Frequently Asked Questions

Our frequently asked questions can help you decide which class to take, how to book, and what to bring if you are new to Thrive.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us.

Per Manatee County government ordinance, face coverings are required upon entry to the studio.

We have hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes available. You are encouraged to bring your own props, but all studio props are disinfected after each use in case you need to borrow ours.

Class sizes are currently limited to 9 students and designated mat spaces are set six feet apart.

Typically, the class sizes at Thrive are more intimate and provide more personal attention than a corporate gym. Our average class size is 6-10, meaning you get a much more unique and tailored experience. We are confident that you will feel welcome as soon as you enter the doors of our cozy studio.

Yes. We have mats, blocks and straps available for use.

Thrive is located at 8819 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210.

We have two studio spaces right next door to each other, which allows us to offer more classes. When you book a class, you’ll see the studio listed in the class description. The Sun studio faces Cortez Rd and the Moon studio faces 87th St Ct W.

Yes! More information can be found here.

Yes. We offer one-on-one yoga classes as well as mind and body services such as reiki, Thai yoga, and life coaching. For more information or to book, click here.

You can purchase a class pack or sign up for a class by going to the yoga classes section of our website and clicking register for class or by clicking here. All of our bookings are completed through Mind Body Online.

Booking ahead is not required, but it is strongly recommended to ensure your space in class. However, drop-ins are always welcome.

Yes! You can purchase gift cards for classes, retreats, and other services here.

There is no cancellation fee, but there is a minimum commitment of 3 months.

Class passes expire after six months.

No! Yoga is for every body and everybody.

We recommend wearing comfortable, breathable clothing to all of our classes. A towel is also recommended for our heated classes. Yoga is practiced barefoot, giving you more grip and balance. We kindly ask that you remove your shoes upon entering the yoga studio. Leaving your shoes at the door ensures a clean and symbolically sacred area to practice in.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes before class.

The great thing about yoga is that you can always modify or opt out of poses. All of our instructors give modifications and progressions for each pose and we offer several beginner-friendly classes, like gentle yoga. We also offer one-on-one sessions if you want to feel a bit more comfortable coming into your first class.

Thinking you aren’t flexible enough to practice yoga is like saying you’re too dirty to take a shower. You do not need to be flexible, strong, coordinated, or balanced to start yoga. In fact, starting your practice is the best way to develop all of these things. Yoga is about starting wherever you are right now – the practice (and Thrive) accepts you as you are today without judgement or expectation.

It is best to avoid heavy meals at least two hours before class. Some people prefer a completely empty stomach, while others prefer having a small snack beforehand.

You’re more than welcome to come to a class, although any students under age 16 interested in attending a hot yoga class must be accompanied by a parent.

Of course! We are a warm studio with a strong sense of community. We are not here to judge you, but rather to help you feel good about yourself, challenge you, and empower you.

Yoga is an ancient art and science that helps the body heal itself, so any of our classes would be helpful for you. That being said, sometimes it is more beneficial (with faster results) to try one of our one-on-one services, such as Thai yoga or reiki to address your needs. When you come to class, please make us aware of any illnesses or injuries that you are managing so we may best assist you.

Your teacher will end the class with the ancient Sanskrit word, NamasteNama means to bow, as means I, and te means you. The phrase literally means “I bow to you” and is a representation of the belief that there is a divine spark or light within each of us. The gesture is a form of respect, connection, and good will. It is a wonderful way to end your practice. Namaste is performed by placing the hands together at the heart chakra, closing the eyes, and bowing the head.

Our beach yoga is every Saturday and Sunday from 8:30-9:30am and is donation based. There is no need to sign up, simply come to the Pine Avenue beach entrance on Anna Maria Island (near the Sandbar restaurant) and bring a large beach towel or blanket to practice on. This practice is suitable for all levels and runs year round, weather permitting. Check out our Beach Yoga Facebook Page for up-to-date information about beach yoga.