Beginners Yoga is recommended for anyone new to yoga or who practiced a long time ago. Learn the shapes, postures, breath work, and rhythm in a relaxed and non-competitive environment. These 60-minute classes are paced to give students the time they need to absorb information and build each element on its own and as part of a sequence. Students are encouraged to use tools (bricks, straps, etc.) to facilitate movement. Using a tool does not make anyone less “good” at yoga. In fact, it means you are listening to what your body needs.
Each series runs 8 weeks long to provide a progression of learning and practice.
Note: If you absolutely cannot sit on the ground or lay down, it may be best to wait until Chair Yoga is offered in 2019. If you can get down on the ground easily enough, but need help getting up – let’s discuss.
Need to skip a class? No worries. We all have busy lives and we can catch you up along the way.
Please click here to view the next scheduled Beginners Yoga class.
Pre-registration is required even though classes are free. Elaine is donating her time to teach owners at The Beverley. If you feel the classes are of value, please donate to Yoga Outreach, a BC non-profit that trains teachers in trauma-informed yoga to be taught to marginalized and at-risk populations. You can make a donation on the Yoga Outreach web site by clicking here.
Mats and equipment are provided but if you’d like to bring your own, you’re more than welcome.