Class Etiquette

  • Arrive about 10-15 minutes before class when possible.
  • Arrive on time.
  • Do not eat 2 hours before class.
  • Turn off all cell phones before entering the studio.
  • Please remove your shoes before entering our class space.
  • Try to avoid walking on other students mats.
  • Please refrain from wearing any perfumes and or essential oils to class

Where are you located? 
Inner Bodyworks Yoga is in the heart of beautiful downtown Bakersfield at 1919 H Street. We are directly adjacent to the PG&E building on H, at the rear end of the parking lot. Parking is permitted in the lot.

Do I need to pre-register for classes? 
Some of our classes require pre-registration. Core Works and special workshops require pre-registration. Regular yoga classes do not.

What are the benefits of a yoga practice? 
The physical benefits of yoga are many. Yoga increases strength, flexibility and vitality; all systems of the body benefit from increased function. The more subtle benefits to yoga are relaxation and self-awareness. Through your yoga practice you will develop the ability to handle stress and have clearer, calmer more positive thoughts.

Do men do yoga? 
Yes! Lots of them. The yoga tradition has actually evolved to include women relatively recently in its long history. The original teachers and gurus were exclusively male.

Which classes are appropriate for beginners?
Check class descriptions that will indicate which classes are appropriate for beginning students. Decide which sounds best suited to you. Any of our staff members are happy to help you decide the right fit for you.

What should I bring with me to class?
We have everything you will need for your first yoga class. We provide mats and all props for class. Should you chose to maintain a consistent practice we encourage you to obtain your own mat. Our yoga shop sells everything you could need for your practice.

How many times a week should I attend? 
We generally recommend attending classes at least 2-3 times a week; however a student should never allow unrealistic expectations to clout their practice. The benefits of just a single class per week is worth your time and energy.

What should I wear? 
You should wear comfortable and non-restrictive clothing; anything you would wear to a typical exercise class. We work with bare feet in yoga so be prepared to shed your socks and shoes.

What if I have physical issues?
Yoga is for everybody! Yoga can be very therapeutic for the body, mind and spirit while facing a physical discomfort in the body. Always inform your instructor of any issues you may be experiencing, for example: back, neck, shoulder or knee pain, blood pressure issues or pregnancy. We offer a wide range of classes for all body types.

I am not flexible, is yoga for me?
We hear this statement all of the time. We come to yoga to become more flexible in the body and mind. Individuals with stiff bodies will benefit from yoga by gaining increased mobility in the joints and muscles. A naturally flexible person will benefit from yoga by gaining strength. Yoga is not about being or getting flexible, it is about bringing balance to your body.