Atha Yoga Anushasanam: Now is the time to begin the practice of yoga ~Yoga Sutra 1.1
You’ve heard about the benefits of yoga, including increased strength and flexibility, decreased stress, better focus and concentration, improved overall health, reduced body aches and pains….You’ve been curious to try yoga, but have maybe felt worried to enter a class where you were the only new person, or think you’re not flexible enough or slim enough or strong enough etc……
Introduction to Yoga is an 8 week series offered at Garden of the Heart Yoga Center that will teach you about the practice of yoga from the very beginning. All you need is the ability to get up and down to a mat on the floor. Students beginning in this class have little or no prior yoga experience, and may be very stiff and tight! In just 8 weeks, you will start to notice significant changes in your body, in the way you breathe, in your posture, and in the way you look at the world.
The class meets twice a week for just one hour at a time. In that hour, you’ll move your body in lots of healthy ways, you’ll learn new ways to breathe, ways to relax your body and mind, and start to learn a little bit of yoga philosophy– the Why as well as the How of yoga. By the end of the class series, you’ll have learned basic standing, sitting, kneeling, and reclined postures, how to do Sun Salutations, and you’ll understand how paying attention to body alignment can make you feel better, on and off the yoga mat.
Introduction to Yoga is not a gentle or restorative yoga class, but it is a safe environment for people who are new to yoga and might not want to jump into a Basic or Mixed Level class. Potential students should be able to get up and down to the floor unassisted, have no major injuries, and should be able to kneel on a mat for a short period of time. Those wishing for a more relaxing or therapeutic yoga class should try a Gentle Yoga or Restorative Yoga class.
Our next Intro Series begins September 12 on Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:30-11:30 am (twice weekly).
September 12 through October 31, 2018. 15 classes/$150 includes a free yoga mat for you to keep.
All ages (15+*) are welcome. Visit our Class Schedule page or Register Now
Students must register for an entire series, rather than come on a drop-in basis, in order to have a cohesive learning experience. Missed classes may be made up in any Intro, Basic, Gentle, Restorative, or Meditation class.
(*Children under 15 may attend with accompanying parent- student rate applies.)