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faq + policies

This page will answer most your general questions about our classes and events.


If you can’t find an answer, please email hello@iHeartyoga.org, we’ve got answers :)

 Studio Classes 

Are your yoga classes heated? 
All of our studio classes will be a comfortable temperature 70-75 degrees, unless indicated as *WARM* on the schedule, in which case we heat the class to 85-90 degrees.

What do I need for class?
Lots of water, a yoga mat, sweat towel (if you have one), and your beautiful self. Leave your ego at the door.

What should I wear?
Comfortable athletic clothes you can move in. *Bonus points if you wear your iHeartYoga swag! 

Do you rent yoga mats and towels?
If you don’t have a mat, no worries, we rent them for $2 at the studio.

Do you have showers and changing rooms? 
We don’t have showers. (They’re overrated.) We do however have a changing room you’re welcome to use if you’re coming straight from work. 

I’m new, do I need to sign up for class beforehand?
Welcome to the iHeartYoga fam! You don't need to sign up beforehand but we do recommend getting there 10-15 minutes early to register for class, check in, set up your mat, and prepare yourself for practice. Early arrival also gives you a chance to meet other iHeat yogis. Trust us, this tribe is full of amazing people! 

How should I prepare for class?
Please drink plenty of water before class so you’re fully hydrated (you’re probably going to sweat!). We also recommend eating 1-2 hours before our barre, vinyasa, and power flow classes so you’re fully digested. 

Do all the classes have music?
Yes! Our teachers are multitalented yogi DJs. Individual playlists are curated by the instructor. Usually the music played reflects the pace of the class. *If you don’t like loud music, barre classes are probably not for you. 

How many times a week should I practice?
Totally up to you! This practice helps you to develop body awareness so if your practice is feeling strong, come as much as you like! If you’re feeling like you need a rest, try our gentle flow, restorative and sound healing classes. We offer over 60 in-studio classes each week so there’s always something to suit your needs. (Click here to see our full schedule.) 

Are the classes all levels?
Power yoga, vinyasa flow, and yoga barre classes are challenging practices that demand a lot from the body. That being said, we welcome all levels to come and try out any of our classes. iHeartYoga is all about your personal journey on the mat. We have a “do what you can, when you can” philosophy. Our teachers will offer modifications and adjustments as needed. If you have injuries, please let the instructor know prior to class. 

I’m new to yoga. What classes are the best for beginners?
Welcome! Our gentle flow, yin, and restorative classes are the most accessible to beginners. They’re taken at a slower pace than our vinyasa, power, and barre classes. We suggest trying out a variety of classes and instructors to see what you like! Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of class. You can sign up online or at the front desk.

Do I have to sign up online?
No, you can sign up, sign in, and register for class at the front desk of the studio. Always check in at the desk! (Even if you signed up online.) It helps us get to know you. 

Where is your studio located?
We are located in the North/West corner Dana Point Harbor adjacent to Beach Harbor Pizza. Yes, we our studio has an ocean view in case you’re wondering! To get here: From I-5, exit CA-1/Pacific Coast HWY West for 1 mile. Left on Dana Point Harbor Dr for .4 mi. Left on Golden Lantern St. Our official address is: 34485 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629

Do you have parking?
Yes! You can park anywhere in the harbor lot for free. 

Pricing & Memberships

Do you allow drop-ins? 
Of course! A single class drop-in is $15. 

Do you offer memberships?
Yes we do! We currently offer a monthly membership and month-to-month membership. What’s the difference? Glad you asked! 

Unlimited 1-Month Membership: 
$98 per month (No commitment, expires after 30 days, unlimited in-studio classes)

Unlimited Month-to-Month Membership:
$89 per month (Auto renewing - 3 month minimum commitment, unlimited in-studio classes) 

Can I share my membership with someone else?
While we highly encourage flowing with your friends, unlimited memberships (monthly & month-to-month) are limited to one person per package and are non-transferable.

I need to cancel my membership. How do I do it?
To cancel your monthly membership, please click here to fill out our Membership Cancellation Form. Please Note: You must give notice of cancellation at least 30 days prior to the date your membership is scheduled to renew.

Park Classes 

What is Yoga In The Park?
Yoga In The Park is iHeartYoga's original and most popular class! It’s our outdoor donation based yoga class for everyone. Bring your dog, kids, family, and friends to enjoy the gorgeous ocean view with a side of om! No reservations required. Suggested donation $8.

Do you have Yoga In The Park everyday?
Yes we do! Park classes happen everyday from 10 - 11am. During the warmer months, we add sunset Yoga In The Park classes from 5:30 - 6:30pm. Please see our class schedule for daily class listings. 

Where is Yoga In The Park located?
In Dana Point’s Lantern Bay Park behind the Marriott hotel. The official address is: 25111 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629. We practice in the middle lawn behind the Marriott pool. 

Is there parking?
Yes! Street parking near Lantern Bay Park is free and the harbor lot below the park is also free. 

How much should I donate?
$8 is suggested, but we greatly appreciate all donations! Your contribution not only helps us put on amazing events like Yoga In The Park, it directly supports the instructor leading class.

Do you accept credit cards in the Park?
No we do not. Ca$h only in the Park please. 

Do you provide mats for Park classes?
No. Due to the large number of participants we are unable to provide mats for every student. Please come prepared for class with a mat and water. 

Can I bring my kids, dog, cousin, half cousin?
Yes, yes, yes, and yes! Everyone (pups included) is welcome to attend our Park classes. 

Mexico Retreats

How soon in advance should I book my trip?
ASAP! These retreats fill up really, really fast so the sooner you reserve your spot the better. 

Do you offer a payment plan?
Not at the moment. Payment is required in full to reserve your spot. 

How do I secure my spot?
Payment is required in full to secure your spot. Please fill out our Retreat Signup Form so we know who to send it to :) 

I can’t come anymore! What is your cancellation policy?
While we understand life is unexpected and things come up, there is a $150 cancelation fee per person if you cancel 7 days prior to departure.If you cancel within the week of departure, unfortunately there is no refund option.. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds or credits will be granted for failure to attend, complete or for arriving late or leaving early. 

I paid my invoice but haven’t heard anything about the retreat since I booked. Should I be worried?
Nope! Once payment is received you will receive a confirmation email however, since these retreats book out months in advance, do not expect to receive emails in your inbox from us until closer to the date of your trip. We will send additional information as the retreat approaches. 

I’m booking with a large group (6+ people). Do you offer a group discount?
Perfect! We do. To learn more about our group discount, please email support@iHeartYoga.org

Where is the hotel? 
We’re staying at the beautiful Las Rocas Resort & Spa in Rosarito, Mexico. 

Where and when is the wine tasting? 
The wine tasting is totally optional (but so much fun!). If your retreat is a yoga & wine retreat, the wine tour is on Saturday following the first yoga class (roughly 11am-ish) during the allotted free time. It's about a 45 minute ride to the wineries. We take a shuttle from the resort so you do not have to worry about transportation. 

What is the difference between a standard room and a suite?
Both rooms have a gorgeous ocean view but the suites are slightly larger and more spacious than standard rooms.

Teacher Training

I’m new to yoga. Can I do your teacher training?
Of course! Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or just starting out, our 200-Hour Teacher Training is beneficial for all levels of practitioners. An open mind is the only prerequisite. 

I’m not sure I really want to teach yoga… Is teacher training right for me?
Yes! Our teacher training program is an amazing way to transform your personal practice and deepen your connection to yourself. Willingness to learn is essential, not the desire to teach.

How often do you hold teacher training?
Our 200-Hour Teacher Training is held twice per year. It usually begins in March and September. *Schedule is subject to change. Click here for upcoming dates. 

Where is teacher training held?
Our 200-Hour Teacher Training is held at our oceanfront studio in Dana Point, California and in our neighboring park when the weather permits. 

Who leads your teacher training?
Our teacher training is led by expert instructors Bree Koenig and Maggie Gelineau. Supporting and guest instructors vary per training. Trust that you are in good hands :) 


Is there a payment plan? 
Yes, there is! Please call Elsa Stuart at (949) 363-3152 for details. 

What does a typical weekend of teacher training look like? 
A typical weekend of teacher training might look something like: 
Friday Night:
5:30 pm - 5:45 pm Meditation/Affirmations 
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm Yoga Class 
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm Break
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lecture
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Posture Clinic 
9:00 pm - 10:00pm Practice Teach 
Saturday:
8:30 am - 9:45 am Lecture
9:45 am - 10:00 am Break
10:00 am - 11:00 am Yoga Class
11:00 am - 12:15 pm Lecture
12:15 pm - 1:15pm Break
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm Posture Clinic
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Practice Teach 
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Yoga Class
Sunday:
8:30 am - 9:30 am Yoga Class
9:30 am -12:45 pm Lecture
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Break
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm Posture Clinic
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Practice Teach 
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Yoga Class
*This schedule is intended to serve as a guide only. 

Is there a final exam?
Yes. There is a final written exam (open book take-home test) and a final teaching practicum exam in Baja, Mexico. Part of your exam consists of teaching a full 60-minute class. 

Is there any homework? 
Yes. Outside of scheduled sessions please expect 20 - 50 hours of home study throughout the course of the program. Like anything, you get out what you put in so we recommend diving deep! 

What’s included in the program?
Pricing includes an all-inclusive 3-day trip to Baja, Mexico, a comprehensive teaching manual, and unlimited practice at iHeartYoga for the duration of your training. 

Is there any supplemental material I need for teacher training?
 There is a supplemental book list that you will be responsible to purchase prior to the first weekend session. 

I want to do the training but I know I’m going to miss a day (or two) - can I still do the program?
Yes. Attendance is required at all teacher training sessions but we understand that life happens and unexpected conflicts may arise. For every 1-4 hours missed you will need to schedule a one hour private with Bree or Maggie ($100). For every 4-8 hours missed, you will need to schedule a 2 hour private ($200). While we're more than happy to work with you to ensure you don’t miss a thing, it is your responsibility to get caught up and request any handouts that you may have missed. Please note: The maximum amount of days you can miss is 3 days.

Is your teacher training program accredited by Yoga Alliance?
Yes. Our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is accredited by Yoga Alliance.

What does that mean? 
Yoga Alliance (YA) is the certifying body for Yoga Schools, enforcing quality and content hour standards. Upon completion of our 200-hour program, you will receive a 200 Hour Yoga Certification recognized by Yoga Alliance. Most yoga studios require or prefer teachers to be YA certified. 

What can I do with my 200-hour certificate after I complete my requirements?
You can hang in on your wall AND get a job teaching yoga!! 

What is your cancellation policy?
Deposits secure your spot in the program and are not refundable. Refunds for the remainder of your balance varies depending on timing. For cancellation requests submitted within more than 30 days of program start date: 100% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. For cancellation requests submitted within 30 days of program start date, 50% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. Cancellation requests within 14 days of the program start date: sorry but no refunds given, no exceptions. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds or credits will be granted for failure to attend or complete the program.

iHeartYoga Studio Policies

General

  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time of class.

  • ALWAYS check in at the desk! (Even if you signed up online.)

  • While walk-ins are welcome, we highly recommend reserving classes online to guarantee your spot.

  • Leave your cell phone in our waiting area. Selfies are encouraged pre & post-class, not during.

  • If you *must* leave early, please leave before savasana out of respect to your fellow yogis.

No Show & Class Cancellation Policy

Single Class, Class Packages and Unlimited Memberships:

  • You must cancel your class at least 5 minutes prior to class start time in order to un-reserve your spot and return it to your account.

  • Once your spot is cancelled, the class will be returned to your account for use at a future date.

  • If you late-cancel less than 5 minutes prior to class start time, you will not be refunded for the class. No exceptions.

Workshop & Event Cancellation Policy

Workshops and events have a strict 24-hour cancellation policy. If you late-cancel less than 24 hours before class the time of your workshop, credit will still be deducted from your account and you will not be refunded. No exceptions. 

Waitlist Policy

If a class or workshop is full, you may add yourself to the waitlist. Should a spot open up, you'll receive an email notification letting you know you've been automatically added to the class. Please note, if you are not "opted in" for email notifications in our system, you will not receive an email notification. If you are on the waitlist and are no longer available, please remove yourself, as you will be responsible for the class/workshop should you be added.

Retail & Boutique Return Policy

Unworn and unused retail items can be returned within 30 days of purchase with the original receipt.

Transfer Policy

All Class Packages, Unlimited Memberships, and Workshops are non-transferable. 
All class credits must be used by the original purchasing client. 

Expiration Policy 

All of our classes expire 1 year from the date of purchase. We are unable to extend packages. No exceptions.

Changing The Dates Of Your Membership

Memberships begin on date of purchase but can be adjusted to the date in which you take your first class. If you would like to adjust the start date please email us at  support@iHeartYoga.org.

Lost & Found

iHeartYoga Studio is not responsible for any lost or stolen items in the studio or retail area. 
Please email the studio directly for any items you may have left behind.

Instructor Substitutions

Instructors for studio and park classes are subject to change without notice. Please see our class schedule here for daily listings. 

More Questions?

Got a Q we haven’t answered? 
Please email us at support@iHeartYoga.org.