Yoga for Beginners
Are You New to Yoga? Welcome!
The best part about yoga is that no one can be “bad at yoga”. At Just Breathe, we love introducing yoga to beginners. You will find our teachers to be very friendly, kind, patient, and informative. We promote a non-competitive atmosphere in classes and encourage all students to move at their own pace. The kind of class you choose to attend will have a big impact on your first impression of yoga. It’s important to recognize that there are many approaches to yoga, and the style and personality of the teacher can be a strong influence. We encourage beginners to try our different classes and teachers, to find the approaches you feel a personal connection and affinity with. If you don’t connect with your first yoga class, rather than judging yoga on that single experience, we highly recommend you keep an open mind and try out another class and teacher.
We also highly recommend our 6-Week Beginner Yoga Series. The benefit of these courses is the opportunity to build your practice step-by-step, week-to-week, in an intentional program designed by our teachers to build your skill and confidence.
Yoga works to help you cultivate a deep inner knowing, a self-awareness, and a self-trust. Just Breathe is here to support you as you uncover deeper levels of strength, flexibility and balance in your practice, and in your life. After your first class, you should feel refreshed and invigorated! Remember, The more often you come to class, the quicker you’ll experience results. See you in class soon!
How to prepare for your first yoga class:
We recommend wearing clothing that you are comfortable in, that easily allows for movement. It's best to wear light, breathable clothing, and anything that is moisture-wicking (because you will sweat!)
Try to avoid eating a heavy meal 2 hours before the practice, and come to class on a (semi) empty stomach. Drink plenty of water prior to class, and be sure to bring a water bottle to class as well (bottled water is available for purchase at the studio).
What to Bring
If you are newer to yoga and do not own your own mat, no worries! We have mats available to borrow or purchase at the studio, as well as plenty of yoga props to assist you in your practice.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to give yourself time to check-in, change, relax and set up your practice space.
Please remove your shoes before entering any of the studio rooms.
Please refrain from bringing cell phones inside the studio.
Inform your teacher about any injuries, health concerns or pregnancy before class.
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water before, during and after class.
If you borrow a mat from the studio, please wipe it down with our yoga mat cleaner after class.
Please refrain from wearing fragrances.
Keep it light and refrain from eating large meals at least 2 hours before class.
We know how busy schedules are these days. If for any reason you need to leave class early, please set up your mat in the back of the room to not disrupt the other students when you leave, and also kindly let the teacher know before class starts (we also strongly recommend leaving before savasana, the final resting pose, and also taking a savasana on your own before you leave class)
Most importantly, relax and ENJOY!