New To Yoga
Welcome! Yoga truly is for everyone! Beginners and basic level classes are offered on a weekly basis. If you’re brand new to yoga we encourage you to try our “INTRO TO YOGA“ series offered weekly. You will get an introduction to the basic yoga poses in a small and non intimidating environment. Class size is limited.
We provide everything you need in a safe, friendly and intimate setting. All you need to bring is an open mind and a willingness to try. Come join us! SIGN UP TODAY!
Frequently Asked Questions:
I’ve never done yoga before, what should I wear? Do I need a mat? Can I rent or purchase one at the studio?
Wear comfortable clothes that you can easily move and stretch in. We have yoga mats and towels that can be rented from the studio. Sign up for our monthly/annual auto pay and your mat and towel rentals are included with your membership and you’ll never have to worry about bringing your mat again!
Do I need to check in before class or can I just show up?
Yes, we encourage you to sign up online before you arrive at the studio. Although walk-ins are welcome they don’t guarantee the class won’t fill up beforehand. Click here for more information on signing up for class online.
How do I choose which type of Yoga to try?
We recommend you try as many classes as you can to help determine what’s the best fit. While most classes are suitable for all levels, the Intro to Yoga, Ashtanga Basics and Gentle Hatha Flow are perfect for beginners. There are also a number of classes that are specifically marked as ‘beginner or Level 1′. For class descriptions Click here.
Do I need to know how to do all the poses?
Of course not, part of the practice of yoga is for one to continue deepening their level of yoga as they continue to grow as a practitioner. The teacher will offer different variations of the poses or you can always return to child pose. Remember there is no such thing as not being “good” at yoga.
What membership should I get?
We have a variety of memberships to suit your lifestyle. If you are new to Yoga Loft Chicago, start with the 2 weeks for $35; this will give you unlimited yoga for 2 weeks! If you plan on coming to yoga more than once a week, the best value is the 12 month unlimited membership, which only is $28 per week.
The benefits of a regular yoga practice are for everyone regardless of age,weight or physical condition. Incorporating a regular yoga practice into your fitness routine can help you with:
- Improved balance, flexibility, range of motion and strength.
- Weight loss
- Relieved back pain, reduce stress, improve concentration and mental focus
- Lower blood pressure, improve circulation, reduce anxiety and depression
- Improved posture, greater energy levels and improved sleep habits
Disease Prevention/Symptom reduction:
Studies indicate that a regular yoga practice can also help prevent or reduce the symptoms of the following health conditions:
- Heart disease
- Type II Diabetes
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Digestive Issues
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