Whether you are new to Yoga or new to our studio we hope to answer all of your questions here. We look forward to helping you begin your wellness journey with Tula! Please feel free to reach out to us with any additional questions!
Which Class is Right for Me?
The Yoga classes at Tula are accessible to everyone. We offer various styles of Yoga with each experienced instructor bringing their own unique style and personality into their class. We encourage students to go at their own pace and to feel comfortable in class while moving in their own unique way. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced Yogi, there is a class for you! These are our class suggestions if you are brand new to Yoga: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Sunrise & Stretch, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga.
Please check our class description page to see what best fits the style class you are looking for or email us for recommendations!
What If It’s My First Visit to the Studio?
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class to check in at the front desk and get a tour of the studio.
Upon entering the studio you can remove your shoes and place them in the shoe cubbies. You can place the rest of your belongings in one of the cubbies located in our locker area.
Have an amazing experience in your class and go at your own pace! Our goal is for every student to feel comfortable in class while moving in their own unique way.
We encourage students to sign up for class via MindBody prior to arriving at the studio to ensure a spot in class. If you register for a class and then cannot make it, please cancel your reservation no later than 4 hours before class start time. Any no shows or late cancellations after the 4 hour window will be charged for the class they are registered for. Unlimited members will be charged $15.
What is Barre Fitness?
The Barre classes offered at Tula are designed to sculpt and tone the entire body. All of the classes are set to upbeat music and created to burn calories, increase core strength, flexibility, posture, and balance. We incorporate weights, resistance bands, and other props to sculpt your arms, abs, and create long lean muscles. You will leave feeling longer, stronger, and invigorated after each class. Exercises can be modified whether you’re a beginner, pregnant or have an injury, but can also be amplified if you’re advanced and looking for more of a challenge.
What Do I Bring to Class?
Yoga: Yoga mat & water. Studio mats and blocks are available to use at no additional cost. We suggest bringing a blanket and a bolster to any gentle yoga, restorative or yin yoga classes. We also have these props for sale in the boutique.
Barre: Mat & water. All barre props are provided.
Aerial Yoga: If you have your own hammock, great! You can bring it with you and we will set it up. If not, the studio will provide you with a hammock for class.
Water is also available for purchase at the front desk.
Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to class start time. For the safety and satisfaction of all clients, without exception, students who arrive after the class start time will not be permitted to enter the studio. If you do arrive late, we encourage you to come to our next scheduled class.
No cell phones are allowed in the practice space. Please silence your phone and leave it with your personal belongings in the locker room.
How to Prepare for Class
Wear Clothing that you are comfortable in. Women typically wear yoga pants or shorts with a workout top, t-shirt or sports bra. Men can wear running shorts and a t-shirt.
Yoga: No special footgear is required because you will be barefoot. Socks are optional.
Barre/Pilates: You can either be barefoot or wear toe sox. Toe sox are sold at the studio.
If attending any of the heated classes hydration is key to avoid fatigue during class. Ideally you want to drink 8 –10 glasses of water (8 oz per glass) the day before and the day of the class.
What are the Benefits of Practicing Yoga?
Increases Muscle Strength & Tone
Increases Energy and Metabolism
Improves Athletic performance
Improves Quality of Sleep
Peace of Mind
What type of heating system is used for the Hot & Warm Yoga classes?
Tula Yoga is one of the few studios in Monmouth County to use an infrared heating system for its heated yoga classes. Unlike traditional heating there is no noise, no dust or germs circulating, and no odor, making for a more pleasant experience. Radiant heat penetrates the deepest layers of tissue, where it stimulates the body to release toxins, fat and other impurities through sweating. Analysis has found that sweat resulting from infrared heat contained 20 percent toxins compared to three percent from traditional heat. This safe, internal heating of the body can also stimulate immune function, increase blood flow, improve skin tone, texture and elasticity, ease joint and muscle pain, and break up cellulite deposits. Infrared heating is safe, offers many health benefits and will maximize the results of your hot yoga practice.
What are the Benefits of Practicing with the Infrared Heating System?
Warms the muscles for greater flexibility
Helps achieve a deeper stretch
Flushes toxins from the body
Improves efficiency of the immune system
Glowing and radiant skin
Eases join and muscle pain
Improves skin tone and elasticity