About Our Studio
The Studio Space
Yes, you can practice yoga anywhere really – those with continuous practice can find there space anywhere, and today, even those with no experience have access to many avenues to learn about the practice outside of the studio. Never the less there is a special element about learning and practicing with others and creating “union” via community as is done in a studio. This is often referred to as “Satsang” in the east. We wanted to create an environment where such community as well as individual “union” can blossom most comfortably. We feel Good Vibes will provide the elements needed for such an environment of people coming together, take a break from egos and personal aesthetics, honoring themselves, and have a great time doing it. Good Vibes space was designed with our practitioners comfort and convenience in mind, where one can truly get a balance of community as well as space where needed. We also kept nature & spiritual elements in mind in setting the mood or theme of each part of the studio. Our entrance/Kombucha bar area is open, illuminated, and has a pure vibrant setting where practitioners can have great conversation & replenish their bodies. Maybe here beginning to forget the stresses and anxieties we often carry with us from the outside. Once entering our practice area, “the zen den”, the mood becomes calm, quiet, and cool. Here is where the mind begins to silence and practitioners’ can begin to prepare before a practice or reestablish awareness after a practice. Amenities to clean, change, and refresh are present in this area, including private showers/change rooms, storage, and bathrooms. Then there’s our yoga room, or as we call it the “Satsang” room, where the vibe can always vary but where the colors vibrant to symbolize the light and “fire” that we recognize in each other when we say “Namaste”. We use Infrared heat for our hot classes. Cork blocks (which we find to be sturdiest), mat cleaners, meditation cushions, blankets, and straps are available for practitioners to use in practice when applicable.
We use indoor infrared heaters in our studio, which unlike forced air or heat fans, provide a natural even feeling heat that is most comfortable to practice in. It heats objects, like your body, not the air and doesn’t blow particles and dust around like other heating mechanisms can. They do not emit UV rays like the sun, but they do provide the same comfortable, sun-like warmth. Thus a session under our infrared panels will provide a comfortable practice contributing towards the maximum level of performance while leaving you feeling cleansed and refreshed. It is also said that infrared heat plays an additional role in detoxification, pain relief, oxygenate organs, and possibly lower blood pressure. They allow us to keep more consistent control of our room temperature as well as are more efficient way of heating our space, hence better for the environment as well.
- Arrive early, classes start promptly on time.
- Kindly check in at front desk before entering our yoga area or “Zen Den”.
- If possible remove shoes when entering the “Zen Den”. Storage available in back.
- Refrain from having cell phones in the yoga room during practice. If you have an apple watch kindly refrain from speaking to it in the yoga room.
- Kindly remove shoes or sandals before entering the Yoga “Satsang” room.
- Please leave used rented towels in the wicker baskets outside the yoga room or in the changing/lounge area.
- This is a non-competitive environment. Kindly practice self-restraint in & around the studio.Any sort of racism, sexism, harassment, or any sort of offensive or hateful talk is not tolerated. Memberships will be terminated without reimbursement and we will ask you not to return to this studio.
- Kindly speak softly when others are in the room, especially if there are those in Savasana or meditating.
- No shoes on the yoga floor. We ask that you try & remove them once entering our “Zen Den”. You may carry them to the back, but they are not allowed in the yoga room.
- If you do not wish to stay for Savasana, kindly and quietly exit before with respect to others.
- Please return blocks, straps, cleaners, & cosmetic amenities to where you found them. Used rented yoga mats can be left in the appropriate bin.
- Dispose of garbage and recyclable materials in the appropriately labeled bins around the studio.
- Have fun! Make the practice yours! Smile!
Yes, Yoga is becoming quite trendy and as many become more open to the physical practices of yoga in the west more and more studios are coming in the scene. On the West coast it almost seems to be on every corner and the East is catching up. It’s for sure a great time for those who enjoy the practice, but our particular motive in starting Good Vibes Yoga & Kombucha bar was not a product of popularity, trends, or money, we really believe in yoga! It was a realization of the community and benefits such a practice could provide for an individual and the idea of how rewarding giving those same benefits to others would feel. Instructor, Mike Giaimo for example, who’s life experience brought him to a place where he had difficult times realizing his capabilities, seeing the glass half full, started to lose purpose in his career in business, and even much of his faith. Through yoga and mindful exploration he began to change his physical & mental perspective, in a way that he says “allowed him really communicate with himself, strengthen faith, accept and work through life’s natural polarities and challenges, and choose always on the basis of Love”. Yoga was the avenue that him and many have decided to take to benefit themselves on many levels and what the Good Vibes family hopes to give to you as best as we can. We want this to be your escape, your worry free place where you can take care of yourself and feel connected. We don’t care about ones status, what one dose or dose not eat, what religion one chooses, how wealthy is one vs another, or one’s national & political views. We accept you as you are and would love for you to join us. “All who Yog. (practice yoga) at any level are welcome!”
Within some variations of our logo you may notice the cannabis leaf. This is symbolic of the taboo perspective we can take towards things we aren’t familiar with. In the west Yoga can still be like that for many people. It can be labeled as a cult, as weird, etc… etc.. Yoga is not something that should be forced on anyone to do or is necessarily for everyone, but still it isn’t anything evil, something we should fear, or something that unfamiliar to anyone at all. Similarly the cannabis plant has been labelled many things over the course of the past century, mostly because the elements of the plant that can have psychoactive effects, but the plant is also an important resource as well as source of food, fuel, and medicine for some. For some it is even symbolic of love and a tool of spiritual awareness. For this reason we show the leaf as something symbolic towards being aware and open to everything in a non judging and loving manner. Choosing to do this and keeping there has made parts of running the studio difficult, without doing anything really illegal, but we hold our right to freedom of expression. We absolutely do not imply that anyone should use nor do we offer any sort of psychoactive substances in our space. As human beings we have been wrong about things before that are coming to realization today, things involving race, gender, spirituality and although certain prejudice still exists towards those things, our yoga invokes keeping open awareness to all things we experience & doing our best to handle them with discipline, with safety, and with love in mind. We are not involved or suggest anyone to be involved in any illegal activities, but we support love and awareness.