1 Barney Road #222 Clifton Park, NY
Stage 1|Taught by The Yoga Lily Staff of Clifton Park
Our Beginner Hatha Yoga students are introduced through a steady yoga practice that is easy to follow and understand. You will learn yoga basics and the fundamental roots of yoga in order to gain strength, increase range of motion, and experience a serene mind. Each of our yoga instructors are well trained to assist you in any modifications you may need. Hatha yoga is the oldest expression of yoga consisting of slow steady movement linked with the breath.
Whether you are new to yoga, new to moving your body, or simply new to our style, this class is right for you! (Or perhaps, you simply love the pace of this class!) Experience the benefits of alignment in each yoga posture. Learn how to execute the 50 most common beginner yoga poses safely, with confidence, and better a understanding of how each pose helps you. If you want to maintain or increase flexibility and mobility, or you need to destress, relax, and come home to yourself, this is the place to start. If you're stuck in the mundane, or you need to clear your mind, or get inspired this class will transport you into yoga- in its true form- as a body, mind, spirit practice. (This ain't no gym yoga baby!) This is the real deal.
Hatha Yoga has long been a helpful practice to relieve common symptoms, such as backache, headache, digestive discomfort, blood pressure regulation, anxiety, stiffness, and weight loss. If you fear starting something new, or you've been turned off by yoga before due to attending a fast paced class with little to no explanation, have no worries, The Yoga Lily prides its class on being a true yoga studio for beginners, as well as true students of the deeper philosophy of yoga. In a non-judgmental fashion, our yoga instructors silently keep the pace appropriate for beginners. Props are provided, with options for hands on assistance (not required), blankets and pillows provided during guided deep relaxation.
All of our teachers were personally trained by Pam Medina, E-RYT 500 through her extensive Yoga Teacher Training Program (200 HR). Teachers are trained in anatomy and physiology, conscious movement, the benefits and contraindications of each yoga pose, the philosophy and psychology of yoga, as well as the energy body, guided relaxation and an introduction to meditation. Pam has been a student of yoga for 25 years and has taught in the US, Canada and India.
Learn the very basics of Hatha Yoga; how to sit crossed-legged comfortably, stand with correct posture, how to do the yogic breath, how to OM, and the proper alignment for each beginner yoga postures. The perfect pace to start for individuals that can easily get up and down off the floor without assistance. (If you need assistance, please read the descriptions for Gentle Yoga.)
By the end of this beginners yoga class, you will feel your entire system has been rejuvenated! You will breath more deeply. Your body will feel soothed from the stretching and strengthening. Your mind will be peaceful. Your emotional state will be calm from the relaxation practices. Your body, mind and soul will feel unified. Come as you are and leave uplifted, inspired and easeful.