New to yoga?

"I want to do yoga...
but I don't know where to start"

We’ve been there.

Starting a yoga practice can seem daunting. What if I do it wrong? What do I wear? Do I need a mat? What’s about my injury to (fill in the blank)?

These are all valid questions and concerns, which is why we’ve created this page. Below you’ll find a list of helpful information for you as you start your journey of yoga and a list of frequently asked questions.

Why practice yoga?

Yoga has a plethora of benefits.

A regular yoga practice offers physical, mental, and emotional benefits to those who adopt a regular practice. Light on Yoga Fitness offers a range of styles and types of yoga, and each of them have their own benefits. Some common benefits of practicing any type of yoga regularly can include:

Improved Flexibility

Improved Focus

Increased Muscle Strength

Increased Heart Rate Variation

Decreased Blood Pressure

Decreased Anxiety/Depression

Increased Blood Circulation

Some helpful hints

No matter what type of yoga you choose to practice, we believe the following suggestions will ensure you have the best experience possible on your mat.

Show up

You don’t need prior experience. You don’t need perfect form. You only need a desire to show up to your mat and try your best.

Listen

Listen to your body. Our instructors at Light On Fitness will guide you through each class, but you will be your best guide. 

Breathe

Let your breath guide you. It may seem awkward at first, but then again, most things are the first time we try things. 

Yoga is not just for the flexible.

It is for the willing.

For more of a physical practice (or workout), students can choose any of our Vinyasa Style or Yoga Flow classes. These are more movement-based classes that improve strength, flexibility and coordination. 

For more of a relaxing (or meditative) experience, students can choose between Slow & Gentle Flows, Restorative Yoga, or perhaps give Yin Yoga a try. In these classes, poses are typically held for long periods, allowing more time for introspection or time to focus on alignment and increased flexibility.

Perhaps you are more adventurous and want to give Aerial Yoga a try? We’ve got you covered. Multiple times per week, we host Aerial Yoga classes structured for those who want to experience the freedom and safety our silks have to offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have a couple of questions or concerns? Check out our list of most commonly asked questions below to help guide your first few steps towards adopting a regular practice of yoga.

Not unless you want to! Light on Yoga Fitness has yoga mats and props students can borrow that are thoroughly cleaned after each class.  Many of our students who own their own yoga mats bring their mats to practice with as well! 

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin. This gives ample time to meet your instructor, settle in, and answer any additional questions you might have.

The following styles of class are best suited for newcomers:

  • Slow & Gentle Yoga
  • Stretch & Flow
  • Flow & Restore
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Yin Yoga
  • Mindful Yoga Flow 

 

You can also view our full range of class descriptions here.

Please feel free to share any conditions or past injuries with your instructor before class starts. Always, always, always honor your own body when you practice. Students should never feel in any sharp, shooting or pinching pains while practicing yoga. 

Feel free to wear any sort of activewear that you feel comfortable in. For Aerial Yoga, we typically recommend pants to be worn and no hand jewelry is allowed to protect our silks from accidental rips or tears.

Yes!! Anyone may try out Aerial Yoga. Our aerial silks are strong and securely fastened to the ceiling of our studio.  They are rated to hold up to 1,000 pounds.

Students must be 13 years or older to attend class.

We like to think of our studio as a special place. We ask all cell phones be silenced when brought into the studio and stored with your belongings in the cubbies provided.