I meet people almost daily who express their desire to learn yoga but are afraid that they are going to be asked to perform incredible feats of agility not unlike Julie VanMeter, one of our Restorative Yoga instructors, in the picture to your left.
First things first
But, Julie would be the first to tell you you have to learn to crawl, and in some cases just lie still, before you can walk. Julie teaches our Restorative Yoga class on Thursday nights and welcomes all peoples of all shapes and sizes to join her in calming the mind body and spirit to gently stretch the limits of the body.
Preparation is everything
In this way she will help you relax, de-stress and prepare your body to receive healing through the practice of yoga. Yoga begins first with the mindset of “Yes I Can”. And at New Life we are here to support that mindset.
Then when you feel up to it you can progress into the yoga basics class on Tuesday night with Toby Mohlman. Better yet take his Yoga Basics series. Here you will learn the most basic things you need to know to begin a yoga practice. He offers them about every six weeks on top of teaching a class weekly.
Onward and upward
At New Life we always want to help you become better and stronger in your practice. Once you have opened and loosened the body and have learned a few cool yoga moves from Toby, you may want to try one of Jackie Walsh’s All Levels classes or her Yin Yoga class on wednesday nights. Tiffany Barbarine can also offer a slightly more challenging form of yoga with her Vinyasa Flow level I class on saturday mornings.
Making it easier
So you see, how to start a yoga practice is easy at New Life. It is actually taking that first step that is the hardest. So, let us help you take that step. If you have any questions, feel free to call any of our instructors directly. They will be happy to help.
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Melissa Jarufe, 2015