Fear not, yoga newbie, we've all been there. Here's the lowdown...
At Yogarise all our classes are Open Level, unless it specifies another level eg. Beginners’ Yoga. Beginners' Yoga classes are brilliant if you have never practised before or want to get back to basics.
In addition to this, we have some classes which we would recommend more for people who have been practising a while - these include Dharma yoga and Rocket yoga. These classes are not suitable for complete beginners.
If you are pregnant or recently had a baby we also have Postnatal Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, Pregnancy Pilates (suitable from 15+ weeks) - take a look here for more info. If you need more info on classes, just get in touch.
Is yoga for me?
I'm not very bendy
Unlike competitive sports and hobbies, yoga is non-judgmental - it's not about whether your neighbour can touch his toes or your best mate can stand on her head, it's a personal practice, just you and your mat, with the teacher there to guide you along the way.
Whatever you might think, yoga is for all shapes and sizes and it's never too late to take it up. Everyone is welcome. Yoga is also not just purely about the physical postures but about what’s going on inside - meditation, philosophy and breath-work are all part of the practice.
We also have Beginners yoga classes and courses, especially for you as well as Pilates if you’d prefer to mix it up.
What to bring
If possible, please bring your own yoga mat. We have our very own eco cork yoga mats to buy on reception or online if you don't have one. We provide yoga props (blocks, belts, bolsters) which are sanitised between classes. If you are coming to a dynamic or warm class you may like to bring a towel or a bottle of water. There are taps and filtered water on reception to fill up your bottle.
Wear something comfortable to move around in - shorts or leggings and a vest or t-shirt.
There is a no shoes policy in the studio practice area so please leave yours in the cubby holes or lockers in the changing rooms.
We have snacks, refreshments, grip-dot towels, and props available to purchase in person in Peckham.
We have showers, and towels for £2 hire, at our Peckham studio (free for pre-pay customers). In Streatham mats are free to use - please use grey mats for regular classes and red mats for warm classes. And please read up on our Streatham policies here as they differ from Peckham.
BEGINNERS' & L1 CLASSES
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