The best place to try yoga is at a beginners-level class. While you can try learning yoga from a cable show, DVD, VHS or even online, no yoga learning is complete without the interaction of a teacher to show you the way.
By taking a class with a learned instructor, you will receive advice and gentle verbal instructions on how to align and position your bodycorrectly, something no technology has yet mastered.
Beginners classes are also intended for the yoga student who has been away from their practice for a while, or for anyone who needs the most gentle style of yoga due to health reasons.
Many yoga studios in Massachusetts offer yoga classes gently paced for the beginning yoga student.
77 West Main Street, Suite #212, Massachusetts 01748
Absolute Yoga has a Basic Yoga class which teaches yoga fundamental, breath work and proper alignment during yoga poses.
Acara Yoga Studio
11 Main Street
Southborough, Massachusetts 01772
Acara Yoga has Gentle Yoga, a relaxed yoga class that will strengthen and stretch both body and mind. Classes are $17/drop in or purchase a class pass.
Amherst Yoga Center
17 Kellogg Avenue
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
Beginners yoga classes focusing on breath and movement are offered.
Back Bay Yoga Studio
1112 Boylston Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Back Bay teaches a yoga class called Gentle/Beginners. Drop-in rate for yoga classes is $15. Membership prices also available. Call or visity for membership duration and pricing options.
28 Arlington Street, Massachusetts 02116
Yoga classes at Exhale are run in four-week courses that cover the yoga basics including balancing, back bending, forward bending inversion, sun salutations, standing poses, twists, and yogic breathing.
Laughing Dog Yoga Studio
159 Linden Street, Suite 1, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02482
Select Part One to either learn or review yoga basics. Instructors provide specific instructions on yogic breath work and yoga postures. They also offer a Part Two class for those ready to move to the next level and learn intermediate-level yoga poses, while adding additional knowledge about yoga fundamentals.
Heartsong Yoga Studio
264 North Main Street
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts 01028
Gentle Yoga pleases the body and mind with guided meditation and soft poses, intended for everyone, especially beginning yoga students. To go to the next level and challenge yourself try the Moderate level classes, where you can focus even further on internal awareness.
Prana Health Center
7A Colonial Road
Salem, Massachusetts 01970
The Beginning Yoga class at Prana is a gentle class which teaches yoga basics. The class also gives students stress management and pain management tips.
Beginning yoga students may also enjoy taking a Hatha Yoga Class or a Yoga Fusion Class.