Alissa is a phenomenal instructor.. I had taken yoga before, but never really quite got the jist of it... this was wonderful to learn it from the beginning.Her class is SUPERB!!!
You are about to understand for yourself why so many beginners walk out of yoga class peaceful and full of light!
We suggest you look through some of the testimonials our students have submitted
Yoga for Beginners is designed to accommodate students of all levels, people rehabbing injuries, people needing a refresher and those who have never set foot on a yoga mat. You will be in a classroom filled with support and other students that are beginner’s too! (Note: If you feel you have any restrictions, please contact the Director, Sandy and she can best advise if this class is the best place for you. We have several options for those with recent surgeries, chronic conditions etc. )
A) East Bloomfield: You may join any of Sandy’s classes listed below – 8 consecutive weeks for $65. This is a “Start anytime program”
B) Canandaigua: You may join Jessica’s Wednesdays at 6:30pm
C) East Bloomfield: You may join Frank’s Sundays at 6:30pm
Either of the above allows the instructor to bring in the tools needed in a structured way so that by the end of 8 weeks you have a great foundation to continue your practice as needed. Should you have any concerns about your first step into yoga, please call Sandy at 585-703-4676 or email her direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.
a 4 Month comprehensive program offered to beginners or those looking to refresh or deepen their practice. This enrollment class will meet weekly to discuss not only the physical foundations of a yoga class, but deep work with pranayama (breath work) meditation, yogic philosophy and group discussion. Proven to be a transformative process. Please email email@example.com to get on the list and “vote” for your time/day/evening you would like to see this scheduled. Next Session will commence July 2014. $195, 18 Classes. Wednesdays 3pm Starting July 16th.
Please arrive 15 minutes early. As you enter the check in area, you will see a clip board with in intake form for those new to us. Your instructor will review and discuss any special needs or concerns you may have.
Clothes: Wear comfortable, stretchy clothing that is not too loose. It should allow a full range of movement including twisting and bending. Our studios are equipped with changing rooms. Need to change from your work clothes? No problem!
Bring: Your yoga mat and an open mind! We have $2 mat rentals to use and all other yoga props for your convenience. If you rent a mat, simply leave unrolled by the exit door of the main studio space.
Leave behind: Your backpack of worries! You are in a safe and warm space. Also, strong perfume, jewelry, and eating for at least 90 minutes before class if you can. Caffeine is best avoided for 2 hours or more.
Footwear: Yoga is practiced in bare feet for traction and safety. Shoes are not allowed on the practice floor. We can discuss alternative options if you have any concerns being barefooted. No worries.
Electronic devices: Please turn off your cell phone or leave in your vehicle. Once you enter the building, no phones or electronics are allowed in operating mode. Should you have an emergency phone call you are in need of receiving, let us know! We can create exceptions of course.
Arriving late? Need to leave early?: We understand busy schedules, wintery roads and other things that may get in your way. Simply walk in quietly and unroll your mat SOFTLY…..your instructor will get any needed props for you….nestle in and join in! If you need to depart from class early, let your instructor know and he/she will watch the time for you and quietly let you know when you need to go.
Child’s pose: Take child’s pose, down dog, relaxation pose or any pose if you need a rest. You can take this pose at any time, even if the teacher does not cue it.
Clean: If you rented a mat from the studio, simply lay it open by the studio exit (where the mat rac is). If you used props, neatly return them.
Take your belongings: Leave peacefully, this is the time where the class can manifest the deepest and honor those around you. Don’t forget your mat, water bottle, and clothes! Many classes run back to back…if you have a quick question for the instructor, we love questions. I fyou would liek to schedule a mini private or consultation, we provide that as well.
The first place to start is class descriptions. Read these to find classes that appeal to you. Then look at class schedules to see when the classes are available. Each class has a link to the teacher. You can read the teacher’s bio to understand their training and style.
If you need advice or have questions, please feel free to contact us and we can help to point you in the right direction.
Yoga practice typically involves a series of physical postures that are coordinated with full breathing and a mental focus on the present moment. It is a lifelong practice of progressive change and there’s no need to do it all on the first try. There are many modifications available for the physical poses to make them more or less challenging depending on your needs.
Remember it is not a competition with others or yourself. Challenge yourself but don’t push too hard – yoga should never be painful. If your breath is affected, it’s a warning to back off a little and reduce the intensity of the pose.