Whatever your age or fitness level, yoga is one of the best ways to stay healthy, look good, and feel great. But, if you’re new to yoga, it can be hard to know where to start. Don’t let yourself be intimidated: our instructors are here to guide you. They will help you to modify the asanas- or poses- to ensure a safe yet effective experience. We offer a wide variety of classes from gentle to intense and first-time beginners are welcome in all classes! If you’re new to our studio please arrive 10 minutes early to class and remember to wear comfortable clothing that is not too baggy. Bring a mat if you have one (if not, we have plenty you can borrow) and an open mind. That’s all you need. Check out our schedule below for a suitable beginner class, or sign up for our 6 week Beginner Yoga Series. We will announce the next course here when it is scheduled, or call us to discuss which classes you might want to try out in the meantime. Some great classes for beginners include Foundations in Yoga on Saturdays at 9:30 (starts mid-September), or our Tuesday and Thursday 7 p.m. Gentle Hatha Yoga classes.
The relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, stretches and poses of yoga can help lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, and headaches. Practicing yoga can also help lower blood pressure, reduce insomnia, increase flexibility and strength, and improve metabolism. In addition to the physical benefits, yoga has the ability to help manage stress and the devastating effects it can have on the body and mind. Yoga can help you clear your mind and reach a more positive outlook on life.