NEW TO YOGA?
Yoga is accessible to everyone. Really. You can find a class that allows you to be a beginner (or a far cry from touching your toes) and to move at your own pace. The practice of yoga is about tuning in to yourself and honoring what your spirit and body are calling for.
If you’re interested in a short history lesson, yoga is an ancient system of thinking and being that began in the East and has spread, particularly in recent decades, to the West, where Americans practice many different forms of yoga. Primarily, the American interest in yoga centers on asana practice, or the physical postures. Those of us in the West who practice yoga don’t have the obligation that traditional yogis had many years ago. We don’t have to forgo possessions, eat particular things, or practice celibacy. We just have to love what we find in yoga; for many, that’s a greater sense of calm and a feeling of groundedness that accompanies greater physical flexibility and spaciousness.
Whether you’re coming to yoga with an injury to heal, to gain greater fitness, to cross train, or to work toward inner peace, all are welcome here!
When you come to your first class:
- You can sign up and pay online or you can sign up before class at the studio.
- Try to arrive ten minutes before class is slated to begin.
- Wear comfortable clothing you can move freely in.
- Bring some water to drink.
- You can borrow a community mat at the studio for free or can bring your own. The studio also has props (blocks, blankets, straps, and bolsters) for you to use.
- Avoid eating a heavy meal for at least two hours before coming to class.
- Come with an open mind! Your teachers will be more than happy to answer your questions.