About Now: Yoga & Movement
Now: Yoga & Movement is located in the heart of Irondequoit, between I-Square & House of Guitars. Our mission is to create a space for students to come home to, where they can explore body and mind without judgment or fear. We are a small, humble studio, where we provide personal care to each of our students and value the relationships we build together. We hope to share the practice of yoga with anyone who is interested, regardless of age, gender, or body type.
Although yoga is considered a timeless practice, it changes as those who practice it change. It is as dynamic as we are. What remains constant is our aim to guide our students towards wellness & balance, cultivating relaxation & a sense of exploration in what can be a very personal practice.
All of our classes encourage participants to slow down and be mindful of how each movement and pose feels, rather than rushing through the practice. What we do on our mats influences life off the mat. By allowing ourselves to slow down within our practice, we can take this mindfulness into the rest of lives, leading to improved focus, more meaningful relationships, and a better quality of life.
The only thing yoga requires of you is your breath, your focus, and the openness to explore the range of motion in YOUR body. You don’t have to start out being flexible or strong, although you may find you are more of both as you continue to practice. We offer a variety of classes for adults and children of all ages; the whole family is welcome to join!
Studio Info & Policies:
The front door opens right into the studio space. Please take off your shoes and place them on the shoe tray to the right of the front door before setting up your mat. Please remember to silence your cell phone before you put it away. You’re welcome to hang up your bag, coat, or anything else on the coat rack above the shoe tray, or just set your things down on the window seat. This will help keep the studio space clear of clutter so you can move around!
There are 15 minutes in between most classes. Class starts right at the time listed on the schedule so please arrive at least 5 minutes early, if possible, so you can get settled in before we begin. If you arrive and there is another class in session, please enter the studio quietly or wait until the class lets out before coming in. If it’s your first time at the studio, be sure to arrive around 10 minutes early to fill out paperwork and get settled. If you are late to class, please enter the studio quietly so as not to disrupt the other students.
Most of our classes are open to all experience levels, and each teacher is equipped with the know-how to assist and support you throughout the practice. Please go to the Class Description page on the site to learn more about the variety of classes we offer. We welcome students ages 12 & up to attend adult classes, if parents feel it is appropriate.
If you’re anxious about trying yoga for the first time, that’s ok! We aim to welcome you warmly and support you throughout your practice, whether it’s your very first class, or you’ve been practicing for years. We encourage you to ask us questions, to listen to your inner teacher (your intuition, your body), and to have fun!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a yoga class like?
A yoga class looks similar to any other type of group class that involves movement. Your teacher will lead you through the yoga poses (asanas), giving both verbal alignment cues and visual demonstrations. One of the cool things about yoga is that it not only focuses on moving through physical poses, it also encourages attention to the breath and breathing practices (pranayama) and introduces students to meditation. These elements of the practice offer a unique opportunity to slow down and de-stress in the midst of our busy lives.
What should I wear & what should I bring with me to class?
We suggest you wear clothing that has some give to it and that moves with your body. We suggest you bring your own mat with you as you will be exploring almost every corner of that space. If you don’t have a mat yet, or happen to forget yours, we have extras at the studio you can borrow. We recommend you bring a water bottle to class in case you want to hydrate. We have a water pitcher and cups available if you’ve forgotten to bring your own. Please ask for water if you need it, or feel free to help yourself if the pitcher is already on the tea cart.
Do you allow drop-ins?
Yes, we do. You are not required to purchase a class pass or drop-in pass before you come to the studio. However, we recommend that you go to the online scheduler and register ahead of time to save your spot in class. If you do so and find you can’t make it to class, please contact the teacher who is leading the class so you don’t lose your credit and so another student can take your place.
Where should I park?
Parking is available in the lot in front of Now and in the I-Square lot adjacent to Hair Extraordinaire. If there’s no available space there, you may also park in the bigger lot at I-Square if there is room, or in the church or Chase Bank lot across the street after hours.