WELCOME
NEW STUDENTS

Our $25 New Student Special allows you to take unlimited classes for two weeks! 

NOTE: Your 2-week pass begins at your first use. You are responsible for cancelling your class reservation if you can no longer attend class.

Why You Should Try 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.

Our Approach:

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 approach to yoga is rooted in cOMmunity. We are a yoga studio with many styles and specialties. Most of our classes are mixed-level, and yogis are encouraged to take as many classes as possible to see which ones aligns best with you!

FIRST STEPS:

Step #1: Create a MINDBODY profile so you can register for class. 

Step #2: Purchase our 2-Week New Student Special to enjoy unlimited classes during your first two weeks with us. 

Step #3: Visit our Class Descriptions page to see which class best supports your goals.

Step #4: Join us virtually for New Student Orientation (NSO)!

Step #5: Register for classes using our scheduler. 

I'm New To Yoga, What Classes Should I Take?

Visit our class descriptions page to help you chose the classes that best support your goals. We are here to help! Let your teacher know and they will happily provide you with modifications + assists to meet you where you are. 

When are your classes held?

Check out our class scheduleWe offer classes seven days a week, in the morning, afternoon and evening.

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:

What is New Student Orientation? 

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 and Saturdays at 8:15 am. Reserve your space here

What is a Wellness Service Consult? 

Our wellness component of Sankofa Yoga approaches healing mind, body and spirit. Need help deciding which one of our bodywork + wellness services are best for you? Schedule a FREE private 10-minute consultation and chat with one of our wellness practitioners on Mondays @ 8:45 am & 9:00 am. Click here to reserve your space. 

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!

I have an injury. What should I bring to class to assist me?

We are so glad to hear that you’re listening to your body & knowing when to pull back. Please don’t hesitate to inform the teacher about any discomfort, we are here to help! Yoga props are important for providing a little extra support in some poses. Using tools like blocks or straps can help offset a limited range of motion or tightness and help make a pose easier to get into and hold. We provide yoga straps and yoga blocks at the studio; however, we encourage you to purchase additional items to better support your needs. Follow these links to purchase props that help support your practice:

 

Age Limit

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?

Click here!

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.

What's Next After My Two-Weeks Are Up?

So you've taken the classes, vibed with us and have fallen in yoga love! You can make us your yoga home by becoming a member or you can continue to flow with us with class-passes. Join us for New Student Orientation to chat more!

What is Sankofa Health Center? 

Along with Sankofa Yoga and Wellness, we also own and operate a community based Primary Care and Women's Health Medical Center, Sankofa Health Center. Located right next door to our Yoga Studio at 300 Main Street, we are open 6 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

Additional Resources:

Click here to read our FAQs

Click here to view our class schedule

Click here to read our class descriptions

Click here to read our class prices

Click here to read about memberships

Click here to read our studio policies

Click here to learn about our teachers

Click here to learn about the owners

Click here to book wellness services

Click here to contact us!