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Stepping into your first yoga class

05 November, 2014

I recently had a member ask me "What yoga class should I try? I have never done yoga before. I am not flexible. I am nervous." For many, being a first time yogi is intimidating. Walking into any group fitness setting for the first time can be overwhelming.

Yoga is for everyone and always has been. Since ancient times, Yoga has evolved to suit the needs of individuals from different times, cultures and traditions. Yoga places most emphasis on the breath and letting your breath be the guiding force to creating your own personal yoga practice. The practice of quieting the mind and body together benefits the physical body in countless ways. With time you learn that what you experience on your mat can be called into action off your mat, and into your daily life.

In the hands of a wise teacher, Yoga meets each person's own unique interests and concerns. And at Island Fitness, we are fortunate to have a variety of "wise teachers." We offer yoga every day! Our Tuesday and Thursday evening practices with Sherry and Beth is a great place to start as well as Judith and Kim's classes on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Don't forget our wonderful Sunday morning practice. Check out our Group Fitness Menu for details. We also offer individual yoga sessions for those interested in building or furthering their yoga foundation or preferring the individual relationship.

A true yoga practice is about letting go of judgment, goals, and destinations. Yoga is the practice of process, not about achieving perfection. It is the process that matters, and your understanding of how the process is working in you.

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to learn more about yoga at Island Fitness.
You are flexible enough! I promise.

~Alexa Rosenthal