FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Thank you for your interest in Yoga Harmony! Please read through the information below for new students tips and frequently asked questions. Still have questions? Don't hesitate to contact us!

We want you to feel welcome and comfortable as you start your yoga journey with us.

NEW TO THE STUDIO

Yoga Harmony offers a fun, relaxed atmosphere where people of all shapes, sizes, and abilities are welcome. Our supportive, knowledgeable, and nurturing teachers will help you get acquainted with the space, and ready for your first class. We are proud of our infrared heat and our clean, eco-friendly environment including antibacterial and antimicrobial cork flooring. With consistent practice, you can expect a lighter, more energized, healthier you!

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete the our new student paperwork and get acquainted with the studio.
  • Doors open 30 minutes before class (10 minutes before the 6:00am) and are locked 3 minutes prior to class. Please give yourself plenty of time to get comfortable on your mat.
  • Dress comfortably — and be ready to sweat! Shorts or capris and tank tops or sports bras are recommended for our heated classes.
  • Bring a large towel, yoga mat, and water bottle. These are available for rent and purchase if you forget them.
  • Out of respect for those with allergies, no perfume or scented lotions in the studio or in the locker rooms, please.
  • To ensure everyone gets the most out of their yoga class, please save conversations for the lobby and locker rooms. This gives everyone the chance to meditate in our soothing studio space.
  • Drink water throughout the day to ensure proper hydration. This will make the heat more comfortable, especially as your body is adjusting to a heated space.
  • Eat light 1-2 hours before class to allow the body to digest. Large meals should be avoided 2-3 hours prior to class.
  • Be positive!

FAQs

I've never done yoga...is this really for me?

Most of our classes are beginner friendly and our instructors will help new students by offering modifications, encouragement, and support. You do not need any experience. You just need a willing mind and an open heart.

How do I figure out which type of yoga is for me?

While some people prefer the structure of a Hot class so they can improve on the same 26 postures, others prefer a more varied experience, like what you’ll find in our Vinyasa classes. We recommend trying a few classes in each type of yoga that we offer with a few different teachers to really identify what you love. And don’t be surprised when it turns out you love them all!

What if I'm not flexible?

Yoga is practiced to strengthen and stretch the body. It attracts all shapes, sizes and fitness levels. Yoga is for everyone!

What if I have an injury or illness?

Please let your teacher know if you have any injuries, illnesses, or special conditions. Most postures can still be performed with a few modifications your instructor is happy to show you. Most of all, go at your own pace. You are your own teacher.

What if I feel dizzy & nauseous during class? Is that normal?

Don't be scared. There is a lot happening in your first few classes in a heated space. The most common reason for feeling dizzy during class is inefficient breathing. With practice, your body will sweat efficiently to maintain your normal body temperature in the room. Do not worry, it will come.

What is infrared heat?

We are Nashville's only and Tennessee's first infrared heated Hot Yoga studio. Infrared is a radiant heat, comparable to feeling the warmth of the sun on your face. Some of the many benefits include weight loss, increased detoxification, improved circulation, decreased inflamation, and collagen production.

How hot does it actually get in there?

Hot Yoga classes are heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit with 45-55% humidity. Our vinyasa classes are heated to 95 degrees and the Restorative class is taught at 85 degrees. While that might sound crazy, infrared heats the body but not the air, making the temperature less overwhelming. As you develop your breathing efficiency, you will become more comfortable in the heat.

Where can I keep my stuff?

We have cubbies in the lobby for your socks, shoes, cell phones, bags, and any other items you’re carrying from your day. We lock the doors during class so you can focus on your mat instead of worrying about the safety of your belongings. Our doors aren’t soundproof, though, so please remember to set your cell phones to silent.

What does Namaste mean?

Instructors commonly close class with the traditional acknowledgement of "Namaste" "Nama" means bow; "as" means I; and "te" means you. Therefore, Namaste literally means "bow me you" or "I bow to you." This gesture is a deep form of respect.