Where are you located?
Dhira Yoga Center is located at 617 College Highway in Southwick, near the intersection of Routes 10 / 202 and Route 57 in Southwick. We are across from the Grist Mill Plaza Shopping, nestled between King Brothers Home Decorating Center and Tuckers Restaurant. Dhira Yoga serves Southwick, surrounding towns of Westfield, Agawam, Feeding Hills, West Springfield, Russell, Huntington, Chester, Massachusetts and Granby, Suffield, and Simsbury, Connecticut, and beyond. Our classes may also be accessed at your home through livestreaming.
Dhira Yoga Center has ample parking. Please enter through the front double doors and take off your shoes before entering the studio. Please wear a mask until you are comfortably seated on your mat on one of the designated spots you will find on the floor of the studio. If you are visiting our Shop, you can proceed down the hallway to the last door on the right or you can enter through our side door directly into the shop.
What are the times of your classes?
We have live classes every day of the week to accommodate all schedules including early, morning, lunchtime, after work and later in the evening, as well as two morning classes on Saturday and Sunday. Our classes are designed, with appropriate modifications to be accessible to all. Beginners are encouraged to start with an Intro to Yoga Series in order to build a strong foundation for our Dhira Flow classes. If you have any questions about your ability level or see a time that works best for you please do not hesitate to ask about joining, as we are here to accommodate you.You can also practice anytime at all in the comfort of your home with our On Demand Classes. Click here for our current schedule.
What are the rates?
Rates vary according to how often you practice, and whether you purchase a single class, a multiple class card or purchase a Dhira Yoga Center Membership. Our best bargains are our memberships. These are for people who want to practice twice a week or more, either In Studio or Livestreaming at home. The longer the membership, the better the bargain.
If you are new to Dhira Yoga Center, our New Client Special is $50 for unlimited In Studio or Livestreaming Classes for one month. Full Time StudentsFull Time Student Special is offered to any full time student in high school or college. Practice for a year for only $50 per month!
Dhira Yoga offers discounts to veterans, wise old owls (65 or over) and public school teachers. Take 10% off on all of our prices. This Special is only available for purchase by contacting info@DhiraYogaCenter.com. Email us with your request to take advantage of these discounts.
What do I need to bring? Is there any etiquette I should know about?
Bring an open heart and mind and comfortable clothes you can stretch in.
Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. If you don’t own a mat, we have mats, along with blocks and straps, for sale in the Dhira Yoga Shop.
Preregister for classes online. There are no drop ins at this time, as enrollment is limited. If you are new to Dhira, please try to arrive to class a few minutes before the start time, so that you have time to get settled in at the Studio and get acquainted with the space.
Please enter the yoga studio mindfully, quietly and with respect to other students and their space. If you need to leave class to use the facilities, please do so in the same manner. During the pandemic, you must wear a mask whenever you leave your socially distanced mat in the studio. If you need to leave class early, please inform the teacher in advance and set up your mat close to the door to minimize disruption to the class.
Shoes are not to be worn inside the studio. In the entry area we have a place for shoes. Please turn off cell phones. Valuables may be brought into the studio with you.
If practicing at home, livestreaming our classes, please register online at least fifteen minutes before class starts so that you will be assured of getting an emailed Zoom link before the class starts. There are no guaranties of receiving the link if you sign up at the last minute to livestream at home.
Who is yoga for?
Everyone! Under the age of sixteen needs to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
“But I’m not flexible.” “I’m stressed. I can’t relax.” “I’m not strong enough to do that.”
Perfect! These are all great reasons to begin a yoga practice. Yoga increases your flexibility, strength, and, with consistent practice, brings many other gifts, including increased focus and peace.
What if I have an injury or recently had surgery? Is yoga for me?
Yoga is for everyone. Many students come to yoga specifically to address injuries, and joint and muscle limitations resulting from surgeries. With appropriate modifications, students can benefit and heal more quickly with the aid of a yoga practice. Make certain to let your teacher know about any issues or concerns you have before class begins. Modifications, including the use of props, will be made for you. Certain classes on the schedule may work better than others for those with more serious injuries or limitations. Please email info@DhiraYogaCenter.com or call 413-998-3463 for any further questions you may have about limitations due to injuries.