We’ve all been a beginner.
At RIPY, we do everything we can to make your first class experience positive. All you have to do is show up and breathe. We are not concerned with a perfect pose. You don’t have to be flexible, in “great shape,” or have the right clothes. Everyone is welcome and we believe everyone who shows up will benefit.
Here are some of the ways we help make your first class enjoyable:
- Basic instruction before class: Although it’s not necessary, beginners are always welcome to arrive 30 minutes prior to class time for a 15 minute check-in with the teacher who will answer questions and go over safe alignment.
- Equipment: We will provide a yogitoes towel, mat and water on your first visit if needed. After that, they are available to buy or rent at the studio.
- Trained instructors: Our instructors know how to include beginners into every class and will keep a watchful eye on your practice.
You don’t have to get this “right.” Allow yourself to ease in and do only what you can at first. It is not only okay, but encouraged to skip certain parts of the sequence if needed.
How often should I practice?
Come as often as you can. The more often you practice the faster and greater the results.
What do I wear?
Be comfortable. Wear something you can move, stretch and sweat in. Consider a top that will stay put. Classes are heated so dressing lightly in synthetics is encouraged since 100% cotton will become heavy with sweat. Remember: if you forget your clothes for practice, Wal-Mart is across the street!
We also recommend bringing a dry change of clothes for after class.
What do I bring?
Classes require a mat, at least one beach-sized towel and water – all of which are available for rent or purchase at the studio if needed (rental fees are waived on your first visit.)
Wear something you can move, stretch and sweat in. If you forget your clothes for practice, Wal-Mart is across the street! We also recommend bringing a dry change of clothes for after class.
How hot will class be?
The room is heated up to 95 degrees with 60-70% humidity. The heat/steam combination is just right for a good sweat without being overwhelming.
Why the heat?
The room is heated up to 95 degrees because: Sweating is good for you and a warm body can safely stretch.
What can I expect physically?
Classes are challenging yet accessible to all. Do what you can.
A regular practice will:
Reduce stress and tension.
Strengthen and lengthen every major muscle group in your body, including core and and upper-body.
Give you a good sweat. There is considerable new research on the benefits of regular sweating. Google it.
In addition many students report improved tone, balance, circulation, digestion and greater immunity to illness.
There are also several benefits associated with increased mindfulness. Click here.
What if I can’t do all the poses?
You don’t have to get this “right.” It is not only okay, but encouraged to skip certain parts of the sequence if needed.
We are not concerned with a perfect pose. You don’t have to be flexible or in “great shape.”
Everyone is welcome. Show up, breathe and do what you can.
New Student Registration Form
First time at the studio you will be asked to fill out a studio waiver form. An option to save time, you can print it and fill it out at home. Just bring it with you your first time. Click here to download the RIPY New Student Registration Form.
Still Have Questions?
Please contact us: 401.500-5168 or firstname.lastname@example.org