Have you attended a yoga class that didn’t feel right for you? Did you feel like you were too old, too stiff, or in too much pain to do what the teacher was teaching the class to do or what the person beside you was capable of doing? Maybe you even felt too intimidated to try a class!
Here are some tips to have a good yoga experience:
1. Spend some time looking for the right yoga class. Do some research. Audition
different teachers, and see if they’re right for you! Simply going to whatever yoga studio is closest to home or work and taking from whichever teacher teaches at a convenient time, probably won’t give you the best experience.
2. There needs to be a mutual respect between you and the teacher. This is true for everyone, old or young, male or female, slim or overweight, flexible or stiff, healthy, or ill. Find the teacher who makes you feel accepted. Do some research. Audition different teachers and see if they’re right for you!
Finding the right yoga teacher is similar to looking for a therapist or medical doctor; you find out pretty quickly when you click with someone.
3. It is also very important to be in the right class as far as the degree of challenge that is being taught. Some people may be more up for a fast paced, more challenging class. Others may need a class that is more gentle, slower, and less challenging.
If you don’t have a qualified teacher who is right for you, you can get injured and stop attending, Don’t let this happen to you! Make sure you look forward to your class and benefit from this wonderful mind, body, spiritual practice.
Our yoga instructors at Twin Ponds Center teach at different levels. We have classes for beginning students, experienced students, and classes especially for those who have physical challenges.
You might want to also try our other Movement Training Classes: Pilates/Yoga Fusion, The Feldenkrais Method & Coordination Pattern Training. Click for class schedule.
Please call 610-395-3355 for help in deciding which class is best for you!