Proudly serving the Wausau area since 2011
300 N. Third Street, Suite 401
Wausau, WI 54403


FAQ at Community Soul Yoga

Stepping into the studio for the first time can be challenging. Trust me, I know. A friend and I planned to attend our first class together when I lived in Illinois. At the last minute, she had to cancel. I had never done yoga before and I had no idea what to expect. Without the comfort of going with a friend, it sure would have been nice to know basic yoga etiquette. So here are answers to our most commonly asked questions. 

And if you still have questions/apprehensions, please send me a message or give me a call. I’ve been in your shoes.

What should I wear?

Just be sure that you’re comfortable. Close-fitting shorts, workout pants, tanks and tees are all fine. You will be going upside down, so you won’t want to wear a shirt that’s too loose or shorts that are too short. Choose appropriately based on how your clothing may respond to things like sweat, twisting, lying down, or bending forward. Guys? Cotton tees are not the best idea because, trust me, you’re going to sweat. Other than that you’ll be barefoot. No fancy yoga clothes required.

What do I need to bring?

You’re highly encouraged to have your own yoga mat as we have a limited number of mats available at the studio, and it’s just nice to have one of your own. We keep our mats clean, but remember, other folks have put their feet where your face is going to be. You decide. You’ll also want to bring a small towel and a water bottle. We are a BYOT (Bring Your Own Towel) studio.

Is there a place to change?

There is a bathroom in the studio, and additional bathrooms on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors of the building.

Is class going to be hard?

Your first few classes may be difficult, and no matter what your experience level you will be taken to your edge. We are all capable of so much more than we think we are. It’s up to you how far you’re willing to go.

What if I’m not as good at yoga as everyone else?

No competition here. Just show up for yourself and let everyone else worry about themselves. Strength and flexibility come with time. Wherever you’re at, you’ll be just fine.

After class, please clean your immediate area:

If you borrowed a mat from the studio, please wipe it down, roll it up, and place it with the other studio mats. If there is moisture on the floor around your mat, either from your perspiration or your water bottle, please wipe it up with your towel. If you used props, please put them back. 

Anything else I should know?

  • Silence your cellphone. Please leave your phone in the lounge area when possible.
  • Be on time for class. Late arrivals are disruptive for other students.
  • Keep check on your conversations during class.
  • Respect those around you.
  • Inform your instructor about any physical conditions he/she might need to know about.
  • Focus on how you feel in a pose rather than how you should look in a pose. Remember: it’s yoga practice not yoga perfect.
  • Stay for Savasana.
  • Lighten up and don’t sweat the small stuff.

Make sure to take your belongings
. Double-check that you have the right shoes, and please take all of your belongings with you (i.e. clothing, towels, water bottles, etc.). Items found at the studio will be placed in the “lost and found” basket. Items not claimed will be donated to a local shelter.
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