How to Find the Right Beginner’s Yoga Class?
An effective way to get started is with a beginner yoga series at your local yoga studio. Look for a course made up of beginner level classes over a several weeks. You’ll receive a solid introduction into what a yoga class can offer, learn the basics, and work through some beginning progressions with an experienced teacher and the same group of students.
“Many people ask how to find the right teacher. I tell them to look for someone who resonates with them. When a student walks into the studio, they should connect with the teacher, feel like they have arrived, feel like the teacher is speaking directly to them.”
If your local studio doesn’t have a beginner series, don’t worry. Look for a beginner class and start there. Each class will be different, so taking the same beginner’s class will provide plenty of variety and keep you on your toes.
Still not seeing a “Beginner’s Class” you feel comfortable with?
No worries. Each class is made up of a series of progressions,
meaning your teacher will guide you through poses meant to warm up your body and continue to push your practice. Speak with the teacher before class begins, and they will happily point out those variations considered beginning level poses while helping you understand how to listen to your body and be patient.
Try Before Your Buy
Talk with the team at the studio and see if they have any introductory
offers for new students. Once you’ve experienced a good month of regular yoga practice, you’ll likely be more confident in committing more time and money to continuing.
Seriously, even just one class is often all it takes to understand the potential of yoga!
practice from home
If the idea of walking into a studio for the first time still sounds intimidating, why not start practicing yoga in the comfort of your own home?
Check out YogaGlo:
online yoga and meditation you can do anywhere.
They offer a free 15-day yoga trial, and provide classes for all levels, regardless of experience.
While connecting with a teacher and experiencing the progressions in person is an important part of any yoga practice, YogaGlo is a great resource to get started and learn more about the potential of practicing yoga.
You can even take a number of YogaGlo classes with Amy, ranging from 10 minute long level 1 classes, to 90 minute long level 2-3 classes to pure meditation classes.
“With today's busy schedules, traffic, and various other deterrents, YogaGlo provides yoga, anywhere, anytime, and for as long or as short as you prefer! While it's vital to practice in community and at a studio, for those times when you just can't - YogaGlo is the answer!”