Beginning Yoga

* The start of your journey back to you *

Take trying yoga off your list, because after reading our humorous Beginning Yoga Guide, you might just have to go join a studio!  You don't need to make a long term commitment if you are not ready too.  Many studios have deals for first time students, packages for varying number of classes (say 1-10), or drop in rates where you pay a little more but this gives you the flexibility to try before you buy.

"Start Yoga" is right there on your list, isn't it? Does it look something like this?

  • Do laundry
  • Nina's birthday gift
  • Try Quinoa, Apricot and Walnut recipe
  • Learn to meditate
  • Pick up dog food
  • Try a Beginning Yoga Class at the studio offering that intro deal

Yep, everyone I know has been meaning to try yoga at some point. (And lose 10 lbs, start their own organic vegetable garden too...).  We all have these goals but life always seems to get in the way doesn't it?

Well, my friends, today might be your day. If you are new to yoga, we might just convince you to go try it our. Heck, we might even make a Bikram Yogi out of you.  Of course that is our goal.  We want you to love yoga and love Bikram Hot Yoga as much as we do.

Welcome to the beginning of your journey back to YOU.

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Beginning Yoga Guide

Q: I'm interested in beginning yoga, but really I don't even know where to start. Hot flow, beginner corepower vinyasa-something….huh?

A: It's totally confusing, for sure. You could first start by browsing our types of yoga guide to get a simple introduction to the different styles of yoga.

But there are definitely some yoga types that are more suited to beginners than others. Here are our suggestions.

Types of Yoga that are Good for Beginners

What are you looking to get out of your yoga practice?


Most gyms will have some type of yoga classes.  Of course studios are wonderful too.  To get a great workout look for these types of yoga. They tend to move a little faster and get your heart rate pumping.  

  • Power Yoga
  • Hot Power Yoga
  • Power Vinyasa Flow
  • Bikram Yoga
  • CorePower Yoga classes


Want to chill out, relax and breath a little? Try these types of yoga classes.

  • Gentle Yoga
  • Integral Yoga
  • Kripalau Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Meditation


Are you interested in learning about yoga paths as a way to enhance and structure spiritual growth? Try these styles of yoga.

  • Sivananda
  • Jivamukti
  • Kundalini

What level of class is appropriate for the beginner?

Walk into any yoga studio, gym or your local YMCA, and they will be offering a bunch of classes with titles like these. This list is an example of the kinds of yoga classes most suitable for beginners.

  • Intro to Yoga
  • Basic Yoga
  • Beginner Yoga
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Level 1 Classes
  • Yoga Fundamentals
  • Meditation

Is Hot Bikram Yoga Good for Beginners?

Yes, it SURE is.

Bikram Yoga is great for a beginner.

All forms of hot yoga (that have class levels like above) make great choices for learning beginning yoga poses.

CorePower Yoga offers a wide range of classes suitable for beginners.

Since the subject of Bikram Yoga for Beginners is so near and dear to my heart, I had to created a page JUST for this subject. There is just way too much to say here!

Want to Try Beginning Yoga with Minimal Commitment and in private?

One of the best Yoga DVD's for Beginners is Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners.  Anything by Rodney Yee was recommended to me when I was first starting yoga and I have not been disappointed.  The first one I tried was A.M and P.M Yoga.  They are short workouts but feel oh so good.

You can purchase this DVD and learn beginner yoga in the privacy of your own home.

For the same price, you can have access to hundred of online yoga classes. This way if you decide yoga is really for you, you can branch out in many directions and try yoga for weight loss, yoga for back pain, pre-natal yoga, etc.

Congratulations on Considering Beginning Yoga

There are so many benefits to doing yoga.

  • It can help you lose weight.
  • It can bring you clarity and peace of mind.
  • It can also be the beginning of a journey of awareness and self-discovery...and transformation. Yoga can be your tool to learn more about yourself which will provide the formula you need for living the life you want to live and becoming the person you long to become.

Keep asking for guidance. Keep heading toward where you know you need to be. Keep going. You are awesome.

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