Frequently Asked Questions
There are a few different ways you can sign up.
- Use our online schedule tool to reserve your spot in the class(es) of your choice.
- Download the Mindbody app, search for M3Yoga and book your classes straight from your phone.
- Show up 15 minutes before the class starts. While we request that our students reserve a spot online or in the app, we also know life is crazy and that can’t always happen. If you’d like to attend a class without reserving a spot, please show up at least 15 minutes early so you can get signed up in the system.
Yoga is such a personal thing that it’s hard to give you YOUR reason to do yoga. Some yogis come to yoga for the health aspect. Some for the spiritual components. Some find that yoga aids in their mental health. Just as every person is different, so too is their reason for doing yoga.
That said, there are numerous health benefits to doing yoga. These have been cited over and over in scientific studies.
Sign up and show up! Our instructors will help you get comfortable in your first class, and always offer modification suggestions for poses that may be out of your reach right off the bat.
Very few people come to yoga naturally flexible. Many of the people you see doing the advanced poses have been practicing yoga for years. Just like anything, you get better the more often you do it; flexible poses are no different.
Obviously consult with your doctor before starting anything, but at M3Yoga, we firmly believe that there is a type of yoga for EVERY body. That’s why we offer three different categories of classes and within those categories a ton of variety. It’s also why we offer the most classes in Athens, so that everyone can find a time and class that works for them.
Yes! M3Yoga’s founder Nick Combs actually battles his own degenerative disc disease. Our therapeutic classes are designed for those who need to take it a little slower and want to focus on the amazing healing aspects of yoga. Whether an injured young athlete or a 65-year-old dealing with chronic diseases, we believe there’s a yoga that can help you and your body.
We’re located in a converted studio in the Chase Park Warehouse in Athens Georgia. You can get to the warehouse from either Oneta Street or Tracy Street.
If coming from Oneta, turn in at the Athens Cotton Press sign, follow the parking lot to the back of the warehouse and park where the pavement turns to gravel. M3Yoga will be to your left through the famous Athens Tree Room.
Coming from Tracy, take the first right past the large industrial-looking towers. You can park near the staircase, and M3Yoga will be the right through the red brick Tree Room.
Parking is free and plentiful. We do share a large lot with many other growing businesses, so it can be crowded at times, but there’s plenty of parking all along the back of the warehouse and even a large paved lot on the side.
M3Yoga is the only studio in Athens to offer the original power yoga—Rocket Yoga. Founded by Larry Schultz and named by Bob Weir from The Grateful Dead, Rocket Yoga is meant to be fun, challenging, and playful, offering modifications and alternatives for new Ashtanga yogis.
Our studio is not heated, however if hot yoga is your thing, try our Rocket classes. Traditionally the breath is used to build internal heat, and you will leave sweaty, invigorated and feeling like you left a heated yoga class.
To see the benefits of yoga, we suggest doing yoga three times a week. That doesn’t mean you have to take three classes (Though we’d love to see you that much!); we encourage all our students to explore their personal practices at home as well and will give you some tips during class on how to develop a personal practice.
If you’ve registered online or in the Mindbody app, all you you need to bring is yourself. We have mats (for free!) and props for those who want to use them. For longer classes, you may want to bring a water bottle or face towel.
For new students, we recommend arriving 20 minutes early to fill out waivers, meet the instructor and get settled in. After your first class, we suggest you arrive at least 10 minutes ahead of the start time. Our instructors lock the door five minutes after the start of class, so being early is better than showing up late and missing your class!
Definitely not! However, during some classes, the instructor may include time to pause and take deep breaths during the practice. Some members may choose that time for prayer or connecting with their higher power. And some classes are focused on meditation alone.
Props are simply tools that can help aid your yoga practice. Our studio offers a few different props for free, including blankets, bolsters, cork blocks and straps. Your instructor will make recommendations for potential props before class and can show you how to use them so you can do all the poses without discomfort.