We have a Yoga 101 workshop every Saturday from 1 pm to 3 pm to help you get started. If you sign up for our 30 days for 30 dollars offer the workshop is included!
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Ready to dive in in? Beginners are welcome at any class at Yoga Bird. Yoga gives you the opportunity to work at your own pace and learn as you go. Our teachers are skilled in helping you modify your practice given your physical ability, level of experience, and any challenges you might have. Let the teacher know you are new!
Beginners are often comfortable starting in a Yoga 1 or Gentle Yoga class. You will find several of these listed on our class schedule. Do feel free to try any class on the schedule as you see fit.
You can save time by signing up for a class online before attending or you can simply walk in and register for a class. Doors open 15 minutes before class begins and are locked at the class start time. So please arrive early.
When you come to your first class, you will sign in at the front desk. We'll ask you to fill out a one page registration form (click here to print the registration form and bring with you), then our helpful staff will show you where you can leave your personal belongings during class, and help you get set up. Please turn off cell phones before putting your things away.
You are welcome to use one of our yoga mats or to bring your own. Wear comfortable clothes, not too tight or too loose. It's also best to avoid eating a lot before your yoga practice.
Most classes will begin with a centering time to get quiet and establish relaxation. Often the instructor will introduce a theme for the class like awareness or balance to help make your practice more meaningful. You will begin to warm up the muscles with stretching and then move into different asanas, or yoga poses. The class will end with a few minutes of quiet rest called savasana.
Some teachers use sanskrit words to name the yoga poses or talk about some of the traditional aspects of yoga philosophy. We welcome you to be open to this part of the experience, knowing that yoga is not a religion and that the our aim is to help you experience yoga within the context of your life, beliefs, and traditions.
As you begin to practice yoga regularly, you will notice numerous benefits like more energy, better mobility, and improved fitness. Over time, you can also expect to experience more clarity and focus and a deeper sense of calm and well-being. Everyone's journey with yoga is unique, and we are so looking forward to being a part of yours. If you need any additional information, please talk to a staff member or fill out the form to the right, and we will contact you.