YogaQuest: Commonly Asked Questions
Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about yoga at YogaQuest.
Q: What do I need to bring for class?
A: Bring a yoga mat if you have one. If you don’t have a mat, we have one you can borrow. You’ll probably also want a water bottle.
Q: What should I wear to class?
A: Anything that you feel comfortable moving in! You’ll find that most of our peeps wear stretchy pants and fan-girl / fan-guy t-shirts. Fleecy pants or pajama pants work too if you’re comfy in those, though you may have to hike them up a little for some poses. We ask that you not wear shoes in the studio, but if you don’t like being barefoot, you can always wear socks.
Q: I’ve never done yoga before, and I’m not very bendy. Can I do yoga?
A: Everyone can do yoga! We have blocks, bolsters, blankets and straps to help make poses more accessible and we will show you how to use them. YogaQuest is a judgement-free zone. Yoga is a template and it fits everyone's body a little differently.
Q: How many people will be in my class?
A: We never know for sure ahead of time. We operate on a drop-in basis, so it’s always different. The studio can comfortably accommodate 12 folks and can even squeeze in a few more than that. If you want to get a rough idea of how many people will be at a given event, you can check our Facebook or Meetup page and see how many have RSVP’d so far.
Q: Can I bring my kids?
A: You bet! Unless otherwise specified, children over 12-yrs-old are welcome with a responsible adult who is also participating in class. Unattended children are given to the Goblin King.
Q: Can I bring food into the studio?
A: Yes! But please nothing too stinky or messy and be sure to clean up after yourself.
Q: What if I have to go to the bathroom or change into my superhero outfit? to bring to yoga class
A: There are restrooms available for you to use.
Q: I can only come for part of a class, am running a little late, or may need to cut out early for work/kids/secret government projects. Can I still come?
A: Totally. Come for as much or as little as you can. We realize you’ve got other things going on, so feel free to quietly slip in or out when you need to. Also please do put your phone to vibrate when you arrive if you’re expecting to be summoned, so as not to disrupt the rest of the class.
Q: Is anybody going to touch me? I’ve heard that people get “adjustments” by yoga teachers during classes.
A: No one will touch you without asking first. At other yoga studios, a teacher may offer adjustments to help hone your pose, but at YogaQuest no one will touch you without asking for permission. In fact, we’re unlikely to even offer to adjust you during class.
Q: I hear that people make animal noises in class. What’s up with that?
A: We encourage audience participation in our narrated YogaQuest classes. We’ve been doing them since 2011, so we’ve established some pretty absurd jokes. Don’t be concerned if people around you are being noisy – this isn’t your regular yoga class.
Q: How do the narrated YogaQuest classes work?
A: This is the thing that really sets us apart. We create a fan-fiction adaptation of a geek-favorite to which we add “yogiography.” Then a narrator reads this story to us and emphasizes certain words to which poses are assigned. It’s like Simon says or a drinking game without the booze. Confused yet? It really is just best to come check it out.
Q: What kinds of fan-fiction can I expect in YogaQuest classes?
A: Our yogic adventures are inspired by a broad variety of geek-culture fandoms. Some have been whole "seasons" on a theme, some have been stand alone episodes, and some have been mashed-up together. All have been awesome (we think so anyway). Where will we go next? Check out our schedule to join us for a class and find out!
Q: There is this tv show / comic / movie / etc that I love and I want to suggest it as an episode – who do I contact?
A: Add your suggestion by submitting an idea and you might see it pop up next! You can also make suggestions for anything else that you’d like to see us try out (well, within reason anyway).