FAQ's and Terms

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. The entrance to our front door is located inside the courtyard of the Greenlake Village next to Kitanda and across from Tangelo - Green Lake Chiropractor + Rehab. The center of the courtyard can be accessed from NE 71st or 72nd St or Woodlawn Ave NE.

  2. We’re grateful for the multiple options for parking! There is paid Seattle street parking on NE 71st or 72nd St or Woodlawn Ave NE. There is a paid parking structure accessed from NE 71st or 72nd St with free 90-minute validation with a purchase from PCC. Alternatively, there is free street parking throughout the neighborhood on various streets.

  3. You will always need to pre register for classes.

    If you have been to the studio before (even if it was a long time ago when we were called Modo) head to the home page and look in the top right corner, you will see My Account. Follow the prompts, even if you have forgotten your password - no problem, you can request a new one. Once you are signed in, look for ‘Schedule’ and select the class you want to attend.

    Download the App here, use your login info and make the pre registration process a breeze in one click.

    **Please note: no show students and 1 hour late cancelations will incur a $20 fee to honor the limited number of spots available in class.

  4. You can cancel the booking the same way you made it - via your web browser on your phone or computer. Or via the app. Log in and hit cancel booking.

    We ask everyone to make their best effort to cancel if you can no longer make it to class. If you do not cancel your class up to 1 hour before or simply do not show up, we charge $20 for members or a loss of credit for packages.

    We are fair and reasonable people, if you have any questions or concerns please email us Seattle@pranifyyoga.com

  5. Your Membership will renew automatically for the same duration and rate, unless you complete the Membership Cancelation Form online at least 30 days in advance of your renewal date. Pranify Yoga Seattle may change membership terms and rates under this agreement by posting notice of such change at least 30 days in advance of such change.

    We make freezing (or suspending) your membership painless. After filling out the online Suspension Request Form, please allow 3-5 business days for us to process your request. The billing will automatically resume once freeze period has ended.

  6. We always start class on time. Once the teacher has entered and begun, we do not allow late comers into the room.

    Always sign in at the front desk. Please don't breeze by and jump the line. Please wait in the line until it's been acknowledged that our team has registered your arrival.

    Once you are in the yoga room, it is a silent space. Please do not talk. Keep your verbal community connections for outside in the foyer or change room! It's important to honor this to respect the others in the room.

    We also encourage you to prepare yourself mentally and physically to stay in the yoga room for the duration of class. If you feel overwhelmed or ungrounded please don't hesitate to simply lay down on your mat for a rest. If you absolutely need to step out, thats okay but please avoid making it a habit.

    Take up the invitation and rare opportunity to leave your phone. Keep it on silent in the change room or leave it in your car. We all contribute to making the space sacred and this helps.

  7. If you are new to hot yoga - give yourself plenty of time and grace as you adapt to doing physical exercise in a heated space. The Roots is an ideal place for everyone, and anyone to begin. It's active enough to have moments of feeling challenged, but gentle enough to have moments of relaxation in between. At any time in any class you are encouraged to pause, stand, reconnect to your breath and then re-enter the pose or the class. You can also stop and lay down, to take a break and then join back in.

    The Vinyasa classes (Power Flow or Flow) will have more movement with more unique poses, held longer for more challenges. A Yin class will be more gentle, slower, and more relaxing.

  8. Ideally you bring a yoga mat, a towel (can be a regular towel or a yoga mat towel) and a water bottle. Choose to wear clothes you can move freely in, and get sweaty in. For the full experience, plan to shower and take your time after class. So it's an option to bring a change of clothes (it's not so fun leaving wet! Especially in winter).

    If you don't own a mat or a towel you can rent them for $3 for 1 / $5 for 2 / or $7 for 3 at the front desk.

    If you want to invest in your own gear, we sell a range of quality yoga mats and yoga towels. We also sell yoga props like straps and blocks.

    We sell Boxed Water at the front desk and have a filtered water fountain to fill your own bottle.

  9. Yoga means different things to different people. At Pranify - yoga is a spiritual discipline based on subtle science. Originally from India, the ancient practices focus on bringing harmony between mind and body. It is an art and science, an ever evolving living legacy of teachings. The word ‘Yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’, meaning ‘to join’ or ‘to yoke’ or ‘to unite’. Some Yogic scriptures state that the practice of Yoga leads to the union of individual consciousness with that of the Universal Consciousness, indicating a perfect harmony between the mind and body, human & nature.

    In our modern world we see a very adapted version of a sacred Indian way of life. As westerners we respect that we all benefit greatly from the rich yoga culture that was nurtured in the east. We are in active practice of cultural appreciation, and acknowledging cultural appropriation when it's recognized and are collectively committed to learning and growing together.

  10. When you practice yoga once a week, you change your mind. When you practice twice a week, you change your body. When you practice every day, it will change your life.

    Benefits will depend on your approach, your consistency and your relationship with change.

    You could find that you sleep better, eat better, walk better, breathe better, poop better, rest better, speak better, run better, play better and ultimately - love better.

  11. Yoga is more of a breathing exercise than what you might think! We are pairing intentional breathing with intentional movement. The breath comes first, and the breath comes last. In between there is the alignment of the physical body.

    Long deep breathing through the nose is optimal at all times.

    If you find yourself needing to breathe through your mouth - it's likely you have pushed yourself a little too far or have simply forgotten and the inner autopilot has taken over, maybe your mind is caught up elsewhere. Notice, return to breathing through the nose, and continue on with the practice of presence.

    Instructors will all cue the breath differently, there are names for certain breathing styles like ‘Ujjayi’. Pick up on what works for you as your journey unfolds. It's work, but it's worth it!

  12. Only you know what is best for your body and that intuition might change daily. Waiting at least 2 hours after a decent meal is best so you have proper time to digest and fuel up.

    Hydration primarily happens throughout your day, not so much during class. It's worth keeping up with your water intake as a ‘life practice’, carry a reusable water vessel with you everywhere. Invest in a water filter system that makes you love the water you consume. Add in fruits, vegetables and herbs to keep it fun and interesting. You can drink water during class anytime you feel the need but ultimately water is a way to Pranify your body any and all the time.

  13. As a Live Vital Member, you get two complimentary guest passes each month. If you do not use your guest pass, it will expire at the end of the interval as you get a new one with your monthly renewal. If you don’t see a guest pass on your membership, please reach out to seattle@pranifyyoga.com so we can sort it out and get your guest into practice!

  14. With an open mind! A yoga practice is a journey that never really ends. It takes an immense amount of compassion for yourself, patience and sincere humble effort. The benefits often only reveal themselves in a very gradual and subtle way - over an extended period of time.

    Being present is the ultimate goal and way to optimize our lives!

    Breathing with care, deeply and by balancing the inhale and exhale will optimize your experience.

    Finding harmony between effort and ease will bring you to a place of true ‘yoga’.

    Preparing yourself to have plenty of time before and after class for an extended time in the space, hydrating throughout your day and allowing your mindfulness practice to extend out into your life will bring great results.

  15. If you are present, you are doing it! If you are breathing - it's right.

    One day it might feel like details have ‘clicked’. You can zoom in on a specific area in your body at the same time as zooming out and seeing yourself somehow connected to a room full of different people.

  16. It's all about the flexibility of your mind! Remove the urge to compare yourself to others, we are each built differently and have lived lives - giving us all different bodies. There are modifications for every pose, you can ask the teacher after class if a certain shape doesn't make sense in your body.

    Once you are in the room you will see cork blocks and straps - these are helpful tools that can enable us to open the body in more ways. Take 2 blocks and a strap to your mat, experiment with how they can work for you. Ask the instructor for options!

    Ultimately this is a no judgement space, yoga brings peace into the body and you can begin right as you are / where you are.

  17. Prana translates to life force energy. It is the subtle yet powerful energy that is present in all living things.

    Humans, animals and plants all have prana. We can generate prana through actions, we can change the pranic energy in our body in many ways to help or hinder our lived experience.

    To ‘Pranify ’is to maximize your life force.

  18. As you continue on your path to deepening your relationship with your body and yoga, you may feel inspired to practice everyday! Embrace that. There will also be seasons where it becomes increasingly challenging to get to a class. This is normal. Part of this process is the ability to deeply listen to your own inner guidance and find balance.

    Ideally - once yoga has entered your life, the journey begins. We love a quote:

    “Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.”

    — B.K.S. Iyengar

    Which also means that sometimes the flame may burn dull, but it never goes out. You can always re commit and begin again. Allow for an ebb and flow.

    To really notice the full range of benefits, 3 times a week is a great goal. Maybe you will find that the more you do - the more you want to do.

    It is never easy to carve out time and space - and the classes also never really become easy…we adapt to the barriers and reasons ‘why not’ and start strengthening the reasons ‘why too’. This is all personal.

  19. Many people actually practice yoga as a way to manage their health conditions. There are many different types of classes which suit different needs and can also be adapted and modified for injuries. However, if you have a medical condition or injury and haven’t practiced yoga before, we recommend that you speak to an experienced yoga teacher (or physical therapist with knowledge of yoga) to get advice about any poses or movements you need to avoid. Checking in with your doctor is also a great idea before you begin.

  20. Come in with intention, unattached to results!

    Commit, and then recommit! It doesn't actually become easier, but the reasons it is worth it become more clear all the time.

    Give yourself time. We often feel as though the studio space can be a bit of time machine…things can slow down, let them. Arrive early, stay late.

    Allow for the practice to follow you off the mat, and out the door into your everyday life.

  21. We are in the practice of active listening and we are always open to hearing feedback and your thoughts. We thrive on community collaboration and believe there are always ways to ‘do it better’.

    While we welcome it, we can't make any promises to make changes based on requests. Please, use your voice! But remain unattached to a specific result.

    You are encouraged to write to us here.

  22. We do not offer any refunds. We will take each request on a case by case basis to offer a credit or an exchange that is fair.

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