Frequently Asked Questions

New to the Treehouse Community? Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

I have zero yoga experience and I am not flexible at all. Which classes should I join?

Most of our classes are beginner-friendly and flexibility is not a requirement! You may check out the schedules by clicking SCHEDULES on the header anywhere on this website. First class is free and mats are available at the studio, so all you have to do is bring a little courage with you to class. 

Do I need to make a reservation?

There is no need to call or send an SMS when attending regular classes, but we do recommend registering online and arriving at least 15 minutes before the class starts. If it is your first time, this will allow you enough minutes to find our studio, park your car, meet the teacher, fill out the registration form, and to get acquainted with the studio facilities and equipment.

What should I wear? What should I bring?

Wear light, stretchy (but not loose) clothes in which you can move easily—but cover appropriately when moving through postures. For women, you may wear leggings or tight-fitting shorts and a t-shirt/tank top with light cloth, while the men can wear basketball shorts and a t-shirt or tank top. If you already have a yoga mat, feel free to bring it with you to class; otherwise, you may borrow one of our mats for a donation of Php 20 per use. (This money goes to charity.) Bring a small towel for your sweat, a water bottle, and a change of clothes. We have shower and changing rooms for both men and women, in case you'd like to freshen up after class.

For Yin/Meditation classes, we turn on the airconditioner and we don't sweat much as this is mostly stretching and staying low on your mat. You may bring blankets and pillows and you may come in warmer clothes.

How do I prepare for a class?

Our classes are 75 to 90 minutes long, save for Pilates which is only 60 minutes. Here are some pointers to prepare for class:

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes early before your first visit to complete the new student form and get settled.
  • Come to class hydrated; don't try to play catch up with drinking water during class or chug a lot of water right before class.
  • Avoid large meals up to three hours prior to class.
  • If new, you may want to set up in the back row so you can follow students who practice regularly.
  • Listen to the teacher's guidance as they describe the poses. He or she will provide cues to help you come safely into and out of the poses.
  • Take a break or skip a pose or two if practice becomes too challenging for you.

Do you have parking space?

Our building has 5 parking spaces on a first-come-first-serve basis. Parking can be tricky on some days and it is never guaranteed, so if you are from the area, we suggest taking a bike or other means of transportation so we can free up the parking slots for those who are not from BF Homes. In case you are bringing a car with you, please be mindful with your parking so others may use the slots beside you.

What are the studio policies and studio etiquette?

We aim to provide a safe space for everyone in the community, and we would appreciate if you abide by the following policies and studio etiquette:

  • Our classes are open to students 14 years old and above. If you have children below 14 who wish to try yoga, kindly schedule a private class with us.
  • Our studio has a comfortable capacity of 18 mats. Class size is limited at the discretion of the instructor, and he/she may no longer allow students into the class in case it gets full.
  • Please be on time. For safety purposes, we close the gate 5 minutes after the class schedule (i.e. if the class is scheduled at 7:30 PM, we close the gate at 7:35 PM) especially for night classes.
  • Treehouse Yoga is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Please consider not bringing your valuables with you into the studio.
  • Make sure your devices are on silent or airplane mode when entering the studio. Kindly turn off the vibrate function as this can still be distracting.
  • Please be considerate of other students' space when setting up your mat.
  • We start all our classes with a centering meditation piece. If you come in late, please refrain from entering the room when the centering session is ongoing so you don't disturb the others. The teacher will signal when you can already enter, usually when the warm up is about to begin.
  • You may skip a pose or a sequence or modify them for depth; however, we would appreciate it if you do not deviate too far from the teacher's instructions. Coming to a different flow creates unnecessary distraction and can break the positive energy of the class.
  • Please observe silence in class, or when waiting for a class to finish.
  • If you need to step out of the room while the class is ongoing, please do so discreetly so as not to disturb the other students.
  • If you need to leave before savasana or the closing meditation, please inform the teacher before the class starts so she can tell you when you can step out before starting the final resting pose. Kindly do so quietly.
  • If you plan to shower after class, please inform the teacher prior. Our teachers will close and lock the studio 15 minutes after class is done.

Can I put my package on hold or extend my package in case I get sick?

We can make these changes to your account for a maximum of 2 weeks for free in case you get sick. However, anything longer than 2 weeks will entail a minimal administration fee of Php 500. We do not extend or hold a package that has been dormant for more than 3 months.

I have some physical limitations, an ailment, or an injury. Can I still attend classes?

While we believe that yoga is for everyone regardless of the circumstance, we recommend consulting your doctor first on the severity of your condition. In special cases, we do have Yoga Therapists in our roster of teachers and we can schedule a free assessment for you. Kindly get in touch with us with all the details pertaining to your case.

Don't see your question here? Kindly send us an SMS at 09178506550.