New to Yoga?
Are you looking to start practicing yoga, but have no idea where to start? Maybe you’re confused with all the terms and styles, or what to expect from a class – Don’t worry!
Why not try one of our
But before you do, take a look at our beginner’s questions below and hopefully we’ll put your mind at ease and help you decide.
Next Intro to Yoga Course –
Saturday 5th January 2019 .
Do I have to be fit to practice Yoga?
Absolutely not. There is a class to suit everyone and every person works to their abilities.
Do I need to be flexible?
No. Flexibility is a product of Yoga, not a prerequisite
How do I know which class is for me?
If you have never practiced yoga before, Ideally, we suggest you start with one of our intro to Yoga courses, which will introduce you to all the different areas of Yoga and will help you decide which class and style is for you.
If there are no upcoming intro to Yoga courses scheduled, feel free to book or pop along to one of Rocci or Ceri’s classes. These are gentler classes and are a great way to ease you into the wonderful world of yoga. Although, feel free to start with Natasha or Natalie if you’re keen to try a more powerful class.
To see a full description of each of the yoga styles we offer and to help you decide which is best for you, just visit our class descriptions page.
To see a copy of our regular weekly timetable, click here
What do I need to bring?
Please bring a yoga mat if you have one (although don’t worry if you don’t have one, you can borrow one of our spares to begin with).
You may want to bring along a blanket for relaxation at the end of the class, (although again, we have spares). Please also bring along a bottle of water.
Also, at your first class you will need to fill out a health questionnaire. To save time beforehand why not print out one of our health questionnaires (depending on your class type) and bring it along with you to give to your teacher.
What shall I wear?
You do not need to go out and buy all the latest Yoga gear! All you need to wear is loose comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely during the class. You should also take along a warmer layer (socks and a jumper) for relaxation at the end of the class. You do not need any special footwear, as yoga is generally done barefoot.
Do I ned to know all the Yoga ‘Jargon’?
If you’re new to yoga (or even if you’re not), you may have heard words that you do not recognise. It might sound like a completely different language (In fact it is)! The language of Yoga is Sanskrit, which is the root of many Indian languages and in fact, one of the oldest of all languages. But don’t worry, your instructors will talk you through the Yoga class in plain English. You will soon become familiar with the common yoga terms.
How do I book
If you just want to come along to any of our regular classes (see timetable), you can either prebook onto any of our regular timetable classes and know that you definitely have a space or just turn up and pay on the day (although mention to your instructor, that it is your first time). You can book a ‘single class pass’ to see if you enjoy the class or why not buy one of our 5/10 class passes, which work out cheaper (see pricing page), then you can try all of our different classes before working out which one will be your regular weekly class.
If you’d prefer to book yourself on to our Intro to Yoga courses, you must pre-book. Book
On your first session you will be required to fill out a General Health Questionnaire. You can either fill this out before your class and give to your teacher, or if you don’t get time, don’t worry, the teacher will have spares you can fill out on the day.
Where are the classes held?
All our classes, courses, Special Events and Workshops are held at The Forster institute (1a Waterloo Road, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2NR), except for our Wednesday Evening class which is held at Trinity Methodist Church on North Street, Leighton Buzzard. (see locations page)
At The Forster Institute, your class will either be in the upstairs or downstairs studio.