Getting started with Yoga - The Studio Yoga, Kentwood MI

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Getting Started with yoga at The Studio Yoga

The Studio Yoga offers classes for almost anyone…

  • Are you new to yoga?
  • Do you consider yourself to be fairly athletic?
  • Do you have limited fitness experience?

We offer a variety of classes that will meet you where you are, ease you into a regular practice, and give you a chance to start enjoying the benefits of yoga as soon as possible.

… And there are plenty of benefits to yoga! They include building strength, improving posture and flexibility, recovery from injury, weight loss, better balance, stress reduction and mental focus. They also help you feel better every day.

(See our What is Yoga? page for more information.)

Class Tips

Leave your cares and troubles at the door.
Take a deep breath.
Focus on yourself and your practice during the class.
Every class you attend is one more opportunity to take a break from all of the hustle and bustle, get some time to yourself, and better prepare for the outside world.
Your class time is your reset button…
Enjoy your time with us.

We want your experience to be comfortable and beneficial right from the start. Here are a few helpful tips:

  • You may bring your own mat, purchase one of our quality mats or kits, or use one of the mats that are available at the studio. Blankets, blocks, straps and other yoga props are also available.
  • Please let us know if you are under a doctor’s care or if you have any specific health conditions, such as: high or low blood pressure, back problems, sinus trouble, recent major surgery or if you are pregnant, etc. We will then be able to give you special guidance. We want your experience with The Studio Yoga to be a positive one, and we’ll do whatever we’re able to make that happen.
  • You are encouraged to ask questions in class about anything that is unclear to you.
  • We love new students! If this is your first time attending class with us: Please try to arrive 10-15 minutes early. That way you can get any necessary forms filled out, get your blanket or mat set up and have time to get centered before class begins.
  • For returning students – Out of respect to your teacher and your fellow students, please do your best to try to be on time (at least a couple of minutes early). We understand that ‘life happens’ to all of us.
  • If you do happen to arrive after class has started, please try to enter as quickly and as quietly as possible. There’s no real barrier between the front door and the studio floor, so late arrivals are a distraction. If it’s more than a few minutes into class, we want to encourage you to reschedule for another class out of respect for your fellow attendees. 
  • For sanitary reasons, please do not wear your shoes into the studio. There is a place right inside the door to comfortably remove and store your shoes. We even have a few non-stick rugs and mats at the front entry way and some hooks for your cold-weather wear!
  • When you’re just getting started with Yoga, it’s best to practice on an empty stomach. Wait two hours after a full meal, and one after a snack. Water intake is encouraged at any time during class. In fact, feel free to bring a closed container of water with you when you practice.

The benefits are many, regardless of your age, flexibility or degree of proficiency. We are happy to offer assistance to help you access these benefits. ANYBODY can do Yoga, and we’re here to show how great it can be.

We use MindBody Online to make it easier for you to register and purchase classes.

To register, click here and enter your information. We’ll help you with the rest. 🙂

If you have a concern or question not covered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  You can also call 616-209-8395 or e-mail us.
We’re located in Kentwood in West Michigan between Kalamazoo and Eastern on 52 St. just north of M-6 and east of Rt 131. Our studio is easy to reach from Grand Rapids, Grandville, Caledonia, Byron Center, and Wyoming off 131 and north of M6. Click here to find us on a map and get directions!

If you’d like to see our class schedule, click here to see our class schedule this week.

If you’re an absolute beginner who is just getting started with yoga and aren’t sure where to begin, you might want to check out our Yoga 101 Series!