New Students



Below you will find a list of common questions people new to the studio often have. If you can't find your question below, feel free to contact Joy directly at or 314-537-0671.

Take some time to look around, explore, and familiarize yourself with our website. If you are brand new to yoga or want to deepen your practice, you are in the right place. 

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Frequently asked questions

Q: What do I need to bring to class?

A: Your yoga mat. We have everything else!

Q: What type of clothing is good to wear for a class?

A: Comfortable clothing that allows you to move. 

Q: How can I prepare for class?

A: Come to class hydrated.

Q: What should I eat before class?

A: Eat something light. You don’t want to be hungry while practicing, but you don’t want to be digesting food either. Fruit is a great option!

Q: What time should I arrive?

A: Arrive 15 minutes before class begins to settle in.

Q: How do I get to the studio?

A: Joy of Yoga is located on Manchester Road just West of Brentwood Blvd at 8918 Manchester Rd. Take Highway 40 to Brentwood/Hanley exit or Highway 44 to Elm. The entrance to the studio is located in the back of the building.

Q: Which door do I use?

Classes will be in “Main Studio” (see through door) or in “Studio B/Downstairs Studio” (door leads to staircase). It will show which studio when you sign up for class. Most regularly scheduled yoga classes are in Studio A. Most Special events are in Studio B.

Q: Where do I park?

A: There is plenty of parking in the back of the studio by the entrance. 

Q: What packages do you offer to new students?

A: Joy of Yoga offers the New Student Special. $29 for UNLIMITED yoga classes for 2 weeks. Click here to purchase! Please note that special series and workshops are not included in this offer.

Try out as many teachers and classes as your schedule allows.

Ideally, making room for 2-3 classes per week on a regular basis will help you get the most out of your yoga practice.

It's also important to find teachers that you connect with and styles of yoga that make you feel good.

Q: What classes are best for people who are new to yoga?

A: Joy of Yoga offers a variety of classes that invite all levels of yogis. If you are new to yoga or want to get back into it, we offer great options for introductory levels. 

9:30am Free Flow
5:00pm Gentle Yoga
6:30pm Yoga Basics

10:00pm Prana Vinyasa
12:00pm Lunch Time Yoga
5:00pm Yoga Basics
8:00pm Restorative and Gentle Yoga

1:15pm Yoga for Neuro-Health Qi
4:00pm Vitalizing the Meridians
5:30pm Mindful Movement with Massage Therapy Balls

9:30am Yoga with Reiki
12:00pm Yoga for Lunch
5:00pm Gentle Flow
8:00pm Restorative and Gentle Yoga

6:30pm Restorative Yoga (donation)

8:30am Yoga Basics
10:00 Soulful Flow
1:00 Myofascial Stretching

10:30am Mindful Movement
3:00pm EspañYOGA
6:30pm Restorative Yoga and Reiki

Yoga Nidra, New & Full Moon classes are introductory level classes, as well. Be on the lookout for those on the calendar, as the dates change.

Also look out for the reoccurring 6-week Yoga Virgins Series!

Q: How do I sign up for classes?

A: Once you have purchased your new student special, you can download the MindBody App to register and sign up for classes or click the link of the class for which you wish to sign up. During this 2-week period is a great time to try out various classes and teachers to get an idea of what works for you!

Q: I have more questions!

A: You can contact the owner, Joy, directly at 314-537-0671 to set up a time to view the studio or ask further questions.