: : frequently asked questions : :

new to the studio


We encourage you to pre-register online or through the MINDBODY app to ensure easy check-in upon arrival. You are welcome to walk-in, however please be aware that we limit the class size to 14 people due to space, so be sure to show up early to secure your spot. If the class is full, you may be unable to take class if you have not pre-registered.

If you are brand new to Gaia Yoga and did not pre-register, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to class to sign in, pay, and get oriented to the studio.



Parking is plentiful.  There is ample street parking along Washington Avenue and side streets. If you are joining a lunch hour class M-F, be aware that the area can be very busy during that time so you may need to park a little farther away. Plan on saving at least 5 minutes to find parking during the middle of the day. Evening and weekend classes are much more reliable for parking options.



We are located at 39 Washington Avenue, just one door down from Little Louie’s and across the street from Hotel Mac. There is signage on the main entry door and the studio room is tucked inside in a separate room to the right of the main entry.



We encourage you to bring your own mat if you have one, however we do have a small number of community mats and plenty of towels available to use at the studio at no charge. We also have new mats available for purchase.





Wear comfortable clothing that you can move and sweat in: leggings, lightweight loose pants, shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, lightweight long sleeve tops. For most classes, there is no need to wear socks as you will have a hard time gripping the mat with your feet. For Restorative classes where you are holding supported poses for longer periods of time, wearing clothing that is comfortable like you would wear for a cozy nap, including socks, is recommended.


At Gaia Yoga, all of our classes are considered All Levels and instructors always ensure to cue and offer modifications and progressions for beginner students. That being said, often times beginner students are most comfortable starting in our Gentle Flow classes in order to start learning the poses. If you are already an active and relatively mobile individual, you may find the Hatha and Vinyasa classes easy to jump into as well. Please feel free to give us a call to talk about your specific needs!

(510) 255-0804


Yoga can be a wonderful and supportive way to move while recovering from an injury. In general, the Gentle Flow and Restorative classes are the best options when healing from an injury. Be sure to consult with your physician about physical activity if you are recovering from a major illness, injury, or surgery.


Gaia Yoga does not offer specialized prenatal classes, however, many classes at the studio are suitable for all stages of pregnancy. In general, the Gentle Flow and Restorative classes are the best options for a safe and relaxing practice. Be sure to inform the instructor about your pregnancy prior to the start of class so that they can support you with appropriate modifications and props.