New Student Welcome Letter

Y. O. U. just made one of the best decisions of your life. Completing your 1st Hot Yoga class at Magnolia Yoga is a HUGE accomplishment. Your Mind & Body Integration experience today will stay with you forever and we want to thank you for choosing us. We recommend that you come back as soon as possible. As the 1st Black-owned Yoga studio in Louisiana, we are dedicated to providing a safe space for healing, health, happiness, and empowerment for all communities with an emphasis on our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community. Join our Yoga movement as we rewrite our history by becoming leaders in health and wellness!

The Magnolia Yoga Standard:

  • Your only goal is to stay in the room. Feel free to take breaks in the room as needed. 
  • Hydrate before and after class! We sell regular water, Coconut Water, and freshly cut fruit.
  • Come to class with an empty or light stomach *½ a sandwich, ½ of banana, etc. 
  • Please come with enough time to park, set-up, and use the restroom. We lock the doors once we begin class.
  • All personal belongings must be left at home or placed in our cubbies/changing rooms. 
  • The only things allowed into the practice room are your Yoga mat, towel, and face mask (optional). *No shoes, socks, gloves, keys, wallets, watches/fitbits, cell phones (unless you are a doctor, nurse practitioner, caregiver, etc).
  • Feeling overwhelmed, nauseous, and/or dizzy is normal. It is part of the detoxifying process.

The HEAT: Practicing Yoga in a heated and humid environment provides the perfect combination to strengthen and heal your body and mind. The heat allows for arteries, veins, and capillaries to dilate, effectively oxygenating all of your tissues, muscles, organs, and glands. The increase of oxygenated blood flow promotes circulation to inactive areas of your body. The heat allows you to sweat toxins and impurities out and safely speeds up your metabolism and cardiovascular system. When combined with Yoga, the heat facilitates the protection and restructuring of your muscles and joints. Some of the mental benefits of Hot Yoga come from learning how to use the heat, this takes practice and patience. You will build focus, concentration, and determination. Ultimately, the heat addresses the body and the mind, allowing for a deep cleanse.

The PEOPLE: Our studio is bustling and thriving and the evidence of that is in our attendance. People in class help keep the energy alive and well. The people in the room will help you get through class, inspire you, and will probably become your friends. The class learns how to stay together keeping morale up and creating a powerful state of synergy.

The TEACHER: Listening to your teacher is integral. Your teacher has been well trained with many hours of studying the postures, benefits, anatomy, and physiology. Their voice and leadership are the best tools along with the dialogue to help you through your classes. When you feel weak, the teacher’s voice will be strong to support you. When you feel unmotivated, your teacher’s voice will energize you and inspire you to stay in your postures. When you’re lost and confused, your teacher will guide you step by step safely through each posture. On occasion, teachers will make suggestions, corrections, modifications, and/or adjustments to help you get in and out of the postures safely.

The SILENCE: We want your charisma and voice to travel all throughout the lobby, halls, and change-rooms. In the practice room, however, silence is key. This will foster the ability to listen to and learn from your teacher and your body. Our classes are opportunities to establish a relationship with yourself. This begins by keeping silence in the practice room.

The YOGA PRACTICE: At our studio, no one is going to judge you so please, do not judge yourself. Try not to feel self-conscious; all classes are beginners classes with many levels of students and the beauty is we are all in it together. As long as you give your best effort and never give up, you will receive just as many therapeutic benefits as anyone else!

The DIVERSITY: One of the gifts Yoga can provide is breaking our preconceived ideas about our bodies, Yoga, people, and life. All classes will be different because our bodies are different everyday. Don’t become discouraged and think something is wrong; it is all part of the process. It is normal to feel overwhelmed with emotions. It is very common for old memories, thoughts, and injuries to come out. The GOOD NEWS is that our classes are a PURIFICATION process. They are designed to penetrate the body on a deep level, truly cleansing it from the inside out.

Next Steps: The way we delivery quality Yoga, Meditation, Community Care, Outreach, and events is through our memberships! We have several, please consider one if you are not a valued member already!

Social Media: Please follow us on social media, forward, or tag your favorite people! We also update our community via social media every day! Instagram and Facebook: @magnoliayogastudio

Newsletters: We put out one newsletter a month. Sometimes, we’ll add an extra one if we have some exciting news and opportunities to share! We appreciate you opening/replying to them.

Client Contact Info: We appreciate having your correct cellphone number and email since it allows us to share important updates regarding classes, sales, weather-related class cancellations, etc. Please make sure to input the correct contact info when you create your account via the Magnolia Yoga Studio app. 

Private Yoga Classes: We offer individual private Yoga classes and private group Yoga programming. Please click here for more information regarding our Private Yoga Programming. Additionally, we offer an annual BIPOC 1,000 Yoga Teacher Training.

Getting in Touch with Us: For the fastest response, please send us a direct message via Instagram. Additionally, you can send an email to