If you are thinking about taking a yoga class, please bear in mind a couple of pointers. Not only are all classes not the same, the yoga instructors aren’t the same either. In the right yoga class, you will feel comfortable. That means you are more likely to come back time and time again. Secondly, you are better able to get the most out of the class. Third, you get your money’s worth out of it. So, what should you look for in the yoga class you plan to sign up for?
The Right Yoga Class Can Change Your Life
1) Experience: The most beneficial aspect of taking a yoga class is the one-on-one attention that the instructor can provide. He/she needs to be experienced. Not only should they have all the right certification(s), but they should tell you where they studied and how they are continuing the learning process. It takes years to become a quality instructor so take all the experience into account.
2) Class size: Being comfortable in your yoga class can really help you get the most out of it. If you aren’t comfortable with a large number of people in the class, you will not enjoy the class. Ideally, you should take this class with friends. In this way, you will have your own support group to discuss your progress.
3) Recommendations: As always, feedback from a friend who has taken such classes is the best way to find the good ones in your area. You’ll find that people will be glad to tell you about their experiences if you just ask. If you cannot find anyone to tell you about the course, ask to audit the course for one session. This way, you are not paying into a course that you don’t like or won’t fit well in.
Bonus Tip: Try looking for studios that offer the sessions at different times of the day. So, in case you miss one regular session you can go to one of the other sessions to maintain continuity.
The right yoga class will provide you with the right area and the right environment to enjoy all the benefits from yoga. Don’t stop looking until you find the right one for your specific needs and preferences.