Frequently Asked Questions
- I am new and trying to sign up for the “$10 for 10 days” online. Where is that option?
The “$10 for 10 days” option is only available at the studio. Once you sign up in-studio, then you can sign into classes online.
- Is the “$10 for 10 days” offer for 10 classes?
This offer is for 10 consecutive days. During this time, you can enjoy as many classes as you desire. This is a great time to try different teachers and different class times.
- What is Power Vinyasa Yoga? Is it similar to Bikram?
All yoga is derived from the same ancient source, but there are some key differences in styles.
Power Vinyasa is a dynamic and physical yoga where students move and flow from posture to posture. This movement introduces a cardiovascular element to the practice. A Vinyasa practice reminds us that life and everything around us is temporal and subject to change.
Bikram yoga, developed by Bikram Choudhury, is composed of 26 copyrighted postures that are each done twice in a practice. A Bikram studio is characterized by heat, 105oF, and by mirrors, as the student is encouraged to check alignment.
A Vinyasa practice varies from class to class. As a derivative of Ashtanga yoga, it uses Sun Salutations A and B as a base. There are no mirrors in the studio because students are taught to feel their practice and focus on self-awareness. At ZUDA, we keep the studios around 87oF.
- What are Hanuman classes?
At the Midtown location, we have two studios spaces, the Shiva Studio and the Hanuman Studio. The name has nothing to do with the style of yoga taught; it's simply the name of the room.
- Where do I park?
If you are attending a class at the Midtown location, it is located in an urban environment. We encourage walking or riding a bike. For your convenience, there is a bike rack out front. Street parking is also available. Please check the street signs for time limits and street cleaning days.
- I am new to yoga, but the basics classes do not fit into my schedule. Can I attend an all levels class?
You are always welcome to try any class at ZUDA, including an all levels class. Be aware that the pacing might seem a little faster and that we may not teach modifications. We encourage you to do as much as you can and know you can rest any time in the class.
- How early should I arrive to class?
The first time, you’ll want to arrive at least 15 minutes early to fill out the New Student Form, put your belongings down and get settled. After your first time, please arrive at least 5 minutes early to check in.
- What do I need to bring to class?
A yoga mat, towel and water. If you don’t have a mat, we suggest reading our mat buying guide to help you choose. We also rent mats at the studio for $3.
How To Avoid Yoga Injuries
- Listen to your body. When you are in child’s pose, feel what is going on with you each practice. If you notice a part of your body that feels off, take it easy on that area for that day.
- Modify your practice as needed to make the practice your own. As teachers, we’re here to help. Let us know of any injuries you might have or modifications you may need.
- Back-off. Sometimes “finding an edge” means easing back because, for some of us, that’s the most difficult thing to do. It feels unnatural and unproductive, but it’s what our body and spirit may need the most.
- If you feel pain, STOP. Immediately. We strive, through physical postures, to put ourselves in uncomfortable places. But there is a huge difference between discomfort and pain. Your practice should never be painful.
- Rest. Take care of yourself. Eat good food and enjoy regular, refreshing sleep.
May I care enough, to love enough to share enough to let others become what they can be.