Shift Faqs

What should I bring with me?

Please bring water and a yoga mat. We rent mats and long mat towels at the studio for $2, in case you come empty handed. We also provide one complimentary hand towel, but we recommend bringing your own towel as well because it can get pretty toasty!


What should I wear?

We recommend wearing fitted exercise clothing that will allow you to move and breathe comfortably in a heated studio. You will definitely break a sweat, so tank tops, leggings/shorts are typically your best option.


Where is class?

Class is held in both our Capitol Hill and Greenwood locations. On Capitol Hill, all Shift classes take place in the Remedy Room, which is adjacent to the Original Grinning studio (the door is directly to the right). There is only one studio where classes take place at our Greenwood studio.


What if I have an injury? Is there a way to make it easier?

If you’re working with an injury, please simply let your instructor know before the start of class. Our group of highly skilled instructors are experienced with injuries and they will guide you through modifications so you can still enjoy the class, at a level that best suits your needs.


Do I need to be “in shape” to take Shift?

Shift is for all bodies, at any level of fitness! Our instructors encourage students to listen to their bodies and move at their desired pace. We offer a challenging, but accessible environment, so you can leave feeling nourished and strong, no matter what your level of experience might be.


Can I take Shift if I’m pregnant?

We encourage you to consult with your doctor before participating and to ask your instructor about any necessary modifications. All of our movements can be modified and made low impact, but the room is also heated to 85 degrees, so that’s something to consider before attending class. E-mail for more information and scheduling.


What is the difference between SHIFT and SHIFT + Release?

Shift + Release combines all of the challenge of a regular shift class with the deeply relaxing practice of Myofascial Release. During the MFR portion of class we’ll use props to gently manipulate our muscles and fascia to relieve soreness, encourage faster recovery time and help prevent injury. This class is 75 min long.


But I love my yoga practice, why should I try SHIFT?

Shift is a great cross-training modality for your yoga practice. Incorporating a regular Shift practice to supplement your yoga routine will help to balance out your muscles and build more strength so you don’t overstretch or damage your tissue in yoga class.  Shift is also a wonderful stress outlet. Sometimes you just need to jump, yell and let go of stagnant energy, before you can fully soften into a peaceful yoga practice.