WELCOME TO ANASA YOGA!
How do I get started?
1. Sign up for a MINDBODY Account online HERE. Or click on the free MINDBODY App icon above, search for Anasa Yoga, and set up your Account.
2. After creating an Account you can make a purchase
3. Be sure to check out our INTRO OFFER of TWO WEEKS UNLIMITED CLASSES for $45!
4. Once you’ve made a purchase, you can sign-up for classes and workshops
How can I prepare for class?
Wear clothes you can move in and prepare to be barefoot. Wearing loose and comfortable clothing allows the teacher to make sure your body is in healthy alignment, promoting a safe and comfortable practice.
Bring a sticky yoga mat 1/4” thick or less. If you do not have a mat, they are available for rent or purchase in the studio. However for hygiene reasons and to support your own yoga practice we recommend having a personal mat.
Avoid eating at least 1-2 hours before class. If you must eat something, we recommend something light.
Reusable water bottles are encouraged. It’s a great way to stay hydrated, however there is a water fountain available in the studio.
We are a fragrance-free space. Due to the environmental sensitivities of members in our community, please be clean of scented laundry products, hair and body products, oils, cologne, perfume, smoke, and incense when you visit the studio. We gratefully share East Bay Meditation Center’s “Partial List of Fragrance-Free Personal Products” here. Thank you EBMC!
Arrive 10 to 15 minutes early for class and no later than 10 minutes into class. This allows time to sign in and get comfortable in your space. It also allows new students time to complete registration and sign a waiver. Due to distractions, security reasons, and to ensure a proper warm-up no one will be admitted to class if more than 10 minutes late.
How do I settle in?
Please silence cell phones and other mobile devices. Your practice is a perfect chance to unplug.
Storing personal belongings. After signing in at the front desk, please leave your shoes in the front lobby cubbies. You may then enter the studio and place your personal belongings in the classroom cubbies.
If attending a class in Studio 2, the back studio, please check-in at the front desk clipboard and carry your shoes and all belongings with you into the back studio. This is a smaller studio with a capacity of 7 students. It is strongly recommended to preregister for these classes.
What classes are good for beginners?
Some great classes for beginners are beginning yoga, gentle hatha yoga, women’s health yoga, therapeutic yoga, and restorative yoga, Nia, and Feldenkrais. It is important to listen to your teacher’s guidance. However, also listen to your body in any class, rest when needed, and avoid actions that cause pain.
How often should I practice?
A yoga practice or class of at least 2 times per week offers the most health benefits where you will experience increased flexibility and strength.
What's the difference between classes labeled as "vinyasa" and "hatha"?
We use these descriptions to differentiate between flow yoga classes and slower-moving yoga classes. Our vinyasa classes typically link movement with awareness of the breath (inhaling and exhaling). The class is sequenced to focus on flowing from one pose to the next, rather than focusing on one pose at a time. Our hatha classes typically move slower focusing on one pose at a time. They tend to include more instruction, more space for modifications and the use of props. We strive to include instruction for safe alignment in all of our classes.
What is restorative yoga?
Restorative yoga is a yoga practice that is more focused on rest and relaxation and some stretching while providing a space to release stress both mentally and physically. The poses are held for up to 10 minutes with the body well supported by various yoga props.
Where are you located?
We are located in the Laurel District business corridor within the culturally diverse Laurel District residential area. We are accessible from MacArthur Boulevard, the main surface street parallel to the 580 freeway, from AC Transit Lines 14, 57, NL, and NX2.
Is there parking?
There is free parking lot between Anasa Yoga and High St Pharmacy. The spaces along the side of Anasa Yoga are designated for Anasa clients. Please do not park beside the Pharmacy or along the wooden fence during pharmacy hours or you may be towed. MacArthur Blvd has metered parking M-Sat until 6pm, free on Sunday. Maybelle Ave is un-metered.
Are you ADA accessible?
We are 100% ADA accessible from the parking lot to the studio entrance and throughout the facility including our two restrooms.
Are there nearby hotels for out of town visitors?
We recommend Airbnb to our overnight visitors and facilitators. Explore a variety of friendly, nearby hosts and local experiences showcasing Bay Area life. And while you’re here, support more of the Bay Area Black-owned businesses listed in Airbnb’s Black Weekender's Guide!
Where is the lost & found?
Ask anyone at the front desk if you need to check the lost & found. Lost & Found items must be retrieved within 30 days or they may be donated to local organizations.
1. Workshops are non-refundable unless otherwise noted.
2. Class Purchases, Memberships, and Gift Cards are non-refundable and non-transferable to other Students.
3. If you are purchasing a Class or Workshop registration for someone other than yourself, please email us with their name(s) and email address(es).
4. We do not offer refunds on unused portions of Class Packages, Memberships, or Drop-in purchases.
5. You can cancel your booked Weekly Classes online. You won't be charged for booked Weekly Classes that you don't attend.
6. Please bring your own mat for everyone’s benefit. We rent communal mats for $1 and wash them after each use. Help us save time and mat cleaner!