What equipment do you provide?
I bring full-sized yoga mats and provide smaller mats for those wanting additional padding during certain poses.
Do you use any props?
NO. Just yoga mats.
Is it safe to eat before a yoga session?
Eating a small meal before a session should be fine. However, if you eat a large meal, it’s best to wait 3-4 hours before doing a session.
What do I need for the session?
A water bottle to stay hydrated and two washcloths or hand towels to remove excess sweat from your body. Also, please provide your own bath towel to place on top of the yoga mat I provide.
What should I wear?
Loose-fitting clothes or yoga wear. And for the cool down portion at the end of the yoga session, you might want to have a light sweater or long-sleeved shirt nearby.
What if I need help getting up from the yoga mat?
To participate in a yoga session, you must be able to get up and down from the mat unassisted.
Can my children take a class without me being there?
NO. Children and young adults ages 10-22 must always be accompanied at all times during the yoga session by at least one fully-paid adult who is 23 or older.
Are children and young adults ages 10-22 really only $5 each?
YES. They only pay $5 each, provided they accompany at least one fully-paid adult who is 23 or older.
Other than Hatha Yoga, do you offer other kinds of yoga?
NO. I primarily do Hatha Yoga, since it emphasizes briefly holding a pose in correct alignment with proper breath control which is then immediately followed by a minimum of 20 seconds of complete rest in between each set and each different asana to allow the circulation in the body to return to normal. That trio—posing, controlled breath, and resting—lets your whole body obtain the maximum benefit from each yoga pose.
How many people can participate in a mobile yoga session?
That depends on how much space you have at your home or place of residence. For each person, you need a minimum of 2.5 feet by 6 feet. Below are two sample calculations:
For two (2) people: you need a space that is 5 feet wide by 6 feet long.
For three (3) people: you need a space that is 7.5 feet wide by 6 feet long.
To see if you have adequate space for the yoga session, either use a tape measure OR if you are visiting the island, use an 8.5” x 11” piece of paper to measure your space that way. Also, it’s best to find a space that is away from furniture that is breakable or has sharp edges.
PLEASE NOTE: You are solely responsible for moving and/or rearranging furniture prior to and after the yoga session.
What information do you need to get to my place of residence?
The resort location name (Waikoloa Beach, Mauna Lani, Mauna Kea, Four Season’s/Hualalai), the name of your hotel or condo/villa, your room or unit number, AND any gate codes.
Besides the South Kohala Beach Resorts, does your mobile yoga studio travel to other parts of the island?
YES. Depending on where you are on the Big Island, there would be an additional fee to cover the travel time to and from that location. This fee is then added to the base pricing for Waikoloa Beach.
NORTH KOHALA/WAIMEA/KONA AREA: Add a $75 travel fee (1.5 hours round trip)
If you reside outside the above areas, please email us for pricing and fees for your location. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there any precautions or conditions that might prevent me from practicing yoga?
Please ensure you are not pregnant. Big Island Mobile Yoga Studio sessions have not been designed for pregnant women. Other conditions: detached retina, serious heart condition, fused spine, or any other condition/injury that your doctor or physician says currently prevents you from practicing yoga.
I have sensitive skin. What type of yoga mats do you use?
The smaller yoga mats for extra knee support are 6P free and made from PVC. And the full-sized yoga mats have an organic rubber base and a vegan leather top.
Do you have any Kama‘aina specials?
YES. If you have a valid Hawaii driver’s license, you qualify for a 10% off discount.
PLEASE NOTE: This discount may not be combined with any other special offers.
Is there any other way to get a discount if I don’t live in Hawaii?
YES. If you sign up for multiple sessions, you receive a discount off the regular pricing.
Book and pay for 5 sessions: Enjoy 10% off
Book and pay for 10 sessions: Enjoy 20% off
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, VENMO, or Credit Cards. All credit card payments are processed through SquareUp with either: (1) an emailed SquareUp invoice OR (2) a SquareUp credit card reader used on a mobile phone.
What is your Deposit/Cancellation Policy?
To reserve your date and time, a $30 non-refundable deposit is required which is payable via SquareUp invoice or via VENMO (@AlohaInAJar). This deposit amount will be taken when you make your reservation and will be deducted from the final amount that is due at the time of your session. Should you need to reschedule a session, please notify us via email at least 24 hours prior to your session. Your initial $30 deposit would then be applied to that new session.
Our email address is: email@example.com.
If you wish to cancel your session, you may do so at any time. HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE: If you cancel a session, your non-refundable deposit of $30 will not be returned to you.
Are there any taxes?
YES. There is an additional Hawaiian General Excise Tax of 4.25% added to the total amount.
I want to book a session and I’ve just left you a voice message. When can I expect to hear back from you?
Between the hours of 8 A.M. and 8 P.M., all emails, text messages, and voice messages are responded to within 6 hours of receipt.
After 8 P.M., any messages will be responded to the following day starting at 8 A.M.
What are the Terms and Conditions?
When taking a mobile yoga class, you confirm that you have read, understood, and consent to the Big Island Mobile Yoga Studio Agreement of Release and Waiver of Liability. To see a copy of that document, click here.
Do I have to sign the release waiver?
YES. To participate in the yoga session, every adult (18 and over) must sign the Agreement of Release and Waiver of Liability and every child (ages 10-17) must have an Agreement of Release and Waiver of Liability signed by their parent or legal guardian.