FAQ - Yoga and our Studios

General studio etiquette:
Studio etiquette helps us all have a yoga experience just as it was meant to be. 

  • Be on time to class.  It is a distraction to others to enter class late. 
  • Turn your cell phone OFF. Not vibrate, but OFF.  
  • Remove your shoes in the lobby, before entering the studio practice room.

Is someone there at the studio all day?
At the Grove,  we have weeknight reception from 5-7:30pm as well as weekend reception on Saturdays 8am-12pm and Sundays 5pm-7:30pm.  We have are often available weekdays during office hours but encourage you to call ahead in case we are out running errands or the like.  

At Dogtown, no. Being a small neighborhood space, we do not keep office hour there. The doors are open 15 minutes before each class. Get there early so that you don't feel rushed. 

Do I have to register online?
You do not have to use our online studio management system or sign up ahead of time for our regularly scheduled classes.   You can buy your passes at the studio and just drop in for the classes you'd like to take.   You do have to enroll ahead of time for any workshops, pre-registered sessions (Prenatal for example), teacher training, and the like.

I signed up ahead of time online. Does that reserve my spot in the classroom?
No. Prepayment for your visit does not save your spot in class. It does mean that you can bypass paying at the desk and filling out paperwork, but please do arrive 10 minutes early to sign in on the paper class roster and get set up in the studio. If for any reason you do not take the class you signed up for, your prepaid visit will automatically be valid for another class. 

What classes are for me?
If you have never done yoga before, it is recommended that you take Yoga Basics for at least six classes. This will give you all the basic information and serve as your yoga orientation, giving you all you need to feel comfortable and confident as you venture into other yoga classes.  We also often offer Yoga 101 workshops and Intro to Yoga series to familiarize you with the fundamentals of the practice. After you've completed at least six Basics classes, feel free to attend "Level I", "Open", or "All Levels" classes. From there, talk with your instructors and get their advice as you move deeper into your practice

Is it OK to eat before yoga class?
It's good to drink plenty of water before and after class, but try to come to class with an empty (or nearly empty) stomach. 

What happens if the weather is bad?
You can check to see if we have cancelled class because of the weather by visiting our WebScheduler .

What is the WebScheduler?
The WebScheduler is our online studio management system. You can login to the system to purchase a drop-in, a class card, or a membership, to make appointments, to see an up-to-the-minute class schedule with substitutions or cancellations, to see a history of your attendance, and more. Visit the WebScheduler and have a looksy!

What should I bring to class?
We recommended to bring your own yoga mat, but if you don’t have one you can use one of ours. Other than that, you don't need to bring anything to your yoga class.

What should I wear to class?
Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in, and take off your shoes in the lobby before entering the studio. You may find form fitting clothing is best as it stays out of your way as you move through poses, and practicing barefoot is ideal as it helps with grip on the mat.   Limit use of perfume just before class.

What's the best way to contact the someone at the studio?
The best way to contact someone is to send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Second best way is to leave a message at 314-421-9642. The email is checked many times throughout the day and voicemail is checked once a day. That said, our administration staff does  take the weekend off so if you leave a voicemail on Friday at 5pm you most likely won't hear back until Monday morning.