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New Yoga Students to Savannah Yoga Center

New Student Special at Savannah Yoga Center

Yoga 101: Getting Started for the student NEW to Yoga

We suggest 3 classes a week. The more often you come to class, the quicker you’ll experience results. We recommend beginners practicing at least 3 times per week. A daily practice over the course of 30 days will give you a new body, a new mind and a new life. We see proof of this time and again. Below you’ll find helpful suggestions on weekly classes based on your goals and experience with yoga.

Yoga is a system of postures, breathing and meditation for balancing the body, mind and spirit. Most new students feel a little intimidated when trying yoga for the first time. But there’s nothing to be nervous about. The new yoga student and beginning yoga student will find our staff warm and welcoming. We are known for our hospitality and going above and beyond to help you feel at home. You’ll feel right at home in no time! 

We ask new yoga students to Savannah Yoga Center to complete a new student form below or in person at the studio. Please let us know on the form if you are a beginner to yoga!

 

Savannah Yoga Center New Student Form


 

What classes work best for beginner & new students to SYC? new-yoga-students

Attend classes 3x a week to see and feel the benefits of yoga the quickest. We offer a variety styles that are perfect for new students and beginners: Yoga Fundamentals, Gentle Flow Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Slow Flow, Gentle Flow & Slow Down. Please see Class Descriptions to learn about our classes before you arrive.


New Students & Yoga Beginners
(Attend 2 classes a week for best results)
  • Gentle Flow Yoga – Monday 5:30 – 6:45pm (beginner friendly)
  • Gentle Integral Yoga – Tuesday 12:00 – 1:15pm (beginner friendly)
  • Restorative Yoga – Wednesday 10:30 – 11:45am (beginner friendly)
  • Fundamentals of Yoga – Wednesday 5:30 – 6:45pm (beginner friendly)
  • Gentle Integral Yoga – Thursday 4:00 – 5:15pm (beginner friendly)
  • Last Call Gentle Flow Yoga – Thursday 8:00 – 9:00pm (beginner friendly)
  • Sun Salutations – Sunday 9:00 – 10:15 am (beginner friendly)
Slow Down & De-Stress Classes
(Attend 2 classes a week for best results)
  • Gentle Flow Yoga – Monday 5:30 – 6:45pm (beginner friendly)
  • Gentle Integral Yoga – Tuesday 12:00 – 1:15pm (beginner friendly)
  • Restorative Yoga – Wednesday 10:30 – 11:45am (beginner friendly)
  • Gentle Integral Yoga – Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:15pm (beginner friendly)
  • Gentle Integral Yoga – Thursday 4:00 – 5:15pm (beginner friendly)
  • Last Call Gentle Flow Yoga – Thursday 8:00 – 9:00pm (beginner friendly)
  • Gentle Flow & Slow Down – Friday 6:30 – 7:45pm (beginner friendly)
  • Restorative Yoga – Sunday 6:00 – 7:15pm (beginner friendly)


 

Why practice at Savannah Yoga Center?

Because we are friendly and we are the BEST. No, seriously! Savannah Yoga Center has been voted the BEST YOGA CENTER in Savannah for 9 consecutive years by Connect Savannah Readers. At our yoga studio we pride our selves on our hospitality and ability to make new students and long time students feel welcome.

 

Because classes at SYC are a workout & a WorkIN. All of our classes focus on building balance, strength and flexibility in your body and mind. On our extensive schedule there are many classes suitable for new students and beginners. What type of classes do we have? Pretty much everything: Power Yoga, Hot Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Warm Yoga, Ashtanga Inspired, Pregnancy Yoga, Fast Yoga, Slow Yoga, Beginners Yoga, Advanced Yoga.

 

FAQs

What should I wear? Do I need to bring anything?

Wear comfortably fitting but stretchy clothes (long shorts or stretchy pants work well for men). If you don’t have a yoga mat, we have loaner mats $2.00 for rent. (hot yoga students are required to bring their own mats). Some people like to bring a hand towel to wipe away sweat. We sell eco-friendly mats and towels in our boutique. To help cut down on wasteful plastic, we don’t sell bottled water. But if you bring your own bottle, you can fill it up at our filtered water fountain.


 

I'm a new beginner. How should I prepare for my first class?

Please read our class descriptions and teacher bios to make sure you choose the class and/or teacher most suited to your needs at this time. Don’t take class on a full stomach. If needed, eat a light snack before class, but nothing too heavy.

We start classes on time. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your first class for registration. Arriving early ensures a stress-free and relaxed first class. The studio is always open 30 minutes before class starts and many students arrive a little early to enjoy quiet time in the yoga room.


 

What should I expect the first class to be like?

If you have health conditions or are pregnant, please show up 15 minutes before the class starts and tell the teacher of your condition or concerns. All of our teachers are excited to meet you and help you reach your goals.

It’s called a yoga practice, not a yoga perfect. It is not about doing the posture perfectly. No one is going to judge you or criticize you. If you give your best effort, you’ll receive the same therapeutic benefits as someone with a high degree of flexibility. As you continue to practice, your balance and strength will grow.

Listen to your body. The teacher may occasionally offer suggestions or adjustments that will carry you deeper into a pose. The intention or theme of the class is left up to the individual teacher.


            

How often should I practice?

We suggest taking 3 classes a week. The more often you come to class, the quicker you’ll experience results. We recommend beginners practicing at least 3 times per week. A daily practice over the course of 30 days will give you a new body, a new mind and a new life. We see proof of this time and again.

Listen to your body. The teacher may occasionally offer suggestions or adjustments that will carry you deeper into a pose. If you have health conditions or are pregnant, please let the teacher know before class begins.


            

Anything else you’d like to know? Email us at info@savannahyoga.com or call us at (912) 232-2994.

 

Helpful Handouts

Student Etiquette

  • Silence your cell phone. 
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes before class begins; 15 minutes if it’s your first class. 5-minute grace period for latecomers.
  • Enter the yoga room silently. Many students use the time before and after class for quiet meditation.
  • Arriving late? Wait until after the OMs have stopped then quietly enter the room.
  • Store shoes and socks in the welcome room. You should bring bags/purses into the yoga room.
  • Water is the only drink permitted in the yoga room.
  • Refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or strong scents of any kind.
  • Wipe down loaner mats and hang in welcome room as you leave. Mats and props are provided for all classes except Hot Yoga. Owning your own mat is strongly recommended. We sell all kinds of yoga mats in our boutique.
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