Every Question is a good question - Here are some that are frequently asked
What Type of Classes does Salutations STudio Offer?
We offer a variety of ongoing yoga classes, occasional one-day workshops, and seasonal dance classes. Styles vary to accommodate a range of abilities and preferences; including gentle yoga, flow yoga, restorative yoga, and special focus series. All classes are rooted in a foundation of proper anatomical alignment. Dance classes, although currently not scheduled, vary from ballet, to modern, to hip hop, and are for all ages. More class details can be found here.
What should I bring to class?
If you have your own yoga mat, you can bring it. If not, there are some you can borrow, along with all of the other props you will need for class. It is a good idea to bring a bottle of water, and to wear comfortable, stretchy clothing that you can easily move in. And if you are paying in person, please bring cash or check. Credit or debit cards can be used to register online.
What is the difference between a drop-in class and a workshop?
.Drop-in classes are happening on a weekly basis, and are ongoing. You can show up to a drop-in class every week, or whenever your schedule allows. A workshop, or a series, has a start and an end, taking you from point A to point B. Some workshops are one day, some are several weeks. Workshops or series are focused on a certain area of the body or energetic approach to the practice. You are able to build on what you learn from week to week and often see more results this way.
Do I need to register in advace?
For the majority of classes, all you have to do is show up and sign in/pay in person. Your first drop-in class with Salutations Studio is free if you are a Wallowa County resident! There are some classes that require pre-registration, and will be indicated in the description. Typically, certain workshops tend to fill up and registering in advance ensures your spot! When a series is focused on something like back care, pre-registration also offers you a chance to begin a dialog regarding the specifics of your particular needs.
What’s up with your class pricing?
I am committed to high-quality, low-cost classes that are accessible to everyone. I believe that money should not be a limitation to creating a community yoga practice, which is why I am always open to trade or work-exchange. I also have a sliding scale, so that if you can pay more you are able to help support those who cannot, as well as to keep the studio alive and thriving! For a full description of pricing, check here. Flexibility in pricing is also key for making classes accessible. Some class series can be paid for in advance, in order to commit to a specific time frame and to be accountable to yourself to show up! 5 and 10 class-passes can be used at any of the weekly classes, so that you have ultimate decision making power!
I am brand new to yoga, where do I begin?
Occasionally I offer an intro series, which is a great place to start. But you can begin anytime! Gentle Yoga on Tuesday at 4:15pm at the Place in Joseph is geared toward beginners and is a great place to get started. I also offer private, one-on-one yoga classes, which can be a great way to work through some important aspects of alignment so that you have a reference once you are in a class full of yogis who seem to “know what they are doing”. One of the beautiful things about yoga is that it is a life-long practice. We are always working from a place of self-compassion to meet ourselves exactly as we are to create a practice that appropriately serves our unique needs. Contact me to address yours!