Frequently Asked Questions

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 Johns Creek Schedule page and clicking on the class you choose to attend. This will direct you to our booking software, Momence, 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 by clicking here.

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?

Then you are in the right place! Yoga is not about putting your foot behind your head or holding a position the longest… in fact, we encourage you to leave competition and ego behind, picture and learn to listen to your body. You do not need to be flexible, strong, have good balance, or be coordinated to start doing ​yoga. Yoga welcomes you exactly the way you are. The best way to become more flexible and focused is to start your yoga practice today!

Should I eat before class?

​The general rule is that it is best to avoid heavy meals for at least one hour before class. Some people prefer a completely empty stomach, and others prefer a light snack, such as fruit or a granola bar, an hour before practice.

How challenging will the class be?

That is up to you. You always control the intensity of your practice and we encourage you to work at your own pace in every class. You’ll find that some days your practice will seem easy and some days it will kick your butt! Just go with the flow and step to your edge but not past it!

How often should I practice?

As often as you can…. Consistency is the key to experiencing the full benefits of your practice… and to making new friends!

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.
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  • 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.
 Breathe Deep!

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!