Registration and Class-Passes: We offer individual classes plus 5, 10, and 20 class passes and a Monthly Membership for your convenience with a special discount available for public servants, military, teachers, students and seniors (age 60 and over.) We also have memberships available which is more economic if you plan to come more often (see below.) No pre-registration necessary to take a class, though we highly recommend it. You can also just drop in 10-15 minutes early to get acquainted with the studio. However, registering for classes online before you come in gives the student a certain guarantee and holds your spot in class. If paying online isn’t your thing, we also accept checks made out to: The Yoga Pilates Barre. We also take cash and Visa/Mastercard credit cards at the studio. Payment in full must be made at the time of registration, and can be handed to the instructor or to another staff member. **Class passes and memberships cannot be shared between friends and family members.
Memberships: Some of you find that taking 3, 4, or more classes per week really makes a difference. For you, we have memberships! We have both monthly memberships (automatically withdraws your membership fee each month), and we have an annual prepay. The price per class goes way down the more often you take class. If this sounds like a perfect choice for you, be sure to read the details on our memberships. You are always welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Arrival and Studio Etiquette: PLEASE BE ON TIME and make every attempt to arrive to class 5-10 minutes early (NEW STUDENTS should plan to arrive 15 minutes early to fill out a new student profile form.) Shoes may be left in the cubbies. Once inside, please turn cell phone ringers off. If there is another class in session, they may be in savasana or meditating and need the volume to be low and voices quiet. We appreciate your understanding.
Hushed Tones: We know, you get excited to see your friends and teachers at the studio. Who doesn’t love the happy yoga vibe? Let it flow, but please remember to talk quietly in the space. It’s echoey and sound really travels. We appreciate keeping your conversations low (there may be massages, meditation, or savasna going on behind closed doors.)
If You are Late: It happens sometimes. We just can’t always control it. Please call the front desk at 704-986-3951 if you think you are going to be cutting it close or late so the teacher can get you all set up with props needed for the class. We lock the doors for safety while class is in session.
Locked Doors: During certain hours, there is no front desk staff at the studio. To keep everyone safe and to protect your belongings, doors will be locked at the start of the class. We apologize for the inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding.
Mats and Props: Mats and props are available, but we strongly recommend owning your own mat. If you need some suggestions on what to get, we are happy to recommend some to you. (We may even have one that suits your needs in our retail space.) Not only is that a more hygienic option to have your own mat, you’re more likely to enhance your yoga practice at home. We have spaces to rent a space to leave your mat for $5 a month. If you do not rent a space, please take your mat home with you. We do not have room for others to leave their mat at the studio.
Clothing, Perfumes, and Other Things to Know Before Coming: Be ready to practice barefoot. Wear comfortable and stretchy clothes (and avoid eating a large meal for at least 2 hours before class). No strong perfumes, essential oils, or strong body odor, please. You are welcome to bring a water bottle into the studio and we have water for sale for $1.
Physical Limitations or Pregnancy: If you have a heart condition or any other serious ailment, physical limitations, or are pregnant, please make sure to let your instructor know BEFORE class begins. It may be necessary to get an okay from your physician before starting a new exercise routine.
Parking & Finding Us: You are welcome to park on North 1st Street in front and in our back parking lot. Please pull to the far right and far left in the back parking lot and do not block either driveway. Do not park in the Windstream parking lot during business hours, but you can park there for our evening classes.
Children & Families: Adult classes are intended for students 12 years and older. It is then the teacher’s discretion to allow a minor into an adult class. With the consent of that teacher, younger students may attend adult classes.
Class Cancellations: Due to inclement weather and other unforeseen circumstances, we occasionally have to cancel a class or workshop. Please make sure to check our Mindbody Site, website, Facebook or Instagram page for notices on cancelations.
Refunds and Pass Extensions: All purchases and class packs are non-refundable and non-transferable except under certain circumstances. We only extend the expiration date of a class pass under certain circumstances – an extended illness, a sudden family emergency that takes you out of town, etc. Unfortunately, we cannot extend them due to vacations, a busy schedule, or a business trip. The class packages are discounted from our regular drop-in rate and given an expiration date to encourage you to come to classes. We know you’ll feel better if you do. Workshop and Master Class Refunds must be requested at least 24 hours before the start of the workshop, and are subject to a 20% administration fee. No refunds are available within 24 hours of a workshop. Thank you for your understanding.
At The Yoga Pilates Barre, we are dedicated to helping everyone achieve overall health by teaching our students how to increase their body’s strength and flexibility, relax and calm the mind and generously give of their spirit.
The Yoga Pilates Barre has everything you need to cultivate a strong Pilates, Yoga and Barre practice. Our Albemarle building is a beautiful old home that we’ve transformed into a space that we hope will help you to feel calm and relaxed. We have props for our classes including blocks, straps, therabands, fitballs, foam rollers, massage balls and magic circles. We also have a Pilates Reformer, a Cadillac and several small apparatus pieces for private sessions.
We also offer Yoga Therapy, a practice where we to nurture the physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual well-being of our clients.
Most importantly, we have certified, knowledgeable teachers who approach fitness with each individual’s best interest in mind.
The Yoga Pilates Barre
239 North 1st Street, Albemarle, North Carolina 28001