Welcome to The CORNER MAT


Located in Muncie, Indiana, The CORNER MAT is known for exceptional Hot Vinyasa classes. We use an infrared heating system, providing a superior hot yoga experience. The CORNER MAT welcomes yogis from all levels of practice.

Yoga has many physical benefits including overall fitness, flexibility, and strength, but the benefits of yoga reach well beyond the physical body. Yoga can improve one’s overall health, including the mind, body, and soul.

The CORNER MAT overcomes the mystery of yoga by delivering a practical, understandable, and doable practice for individuals at any level of fitness. In order to make the yoga experience accessible and user-friendly, The CORNER MAT chooses to eliminate Sanskrit names of postures and avoids the ohming and chanting sometimes associated with traditional yoga practices.

Classes begin promptly at the scheduled time. Studio doors are locked at the beginning of each class.

Pricing Options

New Student Special
Two-weeks, unlimited classes $29
Available on FIRST visit only. 
New clients only. Expires two weeks from time of activation.
Drop In Option
$12/class
Package Options
12 class package $120 ($10/class)
25 class package $225 ($9/class)
Membership Option 
Unlimited monthly $89/month
Half-Price Happy Hour 4:30pm Monday - Friday $6/class

 

Mat Rental High-quality Jade Harmony Mats are available to rent for use during class. $3/class

We appreciate your business. Packages and gift certificates expire six months from date of purchase and cannot be extended. All package purchases are non-refundable.

Private Yoga Sessions

Contact us at thecornermat@gmail.com for pricing and scheduling options for private sessions. 

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Class Descriptions

 

Vinyasa
A typical Vinyasa class will include a sun salutation series followed by a dynamic flow. The class will start with mindful breathing exercises and a brief warm-up, followed by 45 minutes of continuous movement, a nice cool down, and, of course Savasana.

 

Hot Vinyasa
This is your Vinyasa class detailed above, but HOT!

 

Slow Flow
Slow flow is ideal for new yogis or those who enjoy a slower-paced yoga class. This class offers a series of introductory postures to develop strength and flexibility through a slower and more guided pace. Join us to experience the many benefits of yoga. 

 

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a practice that benefits the joints and connective tissues of the body with long, steady holds of the pose. Yogis are invited to move into the posture and relax the muscles, then invited to hold the pose for several minutes. This is a slow and deliberate practice and is a wonderful complement for the quick, fast paced energetic (yang) systems of yoga.




 

 

Basic Information 


Arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled class to give yourself time to check-in and settle in before class. Classes begin promptly at the scheduled time. Once class starts, the doors will be locked. Please remove your shoes before entering the yoga room. Wear comfortable, clean, athletic clothing. Refrain from wearing strong scented lotion, perfume, cologne, or aftershave to yoga classes and workshops. Please maintain silence of body and speech upon entering the yoga room.

It is necessary to have the proper equipment for any physical activity and yoga is no exception. We recommend using a high-quality yoga mat. Please bring your own mat or rent one of ours for $3/class. We proudly use and provide Jade Yoga Mats for purchase. Jade yoga mats are environmentally-friendly and made in the United States. They provide a superior level of traction.

A light, mindful meal, at least two hours prior to any yoga practice is suggested. Nourish your body by eating whole, unprocessed foods. Moderation is key. Overindulging in food or beverage will negatively impact your practice and can harm your body and mind.

Students must be 12 years or older to practice at The CORNER MAT. Well-behaved children ages 12-14 must be accompanied by a parent throughout the practice and must have a current Student Waiver on file. Students must be 15 years of age or older to participate without an adult present. Parental consent is needed for those under 18. Students of all ages must fill out a New Student Waiver.

FAQs

Are all classes the same?
Each class is unique. Each instructor is unique. Each yoga experience is unique. Try out a variety of classes with a variety of instructors to discover your preferences. We encourage you to approach each yoga experience with an open mind and without expectations. 

What should I wear to yoga? 
Practice yoga barefoot. We recommend wearing non-constrictive, yet snug fitting tops and bottoms. 

How often should I practice yoga? 
We encourage you to practice as often as possible especially during your first two weeks of unlimited yoga. We recommend that you practice regularly - 4 to 6 times per week to receive the maximum benefits. After 4 weeks of regular practice, you will see a change in your body! After 6 weeks of regular practice, you will see a positive change in your whole life!

What do I do if I have a pre-existing injury? 
If you have a pre-existing condition/injury, please make the teacher aware of this before class. If the injury is truly causing you pain, we ask that you do not attend class until the injury has had time to heal. If you have an injury that is healing and you want yoga to help you along that path, be certain you practice with awareness. Awareness is simple – it means “if it feels good, do it. If it doesn’t, don’t.” Honor your body. 

I saw a sign that said "Come clean to yoga." What does that mean? 
Clean body. Clean clothes. Every class. "The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in." BKS Iyengar Please refrain from wearing strong scented lotion, perfume, cologne, or aftershave to yoga classes and workshops.

Should I come when I am ill? 
Please do not come to yoga if you have a fever. Attending a class with a cold is fine, but please wash your hands before coming to the studio and upon arrival at the studio. If you have been diagnosed with an illness or simply feel contagious, be sensitive to the health of other students and remain at home. 

Can my child accompany me to yoga? 
We do not offer childcare at The CORNER MAT and unattended children are not permitted in the reception area. With exception of special events with athletic team practices, students must be 12 years or older to practice at The CORNER MAT. Well-behaved children ages 12-15 must be accompanied by a parent throughout the practice and must have a current Student Waiver on file. Students must be 16 years of age or older to participate without a parent. Parental consent is needed for anyone under 18. All students must fill out a New Student Waiver.


Top 10 Reasons to Practice Yoga


10. Slow. Down. In the fast-paced, ever-connected, rush-of-the world we live in today, yoga provides the opportunity to slow down and focus on the present. An hour on the mat (heck, even 15 minutes on the mat) allows us to push pause on the to-do list and tune into our bodies and breathing.

9. Return to Your Breath. When I started studying yoga in-depth, I became aware of how often I held my breath. Driving in the car. Sitting at my desk. Making dinner. Now, both on and off of the mat, I remind myself to breathe. By changing our pattern of breathing, we can significantly affect our body’s response to stress.

8. Peace of Mind. By focusing on breathing and movement, yoga helps calm the mind. A consistent yoga practice helps many cultivate inner peace and calm.

7. Build Awareness. Yoga connects us with the present moment. The more we practice, the more we become aware of the world around us. It opens the way to improved concentration, coordination, reaction time, and memory.

6. Take Risks. Walking into a yoga class the first time can be a bit intimidating, but if you made it through the door, you took a risk. Yoga includes an wide variety of postures. Discovering and finding your way into new postures is empowering.

5. Improve Flexibility. It doesn’t take long to notice the improved flexibility that comes with a regular yoga practice. Over time, the ligaments, tendons, and muscles lengthen, increasing elasticity.

4. Build Strength. Yoga postures use every muscle in the body, increasing strength from head to toe.

3. Practice, Not Perfect. Yoga is a practice. The goal is not perfection. We may wobble. We might fall down. But the important thing is to show up. To return to the mat. To keep coming back to the mat. Better yet, we can carry the “Practice, Not Perfect” mantra off the mat and into all areas of our lives.

2. Ease Aches and Pains. Numerous studies and personal experience show that yoga can be effective in the treatment of chronic pain. Yoga practitioners may find reductions in joint pain, muscle stiffness, and overall physical discomfort.

1. Personal Relationships. There is a positive energy that comes from a community of yogis practicing together. Sure, I enjoy a solo practice from time-to-time, but there is something special about the encouragement, support, and unity that happens before, during, and after a group practice.

Prohibitions / Precautions for Hot Yoga

Exercising in hot temperatures can put stress on the cardiovascular system. Hot Yoga is therefore not recommended for:
  • pregnant women
  • elderly people or children
  • people with chronic disease or who have suffered heat strokes/heat stress in the past
  • people with cardiovascular disease, including aneurism, angina, atherosclerosis, congenital heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, etc.
  • people who have alcohol or stimulant drugs in their systems (e.g., amphetamines, cocaine)
Some prescription medications may interfere with the body’s heat loss mechanisms, making those who use them more susceptible to heat illness.

Please check with your Health Care Professional if you have any health concerns or questions.

Activity in a hot environment must be discontinued when symptoms of heat stress occur, including:
  • a feeling of sudden and severe fatigue
  • nausea and/or dizziness
  • lightheadedness or fainting
  • a cessation of sweating accompanied by dry, hot skin
  • a period of inexplicable irritability, malaise, or flu-like symptoms
To avoid heat stress, acclimate the body to higher temperatures over a period of several weeks. The gradual increase in temperature will improve one’s ability to handle thermal stress and will make the sweat glands more efficient.

In the heated room, one’s body needs an adequate amount of water (nearly twice the recommended daily amount) to allow perspiration to release heat from the body. This guideline can be overlooked by students, leading to ill effects within the classroom.

Be sure to drink lots of water before coming to class and have a bottle of water nearby to sip throughout the class.

If you feel dizzy or nauseated, stop the practice and adopt the child’s pose.

Please bring water, your own yoga mat, and a 6’ long towel to put on top of your mat. We sell excellent mat towels in the studio.

Give Back Class

 

The Corner Mat is proud to take an active role in the Muncie (and surrounding areas!) community. If your group/club/organization is seeking a financial donation/sponsorship, please consider applying for a Give Back Class at The Corner Mat. A "Give Back Class" is a donation-based class where ALL proceeds go towards organization.

In order to be considered for a Give Back Class, your group/club/organization must answer the following questions and submit your responses to thecornermat@gmail.com.

1. Name of group/organization.
2. How donated funds will be used to help organization.
3. Why should The Corner Mat consider your group for a Give Back Class?
4. Preferred date/time of Give Back Class (pending studio/instructor availability.)

The requesting group/club/organization must agree to these terms:
Group/organization agrees to cross-promote attendance to scheduled Give Back Class. At least one or more members of the organization agree to be in attendance the day/night of Give Back Class.

The Corner Mat reserves the right to accept/reject any requests. The Corner Mat reserves the right to limit one give back class per month. 

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