As a beginner, what class should I start with?
In general, all our classes are accessible to beginners and experienced students. Depending on your own personal well being, flexibility, age and fitness level, you may need to try out the classes in order to find the right fit.
We advice you to come with an open mind, and be aware that most of the classes are performed in a medium and some in a hot heated room. Most of the postures in Yoga classes are beginner to intermediate levels. These are all described under the heading of the classes that you see on schedule. You can also find the same information if you look at the class descriptions that is listed on the website in the 'About Class' section.
In the first few classes, beginner students will feel challenged as some of the postures or movements are new to them. This is normal. It is important to take the time to observe and perhaps sit out a few postures. Learn proper modifications of poses that doesn't feel good for you. Understanding the purpose of each posture or movement is key to improving techniques that are being taught in class.
We always recommend new students to exercise patience when practicing in a heated room for the first time. Preparations outside the class prior to coming in can have a big influence on how the physical and mental body behaves during the practice.
Pay attention on your body's intake of water as hydration and proper nutrition plays a big factor when taking up a hot class. It is very common to feel light headed and dizzy due to improper breathing technique, lack of sleep or when the body is low in electrolytes.
Ultimately, no one knows your body more than yourself. When there is pain and injury, find out the cause of the problem at hand. Talk with your doctor. Remember that Yoga and Pilates teachers are not certified doctors although they may be able to give you some handy tips and advices based on general knowledge and personal experiences.