Your Questions, Answered
I've never done pilates, will I like it?
You will L-O-V-E it! We use a pretty cool piece of equipment called the Project ✘ Reformer, We have 10 reformers in our studio on which we also host private sessions. You will use muscles you never knew you had, and will strengthen & lengthen in a way you never have before! While we have private sessions available, these are not required to hop into a group class. The cool part is that there are plenty of modifications and variations for each exercise, so there will always be something you can do, no matter what level you are at, or what injury (or sore muscle) you are nursing.
I've never done yoga, will I like it?
Yoga is for everyone! There are so many varieties in a yoga practice you should try them all and pick the best form of practice that resonates with you. The yoga room is serene and clean we also host private sessions for those who want a little more in-depth knowledge of breathing and postures. While we have private sessions available, these are not required to hop into a group class. There are plenty of modifications and variations for each exercise, so there will always be something you can do, no matter what level you are at, or what injury (or sore muscle) you are nursing.
Can I try a class for free?
While we don’t offer a first free class we do have some awesome new member specials which can be found on the link at the top of the home page! We do have special events and community events from time to time.
What should I bring to class?
Bring your beautiful self, we will do the rest! All you need is comfortable work out clothes you can groove in. YOGA MAT if you are doing Yoga, we have them available for rent if you forget! GRIP SOCKS if you are doing Pilates, we have them available for sale if you forget! Those are mandatory not only for cleanliness, but also to prevent you from slipping around on the reformer, especially if you plan to get sweaty! Speaking of sweaty we have complimentary towels if you forgot yours at home! We also have refreshing complimentary eucalyptus towels available for you post work out.
Do you have water?
Yes we have a filtered tap at the sink by the front desk along with hot water for our complimentary organic tea station! We also sell the best alkaline bottled water brought to you exclusively by the Well Water Company. Not to mention our freshly poured Kombucha on tap!
Are there lockers and showers?
Yes! You can store and lock your valuables safely while you sweat with us! You can also shower up post work out so you can go home or back to work squeaky clean! We have complimentary towels on deck!
Should I do private sessions?
Whether its your first time, your nursing an injury or you want to take your practice to the next level, Private Sessions are the way to go! We offer private & semi private sessions which means you will have one of our awesome instructors all to yourself! These private training sessions can complement your group classes. These are totally not mandatory and you will cruise along just fine in your group classes as long as you have no major ailment that would need “one on one” attention. So if that’s the case then, yes, book a private with us! Ask us about our awesome new member special 4 Private Sessions for $199!
How do I purchase classes?
We work with the MindBody Software system as most fitness studios do now-a-days. Login links are found directly on our website. Please note you will have different logins for Pilates and Yoga if booking on the website, but when using the mobile app, it’s all in one! If you click on the class schedule it will also take you right to a page where you can click to book! If you click on our pricing page you can click on any of the packages that interest you and buy! Whether you have an account already set up or not the login link will walk you through account set up process it’s super user friendly but if you need help navigating please feel free to email or call us! Please download our app from the app store titled “Ekam Yoga & Pilates”! We highly recommend using it as it’s super easy and mobile friendly. Follow the links below to download. Yoga and Pilates
Is there an age limit?
For Pilates we offer group classes for anyone 16 and up. Under 16 is a case by case basis and would need parental consent. That means parents on premises for the first session.
What if the pilates class is full? How does the waitlist work?
Don’t sweat it! You will most likely get all the classes of your choice! If you see a class you want that is full, simply click on it, and confirm your spot on the waitlist. Just check your email frequently you will be notified when you get in and have been confirmed for the class! This email will go out at least 12 hours in advance since that is our cancellation policy! If you change your mind or make other plans for that time slot please remove yourself from the waitlist so you don’t forfeit your session or get charged for a no show! Its also GOOD KARMA to release the space for a fellow community member if you don’t plan on coming in!
If I am running late to pilates, should I call?
Yes please call or email to let us know you are on your way so we don’t give up your spot to a waiting/waitlisted member. We allow a grace period of 10 minutes maximum without a phone call.
If I am running late to yoga, should I call?
Yes please call or email to let us know you are on your way so we can let the instructor know. We allow a grace period of 10 minutes maximum as to not disrupt the class.
Can I leave class early?
Yes we don’t hold you hostage! However, please be cognizant of the other member’s space and try to grab a spot close to the exit door if you know you have to boogie early. Also let your instructor know so they don’t think you are leaving because you don’t like their playlist or sequencing!
What happens if I miss a class?
Booooo! Kidding – kinda! If you can’t help it meaning you can’t cancel at least 12 hours before class then PRETTY PLEASE cancel as soon as possible even if its an hour before so that other members can get a chance to take that spot, especially in Pilates due to the limited amount of spots. If you are on a package or membership which includes a set amount of sessions, you will lose your session. If you are on an unlimited Pilates membership you will be charged a no show fee of $25. Do your best to cancel and please understand our teachers are compensated based on attendance so we don’t want to charge you but it is the only way we can keep everyone accountable for their reservations since we have such a limited amount of Pilates Reformers.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellation window is 12 hours before class. No exceptions. If you are on a package or membership which includes a set amount of sessions, you will lose your session. If you are on an unlimited Pilates member you will be charged a no show fee of $25. Do your best to cancel and please understand our teachers are compensated based on attendance so we don’t want to charge you but it is the only way we can keep everyone accountable for their reservations since we have such a limited amount of Pilates Reformers.
Where are you located? Is there parking?
We are right on PCH a couple of blocks from Newport Blvd! Super convenient parking located in back! If you park in back make your way to the center of building you will see an open walkway that leads towards the front of the building, the front door to our space is over to the right.
Do you have childcare? What is the age limit?
Yes we do have the cutest childcare room with hand selected staff that are loving and patient and there to entertain your little ones while you enjoy your freedom! Minimum age is 3-6 months (case by case) and maximum is 10 years old. If they are over the age of 10, they are welcome to hang in the childcare space with staff approval. Pre sign-ups are encouraged but not mandatory, we do have a limit so if you know you will need your little ones looked after please sign them up! First time sign-ups for your Littles can be done over the phone or in person, after that it is an easy breezy online sign up, same way you reserve your sessions!
Can I host an event at Ekam?
Yes you can! We would love to help you set that up! We have the option of having up to 10 people in a Pilates chartered class or up to 50 people in a Yoga chartered class in the studio for you! We also do off site special events on the beach or in your home! Anything from team bonding to bridal showers! We can also set up post workout treats and refreshments in our lobby. Just let us know what you had in mind! Email Us