July 30 | The Practice |
If you’re new to yoga practice, all of the different types of yoga classes out there can seem pretty overwhelming. Vinyasa, hatha, ashtanga, hot yoga . . . How do you know which one is right for you? The best way to really decide is to try them all. And luckily YogaSix has new yogis completely covered, with a wide range of classes that are perfect for beginners. Here are some of the best yoga classes for beginners at YogaSix…
Slow Flow classes are the perfect way to learn essential basic yoga postures. I love the slower pace of this class because it gives me time to really pay attention to my alignment and learn how each posture feels. The instructors really encourage you to use your breath as you flow through the movements, which helps to deepen your connection to each posture. Slow Flow is a must for students new to yoga!
If Deep Stretch weren’t so good for me, I would call it a guilty pleasure. This class consists entirely of floor postures and is perfect if you’re new to yoga, if you’re recovering from an injury, or if you’re had a tough workout – or even just a tough Wednesday. You spend several minutes in each posture to open and stretch tight muscles, and the warm room and relaxed pace will have you melting out the door. The Sunday evening Restorative class at the Point Loma, CA studio is quickly becoming my favorite way to gear up for the week ahead.
YogaSix’s hot yoga classes combine a slightly faster yoga flow with balance challenges and targeted core work – all done in rooms heated to 100o+. These classes still focus on essential basic yoga postures but are slightly more challenging than Slow Flow or Deep Stretch. I personally found the heat to be the most challenging part of class, so make sure to come hydrated and bring extra water and a towel.
YogaSix’s Y6 Sculpt classes provide the perfect combination of yoga, strength training, and cardio. You’ll spend less time in traditional yoga postures, but I love seeing how yoga can be integrated into different kinds of workouts. These classes are designed to keep you moving, so they’re great if you’re looking to mix up your yoga routine.
YogaSix also recently added an unheated power flow class to the schedule, and I could not be more excited about it. These classes move at a slightly faster pace and are more challenging than the true beginners classes like Slow Flow. They’re great if you’ve been building your yoga practice for a while and are ready for a new challenge or if you work out regularly and are already athletically inclined. I absolutely love the unheated option as well – because the class itself gets me sweaty enough!
I’ve loved exploring all of the different options that YogaSix offers for beginners because there’s enough variety to keep me from getting bored. The key to building a yoga practice you’ll actually stick with is finding classes that both challenge and relax you. For me, that’s a combination of Slow Flow, Power Flow, and Deep Stretch. My biggest recommendation if you’re a beginner like me is don’t be afraid to try a new type of yoga class – you just might find your new favorite flow.