A Workshop for Beginners
with Hillary Harvey
Saturday, May 5th, 1:00-4:00pm
Hosted at our Midtown Studio at 474 Broadway, Kingston
$35 for workshop only;
$50 for workshop PLUS 3 classes* (only offered to new students to The Yoga House)
We’ve all heard of the widely known physical and mental benefits of a consistent yoga practice. We know that when we hear the word “yoga” we think of flexibility, stress relief and mindfulness. But for some, making that step to experience those well-known benefits is not as easy as walking out the door and getting to a class. Often people feel intimidated and unsure of joining a group class for their first experience. Many questions arise: What type of yoga should I try? What’s with all the breathing? If I’m not flexible, can I do yoga? Maybe you’ve already been to a class but felt too uncomfortable and unsure of yourself to return.
This 3-hour interactive workshop is designed to quell those hesitations and answer any and all questions that you might have about starting a yoga practice. We will cover the following topics:
- A brief history of yoga
- An introduction to pranayama (breath control) and meditation
- An explanation of different styles
- An introduction to common yoga terms
- A look at some yoga postures and their anatomical alignment
The entire workshop is designed to encourage dialogue, questions and discussion for any and all topics. If you have a question, we are sure that many other people do, so ask away for us all, teachers and students, to learn about the hesitations that arise. We want to provide you with the foundation of basic yoga principles in order for you to feel comfortable when you enter a yoga class for the first time. Join The Yoga House Beginners Class instructor, Hillary Harvey, for this open forum for any yoga-skeptics.
We have all necessary equipment (props, mats, straps, even water), so bring just yourself. Because we will be doing some postures, please wear comfortable, loose clothing.
(Please note, it is NOT necessary to take this workshop to come to a Beginner’s Class, which we offer of Monday and Friday nights and Saturday mornings.)
*3 Classes to be used within 30 days of first class at the studio.