Yoga Class Mix for Beginners: 8 different Styles & Durations
What you'll learn
- Best form for the most common yoga poses and asanas
- Learn how to modify poses according to your unique body
- Breathing techniques and exercises to calm the nervous system
- What does each yoga prop do? Learn how to use props to excel your practice
- You need a body, and the ability to breathe!
What are the requirements to be able to practice yoga? Well, you need a body, and the ability to breathe! Anyone can practise yoga. Yoga is simply a celebration of our bodies ability to MOVE!
In this course, I guide you through 8 different classes, with 3 different styles of yoga. Enjoy some gentle stretching in our Hatha style Stretch & Breathe classes, or go for more of a workout in a Vinyasa Flow or Energising class. For more of a Restorative practice, try the Bedtime Yoga class or our Gentle Morning Stretch.
We will work through breathing technique in this course, learning how to breathe throughout our yoga practices, along with learning different breathing exercises to help with stress management.
In all of our classes, I guide you through each pose, teaching form in each posture, offering variations to suit your unique body. We all have different body types that mean our bodies respond differently to different poses. For example, if a student has tight hamstrings, maybe their downward-facing dog pose will have bent knees on tiptoes, looking a bit different to someone with not-so-tight hamstrings who may have straight legs in the pose. This is why we never compare ourselves to others in our yoga practice, it's all about YOU! Your practice is your chance to reconnect with your body.
In our yoga practices, we are never forcing the body into specific poses, but rather making our way into them all the while listening to what the body may be trying to tell us, for example 'I can feel the stretch, I don't need to go further' OR 'I can't feel the stretch, I'll try a deeper variation' and everything in between.
'No pain, no gain' is the exact OPPOSITE mindset of a yogi! We are NEVER okay with pain in yoga. If you ever feel pain in any particular pose, you can simply make your way into a restorative pose like Child Pose and wait until you feel ready to continue with the practice. And hey, staying in Child Pose for the duration of the class is still yoga! It's the practice of honouring what your body is asking for.
BONUS CONTENT! Confused about Yoga Props? Then check out the bonus content in this course, where I explain what different yoga props are used for, and how you can find at-home replacements for any props you may not have. Please note that props are not required in this course, however, if you'd like to use them, you can.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to try online yoga classes
- Anyone who wants to revisit yoga basics
200RYT with the Yoga Alliance. I am specialised in teaching yoga at a beginner and intermediate level, working through form and breathwork. I guide my students through each class, explaining form in every pose. I teach my students how to listen to their bodies so that they can learn how to modify poses to suit their unique bodies and respect its limits. My classes have been designed specifically to be taught online, without the need for hands-on adjustments. No props are required in my classes.
You may have heard people talk about yoga before, and describe it as 'not just a workout'. Yoga invites us to practice relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, and meditation alongside the physical practice. All of this combined means yoga offers its practitioners tools to manage stress both on and off the mat. This is how yoga personally changed my life, and its how it can change yours.