200 Newport Ave     |     East Providence, RI     |     401.434.0262

How should I start?

We love beginners at Create Power Yoga! You do not need to know the poses, have the right outfit, or be flexible to start yoga.  All are welcome here and we strive to make every class accessible and each experience positive.

We recommend you start with our Introductory Offer of 30 Days Unlimited for $30!  This pack is a great way to begin, letting you 'test out' being a member.  With unlimited yoga, you can spend 30 days trying a variety of classes and instructors. 

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General Yoga Class Ettiquette

Welcome! Here are some helpful hints!

Out of respect for your teachers and fellow students, we ask that you please arrive early, and commit yourself to staying for the duration of class, especially savasana.

  • Arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign in and get settled, even if you've pre-registered online. For security reasons, we lock our door when class begins, so please try to arrive early.
  • You will sweat in class! Athletic clothing is recommended and we request that students wear tops and bottoms with modest coverage. Stretchy shorts/pants and a form fitting t-shirt or tank top are ideal for both men and women.
  • Bring water, a mat, and a towel (new student? We will give you a free rental mat & towel to use for your first class!)
  • Please turn off your phone when you arrive. All cell phone use is to be done outside of the studio.
  • Keep all personal belongings outside of the yoga studio room, cell phone included. We have cubbies to place your belongings. Anything of personal value please keep at home or locked in your car. All students are personally responsible for the safety of their own belongings.
  • Please don’t wear fragrances to class - some students and teachers have odor sensitivities/allergies
  • Many people like to meditate before class - please limit pre-class conversations to outside of the studio space
  • Please line up your mat with the tape marks on the floor. Classes can be crowded and the tape marks ensure proper spacing, safety, and room for all students.
  • If you have to leave class early, please let the instructor know before class begins. In this case, please set your mat near the door and leave before savasana.
  • Remember that savasana one of the most important elements in closing your yoga practice, and lasts about 5 minutes

Most importantly, ask questions - teachers are there to help you - and HAVE FUN!

I'm coming to my first class! What should I expect?

Congratulations on starting your yoga practice! We're excited to have you.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early so we can meet you and help you settle in. For security reasons, we lock our door when class begins, so please try to arrive early.  One of us will give you a tour when you arrive, and show you the studio where you will be taking class.

  • Before you enter the practice space, please take off your shoes and place them in a cubby hole or on a shoe rack. Practice is barefoot.
  • The practice space is a cell phone free zone. Please place your phone on vibrate or silent and leave it outside of the class. If you're on call or do need your phone, please let a teacher know.
  • If you have any injuries, limitations, or concerns, please let us know so we can help you stay safe!
  • There are black tape marks on the floor of the studio. When choosing a spot on the floor, please take your mat and slide the top two corners of your mat into two black 'parking spots.' The studio can fit a lot of students, and these spots have been measured out and staggered to give everyone plenty of space!

Do I need to call ahead or sign up for class?

Our classes do not require pre-registration, but it can be helpful. Even if you've pre-registered, we recommend you arrive about 15 minutes before the class to allow time to sign in and get situated. For security reasons, we lock our door when class begins, so please try to arrive early.

If you do want to pre-register for class, we have an app for that!  Download MindBody CONNECT on your iPhone or Andriod phone for access to our schedule, your student account, and to rate classes.

    

How soon before class should I arrive?

Even if you've pre-registered, we recommend you arrive about 15 minutes before the class to allow time to sign in and get situated. For security reasons, we lock our door when class begins, so please try to arrive early. We do not allow new students into class late. If you have been to CPY before, and know you're running behind, please call us at 401-434-0262 and let us know so that we can leave the door open for you.

I'm not flexible.

That's why you do yoga! Most new yoga students are not very flexible - it's not required!  While increased flexibility is one of the many benefits of practicing yoga, it’s not the ultimate goal. If you find yourself struggling in a pose, our instructors will always help to make the pose fit YOU. Sensation is good but you should never experience pain in yoga.

Which class should I take?

Deciding which class is right for you depends on a few of things, but know that we accept all levels and all bodies in every class. If there is a class time that works for you, come try it out.

If you'd like to narrow down your class choices, start with a few questions - Do you feel like a good workout is in order, or are you in the mood for a gentle, mellow flow? Do you like heated or unheated? How does your body feel today?

Please visit our Class Descriptions page for more information about our classes, or call (401-434-0262) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will help you select a class.  No matter what class you take, we will strive to make your experience a positive one.

What should I wear?

You will sweat in class! Athletic clothing is recommended and we request that students wear tops and bottoms with modest coverage. Stretchy shorts/pants and a form fitting t-shirt or tank top are ideal for both men and women. We recommend avoiding cotton, as it becomes heavier when sweating.

If you're attending an unheated class, layers are a great idea so that you have options as your body warms up during class.

Can I eat before yoga?

A light snack or small meal 1 to 2 hours before class is usually okay. We don’t recommend eating a large meal just prior to class. Yoga, with all its twists, bends and folds, doesn’t lend itself to a full stomach.

What if I need to leave class?

If you need to leave class, that is fine! Feel free to leave the room if you need to. However, if you are feeling over-heated or dizzy, for safety we recommend staying in the room and taking child's pose or laying down on your mat until you feel better. Return to class when you are ready.

If you know you will need to leave class early, please tell your instructor so that we can help you leave the class at an appropriate time.

What are hands-on assists?

Many of our instructors walk around the room while teaching and offer verbal suggestions and/or physical assists to help students feel the pose in a deeper way and learn more about safe anatomical alignment. Hands on assists usually feel supportive to most but not everyone likes them. If you don’t want to be assisted, please just let us know before class.

Can I bring my child to class with me?

The answer to this depends on your child's age. We strive to make all of our students feel safe, comfortable, and focused in all of our classes. We set our policies to ensure that each yoga students attends classes that are safe for the developmental stage of their body and brain.

Ages 16-17: We allow minors ages 16-17 in any of our classes, with permission (signed waiver) from their parent or guardian.

Ages 14-15: We allow minors ages 14-5 in any of our unheated classes, with a parent or guardian in attendance with them.

Age 13 and under: We do not allow children under the age of 13 in our adult classes.

ADDRESS:
200 Newport Ave
East Providence 02916
(across from Town Wine)

PARKING:
Parking located in the plaza's lot, on Circle Street, and in the Rite Aid parking lot.
Please help us out and respect our neighboring businesses by not parking in front of their entrances when you come to classes.

Telephone | 401-434-0262
createpoweryoga@gmail.com


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