Basic and Beginner Yoga
If you are new to yoga, please come to one of our classes geared specifically for beginners. As you learn the basics, we invite you to try Basic Flow and then Solar Flow classes. You are always welcome in any class, but beginner classes are better adapted to those who are new to yoga.
Please come to class 5-10 minutes early so we can meet you and you can fill out our new-student paperwork.
Listen to your body and honor what you are feeling. Yoga brings you into your body – this can be a very new experience, so be patient with yourself and rest as needed.
Yoga also brings you more in touch with your emotions. Be kind to yourself with any feelings that arise – experiencing emotion during yoga is normal. Breathing and sitting with those emotions, as well as talking to loved ones and allowing yourself to express what arises, can be beneficial.
Bypass the front desk check-in and head straight to the yoga room: choose your Basic Yoga class below and sign up online. Click on the class name for a complete description.
Yoga Student Guidelines
- Be loving and kind to yourself.
- You begin a Yoga practice from where you are, without self-judgement. Accepting where you are right now is Yoga.
- Let us know about you.
- Before class, please share with your teacher any injuries or limitations, so that we can offer you the best practice for your needs. The more you share with us, the more we can create the space for your unique and individual practice to unfold.
- Practice on an empty stomach.
- Ideally, Yoga should be practiced on an empty stomach, 2 to 3 hours after a meal. If you need fuel, eat something light, like fruit. Also, you should refrain from coffee or other caffeinated beverages both before and after class.
- Do not wear cologne or perfume in class.
- Many people have allergies and wearing a strong fragrance may affect others. Yoga encourages you to breath deeply, so be mindful and leave your favorite scents at home.
- Turn off your cell phones.
- We want to create a sacred space, not only for your practice but also for those around you.
- Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move and stretch.
- Breathable, light-weight fabrics are recommended. Dressing in layers is a good idea: as the body heats up, you can remove a layer, and as you cool down you can add one.