Welcome to the 40 Days: YES! Program
By signing up for this program, you have committed to:
5 days per week yoga practice at BIG
1 day per week yoga practice at home, another studio, or at BIG
1 group meeting per week at BIG
A daily meditation practice
Reading the assigned pages of 40 Days to Personal Revolution by Baron Baptiste
Group Meeting Times
Monday - 8:30-9:30 PM
Tuesday - 6:45 PM-7:45 PM
Wednesday - 10:45-11:45 AM
Friday - 10:45-11:45 AM
Saturday - 3:15-4:15 PM
Sunday - 6:45-7:45 PM
Monday - 5:30-6:30 PM
Wednesday - 6:45-7:45 PM
Thursday - 10-11 AM
Friday - 4:15-5:15 PM
Saturday - 8:30-9:30 AM
Sunday - 3:30-4:30 PM
Monday- 8:15-9:15 PM
Friday- 10:30-11:30 AM
Saturday - 11:30-12:30 PM
Sunday- 5:45-6:45 PM
40 Days FAQs
Do I need to pre-register for classes at BIG?
Our advice is yes. Some of the class times are very popular and therefore, it is possible that a class fills up. Isn't it so great that THIS many people want to empower themselves and their lives with yoga?!
Reserve your spots for each week by downloading our app and signing up that way, or visit the Houston Montrose, Houston Memorial, or Denver RiNo pages to see the schedule and pre-register for your classes! If you find you are unable to make the class you signed up for, you can remove yourself from the class easily!
During these busy times, please allow yourself an extra 5-10 minutes or so to complete parking and be sure not to leave any belongings in your car.
What do I do if I need to travel one week?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com the week before you are set to travel and let us know what days you'll be out. While you're out, do yoga where you travel either at a studio or on your own (like in your hotel room, family's house, etc)! You are allowed, due to pre-planned travel only, to miss up to one group meeting for the duration of the 40 Days.
Do I need to show you my receipts or photos to prove that I practiced while out of town?
What do I do if I get sick?
If you're sick, please do NOT come to the studio to practice; while we want to share transformational work together, we do not want to share viruses or disease! You will be able to continue in the program by letting us know you've been sick. You'll email those addresses listed above for the days you're out. Please do not email your team leader!
How do I show you that I have done my at-home 6th practice and/or my daily meditation?
This is done on the honor system, so no need to "prove" this at all!
Do I need to attend the same group meeting every week?
No, you can go to any group meeting any week, as long as you get one meeting in between Monday and Sunday each week.
What happens if I don't meet the requirements?
You will get an email thanking you for your participation in the program and we encourage you to keep getting on your mat; know that we love you and that we support you in however your practice looks, and that we encourage you try the 40 Days again next time!
What does it mean to be on a team in the 40 Days?
Being on one of the teams means that you have team leaders who are there to support you and encourage you throughout the program and that you have teammates to connect with over your shared experience of being in the program! Please look to your team and team leaders for camaraderie and support anytime during the program. Also, we have a friendly competition between teams--the team with the most finishers at the end of the program gets a prize!
What are the Rainbow Gatherings? Are they required?
Our Rainbow Gatherings are social events that each team hosts and invites all other teams to come hang out--there are a variety of events at all different times of day and including different activities! They are called "Rainbow Gatherings" because it is a coming together of all the different colors of teams! These are completely optional and they are definitely super fun!
A l l the Info
During the 40 Days, you are encouraged to create your mindful eating in a way that empowers you! Additionally, there will be a 3-day fruit and veggie cleanse happening during week 4 of the program. There is nothing you need to know now, or do now, to prepare for this fruit and veggie cleanse. Know that you will find out everything you need to know before it happens. For the 3-day cleanse, if you are already on a special diet, or have some health concern that may prevent you from participating, or for example, you are pregnant or nursing, we strongly recommend you check with your doctor beforehand.
You will meditate twice daily during the 40 Days, starting with 5 minutes each time during Week 1. Start your meditation practice on Monday morning, January 20! Your meditation time increases by 5 minutes each week throughout the program. You will be supported fully through this process, during the group meetings, in your Team Leader emails, and in your readings to find ease in your meditation practice and make it work for your life! You do not need to report back to us about your meditations. Yogi's honor here!
If you have not yet purchased your 40 Days to Personal Revolution book yet, we sell it at the studio for $19. You will receive a separate email each week containing your weekly readings. The readings of the book serve as background information for the completely original content of the group meetings. That means, sometimes we might not make any direct reference to the book during the meeting, though we strongly encourage you to read it, as a way of getting connected to the themes that the meetings are based on. Additionally, we we will send you home with some amazing work to do that will create shifts in your life right away.
Your 40 Days Team
You will be assigned to a Team for your participation in the 40 Days. This is a structure we have created to add a new level of support, community and accountability to your 40 Days experience. There is nothing you have to do with your team. However, you will receive a weekly email from you Team Leaders encouraging you and letting you know about any special team events or happenings throughout the course of the program. You will receive a wristband with your team’s color, and we invite you to wear your wristband all the time so that we can all identify our other team members, and cheer each other on!
Team Rainbow Gatherings
Throughout the 40 Days, we invite you to join us for our “Team Rainbow Gatherings.” These are special social events, hosted by specific Team Leaders, and that members of every team are invited to. The intention of these events is for you to get to know your community outside of the yoga studio and connect in a deeper way. How it works is like this- one event will be hosted by the “Red Team Leaders” and another by the “Blue Team Leaders”, and so on. However, you are invited to any and all of these social events, no matter what team you are on, so that all the team colors are represented, hence, “Rainbow” Gathering”! We will communicate with you the times, dates and locations of the Rainbow Gatherings all throughout the course of the program.
Arrive Early for Class:
Parking is often times extra exciting during the 40 Days! Remember to arrive early for class so you can find your spot in the parking lot and in the yoga studio before class starts. We have a five-minute "grace period" after the official start time of class during which you can enter class on the day you may be running late. Otherwise, we will ask you to wait until the next class. Thank you for working with us to create the best experience possible for everyone!
A reminder about pre-registration:
In order to create ease for the sign in process at BIG, we encourage you to sign up for your classes ahead of time. If you pre-register for class using our website or free mobile app, we will hold your spot for you until 5 minutes before class start-time. If, 5 minutes before class, you have not arrived and signed in at the front desk, your spot will become available to someone who walks in. We save a few spots for walk-ins at every class, so even if you cannot sign up online, you will most likely be able to come and get a spot for practice.
Also, we charge a $10 no-show fee when you pre-register and then don’t come at all. So please be sure to cancel your pre-registration if you aren’t able to make it to your class.
Stay for your whole practice
We understand that the 40 Days places demands on your time and your life for many people unlike anything before. Even so, we do request that you cultivate the rigor and the discipline to stay for the entire class, including through the end of savasana. If you are unable to do that, we request that you work out your schedule to attend another class time. This will give you the full benefit of your yoga practice, and it ensures that you are not disrupting the other students in the class.
We are here to support you!
Let us know how we can support you! We could not be more excited for the breakthroughs and transformations that are awaiting you and us as you begin your 40 Days. If you need any additional support in getting ready to start, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call us at . We are here to support you in having your biggest revolution possible! Get ready to for quantum leaps in every area of your life, and to move beyond mere success or failure into the pure pursuit of who you really are! It’s going to be awesome!