The Stanford Aerobics and Yoga (SAY) program offers a wide array of classes taught by energetic, qualified, and approachable instructors. Classes strive to promote physical strength, endurance, and coordination, along with mental and bodily awareness. We strive to accommodate a variety of levels in our classes and to offer participants a quality experience at a nominal 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 throughout the year.

Our Policies

Stanford Aerobics and Yoga is a registered Voluntary Student Organization. As such, Stanford students must 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 main objective is to serve the Stanford community.

Participation in any class constitutes agreement with Stanford's 2016-2017 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 after a class has started may be asked not to participate for safety reasons, at the discretion of the instructor.

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 stay in Hacienda during class times. Bicycles are not permitted inside Hacienda Commons.


Am I eligible to take classes at SAY?

Yes! We're open to everyone--students and non-students, Stanford people and just...people. If you want to work out with us, we want to work out with you.

How can I join a class?

You can drop in to any class at any time, even if it's in the middle of the quarter. We don't require pre-registration for our classes. We accept cash, check, or online payments through Eventbrite. Please see our passes page to find out how we do payment.

Where are your classes held?

All of our classes are held in the Hacienda Commons room in the Rains Graduate Housing complex. While a water fountain and restrooms are available, 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 also is available along parts of Escondido Road.

Hacienda Commons

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 posed on our calendar, so please check regularly for updates. You can also subscribe to our listserv to get last minute info and find out about SAY events!

Do classes get full?

Sometimes, especially during the first few weeks of the quarter, classes can fill up quickly. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis, and so we recommend arriving a couple minutes early. 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 but didn't use it on the day specified. Can I use it on another day?

The drop-in passes are valid only for the date specified, unless the original class was cancelled, or the class was full when you arrived. If this is the case, e-mail Mika at 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 can pay for a drop in pass.

What happens if I come to class without buying a pass?

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 and let her know when you lost it and what your original method of payment was.

I'm interested in teaching for SAY. What do I need to do?

Contact us at We will discuss certification and requirements with you. If you are new to teaching but qualified to teach, we may be able to mentor you through the training and certification process.

Is there a lost and found?

Stanford Aerobics and Yoga is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please use discretion in what you bring to class. If you leave an item behind, and it is no longer in the studio, please contact us at 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 to any instructor, or you can send comments, suggestions, or questions to us at