New To Yoga / FAQ

New to yoga? Not to fear!


General yoga etiquette

It is of the utmost importance that you let the instructor know any medical condition that may interfere with your yoga practice, to include but not limited to pregnancy, glaucoma, hypertention.

Please enter studio quietly when classes are in-session. You can wait to sign-in, pay, etc when previous class has ended.

No shoes or cell phones in yoga room.

Have water available during and after any class.

What if I have never taken a yoga class before?

We are pleased to offer classes for all skill-levels. We also offer an Introduction To Yoga series to get you up to speed on the basics.

What if it is my first class at Surya Rakta Wellness?

You can save time by filling out your new student registration online before coming to the studio. Email us if you have questions.

We are located at 1400 East B Street in Belleville, IL. There is a parking lot just to our southwest on N Michigan Avenue, as well as plenty of street parking.

If it is your first visit, give yourself an extra 10 minutes to verify your student registration, pay for classes and orient yourself to the studio space.

What to bring to class?

All you need to bring to class is a yoga mat and your willingness to learn and practice yoga. We do have some yoga mats in the studio if you do not have one, but we encourage our students to have their own mat for their practice.

What to wear?

Wear clothes that are comfortable and will allow you to move freely without constriction. We suggest form-fitting shirts, tanks, shorts or pants as in some yoga poses loose fitting clothes tend to get in the way. You also practice yoga in your bare-feet. (No jeans please)

How to pay for classes?

You can pay for classes and class packages in advance on our Purchase Classes page. You can also pay in studio via cash, check, or credit card. Just come to the class of your choice, and sign up when you get there.

How early should I get to class?

Allow yourself time to transition from the bustle of the day to the calm studio space. Remember, there may be a class in-session when you arrive. Please enter quietly.

Do I need to “sign-up” for a specific class?

No. You can buy a block of classes or you can pay drop-in fee of $15.00.

Once you buy a block of classes, you choose the class that best fits your needs and come to class.

When does my class card expire?

Class cards are good for 30 days from the day you take the first class of the purchased block of classes. You purchase the number of classes you will attend in a 30 day period.

How do I know if class is canceled?

The schedule page will show a class as grayed out (i.e. much lighter than the other classes) if that class has been canceled on a given date. For questions about last minute cancellations, check our Facebook page as we will update it if we have to cancel classes due to weather issues. We will also update the voicemail if you call the studio for this information. Remember in questionable weather to use your best judgement.


Surya Rakta Wellness • 1400 East B Street • Belleville, IL 62220
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