New to yoga?!

Interested in taking a class but don’t know where or how to start?

We are here to help. Below you will find a few suggestion on what you need to know to get started. Congratualtions! You’ve taken the first step, you want to start doing yoga. That’s great but don’t stop here! We’ll help you take the next steps. Here is the information you will need to take that next step and start enjoying the pleasures and benefits of yoga.

Additional Resources

Article: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Yoga

Pick a Yoga Type

This will required a little research on your part. There are many different types of yoga classes out there, so it’s important that you choose a style that matches your fitness level, personality, and health condition. Review what each yoga style has to offer so you can choose a class that is best suited to you.

Find a Class

Pick a studio that is convenient for you something that is close to your home or work so getting to class will be easy. Make sure you start with a basic or beginner level class. We offer an advanced search tool right on our site to help make it easier to find a yoga class/studio in your area.

Free class pass

While searching our site make sure to look out for studios/teachers* who are offer new students a Free Class Pass that can be redeem at their studio for 1 free class. Simply print out your Free Class Pass directly from the studio/teacher’s info page on our site and bring it to their studio. It’s that easy!

* Look out for the Little Yellow Star symbol beside the Listings. This let’s you know that this yoga studios/teachers are on our site are offering the Free Class Pass.

What to Bring

On the first day, you will not need to bring much except yourself and your Free Class Pass (if you have one). Remember to wear comfortable, breathable clothing. Most studios have yoga mats that can be rented but call the studio/teacher or check their website to make sure.

Yoga Etiquette

  • Do not eat for two or three hours before class
  • Do not drink water during class, but do have some before and after your practice in order to keep your body well hydrated.
  • Do not wear shoes, socks or perfume during class.
  • Arrive On Time
  • Turn Off Your Cell Phone
  • Tell the teacher it’s your first class (you probably won’t be the only one).
  • Ask the teacher for help if you need it.
  • Look around and follow what other student are doing, especially if the teacher does not demonstrate every pose. However, keep in mind that you may be looking at more advanced students, so do not compare yourself to them.
  • Don’t Skip Savasana! the final relaxation at the end of class.
  • Come back in a few days for your next class!