New to Yoga?

Are you new to Yoga? Do you have a few Questions?

Whatever your background or current level of activity, Gotta Yoga is pleased to offer a yoga practice designed to meet you where you are. Our philosophy is “Yoga is for Every Body!” Read on to find out how to get started!

How will yoga benefit me?

Yoga reduces stress. Research abounds as to the benefits of yoga in reducing our stress levels. Specifically, your yoga practice can help you sleep better, decrease anxiety, lower blood pressure, build confidence, decrease cortisol (stress hormone) levels, and lead to a more balanced and relaxed overall way of being…just to mention a few!

 

Yoga helps relieve back pain. Yoga is an effective way to manage back pain, joint stiffness, digestive issues, and a number of other conditions. As one Gotta Yoga student says, “Yoga makes everything work the way it’s supposed to.”

 

Yoga increases strength and flexibility. Some students come to yoga for the first time as their primary exercise practice, while others are athletes with an existing fitness regimen. The beauty of our yoga classes is that there is such a variety to meet the needs of different needs and levels. From increasing cardiovascular health to building core strength and stretching stiff or tired muscles, Gotta Yoga offers a practice for everyone.

Which class is right for me?

For brand-new beginners, we recommend Foundations of Yoga and our Gentle Yoga Classes to introduce basic postures and techniques that will serve as a starting point for students as they continue on into other classes.

Foundations of Yoga is a great class offered at both studios to enable students to understand what to expect in a yoga class. An overview of what to bring, wear, and an overview of the basic poses.

Gentle Yoga is a great option for newer students who feel comfortable moving into a slower-paced vinyasa class that emphasizes breath-awareness and self-care.

Deep Stretch and and Yin are wonderful options for all levels of students who wish to target flexibility and relaxation.

Keep in mind that all classes at Gotta Yoga are open to all levels, though the classes above are especially recommended for those beginning a yoga practice for the first time. Hot Vinyasa, for instance, will be stronger classes with increased physical and mental challenge. Check out our full class schedule and find the class that is right for you!

How do I know if I need a private yoga session?

Private yoga sessions are perfect for individuals who have specific health or medical conditions they would like to address through yoga. Our yoga teachers can tailor a private yoga session to meet your specific needs. You may also want to consider a private session or series of sessions if you feel intimidated by the class setting and feel more comfortable working one-on-one with one of our trained teachers. Contact the studio to discuss this option.

 

Another specialized type of private yoga is called Thai Yoga Therapy, and has been described as “yoga that is done to you.” In a Thai Yoga session, the participant lies down on a comfortable mat while the practitioner facilitates a series of range of motion movements and stretches. Contact the Studio for details.

Finally, if you need a little more information to get started, contact us! We look forward to welcoming to you the studio and meeting your yoga needs!