Why You Should Practice Yoga
Three words: Quality of life. Two of the main reasons our students at Sankofa began their yoga practice is for stress reduction and injury prevention/assistance. Yoga can help reduce stress. It can help soothe the mind and lower stress levels. Yoga can help in alleviating lifestyle disorders like insomnia, hypertension, obesity, anxiety, stress, diabetes, high blood pressure and more. Practicing yoga also reduces your risk for injury. Each yoga pose targets specific muscles, which is why it's best to experiment with different styles based on your current needs. Here's are just some of the benefits:
Yoga benefits heart health
Yoga relaxes you, to help you sleep better
Yoga can mean more energy and brighter moods
Yoga helps you manage stress
Yoga improves strength, balance and flexibility
Yoga helps with back pain relief
Yoga can ease arthritis symptoms
Yoga reduces cholesterol and sugar levels
Yoga allows you to see yourself
More than 90% of people come to yoga for flexibility, stress relief, health, and physical fitness. But, for most people, their primary reason for doing yoga will change. As people grow, their practice grows and such beautiful transformations will emerge as well. Yoga offers self-reflection, the practice of kindness and self-compassion, and continued growth and self-awareness.
Why You Should Practice at Sankofa Yoga:
Sankofa Yoga honors your health + wellness goals, whether it's physical, mental or spiritual, and provides you a safe and affirming place to practice. Our yoga classes vary in styles and specialties and many of our classes are mixed-level and beginner friendly. At Sankofa we offer a Two-Week Unlimited New Student Special for only $25! Connect with us at our New Student Orientation and/or New Student Open House to learn more!
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (NSO)
New to the studio, or yoga in general, and have questions? New Student Orientation (NSO) is a chance for new and prospective students to learn more about our classes and approach to yoga. Chat with Sankofa Yoga owner, Tamisha, and receive insight on the best classes aligned with your specific health + wellness goals. Meet other students as well as instructors and learn more about our community. NSO sessions are FREE and offered virtually on Thursdays at 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm.
NEW STUDENT OPEN HOUSE (OH)
New Student Open House (OH) is the best of both words. It's NSO + a free yoga class! Enjoy an Intro to Yoga class and chat afterwards with Sankofa Yoga owner, Tamisha, and receive insight on the best classes aligned with your specific health + wellness goals. Meet other students as well as instructors and learn more about our community. OH sessions are FREE and offered in-studio at our upstairs location on Tuesdays from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.
Step #1: Create a MINDBODY profile so you can register for class.
Step #3: Purchase our 2-Week New Student Special to enjoy unlimited classes during your first two weeks with us.
Step #4: Register for classes using our scheduler.
How do I take your In-Studio classes?
Pre-register for class online as we do not accept walk-ins. Bring your own yoga mat, wear a mask, and kindly arrive 5-10 minutes before class starts as we do not accept late entry. Doors lock three minutes after class begins.
When you arrive at the studio, please remove your shoes at the door and place them inside the cubby. Our coatrack is located at the back of the studio near our restroom. Next to the restroom you will also see, Satya, our treatment room where our wellness services like massage, reiki and sound healing take place. The floors are marked where to place your mat as we keep a safe and healthy distance for yogis.
How do I take your VIRTUAL classes?
To take our VIRTUAL classes, pre-register on MINDBODY at least 30-45 minutes prior to the start of class and you will receive an email from FitGrid with a Zoom link at least 15 minutes before class starts. Select the class that says "VIRTUAL" in the front of the name. If you're comfortable, turn your screen on to get the most out of your class. This way our instructors can assist you and stay connected!
Our $25 New Student Special allows you to take unlimited classes at our studio for two weeks! We encourage students to take as many classes as possible to get a feel for the best classes aligned aligned you. Before you enjoy your 2-Week Special, please join us at New Student Orientation or New Student Open House where we can personalize a wellness plan that best fits you!
After you've completed your two-weeks at Sankofa, join us in membership! As part of our member community we offer many packages to suit different budgets, lifestyles and goals. With single class drop-in starting at $20 and memberships beginning at $59, we have an option for every person. Reach out to us today so we can help you find the ideal option for you!
I have a few questions about beginning my yoga practice at Sankofa. Can I chat with someone?
Of course, we are here to help! Here's a few of our options to best assist you:
Join us virtually for New Student Orientation (NSO). Reserve your space here.
Join us in-studio for New Student Open House (OH). Reserve your space here.
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
What is the Two-Week New Student Special?
Our $25 Two-Week New Student Journey is a progressive practice that teaches students new to our studio the core foundations of yoga in a safe and engaging environment. You’ll learn alongside other students and get to know what our commUNITY is all about! Enjoy unlimited classes at our studio for two weeks to get a feel for the best classes aligned aligned you. Your 2-week pass begins at your first use. You are responsible for cancelling your class reservation if you can no longer attend. Purchase your 2-Week pass here.
What is not included in the Two-Week Special?
Our wellness/bodywork services, workshops and Prenatal Yoga classes are not included in the 2-Week Special.
The minimum age to attend class is 16 years old.
One Registration Per Person
Each student must create their own account and register for classes individually. You cannot purchase an additional drop-in pass for a friend.
How do I create or access my account?
There's An App for That!
After you create your account, download the MINDBODY App and add Sankofa Yoga to your favorites. The app makes it super easy to register and cancel your classes at the click of a button! NOTE: Memberships cannot be purchased on the app, you can only do that online here.
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We approach wellness mind, body and spirit. Ranging from Thai Massage to Reiki, our holistic wellness services provide clients with personalized experiences, allowing them to free blocked energy, feel deep relaxation and reach optimal results.
Sankofa Health Center. Located right next door to our Yoga Studio at 300 Main Street, we are open 4 days a week, accept most major insurances and provide a self-pay option! From physicals to health screenings to OB/GYN needs, we have you covered! To learn or schedule an appointment, call 301-377-0577 or visit sankofahealthcenter.com