Yoga for REAL Beginners

6 WEEK SESSION $50.

Special 6 week class designed for REAL Beginners.  

  

Beginning Yoga Class PackagES

10 classes For $100

Good for Beginning/
Level 1
classes

Includes Yin Yoga

 

New to the Studio?

Introductory offer 5 classes for $25

Good for 14 consecutive days

Check schedule for appropriate level

New to the studio?

Get started today! Log in & register for an account today so you're ready to when you visit the studio.

 

 

Have a question?

Cyndi@midlandyogaworks.com


COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

­­­­­­­What will my first Yoga class be like?

 If you have not already created a profile from the website, you will first be asked to fill out a client waver form.  You may also be asked various questions concerning your health, exercise history, and reasons for seeking us out. In your first class you can expect a short period at the beginning of class for breathing followed by asanas, or poses, poses to help you learn body awareness and create strength.  The final section of the class is called Savasana, a period of restful breathing that helps restore balance to the body, mind, and spirit.

What do I wear? What do I bring?

Wear comfortable clothing that can stretch and move with you.  Generally, women wear yoga pants or sweat pants and a t-shirt, and men wear long shorts and a t-shirt.  

If you own your own mat, you may bring it. I have mats, blocks, straps, and other props for use in class available at no charge.

Who can do Yoga?

With the assistance of a qualified instructor, nearly anyone can do Yoga! We have worked with people from all walks of life from age 14 to age 90 and with all different physical issues. When working with a qualified instructor either one-on-one or in a small group setting, your own personal needs and physical attributes are taken into consideration when developing a program design.  In our system of yoga, props are used to help your body in various ways so you can benefit from each class .

How many times a week should I do Yoga?

If Yoga is the only form of exercise you are doing, than 2-4 times a week is great. Yoga is not just a physical exercise.  Quote from BKS.  

 Every person has different issues or limitations in terms of money and time. Doing something, even once a week, is better than doing nothing at all!

Will I tone up and lose weight with Yoga?

Yoga is a great addition to any weight loss regimen. oga can help to tone and strengthen your body, but as with any exercise routine, it is not the only answer. Eating a healthy diet, watching portion sizes, making lifestyle changes, seeking professional help when you need it and of course, exercise, are just a few of the components of a successful weight loss regimen.

Is Yoga an aerobic exercise?

Cardiovascular, or “aerobic,” exercise is any exercise that increases your heart rate and works your lungs. While not typically categorized as cardiovascular exercise, Yoga can up your heart rate. When a certain proficiency is achieved, and the client can move through the exercise sequences continuously, it can raise your heart rate for sure!

Why is it called "mind-body" exercise?

Yoga is not just a physical practice.  Your body strongly affects your mind and general since of well being,  In turn, the mind strongly affects your body. Body, mind and spirit is a whole package deal. The brain and the body must work together to achieve strength, balance and health. Yoga is not an exercise that you can zone out on. Concentration, focus and control are a necessary part of your workout. Besides, it's much more fun and engaging to get your mind involved with what you are doing!

Do men do Yoga?

Absolutely! Mr. Iyengar was a man! The exercises are invigorating for anyone.

Can I do Yoga if I am pregnant?

The ACOG (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists) has set guidelines for exercise and pregnancy.  The rule of thumb is not to start a new exercise routine when you are pregnant. If you were doing yoga before you became pregnant, than you can certainly continue so long as you and your physician feel there are no other complicating factors in your pregnancy. Your routine may change a bit as you progress and one of our certified instructors will to tell you which exercises are not recommended in each trimester. Our pregnant clients appreciate yoga stretching and breathing. It keeps them strong for when baby arrives!