BEGINNERS

We know it takes courage to try something new, so thank you for trusting us to take you on your inaugural yoga journey!  Here's what we recommend:

Fundamentals of yoga IMMERSION 

In this program you will learn the fundamentals of yoga alignment, breath, and sequence, with a focus on cultivating relaxation, body awareness, strength and familiarity with basic yoga postures.  This weekend immersion will prepare you for a continued yoga practice, helping you to build confidence in attending other class offerings at SKY or wherever your yoga practice takes you.  You will also have the chance to connect to other students and learn about SKY's unique mission and services. 

What's included:

  • Two 3-hour sessions, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4pm
  • Handouts on poses, sequencing, and breathing to practice at home
  • 6-week New Student Membership 

Registration Details

What people are saying about this program:

"This was a very nice gentle beginning into what I hope will be a lifelong practice.  Just having the idea of No Judgement repeated has been very powerful."

"The instructor was incredibly compassionate.  Also, the number of modification options made a huge difference."

"This was my first experience with yoga and it was wonderful.  Looking forward to more!"

 

Drop-in Classes for Beginners

Can't commit to the Fundamentals Program?  Try any of these drop-in classes:

  • Community Class
  • Yin/Restorative
  • Gentle
  • iRest
  • Basic Level I
  • Iyengar Yoga

For drop-in classes, no need to pre-register.  You can just show up 10-15 minutes before class to complete the new student paperwork--or download it here and bring it in.  Check out the class schedule for times and teachers.

TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

  • Introduce yourself to your teacher, let them know you are new to yoga and be ready to describe any injuries or limitations you are working with. 
  • Make yourself at home—introduce yourself to other students, ask questions, and explore our space of healing!
  • The general structure of class is as follows: a brief centering and/or breathing practice; warm-up movements that build to the main postures of the class; a cool down; and a reclined rest (shavasana).
  • Please take care of yourself—there's no need to push or force yourself into anything.  Please allow yourself to rest during practice and never stay in a posture if it is hurting. 
  • Please communicate with your teacher!  If there is any way we can make your experience more easeful and enjoyable, we want to do that!

We are committed to helping you discover a practice that best suits your unique body, and have no agenda to force you into looking a certain way in poses.