New to yoga?

Fear not, yoga newbie, we've all been there. Here's the lowdown...


At Yogarise we have divided our classes into Level One (L1), Level Two (L2) and Open Level.

Level One classes are for complete beginners and we recommend you attend these classes before anything else.

Level Two classes are for students with a good grounding in yoga and knowledge of a variety of asanas (postures). These classes are not suitable for complete beginners.

Open Level classes are great for everyone, from beginners to more experienced practitioners. The teacher will adapt the class and may give a variety of asana options for students of different levels to explore.

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.

We also have Beginners yoga classes and courses, especially for you.

You can book online, over the phone or at the studio in person, however we recommend 'bookmarking' the Timetable to the home-screen on your mobile and registering for class as sometimes they do get busy.

What to bring

There are mats and yoga props provided but if you are coming to a dynamic or hot class you may like to bring a yoga towel or a bottle of water.

Wear something comfortable to move around in - shorts or leggings and a vest or t-shirt.

There is a no shoes policy in the shala so please leave yours in the cubby holes or lockers provided.

We have snacks, refreshments, yoga clothes, towels, props and water bottles available to purchase, or feel free to help yourself to a complimentary cup of herbal tea, or filtered water.

We have showers at Yogarise Streatham, Peckham and Covent Garden.

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