Frequently Asked Questions
What does TULIVESI mean?
A Finnish translation: TULI ['tuli] tu.li. FIRE and VESI ['vesi] ve.si. WATER. All things relate back to the elements, fire and water being two paramount ones in our vinyasa practice. All of our flow classes, whether Vinyasa, Power Flow, or Mellow Vinyasa help you build a steady inner heat, inner fire with your breath and a passion you find for life beyond the mat. Yoga means "union" or to "yoke." Using air to move from pose to pose an ease is restored allowing the practice to flow like water. Off the mat you will see life open up. When life throws curveballs at you, you learn to see when you want to react how to take a step back and get into the flow.
What is 10 days for $20 or 30 days for $39?
10 days for $20 is an introductory offer for new yoga students trying our studio for the first time. For only $20, you can try out unlimited yoga classes at our studio for 10 consecutive days! That’s right, 10 entire days of classes! Most studios have a drop-in rate near $20 for one class, so this is a great deal to take as many classes as you can for just the single rate! At the end of the 10 days period, you’ll have a chance to buy a full class package for 10% off the regular price. This option is also available for 30 days at $39. Please show up 10-15 minutes early to fill out some information, this offer is only available in house. We offer Manduka ProLite mats and towels complimentary if you need to borrow.
How do I get started?
Find a class that works for you by checking out our class schedule or download our free mobile device by searching TULIVESI YOGA from your app store. Plan to show up 10-15 minutes early to fill out some information. Bring a water bottle, mat, towel and wear comfortable clothing. No mat? No problem. We’ve got you covered. Feel free to borrow one of our Manduka ProLite mats and towels free of charge.
Where do I put my stuff?
We ask that you leave all belongings in the cubbies outside of the studio other than your mat, water bottle, and any props needed for class. Objects around the room can be hazardous for the teachers moving about or students next to you. Please refrain from brining your cell phone in the yoga room, the heat and high humidity can damage phones and your time on your mat is the time and place to disconnect from devices. We always lock the door before class begins so your things will be locked and safe throughout your class. If you are on call in the medical field, please let the teacher know prior to class and have your pager set to vibrate.
Is yoga for me? I’m new, what class can I come to?
Of course! Yoga is for EVERYBODY. Our classes are designed for all levels with modification options whether it is your first or 50th class. We ask that you show up willing to embrace the challenge! You will be surprised how your energy level and body changes.
What if I’m not flexible?
Then you are in the right place! Over years our bodies adapt to daily activities from working at a desk to repetitive sports. Yoga uses all planes of motion to keep our bodies fluidly moving and strengthens the joint supporting muscles, therefore, decreasing risks for injury.
Is it hot yoga?
This depends on your definition of “hot”. Traditional hot yoga such as Bikram Yoga and its derivatives is practiced at 105 F. Our heated studio averages 80-90 F: warm enough that your muscles can relax and stretch safely allowing you to sweat and detox. Listening to your body is essential, we recommend you bring water to stay hydrated and take rests as needed throughout the class. Check our schedule for non-heated options as well such as Mellow Vinyasa, Candlelight Vinyasa, Meditation, and Yoga Nidra.
Do we flow on our own?
Breath, awareness, foundation, intention, mantra....that is a lot to focus on in practice alone! We are a studio embodying community, and a big part of creating community is the continuous flow of the breath, together. All of our teachers take pride in creating safe and effective classes with hours prepped just for you, so we invite you to relax and enjoy the class they have worked hard in creating for you. While you might be asked to take a Sun A or B to connect to your breath we won't have you flowing for an extended time without guided instruction. Always listen to your body and modify postures as you need, but we ask that you please stay within the flow of the class to prevent confusion or disruption to our newer students.
Will I sweat? What’s up with those heating panels?
YES! The combination of warmth in the room and the physicality of the practice will allow you to sweat. Step out of your comfort zone and feel the benefits. We use a green, environmentally friendly, infrared source of heat that feels like the natural sunshine as opposed to warm air around you. Come feel the therapeutic benefits of decreased joint pain, increased blood circulation, and rid the body of toxins.
Why do we OM? What is Namaste?
Ahhhh great question! OM or AUM is a Sanskrit vibration or mantra made up of three different sounds (aa-uu-mm) that is used often at the beginning and/or end of yoga classes to not only join students with teachers, but also to connect us deeper with the entire universe, it is the sound of creation. Everything in the universe is vibrating and the sound Om, vibrates at the same vibrational frequency found throughout everything in nature. The rhythmic pronunciation of the sound can help calm the mind and nervous system, just as meditation does. Namaste is a thank you to the world created and around us. It is a gesture of respect and gratitude for teacher and student uniting that together we are one. The "divine in me honors the divine in you" references the spiritual transfer of the word. Honor the individual who is graced by your presence.
What should I wear to class?
Clean and preferably moisture-wicking attire that you can easily move in. Heat and sweat do not mix well with heavy scented perfumes, try to leave those at home! We also sell great attire for heated yoga by Onzie to keep you comfortable.
Should I eat before class?
Proper hydration and a light snack an hour or two before class is our recommendation for a comfortable practice.
What about hydration?
Hydration is essential. Staying hydrated prior to and after class is very important. You are welcome to bring a water bottle and fill up at the studio, or we have bottled water and electrolyte beverages for purchase. Powdered electrolytes are a great way to replenish and keep hydrated.
Is there childcare?
Unfortunately, we do not provide childcare. Students must be over age 13 to attend heated classes at TULIVESI Yoga. We do encourage you to bond in our Parent/Child classes and our Budding Warriors Summer Kids Programs!
We practice silence and meditation in the studio; please be respectful to others and finish up your conversations with fellow classmates and teachers before entering the studio space. Feel free to use the trigger point balls and foam rollers before class starts.