The Answers You Need
WHAT IS BAPTISTE YOGA?
We’re so glad you asked. Baptiste Yoga was created in the 1940s by Walt Baptiste, and then brought to the masses by his son, Baron Baptiste. It’s an adaptable and accessible heated, vinyasa-based style that intelligently strengthens, stretches, and empowers anyone and everyone. Through a potent physical practice, meditation, and active self-inquiry, you get the tools to transform every area of your life and live to your fullest potential. In short: it’s a game-changer. Learn more over at the Baptiste website.
WHAT ISN'T BAPTISTE YOGA?
Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga is different than many other styles of yoga. We are not typically bending into pretzels and we do not chant. Burning incense is less of a priority than burning away the excess baggage that weighs down our bodies and our minds.
HOW HOT ARE THE CLASSES?
90 awesome degrees. The heat is effective at creating transformation: your body is challenged and able to move in new ways. You’ll walk out of the room feeling awakened and invigorated. And ready for a shower.
SO, YOU HAVE SHOWERS?
Yes! Not only that but the showers are stocked with all natural, organic products from our friends at EO Products. Bring your own towel or rent one when you get here for $2.
WHAT'S THE PARKING SITUATION?
It’s ideal. There’s a giant lot with metered parking between Keyes Avenue and Graham Street. Be sure to grab a parking permit at one of the kiosks scattered throughout the Presidio. You can enter the studio at 38 Mesa St., on the other side of the building. Just head down the stairs. We’re waiting for you. Oh, and one more thing please do not park in the sections marked "reserved". Thanks!
I'M A BEGINNER. CAN I STILL TAKE CLASS?
Yes! The Baptiste Methodology is accessible to everyone, because it’s adaptable to where you’re at. Baptiste Yoga works on everyone: from the never-exercised-before newbie to professional athletes. Our teacher, Baron, says it best: “Come as you are, not as you should be.”
IT'S MY FIRST CLASS. WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Nothing! Just show up 10-15 minutes to sign a waiver and get familiar with the space. Let us take care of the rest.
I DON'T HAVE A MAT.
No problem! We have everything you could possibly need for rent or purchase: mats, towels, and water.
IS MY FIRST CLASS FREE?
Even better: your entire first month is $65! Baptiste Yoga is most effective at creating results when practiced 3-5x/week. We want you to get the full experience of how life-changing this practice is by making it more accessible.
I WANT TO BUY A GIFT CARD.
Well, aren’t you awesome. Yoga is the gift that keeps on giving. Follow this link to purchase a gift card.
WHY DON'T YOU PLAY MUSIC IN YOUR CLASS?
Great question. With the occasional exception of music in savasana we believe our breath is a symphony! In Baptiste Yoga we use the sound of our breath to connect our bodies to our minds and, finally, to the present moment.
DO YOU OFFER ANY DISCOUNTS FOR STUDENTS OR MILITARY?
Yes! Both active military and students can get a discounted drop-in rate ($17).
WHAT IS YOUR CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY?
You can cancel your scheduled class two or more hours before it’s set to start, without losing your class. If you cancel, within the 2-hour timeframe, you will lose that class. We ask that you still “late cancel,” in order to free up a mat space for another yogi.
I LOVE YOU GUYS. WHAT ARE SOME OTHER WAYS I CAN GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY?
We love you, too! There are lots of ways. You can be a part of our Energy Exchange team. You can participate in one of our upcoming events, like monthly workshops and our 40 Days Program. Or, consider doing our 200-hr teacher training. Whether or not you want to teach, it’s an amazing way to deepen your practice and change your life.