Frequently Asked Questions
What precautions is Lift Yoga taking to protect against Covid-19?
Below are the steps we’re taking for in-studio classes. Please arrive a minimum of 5 minutes prior to the start of class to allow ample time to observe these requirements.
- Classes will be limited and spots will be marked on the floor for mats to comply with social distancing requirements.
- Weather allowing, the main entrance door will be propped open and instructors will be checking students in on their phones to allow for a contactless entry to the studio.
- Limited props will be provided by the studio – students are encouraged to bring their own equipment.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided in the restrooms and reception area.
- Mat spray and towels will no longer be provided. Kindly wash your mat once you get home. In Alpharetta we provide a UV mat cleaner that is available for use.
- Masks are requested in the social areas of the studio. Once you get settled on your mat, you are welcome to remove your mask during practice.
And the most important step is the responsibility of every student:
Anyone with a cough, sniffles, or fever is asked to not attend in-studio classes. Temperatures will be taken at the door and anyone with an elevated temperature will not be allowed into the studio.
I am a beginner — can I come to any class?
Many of our classes are appropriate for all levels. Please check class descriptions. Please let the teacher know that you are new. As with all levels, we encourage you as a beginner to pace yourself and to listen to, and trust, your body. If it feels bad, stop. In time you’ll build strength, focus, stamina and flexibility.
How do I sign up for a class?
You can sign up for class by going to our Alpharetta Schedule, Dunwoody Schedule, or LiftLIVE Virtual Class page and clicking on the class you choose to attend. This will direct you to our booking software, WellnessLiving, where you will create an account to use each time you reserve your space for class. For easier booking and account maintenance, we recommend the Lift Yoga app, which is available as a free download for smartphones below.
Do I have to reserve a spot in class or can I just drop in?
Pre-registration is highly recommended for all classes. With limited class sizes, we often have a waitlist for classes. Please be courteous of others and cancel your booking at least two hours in advance so that we can contact those on the waitlist. Students using class packages will be charged a class credit for a late cancel. Members with unlimited packages will be charged a $5 late cancellation fee. This includes no-shows (not attending and not cancelling the class reservation). Thank you for your understanding as we endeavor to provide our services to as many yogis as possible.
What do I need to do before my first class?
Nothing! We recommend that you sign up for your first class online to let us know you are coming. Arrive early (10 minutes is fine) and sign in, store your personal belongings, and roll your mat out in the studio.
What if I'm not flexible or focused?
Should I eat before class?
How challenging will the class be?
How often should I practice?
Whether you practice at home or in the studio, a daily practice, even a 20 minute daily practice, is a good goal. But start small, come to class 2-4 times a week.
I have an injury. What should I do?
Consult your doctor before attending class to find out if there are any movement restrictions. If you have injuries or physical limitations please let the teacher know before the start of class and they can suggest modifications. However, the most most important part is to listen to your body and and go at your own pace. Yoga should never be painful and only you know what feels good in your body!
Can yoga help me lose weight?
YES! Many of our classes offer the combination of strength and cardiovascular exercise that raises the core body temperature to a level that helps regulate metabolism and appetite. Additionally, studies have shown that yoga’s stress-busting benefits help you stay committed to good nutrition and fitness habits.
I arrived a few minutes late to class and the door was locked. Why is that?
It’s our priority to honor and respect our student’s time. It’s often a challenge to devote an hour (or more) to ourselves during the day. Therefore, we promptly begin and end class on time, and we lock the door in between classes for the safety and security of our students who are taking class. Please show up to class on time (at least 5 – 10 minutes early is ideal) so you can be sure to squeeze in your yoga practice!
Do you offer one-on-one classes?
Yes. We offer private sessions and one-on-one mentoring for those interested in deepening their practice or working on a specific issue (e.g., general well being, energy healing, recovering from injuries, proper alignment principles, energy-enhancing breath work). Click here to learn more!
Can I bring my cell phone to class?
We ask that you leave all electronics in the lobby of the studio and turn your phone completely off. Even the vibration of your phone can be heard during the quiet moments of a class. Please be respectful so that your phone will not interfere with your community as they practice.
What does "namaste" mean?
At the end of each class, some of our teachers offer the ancient Sanskrit word “namaste” as a symbol of gratitude, respect and connection. Students answer with “namaste” in the same spirit. This exchange allows us all to come together energetically to a place of connection and timelessness. A short translation is: “The Light in me sees the Light in you.”
Do you have questions that weren't answered here? Please feel free to contact us!
Welcome to the Lift community! to help preserve this sanctuary, here are a few tips:
Embrace the Quiet
- Please speak SOFTLY inside the yoga room. If you are waiting for a class, please be respectful and keep the noise down.
Be on Time
- Our teachers start and end on time, so arrive 10 minutes early to get set up.
- IF you need to leave early, please let the teacher know and leave BEFORE final relaxation.
- Please silence your phone and Apple watches.
Keep It Clean
- Return props and blankets neatly.
- Wipe up any of your sweat that may have pooled on the floor.
- Avoid strong fragrances and be mindful of personal hygiene.
Accidents happen. Phones go off. People may not have showered. We all mess up. Forgive each other. Give your fellow classmates a break. Be kind and gentle spirits. Support the good vibe tribe!