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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I join?—Sign up during staffed hours. There is someone at the desk 30 minutes before class starts and immediately following classes.
How do I cancel?—You can cancel at the front desk, at any scheduled class.
When are memberships billed?—Memberships are billed month to month.
What if I join in the middle of the month?—Your memberships run consecutively for 30 days.
I am a not a member of Tru, may I use the hot room?—Yes, you do not need to be a member to use the TRu hot room. Drop in rate is $14.00 per class, this includes a Manduka Pro mat.
About the Hot Room
Why is the room hot?—The heat helps warm your muscles and encourages perspiration. The heat warms the body so it eases into the stretch. It allows for a greater range of movement.
How hot is the hot room?—The hot room is at 105 degrees with 40% humidity added.
First time in the hot room? Things to consider...
Should I eat before Yoga?—It is best not to eat 2–3 hours before class
Be aware that the floors may be slippery
What should I bring to class?—A water bottle, and a towel is recommended.
Do you have equipment available?—We sell and rent mats and towels in the studio.
How should I dress for class?—Wear comfortable clothes that allow easy movement. The room is hot, so you will likely sweat. Some people prefer yoga pants rather than shorts to prevent slipping in some of the poses.
Hot Room Safety
Consult your physician before practicing in the hot room if:
If you have any concerns
If you are a minor
Do not practice in the hot room if:
If you are pregnant, in the first trimester consult your physician.
If you have unmonitored hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
If you are a heavy alcohol or drug user
If you are dehydrated, have a fever or sunburn
How do you avoid and treat heat-related Illness?—
Drink water (before and after class; sip every few minutes during class)
Lay down on mat (when heart races or out of breath)
Risk factors: age (children & elderly), obesity, alcohol/drug use, dehydration, fever, sunburn
How do you treat heat-related Illness?—
Move the person out of the heat and into a cooler or air-conditioned space. Do not let the person stand or walk unassisted.
Call 911 or emergency medical help.
Cool the person by covering with damp towels or by spraying with cool water. Direct air onto the person with a fan or newspaper.
Have the person drink cool water or other nonalcoholic beverage without caffeine, if he or she is able.
What type of yoga is practiced at TRu?—We practice Hatha Yoga at TRu. Hatha yoga is a perfect practice for a peaceful mind and a healthy body.
Hatha yoga focuses on:
Physical poses (Asana)
Poses help with strength as well as balance.
Breathing Technique (Pranayama)
Controlling breath helps with achieving the poses as well as helps to calm and clear the mind.
Meditation helps to clear the mind of noise and clutter and stay in the moment.
Is Yoga right for me?
How much experience do I need to practice yoga in the hot room?—Yoga is a practice, so everyone comes to class at their own level. We believe that anyone can find benefits practicing yoga. However you must always listen to your body and adjust your poses to what you can do. In many of our classes, the instructors offer different levels to the poses and the students choose what works for them.
I have bad knees. Can I practice?—You and your physician are the best judge. Many people come to class and do only the poses that work with their physical limitations. Many students with knee problems bring an extra towel or a pillow to help in poses that require resting on the knees.
I have physical limitations Can I practice?—You and your physician are the best judge. Many people come to class and do only the poses that work with their physical limitations. Many students with knee problems bring an extra towel or a pillow to help in poses that require resting on the knees. Those with wrist, shoulder and achilles issues, may need to modify poses to accommodate their limitations. Even in modified poses students can see benefits from practicing yoga. You are the best judge, yoga is not supposed to hurt!
Namaste: The light in me honors the light in you.