Welcome to Mountain Yoga. We look forward to meeting you in person! Our cumulative experience of over 29 years teaching hundreds of classes to thousands of students in the Salt Lake Valley and beyond has demonstrated to us that a regular yoga practice will change your body and change your life.
Mountain yoga is for EVERY BODY no matter your age, background or ability. The 5 Elemental Classes of the Mountain Yoga System have been designed for you. The classes vary in duration, intensity, heat and approach, providing you a balanced and sustainable yoga practice.
Now is the time to step onto your mat and into your life!
Mountain Tips & Etiquette
Arrive on time to class.
First time students to Mountain Yoga please be at least 15-20 minutes early. You will get the most out of your class by arriving early and allowing yourself the time to meet your teacher, our staff and prepare for class. Please plan on attending the entire class. Unless you have an emergency, it is best to stay until the end of class. Savasana or relaxation at the end, after all, is the best part of your yoga practice and day. Students who are more than 5 minutes late may not be admitted to class.
Although fancy yoga clothes are not necessary at Mountain yoga it is helpful to follow a few guidelines when choosing your clothing for your class. Whether practicing one of Mountain Yoga’s Hot or not Hot classes is best to avoid cotton and wear clothing that provides coverage and mobility. In our Hot classes less is more allowing you to sweat and seek alignment via mirrors. In the regular temperature classes wear clothing that allows you to move and stay comfortable.
Tell your teacher about any injuries.
Communicating with your Mountain teacher and letting them know of any recent or past injuries that you are concerned about is appropriate and encouraged. This will help them help you by offering appropriate modifications to aid you in creating a healthy and sustainable yoga practice.
FREE your FEET! All classes no shoes needed.
Sign in and pay for your class if necessary.
Mountain Yoga teachers are by in large compensated by the students that attend their class. It is so helpful and appreciated if you take the time to sign-in to class before setting up your mat. Yes, you may be wanting to get your ‘favorite spot’, but signing in first helps both our staff and teachers. This makes your teacher’s job easier. They can spend more time teaching and less time trying to find missing students. Thank you all in advance for your help.
Turn off your phone.
Practice is about creating time and space to breathe and receive. In todays fast paced tech world we all need a few minutes a day away from it all. Here at Mountain Yoga we pride ourselves at providing you that peaceful space. Please help us help you and leave your phone out of the studio room. We do understand that your profession may require that you are on call. If this is the case please speak to our staff and let them know your phone will be on silent.
Mind your scent.
Hatha yoga practice is a process of purification and an opportunity to leave behind the outside world. In an effort to welcome all people to all classes at Mountain Yoga please refrain from wearing any and all pungent perfumes, lotions and colognes.
Share the space.
Although Mountain Yoga is almost 5000 square feet and contains two spacious studio rooms sometimes the classes can get busy. If there is one thing a consistent Mountain Yoga practice can provide it is empathy and understanding for others. Please remind yourself that your practice is greater than any one person and is about creating understanding about all things human. – Share the space.
Keep an open mind.
The 5 ELEMENTAL classes offered by the Mountain Yoga System are designed to provide you an intentional variety of practice. Our classes and our teachers utilize multiple approaches to help you integrate your yoga practice into your life. Every yogi has a favorite teacher, but don’t close yourself off to new teachers and classes. A yoga practice is about expanding your mind and increasing your awareness. Keep an open mind and heart. You may find in the end that you learn something new!
Please be respectful to all your fellow yogis and yoginis and please honor our quiet space within both of our studio rooms by minimizing conversation.
After class please take the time to clean your space for the next class by returning your props to the provided space and drying the floor when necessary.
Why should I do yoga at Mountain Yoga?
A little yoga goes a long way in your life to help you release tension both physically and mentally. Yoga can provide you strength and flexibility. Regular practice is a great way to help prevent injuries in your other activities by keeping the systems of the body balanced and working optimally. Here at Mountain Yoga we have observed the above benefits of yoga in our students for years and years. The Mountain Yoga System is designed with you in mind providing you guidance and variety in order to help you get the absolute most out of your practice.
How do I choose my first class (do you have classes for beginners?)?
All classes for Every Body- The 5 Elemental classes create a system from which you can choose your daily practice. Earth -Fire -Wind-Flow-Water, in order they decrease in heat and increase in sequence variety. As a first time student to Mountain Yoga we encourage you try our 30 day local intro for $29 and attend at least 10 classes in those 30 days. We recommend starting out with our Earth, our Water, or our Roots class which is steeped in our Earth class fundamentals but teaches you how to navigate the 5 Elemental classes. Our recommendation is by no means the only way to start. You know your body best, you know your intention for coming to yoga and what works best with your schedule. Most important is to make the time for yourself and come your mat.
Do you teach Bikram or Traditional Hot Yoga?
Yes and so much more. Our Earth Class is based on Traditional Hot yoga while integrating widely accepted and sustainable bio-mechanics. The Earth Class consists of only 26 postures of the Ghosh Yoga Lineage. Mountain Yoga’s 4 other Elemental Classes take you beyond Bikram Yoga by integrating more poses from the Ghosh Yoga lineage and beyond.
What makes Mountain Yoga different than other yoga studios or gym yoga?
Mountain Yoga is now the oldest one owner one location yoga studio in the state of Utah. We have had the unique experience introducing thousands of new people to the benefits of practicing yoga. We have inspired many to become teachers and even others to open their own yoga studios. Originally a Bikram studio but today we have moved beyond Bikram yoga by offering the powerfully balanced Mountain Yoga system. With 30 plus teachers and 45 plus classes a week the Mountain Yoga student receives experienced and compassionate guidance. Mountain Yoga offers you what few studios can; whether you like it Hot or Not, whether you like to concentrate or move freely with your breath – Mountain Yoga is there for you.
Are all your classes Hot?
No. We know that not everyone embraces external heat in their yoga practice. We have two studio rooms, the Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood rooms. The BC is Hot and The LC is not. In addition our classes intentionally vary in temperature providing you a balanced space to practice.
Do I need to pre-register for classes?
No, you are not required to pre-register for classes. That said, our Little Cottonwood Room does have a capacity of 16-25 students depending on the class type. During busier hours we may reach that capacity and have to turn people away. By pre-registering for classes (on the MYS App, Mindbody App, or our website) you secure your spot. You must show up at least 5 minutes before class starts or we may give your spot away if someone waiting. Cancellations must be made at least 1 hour before class. If the class is full online you can add yourself onto the wait list OR get here early. Only 75% of class space is held for online reservations so if you’re early to class you may still be granted a spot.
Late Cancel / No-Show Fees
- Late cancel (within 1 hour of class) – $5/class
- No-show- $10/class
- Class pack holders- class will be deducted from class pack
Monthly and Annual Members get two free “hall passes” each month for late cancels/ no shows.
How much does this yoga thing cost?
Generally first time locals to Mountain Yoga choose our LOCAL INTRO $29 for 30 days of unlimited classes. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the Mountain Yoga system and attend at least 10 Elemental classes during your 30 days. Sign up Membership before your Local Intro expires and save $20 each month on membership!
How early should I show up for class?
Generally Mountain staff are available here at the studio 30 minutes prior to your chosen class. As a new student it is best to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your class time in order to get acquainted with the space, register for class and meet your teacher. You also have the option to register, purchase your classes, and to sign into class online if you choose. When you arrive please inform the staff that you are present and sign into class. After your first class it is best to be 10-15 minutes early to get settled into the space. If you are more than 5 minutes late then you may not be admitted to class.
If you pre-register online and don’t show up 5 minutes before class your spot may be given away if there are people waiting.
What do I need to bring with me?
- Yoga mat – Rentals are available at the studio.
- Large bath or yoga towel – be sure it is large enough to cover your mat.
- Water bottle – we have filtered water for refills.
- If you plan to take a shower after class bring a 2nd towel.
*Local first timers to MY get a Free mat and towel to use for their first class.
**While you are on the local Mountain intro you receive 20% off mat and towel purchases.
***Qigong classes do not require a yoga mat or towel.
How do I prepare for my first yoga class?
- Dress appropriately.
- Open mind.
- Empty stomach.
- Proper Hydration.
- New Student Registration. This can be filled out online or in the studio.
- $29 Mountain Intro. For local first time students to Mountain Yoga, this is a GREAT way to start off your Mountain Practice. $29 for 30 days of unlimited yoga.
Do you have showers?
Yes we have showers and full size dressing rooms.
What if I am pregnant?
Please as always check with your doctor before beginning a yoga practice. Many of our staff, teachers and students have maintained a strong and consistent yoga practice through their pregnancy. We also know that each individual’s circumstances are different and need to be honored during this wonderful time of life. Please always let your teacher know that you are pregnant and ask about posture modifications that are available to you throughout your pregnancy.
Do you have prenatal yoga?
We currently do not offer prenatal specific yoga classes. We do however, offer classes that could be extremely beneficial during any time of your pregnancy. If you are new to yoga we recommend beginning with our Water (restore) classes.
If you are interested in a more personalized practice we offer private classes. If you are interested in a private class, email us with your inquiry.
Is it possible to lose weight practicing yoga?
People burn calories and lose weight while practicing yoga and at the same time clean their system to work optimally. In addition to a workout a regular yoga practice will provide you mental clarity and helps shed the stress of life. When you are less agitated and at ease you will tend to make healthier decisions in your daily life.
Eat better Feel Better
I have another question you didn't cover...
No question that you may have is too small or too big for that matter to ask. If we have not answered your concern above please email us at
or give a call at 801-501-9642
Help us Help you discover a better life with Yoga.