Many people worry that they are not “good enough” for yoga.
We want you to know that everyone is welcome in our studio. We don’t care if you’ve never, ever stepped foot in a yoga studio before. We don’t care if you can’t touch your toes. We don’t care if you feel too fat, or to out of shape, or if you have no balance! We only expect you to come as you are. We truly believe that everyone can benefit from yoga.
We promise to walk you through where to put your shoes and how to place your mat, and we will help you choose the right class to get started. Your first class may be harder than you think, but don’t give up! Give your body some time to adjust to all of the new things you are challenging it to do. Doing yoga correctly means paying attention to your breath and your body. It doesn’t matter what anyone else is doing, only you.
We always suggest that our new students start with a introductory or beginners class*. This will help you establish a good foundation to build your practice. Keep coming back. When you’re new to anything there will be moments of frustration and discomfort. Despite what you might think, yoga is hard work. It can be exhausting — physically, mentally and emotionally. At times you will want to throw up your hands and quit. Don’t. This is where the healing happens. Breathe into it, and come back tomorrow. You’ll be glad you did.
*Suggested classes for beginning yoga students are Beginner, Community, Gentle Restorative, Iyengar, Slow Flow, and Yoga for Golf and Sports.