WE LOVE BEGINNERS!

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.
  • Electrolytes with your water is very helpful in the heated environment.  We highly recommend and sell Superior Electrolytes at the studio.

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.  We suggest starting with 2-3 classes per week and noticee how you feel.

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? What are known benefits of Yoga?

The room is heated up to 95 degrees with steam-generated humidity.  Benefits

From the New York Times:  Research on one form of hot yoga, Bikram yoga, suggests it improves balance, lower body strength and range of motion for both the upper and lower body, and might even help improve arterial stiffness and metabolic measures like glucose tolerance and cholesterol levels, as well as bone density and perceived stress.

Yoga Alliance provides a list of research on yoga’s positive effects on:

      • Back Pain/Spinal Injury 

      • Children and Adolescents

      • Disease Prevention

      • Osteoporosis and Aging

      • Cancer

      • Chronic Pain

      • General Physical Health

      • Weight Management

      • Cardiovascular Health

      • Diabetes

      • Mental Health

      • Women’s Health

        • What can I expect physically?

          Classes are challenging yet accessible to all. Do what you can.  Rest and modify when needed.  Hydrate with electrolytes before and after if needed.  We highly recommend and sell Suprerior Electrolytes that can be added to your water.

          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 info@rhodeislandpoweryoga.com

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