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Yoga for Beginners

At whatever age, weight, or fitness level, we welcome you.

We recommend starting with the Yoga 101 Qorkshop but you can also start with the Yoga Basics class at any time. Check the schedule to see when it is offered. Relax, have fun and keep an open mind. Remember, we are here to help!

Have a question? UB's yoga advisor, Jackie Kinealy, can point you in the right direction as far as teachers and classes that will fit with your needs. Contact Jackie below.

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Start with introductory workshop:

Try a Yoga Basics class today:

New to yoga and want to stick to the basics? Our Yoga Basics class offers an introduction to Hatha yoga. Fundamental postures, breathwork, and relaxation techniques are introduced. Expect a slow pace and detailed instructions. No yoga experience necessary. Start at any time.

More beginner friendly options:

Restorative yoga

Restorative yoga offers active therapeutic relaxation. You will stay in traditional yoga postures, modified by using blankets and props, for longer periods of time (five minutes or more), in order to thoroughly rest. This class is ideal for those looking to reduce physical and mental stress, as well as for those suffering from chronic pain or recovering from illness or injury. No yoga experience required, and all levels are welcome.

Slow Flow Vinyasa

This class serves as an introduction to the flowing, vinyasa style and will incorporate fundamental yoga postures into the sun salutation, moving at a slow, steady pace to get used to the flow. All levels of yoga experience are welcome in this class.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini is a dynamic, powerful tool for expanding awareness. As an integrated and authentic system of exercise, breath control, chanting, and meditation that has been practiced in India for millenia, it is safe, comprehensive, and simple. Kundalini yoga promotes physical health, stimulates the mind's potential, and touches one's innermost being.

Yin yoga and meditation

Yin yoga uses passive postures held for longer periods of time (around five minutes) to allow for deep opening of the connective tissues in the hips, pelvis, and spine. This practice includes mostly sitting or lying postures to promote growth, clear energetic blockages, and enhance circulation.

What to expect:

  • Bring a yoga mat, or use a complimentary studio mat
  • Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in but that also allow your teacher to see your alignment.
  • Take off your shoes and leave them in the hall.
  • Turn off you cell phone and leave it in a locker during class. No cell phone allowed in the studio, please!
  • Breathe!
  • Talk to your instructor if you have any health issues or worries.
  • Arrive 10 min early so you don't feel rushed.
  • Quitely wait for class to begin.
  • Don't eat much close to class start time.
  • Have another question? Ask! Staff and UB members are happy to help you.

"Sculpt your body, calm your mind,
and touch your soul."

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