FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Yoga and The Yoga House

I’m new to yoga. What should I wear and bring?

I’ve recently had an injury and/or am in recovery. Can I practice yoga?

Can I come to yoga with my child?

Someone told me I shouldn’t wear perfume when I practice yoga. Is this true?

When is it appropriate for me to step into a House Flow Class?

Should I eat before or after class?

Can I do yoga if I’m not flexible or strong?

How often should I practice yoga?

Do you have air conditioning?

Do you offer a deal for new people to The Yoga House?

Do you have parking?

Where are you located?

I’m new to yoga. What should I wear and bring?

Wear something comfortable that isn’t too loose. Be ready to practice in bare feet. We provide all mats, props and water, free to use if you do not have your own. Please arrive about 15 minutes early so you can complete our waiver and introduce yourself to the instructor. Please note, we lock the door once class has begun to ensure the safety of our practitioners, so kindly arrive early/on time.

I’ve recently had an injury and/or am in recovery. Can I practice yoga?

Yoga can be great addition to your therapeutic regimen if you’re in a recovery phase, as long as you’re moving appropriately, in the right class, and are under the guidance of a trained instructor. If you’re unsure about which class could be right for you, call us or email us so we can help you find the right match. If you know which class you’d like to go to and have had an injury or are recovering, make sure you let the instructor know about your injury.

Can I come to yoga with my child?

For the youngsters, ages 5 to 10 (and up!), we recommend going to our Family Yoga class (on hiatus, but returning soon!). If you’d like to bring your <14-year old to a regularly scheduled class please give us a ring at (845) 706-9642 or shoot us an email. That way, we can learn a little bit more about your child and discuss the best classes to take her to. When we do find the right match, children 11-14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Someone told me I shouldn’t wear perfume when I practice yoga. Is this true?

For the well-being of all practitioners, we’d appreciate if you left strong scents off when practicing and arrive in clean, fresh clothing.

When is it appropriate for me to step into a House Flow Class?

The House Flow is our signature flowing style of yoga (also called Vinyasa) and these classes are considered “open level,” meaning that our teachers are trained to teach various levels within one class. If you’re brand new to yoga, we recommend starting with one of our beginner-level or gentle classes so you can get some experience moving with breath and listening to cues. As soon as you’re ready for the challenge, though, please feel welcome to try out the House Flow. We advise arriving about 15 minutes early so you can chat with the instructor.

Should I eat before or after class?

The rule of thumb is to arrive on an empty stomach, meaning that your last meal should have been at least two plus hours before class. There can be a lot of forward folding and twisting in the class and it can become very uncomfortable if you have a full stomach or if you’re in the process of digesting. If you do need to put something in your belly, we recommend something light, such as a few nuts or a piece of fruit. Stay hydrated throughout the day, before and after class.

Can I do yoga if I’m not flexible or strong?

Yes, yes, and yes! It is a misunderstanding that yoga is just about strength and flexibility. While we work with body in the practice, we also work with the breath, mind, and spirit. Over time and with continued practice, many practitioners gain more flexibility and strength, but that is not necessarily the “goal” of yoga.

How often should I practice yoga?

We recommend 3 times a week to train the body, mind & breath and to consider it a regular practice. If you can only fit in 1-2 times a week, any time you can get a practice in will be beneficial for your being as a whole.

Do you have air conditioning?

Both our studios have air conditioning and ventilation. Many classes we will put on the Air Conditioning on the exceptionally hot days.

Do you offer a deal for new people to The Yoga House?

We do! If you’ve never been to the studio, we offer a Newcomer Special which is 3 classes for $30 that you must use within 30 days of your first class. This gives you the opportunity to try out different instructors, different styles and even different times of the week that might work for adding yoga to your regular schedule. Once you’ve used up the 3 classes, we offer the Newcomer Extension, which is 11 classes for the price of our 10-class card ($135), which you have a whole year to use. The Newcomer Extension must be your next purchase after the Newcomer Special, no lapses or individual classes in between.

Do you have parking?

Yes! At both studios. At Midtown, it’s to the right of the building. When full, there’s street parking. At Uptown, it’s behind the building (enter left).

Where are you located?

We have two locations in Kingston, NY, 90 miles north of NYC in the Hudson Valley. Our Midtown location is at 474 Broadway. Our Uptown location is 57 Crown St.