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Yoga Tips for Beginners
Initially stepping into a yoga studio can be a little daunting, especially making the first leap into that very first class. We know how intimidating it can be, so as a team, we try our very hardest to give you the best possible experience on your visits to yogahaven Richmond.
As with anything new, it can take a while for you to see and feel the benefits of the practice, and you may come across some challenges - especially if you are adjusting to the hot studio. Or maybe you are grappling with the slightly faster hot flow? Don't get frustrated. With a little patience, an open mind, and some persistence, your understanding of the science of yoga will grow from practice to practice.
Preparing for class
We recommend arriving approximately 25 minutes early. It is also advised that you refrain from eating 2-3 hours prior to class, and remember to drink lots of water.
What you will need
Drinking water. We sell water at the Richmond studio or you can refill your bottle at our filtered water taps.
Two large towels. These are also available for hire.
Appropriate clothes. We recommend shorts or leggings with a light weight sports top. Close fitting is usually best for hot yoga. You will also need a change of clothes for after class (you can shower at the studio).
Our heating system
The Richmond yoga studio possesses a state of the art heating system. You will be in the perfect environment for that sweaty practice! Our heating system cleverly pumps fresh oxygen into the room, making the air breathable, and helping you be at your best. All our instructors are equipped to make suitable adjustments that will ensure everyone can break a sweat.
If you have any queries or concerns, feel free to speak to your teacher after class, they are always happy help. A good instructor and the right style of yoga can significantly contribute to the way you understand, enjoy and thrive in this practice.
Whether you are practicing hot or non-hot yoga in Birmingham, Brighton, or our London studios, you are in the best of hands with yogahaven.