FAQ

This page contains all the basic information about the studio operation.
Please look through the FAQ to find answers to your questions!

FACILITY

YogaJaya is equipped with high grade Manduka mats, provided free of charge for all our students.

Yes. There are changing areas for both men and women.

We do not have showers, yet unlike hot yoga, or any strong hatha or power yoga, our Baseworks Practice system is designed in such a way to regulate the systems of the body to address body condition at any level of health. In this way many don't sweat at all! See more about the Baseworks Practice system.

We do not provide bottled/filtered water, but there is tap water and vending machines on site. We do however recommend for one not to consume that much water during the classes. Unlike hot yoga, or any strong hatha or power yoga, our Baseworks Practice system is designed in such a way to regulate the systems of the body to address body condition at any level of health. Rather than be focused on how much you need challenge and sweat corresponding to immediate re-hydration for safety, our focus is not on dehydration. See more about the Baseworks Practice system.

USERS

Yes, our Baseworks Practice system will be of equal interest to both women and men. Unlike many modern commercial yoga studios, we want to create a dynamic and interesting unisex student base with the shared interest to transform health both physically and mentally.

Yes, tattoos and piercing are no problem at all. Our underlying vision is to welcome anyone regardless of fashion, race, creed, past history or sexual orientation.

Note: The studio has no affiliation with organised crime and we strongly call for all students to be considerate of each other if they want to practice at YogaJaya. In this way anyone that does not respect the studio rules and the personal space and mutual respect of others will immediately be asked to leave the studio.

For the time being YogaJaya does not offer "Kids" specific classes. However children under the age of 14 years old can attend classes accompanied by an adult. Please note however that if the child is too young to follow the instructions of the teacher to match the attention level of others practicing, it is probably a better idea to seek out "kids" specific yoga classes at other studios. We have found in most cases that kids as young as 7 years old do fine practicing Baseworks Practice as the system has clear, safe and progressive steps to learn from. We strongly encourage all children to practice from a young age and hope to offer more "toddler Specific" programming in the future.

Our Baseworks Practice public classes are designed for the general public and can be modified to address most physical conditions. Although YogaJaya teachers are very experienced in teaching the Baseworks Practice sequences, offering fundamental modifications for those with limitations in flexibility and or strength, the regular public classes are not pre and post natal and or physio-therapeutically specific. In this way we do welcome pregnant women and or those with specific injuries only if they have an already established understanding and practice of the movement physiology modifications specific to that condition. We ask for these students to inform your teacher on the day that you are able to modify on your own so that the teacher can place you in the appropriate spot with room to have additional props and space.

NOTE: We unfortunately can not allow any pregnant women who do not have pregnancy specific practice experience and knowledge to attend classes for safety reasons. We do however hope to introduce maternity specific classes to beginners in the near future.

Please check our schedule for updates.

REGISTRATION

A. The easiest way is to register online and this can be done here. It will only take a few minutes.

Unfortunately all students have to register in full and sign our waiver/terms of use agreement to be able to attend any classes, or other programming at YogaJaya. Online registration takes a few minutes and can be done here.

Sure, if you don't have a computer, smart phone or tablet, our teachers can get you registered on your first visit. In this case, please make sure to come at least 20 minutes prior to the start of the class.

If however you can find access to a computer, tablet or smart phone, online registration takes just a few minutes and can be done here. We recommend registering online as it really speeds up the process of checking into your first and all corresponding classes.

No problem. You probably have not purchased any passes or drop-in tickets yet. You can get one here.

Once you have a purchased pass under your account, classes can be booked online either from the Schedule page, or via the MindBody App (download for: iOS, Android).

Please see BOOKING for details on how to book a class.

MEMBERSHIP

No. Annual memberships are offered to at an additional cost to support more affordable pricing to those who decide to practice regularly. See our membership costs and ticket pricing schemes.

Totally fine. You can option to become a member when ever you would like. See our membership costs and ticket pricing schemes.

Membership benefits offer up to 60% off all public classes, specialised trainings, workshops and events. If you like your experience with Baseworks Practice and want to get a fast and progressive curve toward building strength, flexibility and practice proficiency, we recommend getting a membership provide you the most economical way with regular class study to achieve this. See our membership costs and ticket pricing schemes.

ID

No problem. We issue new key tags at the studio for the low cost of ¥300.

ROOMS

Classes take place on both the 2nd and 3rd floor and sometimes get alternated depending on special events. On our Schedule you can see which floor the class is on on the far right. If your class for whatever reason is not on that floor when you come to the studio, please check the other floor!

BOOKING

Yes, advance booking is possible as long as you have a valid pass or a drop-in ticket, by logging into your account online. Please note that we do not offer advance booking services via email or phone.

Online booking is recommended to make your experience at the studio smooth and ensure your space in the class. Booked classes can be canceled by logging into your account online. Class bookings that are cancelled up to 3 hours before any the class starting time will not be charged. Any cancellations made after this time (within 3 hours of the class start time) will not be credited back to your class or refunded.

Classes can be booked online either from the schedule page, or via the MindBody App (download for: iOS, Android). Username and password will be identical for both the login from the schedule page and the MindBody App.

Note: in order to book a class online you must first purchase a pass or a drop-in ticket. You can get it here.

Advanced booking is not required, though it is recommended to make your experience at the studio smooth and ensure your space in the class. If you would like to attend a class without any advanced booking, please make sure to come at least 20 minutes prior to the start of the class to ensure your space.

Each class has a fixed capacity.

Online booking is recommended to make your experience at the studio smooth and ensure your space in the class. Class bookings that are cancelled up to 3 hours before the class starting time will not be charged.

Classes can be booked online either from the schedule page, or via the MindBody App (download for: iOS, Android).

If you would like to attend a class without any advanced booking, please make sure to come at least 20 minutes prior to the start of the class to ensure your space.

You need to login into MindBody and cancel it from there.

Ways to login into MindBody:

- from the Schedule page (by pressing SIGN UP for any class)
- from MindBody login page
- via the MindBody app (download for: iOS, Android)

Class bookings that are cancelled up to 3 hours before the class starting time will not be charged. Any cancellations made after this time (within 3 hours of the class start time) will not be credited back to your class or refunded.

To cancel a class, you need to login into MindBody and cancel it from there.

Ways to login into MindBody:

- from the Schedule page (by pressing SIGN UP for any class)
- from MindBody login page
- via the MindBody app (download for: iOS, Android)

TICKETS & PAYMENT

For purchases at the studio, we accept cash (japanese yen only) and major credit cards (Visa, Master Card, AMEX and JCB)

For on-line purchases, we accept major credit cards (Visa, Master Card, AMEX and JCB), PayPal, Apple Pay and Amazon Pay.

Note: an iOS 10+ device and Safari-based web browser are both required for Apple Pay. It may not work for your Apple device if not set up properly.

There are a range of tickets and pass options you can select from, depending on the frequency of your practice. A single drop-in for one class is ¥2,500, but the per class fee will go down with a multi-ticket pass. Annual memberships are offered to at an additional cost to support more affordable pricing to those who decide to practice regularly. First time students are entitled to make use of a one-time-only Trial Pass on their first visit at the studio. See our membership costs and ticket pricing schemes.

Unfortunately this is not possible. However if you are no longer coming back to the studio due to you moving to a different geographical location, you can transfer your valid remaining tickets to a new student that has never visited the studio before.

Please make that request here.

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Unfortunately that will not be possible. our passes have expiry dates and cannot be extended or refunded. If you are anticipating an upcoming event (i.e. business trip, vacation, travel), please purchase a pass that will match your ability to come to the studio and practice.

CLASSES

Currently YogaJaya offers exclusively Baseworks Practice classes: FOUNDATION, to ELEMENTS, to STRATEGY, to INTEGRATE.

All new students, irrespective of their level of proficiency in other movement systems (including all types of yoga), are required to attend at least one FOUNDATION and one ELEMENTS class each, before attending any STRATEGY class. INTEGRATE classes are only open to those referred by Baseworks Practice certified teachers.

Most of our studio teachers make an effort to provide basic instructions in both English and Japanese.

Our signature Baseworks Practice is designed with structured, progressive sequencing. All teachers provide verbal and visual instructions with some hands on assisting. So after a few classes, the language that is associated with the visual and somatic cues will make more sense. In this way, we encourage any new students who do not understand Japanese to not get too discouraged within the 1st couple of classes. You will become very familiar with the instructed dynamics in no time!

HIRE

We presently only consider hiring teachers that have graduated from a YogaJaya | Baseworks Practice teacher training regardless of previous experience in other yoga systems.

We do host various types of teachers for workshops and special programs, however we do not accept any proposals at this point in time. We usually reach out to teachers we want to host. We do however recommend that anyone wanting to collaborate with YogaJaya first come down to the studio, take a few classes and introduce yourself. We consider most collaborations proposals based on the initial interactions we have with you and how you feel your work can compliment what we do, and in turn how we can support what you do in turn.

All communication with students are handled directly by the teacher teaching the class, hence there is no position for a reception staff.

STUDIO GUIDELINES

  1. All classes are limited in size, and will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. We always recommend to register in advance online.
  2. If you are late for any class, particularly when there appears to be a silent practice component in progress, please wait outside the room until either the teacher indicates for you to enter, or until it becomes obvious that these practices have concluded.
  3. We recommend not to eat much at least 2 hours before class.
  4. We recommend not drinking water during class and prefer for students not to bring water bottles into the practice space. Different to that of working out, or practicing very strong and sweaty yoga classes, hydrating during class is not necessary. Also, most feel better without anything in their stomachs. Consider drinking a bit of water prior to the class start and hydrate accordingly after class is finished.
  5. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel if needed.
  6. Arrive at least 10 min before class. 20 min before class if it is your first class at the studio.
  7. Mats and props are provided free-of-charge. We only ask that after any class, please spray and wipe your mat, roll it up, fold your blanket and neatly return all mat/props to the same place where you found them.

Note: Please try to return all props in a uniform way — look at the shelves with mats, blankets, straps, eye pillows and blocks for reference. Mats are tightly rolled up with the smooth surface out and evenly. Blankets are folded and stacked with the creases uniform to all other blankets. Straps are tightly rolled. Straps and eye pillows are stored in containers next to the mats and blankets. Blocks are stacked with like blocks in the corresponding shelves.

As the classes are offered at various levels of intensity, students have the responsibility to understand that class dynamics will be more demanding at higher levels of intensity. No one will ever be pushed to attempt a posture that they are unable to do. In turn, students are expected to not try to force themselves into poses about which they are unsure.

YogaJaya is not about discipline through force. It is about discipline through self-awareness and intelligent surrender. Through continuity in regular practice, an individual can become very aware of where they are in their physical development and can learn to practice at a corresponding level of intensity.

It is very important to understand that your individual level is a reflection of your own development, rather than a point of competition with people practicing around you. Practice at YogaJaya is neither competitive nor comparable. Don’t get too focused at achieving “perfection” in certain postures.

Your practice is an avenue to individual personal transformation on both physical and mental levels.

Please see our terms & conditions here.