New to Yoga?

Yoga for Everyone!

New to Yoga? We love beginners! At P.O.S.T.-Wellness by Design, we bring you the best yoga instructors the North Bay has to offer in a beautiful space on the water that is clean, warm, and supportive, and which is part of an integrative healthcare facility.

To begin, we recommend a Yoga 101 workshop, this workshop is perfect for people new to the practice of yoga or those who would like a refresher or review of the basics. Topics include asana alignment, breathing and meditation techniques, history and anatomy. Yoga is appropriate for just about anyone. You don’t need to be flexible or be able to quiet the mind. You simply need the desire to show up and do your best. $35 (includes 1 week of free classes, the week following the workshop!) Pre-Registration required by the Monday proceeding Saturday workshop. One workshop offered every month from 12:30- 2:00pm

Other beginning yoga classes include:
Beginners Hatha Yoga (Tuesdays)
Integrative Yoga for Beginners (Tuesdays)
Yoga for Beginners (Saturdays)


Student Tips!

1. Visit Access our current class schedule, read class descriptions, purchase class passes, and sign up for classes and workshops.
2. Arrive 10-15 minutes early. Always check in at the front desk – even if you’ve made an online reservation. Use a scan card for quick sign in.
3. Practice on an empty stomach. Do not eat 2-3 hours prior to yoga practice. Juice or fruit are OK if you need quick energy before class. Drink plenty of water prior to class, but avoid drinking during class.
4. Dress appropriately. Wear comfortable, form-fitting workout clothing. Layers help to adjust for temperature changes during and after class.
5. Purchase a yoga mat. Having your own mat supports your commitment to your practice and ensures its cleanliness. If you forget yours, we do have mats you can borrow.
6. Remove your shoes before entering the studio. This helps preserve the sacred nature of the studio space and our floor. We recommend taking your valuables inside the movement studio.
7. Turn off your cell phone. This enhances your experience and is a polite gesture to your fellow students.
8. Go to Level 1-2 or all-level classes which are appropriate for beginners. We also recommend Yoga 101, a monthly workshop designed just for beginners. Let the teacher know you are new to the practice.
9. Notify the teacher of injuries or medical conditions. This helps the teacher know how to assist you and give you modifications. You also may schedule a free 10-15 minute consult with the physical therapist who will advise you about your participation, give you suggestions, and interface with your instructor if needed. We want to provide your instruction in as safe a manner as possible.
10. Practice often. 2-3 times per week will show improvement for most students within three months. 4-6 times per week for maximum benefit.
11. Support your practice by allowing yourself to experience a Private yoga lesson. Spend an hour with an expert teacher and have them cater the practice to fit your needs. Take these tips into a group class so you can flow like the rest of them!
12. And a little extra…love to the body never hurt anyone! Balance a great yoga class by following up with a therapeutic, relaxing massage– treat yourself to an ‘urban vacation’.