frequently asked questions
I’ve never done yoga before/I am getting back into yoga.
What classes do you recommend? What do I need to bring for my first time?
Senior yoga class recommendations? (same answer below)
Yoga Basics $5, Slow Flow with Joe $10, Yin, Deep Stretch/Restorative, Yin/Yang, Gentle Flow, Mindful Flow, and Stress Relief Heated Flow if you want an intro to what heated classes are like. We suggest bringing a water bottle. Please see our Class Schedule to book.
I have a gift certificate, how do I redeem it?*
You must create a MindBody account IF you do not have one already. The account allows us to book your appointment in our system whether that entails a sauna appointment, float appointment, or yoga class. If there is a gift card ID #, please use that at checkout or in the Promo Code field. Otherwise, you can also email us the gift card ID # for easy booking - all we need is your first/last name, email, and phone #.
For yoga classes and sauna, visit www.yogapatch.com and go to Class Schedule or Sauna in the menu. For floats, visit www.floatingkc.com > Book Now. For massages with Past Tense Massage (Bernie), visit http://www.pasttense.massagetherapy.com.
*NOTE: Appointments are booked on a first come first serve basis. To guarantee your desired appointment time, please book as early as possible. If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, you can do that within your MindBody account OR you can contact us via social media, email, text, or phone to get it changed as well.
If you have an emailed gift certificate (virtual gift card): after signing up for a MindBody account (if you don't already have one), find the service you want to book. Upon booking the appointment, there will be a unique card number in your emailed gift certificate and you will enter that in the checkout screen in the Promo code field.
If you received a physical gift certificate: after signing up for a MindBody account (if you don't already have one), find the service you want to book. When you come in for your appointment please show proof of the gift certificate. If there is a unique card ID on the gift card, please follow the same directions for an emailed gift certificate above.
I have a monthly membership and have guest passes, how do I redeem it?
You can book yourself twice on the roster or give us a call/email so we can easily add the guest pass on their file (we will need their first/last name, email, and phone).
Yoga for kids? Can I bring my child to yoga?
If your child is respectful of other students during the class and can sit through at least a 10 minute savasana quietly, then feel free to bring them. We currently do not have Family Yoga, but please check our workshops page for youth workshops.
How do I redeem the New Student Special? What is it?
The MindBody booking system considers a "new student" as having NO prior visits (this includes workshops, floats, sauna appointments, etc). If you've booked an appointment before, the system automatically removes the ability for you to purchase the New Student Special, so you will need to let us know that you would like to purchase this so we can make backend adjustments in our system for the deal to work. This promotion is $33 for 3 weeks of unlimited classes meaning that you can attend Aerial Yoga, Qi Gong, and any schedule on our class. It activates on your first visit.
Private group sessions?
Yes, we offer private sessions starting around $70-75/hr. Let us know ahead of time what the goal of your private session is so we can find a teacher suitable for you! We can do a private aerial class, Hot Flow, meditation class, etc.
What is Arbor Vitae?
Arbor Vitae is a collection of different healing modalities within the wellness center. People have brought their love of healing and their passions into the space for others. Arbor Vitae is the name of the wellness center that houses Yoga Patch and Floating KC. In addition to the Yoga Patch, there are various individual practitioners that use the building space. For example, we have a chiropractor, acupuncturists, licensed massage therapists, energy workers, counselors, and more.
What is Floating KC?
Floating KC are zero gravity float rooms. The salt water helps not only with skin care but is also designed to relax and destress the body, joints and mind. Learn more about Floating KC and experience it for yourself.
When are you open and closed?
We are open 7 days a week with yoga classes each day. There is an instructor usually before class and after classes to answer any questions you might have. Click here to go to our class schedule.
What if there’s no one at the front desk?
Please email us at email@example.com or call us (816.268.4660). If you want to purchase an item and no one is present, please use the “On Your Honor” box at the café OR Venmo @mariamurphy.
Do I have to sign up or register for a class? Can I just walk in?
We recommend you sign up ahead of time just in case class is full. Otherwise, feel free to walk in and make sure you get registered!
How do I sign up for classes? Do I HAVE to pre-register?
The most convenient way to book is either through the MindBody app or Yoga Patch app. We recommend viewing our official website via desktop rather than phone. You do not have to pre-register, but we STRONGLY encourage you to do so to guarantee a spot in case class ever fills up.
How much is it for a drop-in class? What other payment options do you have?
Please check out our Rates. We have a donation based class, $5, $10, $12, and $16 classes.
How early should I show up for my class?
About 5-10 minutes before your class. Show up earlier for a guaranteed parking spot and a designated spot in class.
What should I wear for yoga?
Comfortable clothing to move around in and something that you’d feel okay sweating in (depending on the class).
How will I know if my class is cancelled?
You should receive an email or text if you are subscribed to MindBody updates.
How much is it to rent a practitioner room? Are there any open office spaces for me to rent?
It depends on the room size because each room is laid out differently. They range about $500-$800 a month. Practitioners are welcome to share a space on a new lease if they would like. Please call us to see if there are open spaces.
When is the café open? What if I want something and there’s no one at the coffee shop?
It is currently open 8:30am-2pm, Mon-Fri. For cash, please use the “On Your Honor” box and use the sticky note to write down what you got. If you do not have cash, please Venmo @mariamurphy to pay.
How hot are your Hot Flow, Hot Series, and Stress Relief Heated classes?
About 90-95 degrees, it may vary depending on how many students are in the class and what the temperature is outside.
What is the difference between Hot Flow and Hot Series?
Hot Flow sequences may vary whereas Hot Series has a set amount of 26 poses that are done twice (also known as 26x2).
What should I do if I forgot something at the studio?
Give us a text or call (816.268.4660) and we will try to find it for you and set it at our front desk in our lost and found bucket.
What amenities do you have?
Parking lot, café, lounge areas, water fountain with reverse osmosis, showers, lockers, retail, sauna, massage chair
What do I need to bring to yoga class?
Yourself and a mat! If you’re going to a heated class we recommend you bring a towel and water bottle as well. If you do not have a mat we have extra in the prop room and also have cups available for water.
What’s the parking situation like?
There are 18 parking spaces with a handicap parking spot. If the lot is full, there is another lot across the street. Street parking is also easily accessible.
Do you have Bikram or Ashtanga yoga classes? Tai-chi or dance? Kids yoga classes?
No, but we hope to reincorporate those into our schedule in the future!
I want to collaborate with Yoga Patch. How do I set up a workshop or event at Yoga Patch?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us. We will then send you a form to fill out.
How much is it to rent one of the yoga rooms?
$20-$45 per hour depending on the room
I want to teach at the Yoga Patch! How do I go about that?
Please email us at email@example.com or call us (816.268.4660). We will schedule a time to do an audition with you where either the owner or manager will follow your class and propose future class scheduling options with you.
What do you sell in the retail area?
Jewelry, incense (cones and sticks), Palo Santo, sage, clothing, headbands, stones, candles, gift sets, aromatherapy, locally made body care items, toiletries, blankets, tshirts, tunics, scarves, handmade cards, home decor items, handmade eye pillows, and more!
Why are there birds? Whose are they?
Yoga Patch began with one bird, Tulley. As more people came into the studio they quickly realized that Maria could not say no to taking on another bird. All of the birds are rescue birds and have special personalities that they distribute on a daily basis. Yoga Patch has become their healing space of love.
Are you going to open a second location?
We want to in the future!
How many plants do you have?
Well, we lost count and know that it is definitely more than 30……..some of them have been brought in by other staff, practitioners, or clients.
Who painted the mural outside? How about the yoga studio rooms?
A friend named Billy painted the outside mural. Maria painted the studio rooms.
Have other questions, comments, or suggestions?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, text, or call us (816.268.4660)!