Beginners at Balance

New to YOGA?

mock classIf you are looking at this page, chances are that you are also searching for a way to get started with yoga.  This could be the first step in a very interesting journey.

Because of yoga’s booming popularity, there are more and more offerings.   It can be intimidating to figure out the best way to start a yoga practice.  At Balance we offer several options for beginning students, and we encourage you to explore and find the right teachers and style of yoga for you.

Many students find that taking a Beginners Class or an Intro to Yoga Series with a group of newer students is a safe and comfortable way to start a practice.  An Intro to Yoga Series is a “yoga course” in which you commit to a number of classes over a certain period of time.  The teacher builds upon the previous week’s lessons.  Students are encourage to practice in-between group classes.

Series Class

Mondays 5:45-7:15pm Intro to Ashtanga Yoga – with Stephen Link. 4-week sessions start every month; preregistration strongly encouraged. Next series starts May 9th. Sign up here.

Ongoing Classes Suitable to Beginners
Sunday
10am Community Class with Tracey

Tuesdays 12-1:15pm Beginners Yoga with AJ Durand

Tuesdays 6-7:15pm Beginners Ashtanga (L1/L2)  with Meredith

Tuesdays 7:15pm Community Class with Seneca

Thursdays 6-7:15pm Intro to Yoga – Emphasis on Stress Management, Relaxation and Working with Injuries with Amy Archinal

Thursday 6-7:15pm Beginners Ashtanga Mysore (L1/L2) with Meredith

Saturday 12-1:15pm Community Class with AJ

Monday-Thursday 6:30am-8:30am Mysore Style, new students may arrive anytime between 6:30 & 9am

Thursdays 5:45-7:15pm Ashtanga – Mysore Style for Beginners 

In the Ashtanga Tradition, students are taught progressively over time.  This means that your first class may be very short, as you learn the correct breathing style and Sun Salutations, then lay down to rest.  During the next class you will learn some standing postures.  The classes build upon each other over time, because one pose prepares your body on a gross physical and subtle level for the next pose.  With the correct breathing and concentration the end result is a very relaxed and calm state of mind.

Beginners are welcome to all Ashtanga – Mysore Style classes.  Come with an open mind. Expect to be in a room with seemingly more advanced students, and know that you will receive individual attention from the teacher.  All Ashtanga students start this way.  For clarification or questions email jessica@balanceyogawellness.com.