Yoga Near You

Introduction to yoga for beginners

Yoga Class Near You offers thousands of beginners yoga classes, including online yoga, in person or on demand video. Yoga is very popular because it's easy to learn, widely available, and classes are inexpensive. Group yoga classes are the most popular, all you need is a mat and you're ready to start yoga.

Search yoga for beginners. Beginners can join "mixed ability yoga classes" unless it expressly states that the class is "not suitable for absolute beginners". Absolute beginners should attend a beginners class or an introduction to yoga class.

You're in good hands as the quality of yoga teachers on Yoga Near You is very high - look out for star ratings and Feefo reviews.

What Can You Expect in a Beginners Yoga Class?

Beginners yoga classes will teach you the basics, including breathing techniques, posture and balance, as well as introduce you to some basic yoga poses.

Classes suitable for beginners include traditional forms such as; Anusara yoga, Hatha yoga, Viniyoga yoga, and Iyengar yoga.

There are lots of beginners yoga classes to choose from so shop around for the one which you feel comfortable with. To find a local yoga beginners class near you, choose beginner yoga classes from the dropdown selection in the search form.

How Long Do Yoga Classes Last?

Most Yoga classes last between 40 and 60 minutes. The average time is around 60 minutes. Class times vary depending on the type of yoga, for instance a Hatha yoga class will usually last around 60 minutes, whereas a Bikram yoga class will last 90 minutes.

Online beginners Yoga classes are shorter in duration, from 30-45 minutes.

Alternatively, there are very good beginners yoga videos available on demand. They are the same high quality as Amazon or Netflix, available 24/7.

How Challenging are Yoga Classes?

Yoga varies from gentle to challenging depending on the style of yoga. For example, Hatha is a gentle form covering a range of movements suitable for all fitness levels. Hot yoga or Ashtanga yoga are challenging and require a good level of fitness. Find out which style is best for you.

How Many Students in a Yoga Class?

Yoga classes vary in the number of students in a class, depending on the type of yoga, the yoga teacher. Typically yoga classes consist of small groups of between 10 - 15 people. Some classes such as Hot Yoga have much larger classes, anything from 10-50 in a class.

Many yoga teachers offer privately run one to one classes, and duos for couples. These classes offer personal attention that you do not get in a group class.

Online yoga classes usually have up to 8 people in attendance. This allows the yoga teacher to view and help people in the session.

How much should I pay for a yoga class?

The average price for an in-person yoga class is around £10. The price depends on the popularity of the teacher, location, and the size of the class. Expect to pay more in London. Small classes are more expensive than larger group classes. Private yoga classes start at around £35 upwards. Deals are available for block bookings and represent good value for money.

Online beginners classes are very good value and start from £6 per class. The average price for a 5 star instructor's class is £10 or more. You pay more for experience and quality. Beware of free classes!

Beginners videos are a good way to learn yoga basics. Prices for a series of 4 videos range from £15-£45. Again, it's all about quality.

Where do the best yoga teachers advertise?

According to the BWOY there are around 11,000 - 12,000 qualified yoga teachers in the UK*.

The best place to find active professional yoga teachers is on Yoga Class Near You or All the yoga teachers on this platform are ACTIVE teachers. The NearYou website only lists active Yoga teachers and their classes. They publish and keep their class schedules up to date.

The best yoga teachers attract 5 star ratings on Near You. Instructor ratings are based on genuine reviews from customers who have paid and attended classes through the platform. Look for star ratings and reviews. Just book and join a class.

Warning: Many yoga websites and directories including Google Places, list yoga teachers who have retired, or are no longer teaching professionally.

Find me a local yoga class

Many instructors and yoga studios offer beginners classes which are a good way to learn about yoga and its benefits first hand. They are inexpensive, quality classes, run by experienced, professional yoga teachers.

Find a class and book online. No special equipment is required - wear loose fitting clothes such as t-shirts, stretch tops, and bottoms. Footwear is not usually required, although you can buy toe socks which are popular in yoga classes.

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