Beginners and New to Yoga *

BEGINNERS INFORMATION

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We suggest that beginners take one session of the Gentle or Beginners classes first and then adventure into faster-paced classes after taking a session of these classes and becoming more familiar with the studio.  In general, if you are an absolute beginner, if you consistently take 1-2 classes a one session, you’ll be confident and comfortable in any class at The Yoga Room. Please check the schedule to make sure that these classes are being offered at the time you expect them to be.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT CLASS LEVELS AND TYPES?  HOW DO I CHOOSE?

    The Yoga Room offers different types of Hatha Yoga classes

    • Gentle yoga
    • Beginners Yoga
    • Moderate Yoga
    • Yoga Nidra
    • Vigorous Yoga
    • Restorative Yoga
    • Meditation
    • Core Conditioning

    Each class on the schedule has a name and the description will help you understand what the pace of the class is and what the emphasis is.  If you have never done yoga before, then it is recommended that you register for a beginner or gentle yoga session.  If you are more interested in meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises), then take one of the Meditation or Yoga Nidra classes.  If you would like more of a strengthening and body toning and stretching class, than any of the Yoga classes are good for you.  If you are looking for more of a challenge and have some experience, then take any of the Intermediate, Advanced or Pilates classes on the schedule.

    We welcome all levels of students in ALL classes, so just let the instructor know that you are new when you arrive and if you have any concerns.  Try a few different styles and instructors to see what works best for you.  Not all styles are for everyone and not all instructors are for everyone—that’s why we offer so much variety!  Experiment until you find the right fit.

    HOW DO I PAY FOR MY FIRST CLASS?  HOW MUCH DOES YOGA COST?

    Here is the Pricing page: Prices

    WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I SHOW UP AT THE STUDIO?

    Please arrive about 10-15 minutes prior to class start time to meet the instructor. When you arrive, you will be asked to fill out a new student form/waiver.  When you need to pay, then you can give the instructor your payment at that time.  You will leave your shoes and non-valuable belongings in the reception area and bring your mat, any valuables, water bottle into the practice space.  Set up your mat like the other students or ask the instructor where they would like you to place your mat.  Take any props that you might need or, if you haven’t done yoga before, take a block and a blanket.

    DO I NEED MY OWN YOGA MAT?

    Yoga mats are personal use items and you should invest in a high quality mat to use for your practice.  Keep in mind that your mat will probably last a minimum of 5-years of daily practice, so you are making an investment in a piece of equipment that you will use for a very long time (much longer than a pair of sneakers!).  You can also buy mats at Barnes and Noble, Target, TJ Maxx, Super Kmart……….almost anywhere!  We do keep a few mats for public use at the studio, but encourage the use of these mats in situations where you have forgotten your mat or first time students who want to try a class before they invest in a mat.  These public use mats should generally not be used for regular visits to the studio.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU WEAR?

    At The Yoga Room, it's not the kind of clothes you wear, none of our teachers promote any type of clothing, it's about the yoga practice!!

    Women: yoga pants, stretch pants, shorts, sweatpants and either an exercise bra with a close fitting top that allows for a full range of movement (t-shirt, tank top, etc.) or an exercise top with shelf bra.  You may want to bring a sweatshirt or warm-up jacket so that you have something to put on during rest or slow movements.  Basically, wear comfortable clothing that is not too tight that it stops your full range of motion nor too loose that your clothes get in the way.  You do NOT need any special “yoga clothes.”   All women must wear shirts (not just a bra top) for modesty.

    Men: exercise pants, shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, sweatpants.  You may want to bring a sweatshirt or warm-up jacket so that you can stay warm during more restful practices.  Make sure that your selection is not so tight that you can’t move freely or so loose that you feel like your clothing is flopping around (ie. when you lean forward, is that big tent of a t-shirt going to flop in your face?).  You do not need any special “yoga clothes.”  All men must wear shirts for modesty.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING?

      • Yoga Mat (we have some you can borrow and also some for sale)
      • Water Bottle
      • Hand Towel

      WHAT SHOULD YOU NOT BRING?

      • Valuables
      • Cash
      • Perfume and scented products


      *Information on these topics is from Yoga Matrika

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