Stanford Aerobics and Yoga (SAY) offers a wide array of fitness classes taught by energetic, qualified, and approachable instructors. Classes strive to promote physical strength, endurance, and coordination along with mental and bodily self-awareness. We strive to accommodate a variety of fitness and skill levels in our classes and to offer participants a quality experience at a (very!) affordable price. SAY is open to all members of the Stanford community, including students, faculty, staff and friends. New students are welcome to start taking classes at any time; none of our classes require a commitment. We're here for you whenever the mood strikes!
Stanford Aerobics and Yoga is a registered Voluntary Student Organization. As such, Stanford students make all organizational decisions and hold all leadership positions. Instructors who are current Stanford students are given priority in class scheduling. While our classes are open to everyone, our primary objective is to serve the Stanford community.
Participation in any class constitutes agreement with Stanford's 2014-2015 Recreational Voluntary Student Organizations Liability Release and Waiver. Instructors may ask any student to leave the class if he or she is acting in an unsafe or disrespectful manner. Participants who arrive more than 5 minutes late to a class may be asked not to participate for safety reasons.
Only adults 18 and over are eligible to participate in classes. Children and minors under the age of 18 may not participate in classes or remain in Hacienda during SAY classes. Bicycles are not permitted inside Hacienda Commons, but there is ample bike parking just outside.
How do I join a class?
You can drop into any class at any time, even if it's in the middle of the quarter. We don't have pre-registration for our classes. We accept cash, check, or online Eventbrite payments (which may be made with a credit card). Instructors cannot process credit card payments on-site. Please see our passes page to learn more about how we do payment.
Where are your classes held?
All of our classes are held in Hacienda Commons, a large multi-functional space in the Rains graduate housing complex. While a water fountain and restrooms are available just outside of Hacienda commons, there are no shower or locker facilities nearby. Parking in the closest lot (marked with an asterisk on the map) requires a parking permit (ES or C) from 6 am to 4 pm on weekdays. It is free at other times. Visitor parking is also available along parts of Escondido Road.
How do I find out about subs or cancellations?
Due to circumstances beyond our control (usually due to other groups using Hacienda Commons), we sometimes have to cancel our classes or make other modifications. Changes are posted on our calendar, so please check regularly for updates. You can also join our Facebook page to find out about special SAY events!
Do classes fill up?
Sometimes, especially during the first few weeks of the quarter, classes can fill up. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend arriving a couple of minutes early to settle in. Class capacity is at the discretion of the instructor, and if a class is already full when you arrive, you may be asked to come back next time.
I bought a drop-in pass online but didn't use it on the day specified. Can I use it on another day?
Drop-in passes purchased online are valid only for the date specified unless the original class was cancelled or was full when you arrived. If this is the case, e-mail Mika at email@example.com to obtain a replacement pass.
Can I apply my drop-in pass payments toward the price of a quarter pass?
No. Quarter passes cost the same amount regardless of previous pass purchases. If you would like to try our classes before purchasing a quarter pass, you may pay for a drop-in pass--or make an effort to make it out to our free week at the beginning of the quarter!
What happens if I come to class without buying a pass online in advance?
You are welcome to pay at class using exact change only or a check. If you do not have exact change, we will enforce an extra $1 fee for the payment.
What do I do if I lost my quarter/academic year pass?
Please contact Mika at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know when you lost it and what your original method of payment was. If you have proof of payment, we will do our best to replace the pass.
I'm interested in teaching for SAY. What do I need to do?
Contact us at email@example.com. We will discuss certification and requirements with you. If you are a Stanford student who is new to teaching but suited for and committed to fitness instruction, we may be able to mentor you through the training and/or certification process.
Is there a lost-and-found?
Stanford Aerobics and Yoga is not responsible for lost or stolen items. We do have a lost-and-found bin in our equipment closet; come to Hacienda during class times and ask an instructor to rifle through it and see if your item has been found. Please use your discretion when considering bringing valuables to class. If you leave an item behind and it is no longer in the studio when you go back to look for it, you may also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if we have found it and set it aside for you.
How can I make a suggestion or give feedback about the program?
We welcome your feedback! Please feel free to speak directly about questions and concerns to any instructor; you may also send comments, suggestions, or questions to the SAY leadership at email@example.com. We also have an anonymous feedback form--check out our "Contact" page for the link!