done until it is too late. 2.) It unnecessarily puts excessive strain on the cardiovascular system and 3.) the excessive heat and humidity in hot yoga environments often leads to fungal infections. And that's just a few of the reasons. When the weather man issues a 'heat advisory' index warning, you likely stay inside and keep cool. The last thing you'd think of is to go outside and exert yourself, right? Who wants heat stroke? At Dhanwantari, we want to keep you as safe as possible honoring the wisdom of your body.
What should I wear?
Anything that is comfortable and allows you to move freely. You will be barefoot in the yoga room.
Is there a place to change?
Dhanwantari has a bathroom that is suitable to change your clothes. There is also an additional treatment room to utilize if the bathroom is occupied. There is storage in the hall and in the Yoga Room for your belongings and personal items.
What should I bring?
Dhanwantari has everything you need for the perfect yoga experience including mats, props, blankets, and water service to refill your bottle or have a cup of tea. You are welcome to bring your own mat and water bottle.
Where can I park?
The Remedy Building parking lot is to the west of the building. Enter the lot from Franklin Street. If the lot is full, on street parking is available.
Can I share my Class Punch Card?
Yes! Absolutely! Please do. Remember that the classes you purchase on your Punch Card NEVER expire.
Is there a student discount?
Yes. Drop-ins are $10 and 10-class passes are $85 with a valid student ID.
- Please wear comfortable, breathable clothing. And prepare for your changing body temperature by wearing layers or bring a blanket.
- Eat lightly prior to attending a class. A digesting stomach may make you feel uncomfortable. Drink plenty of water before and after your class. Feel free to take water into the yoga room provided it is in a bottle.
- Please treat the Center as a sacred space and remove shoes prior to entering the yoga room. Please leave belongings in the storage space provided inside or outside of the yoga room.
- Please refrain from wearing perfumes or fragrant lotions.
- Please turn off all cell phones and beepers.
- Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes prior to class time. The Center door will be locked 5 minutes after the class begins and late arrivals will be admitted at discretion of the Center and instructor.
- If you need to leave your class early, please do so before final relaxation begins.
- If you are pregnant or have an injury, please notify the instructor.
- Use your instructor as a guide. Listen and ask questions. Just keep breathing! Do not feel forced to perform asanas (postures) above your body’s current ability. Above all listen to the wisdom of your body!