Calling all Yoga practicing Bees!

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1386 posts
Bumble bee

I am beginning yoga.  I found a groupon for a year of for $29.  You can stream or download unlimited yoga classes.  

Post # 5
737 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

There is a podcast called yogamazing and the guy has tons of free videos!

Post # 6
3199 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@littlekay111:  for me, i go to about 3 classes a week (i do ashtanga). i don’t like to do at home practice, but when i do i use the asanas i learned in class. after a while you have them committed to memory (sun A and sun B are easy to memorize) and you can perform them at home with your own alterations.

in terms of getting started, start with classes called ‘basics’ or a type of yoga more focused on slow practice and breathing (hatha, vinyasa). then after a while once you have a little more stamina you can upgrade to a time with a more intense flow and quicker pace, like ashtanga.

Post # 8
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@littlekay111: !! free yoga and pilates videos, and they have lots of different styles and some that focus on different body parts/ needs (eg yoga for runners, hip openers, back pain etc.) you can also download the simply yoga app, which is good for when you’re travelling

Post # 9
1887 posts
Buzzing bee

@littlekay111:  I’d recommend joining a yoga studio. Purchasing an unlimited monthly membership at a great yoga studio is well worth the money if you want to really get good and make it part of your life.  When it comes to the money, I look at it as I can spend money now to be healthy, or spend my money on healthcare later.  People who don’t take care of themselves are more likely to have a wide array of expensive health problems as they age ranging from type II diabetes and heart disease, to cancer and joint pain/problems. I’d rather invest in my health now and spend money on a great fitness studio and the right food, rather than give my money to doctors later. Even better, the money you spend on your studio membership won’t get wasted on eating out at unhealthy restaurants.  

My old yoga/ pilates studio was a great price at $99 a month for unlimited classes.  My current studio also does Barre workouts and Yamuna ball/ stretching classes, as well as yoga and pilates, and it is $150 a month for unlimited classes.  To me, the classes are well worth the money: you look better, you feel better, you get physically stronger, you are less stressed/anxious, and you receive professional assistance and training. I push myself in class in a way I couldn’t at home, because I know the instructors are monitoring me and can offer adjustments and tips.  They keep me from doing moves the wrong way and hurting myself, and they push me to go beyond my comfort zone. I have seen my skills improve immensely since I joined a studio and started going five plus days a week. 

If I was forced to choose between spending $100-$150 a month on my studio membership versus other extras, I would happily sacrifice a couple of dinner outs/ cocktail nights, or a few new shirts. The membership is worth it. 

Post # 10
3084 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@littlekay111:  I joined a gym & take Yoga there. I love it. I would just take a beginners class first. You should be ok. 

Post # 12
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

The website has a bunch of videos of classes taught by a variety of yoga instructors at different levels. You have to register but it’s free and there’s no junk mail. I travel a lot for work, and I like to do those occasionally when I can’t go to an actual studio!

Post # 14
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I started at a small yoga studio when I lived in Ohio. I started with Kripalu yoga which I thought was great for beginners. After the classes I just practiced at home using the asanas I learned in class.

When I moved to my current location there were and are a ton of options. But I decided on a class at the local YMCA because of its great reviews, it was ashtanga yoga. After that instructor left (sad) we had a replacement who taught iyengar yoga which I personally was not a fan of though partially it was just her teaching style. I considered switching to a yoga studio but we just got another new instructor who teaches ashtanga and she’s been awesome. 

I really like the class setting. It helps me to focus on my practice. 

Post # 16
358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@littlekay111:  I am starting a fitness website to actually help with situations like this for people. It’s live, but only in the Boston area first. However, anyone can sign up and start using it wherever they live. Basically- you can find fitness classes, and filter by time frame, days offered, reviews, PRICE, free trials only, distance from your current location, etc. So if you’re in the Boston area, feel free to check it out.  

Side Plug: Also, for the fitness business professionals (instructors, personal trainers, coaches, fitness facilities) we offer FREE scheduling tools and roster management tools. You can accept onine booking for free and join the FitSocial community internally and stay in th know with your clients and friends 🙂 Please support a local startup and check it out 🙂

Hopefully we can get your location covered soon, so you can just take all the free trial classes 🙂

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