603-726-1013 Beginner Yoga in NHYoga in NH

Beginner's Yoga

Learn Yoga Basics- This is an ideal series of yoga classes for beginners.

  • Discover what yoga is all about
  • Learn about yoga props
  • Find out about different types of yoga
  • Practice yoga poses and breathing techniques
  • Have fun in a relaxed setting

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Beginner's Yoga Series

Thursdays from 6-7:15 pm
Next Session starts 12/6/2018
We meet Dec 6, 13 and 20, and Jan 3, 10 and 17, 2019.

Payment of $75 reserves your space in class.

A lot of people tell me that they want to try yoga, but say they can’t because they are not flexible. There's a lot more to yoga than that. Yoga can help you gain flexibility, increase range of motion, and tone muscle. Like any exercise program, it takes consistent practice to see results.

Don't let misconceptions about yoga discourage you from trying it.

For the average yoga student, their fingers may not reach their toes – and that is perfectly fine.

ASSUMPTION: You have to be flexible to do yoga.

ACTUALITY: Eventually you may touch your toes, but that’s not the point. Some people with arthritis and other physical challenges practice with foam wedges, blocks and blankets to support their bodies in certain poses. We encourage our students to look for the best version of the pose for their body at that time; as opposed to trying to mold their body to a shape they think the pose is supposed to look like.

ASSUMPTION: Yoga is a religion.

ACTUALITY: Because meditating is a big part of yoga and is also part of Buddhism and Hinduism, some people mistakenly believe it’s a religion. But yoga has no theology, churches or temples. However, practicing yoga can be a spiritual exercise. We encourage our students to take from their practice what they will. If all they are interested in is physical exercise, there is plenty of that. But if a student is so inclined to wonder about the part of yoga that goes beyond just the poses; the teachings of breath work, developing awareness, seeking self realization are also here for exploration.

ASSUMPTION: Yoga is only for thin, young women.

ACTUALITY: Yoga was initially practiced by Indian men. It was adopted in the West as a fitness movement and the stereotype of a young, thin woman doing yoga saturated mass media and popular culture. It’s unfortunate because it makes some people who aren’t thin young women feel like they don’t belong. We encourage our students to come as they are. Our classes are a mix of men and women, young and old, and in various degrees of physical condition. Yoga is for people of all ages and different body types. Yoga is a very personal experience, and it may take several practices with different teachers to find a fit. We offer a variety of teachers and levels of classes.

What do I have to bring?
You can bring a yoga mat and a small blanket or cushion if you have one. We have mats that you can use and we supply other items like blocks, blankets and straps for use during class. Most important, come with an open mind and a smile.

What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. Sweat pants and a t-shirt work fine.

What about footwear?
Yoga is practiced in bare feet. If you absolutely hate to go barefoot, then you can wear socks, but socks can cause you to slip in some postures.

What can I expect?
Most people can do yoga and will benefit from it. Everyone will have a different experience. Most people who try it, come back for more. It can be whatever you make of it. Like anything else, yoga takes getting used to. Have faith in the process. One of the key lessons learned in yoga is patience. Have patience with yoga, have patience with your body, and you will eventually have more patience in your life.

Please help us to make this class a success. We ask that if you plan to attend to please register in advance. While drop-ins are always welcome, this class requires a minimum number of participants. If that number has not signed up, we will have to cancel the class. Online payment is available to make pre-registration easy! Pre-Registration is complete once your payment has been received.

The fee may be refunded if the student cancels at least 7 days before classes start. Students who wish to pay on the first day may not be guaranteed a spot if the class is full. There is no refund once the class series has begun.

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What people say about us...

"I am so grateful for Blissful Lotus! I feel so blessed to have come so far in my practice - I have learned so much from you and continue to do so each week. I am impressed by the increased strength, balance, and agility in my everyday routine. I have learned to "let go" of being disappointed that my work and life schedule prevents me from attending more than one class a week at this point in time. But I derive such wonderful benefits from that one class! Thanks for all that you do."

"We have very much enjoyed our journey with you. Your growth as a teacher is a joy to be a part of. I enjoy, and benefit from, each and every class. As my physical issues increase with age, I appreciate being able to adapt my practice so that I can continue on. Your detailed cuing is very helpful and instructional. I love your music choices and that adds to the spiritual feeling in the room. Thank you for the difference you make in our lives."

"I like that there is a variety of classes and times. I find benefit from gentle class and enjoy the challenge from the moderate class. The cost is reasonable enough that I can afford to attend 2 classes a week if my schedule allows. I make your class a priority in my fitness routine. I can do yoga at home but it's not the same."

"Feels great
I always feel so good after practicing Yoga at Blissful Lotus Yoga. I feel challenged and supported when trying new poses or perfecting a pose. I loved the beginning yoga series! I have recommended it to a lot of people I know who have always wanted to try yoga but didn't feel comfortable just walking into a class."

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