New to Yoga?

 

If you are new to yoga and would like to practice with us you must take the beginners 6 week block at the studio.  After that you can choose to take classes with us both in the studio and online. This is for safety reasons.  When we have worked with you in person we then know there is a level of basic understanding which will help us to keep you safe online.   The 6 week blocks at the studio will be run with all government guidelines in place with regards to COVID.  

Welcome to Yoga Jo’s!

Below we we have listed some information to help you navigate your first visit to the studio and decide which classes you would like to explore. You will find more details on yoga styles and the classes here. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions we haven’t answered.

 

Class Levels

 

All classes in the studio are split into these levels to help you to see which are suitable for you.  

Absolute Beginners – attend the 6 week block of beginners yoga (in studio only) then you can access both online and in studio.    

Level 1 – beginners or those looking for a slow/moderately paced class  

Level 2 – been attending classes regularly for at least 6 months and ready for a challenge 

All Levels – open level class, pace and postures will be modified to suit all levels  

Beginners 6 week Blocks
If you are an absolute beginner to yoga we recommend you do our 6 week block of beginners classes.  These are designed to give you a good understanding of what yoga is all about and prepare you to move safely into the other classes.  They also allow you to gain access to our online classes.  Go to our workshop page to see details and to book.  

Please note if you are trying to book through the Mindbody app it wills say the class if is full this is because the app doesn’t work with multi day events and this is a 6 week block.  To book please book through our full Mindbody site under workshops by clicking on this link:

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=29193

 

After you’ve done the 6 week beginner block

Here are the other options for beginners, we have categorised these as dynamic and slower paced they are all suitable for beginners but please take the 6 week course first:     

For a more dynamic style try:   

  • Sinead’s Hatha class on Thursday evening at 7.30 pm

  • Patricia’s Power Yoga on Saturday mornings at 7.45 am (only if you have a good level of fitness)

    For a slower paced class try:

  • Soul Flow with LJ  on a Monday at 9.30 am

  • Emily’s gentle Hatha class on a Tuesday at 12.00 pm this is an online class only for now

  • Mairi’s Yin and Restorative class on Thursay’s at 11.45 am​

  • Melissa’s gentle hatha class at 12.15 am on Fridays

  • Emily’s Relax and Unwind Hatha class on Friday evenings at 6.15 pm​

  • Melissa’s Yin class on a Sunday at 10.30 am  

All the teachers at the studio are here to support your yoga journey.  We work as a team of teachers progressing you at the correct level so don’t feel if you are attending one class that you can’t attend others too or change between them.  Mix and match.  

Mysore astanga practice is also suitable for beginners and is one of the best ways to practice yoga.  This is a set series of postures which you practice in your own time.  The teacher teaches you the practice at your own pace with variations for your own body.  We highly recommend this style of practice if you want to take up yoga seriously.  Please take the 6 week course first.